Social commentary and think pieces

06 June 2018

4 simple tips to up your blogging game

I've been blogging for nearly three years now, and I am always on the hunt for something to do to improve this little website of mine. I've been through the motions of setting it up, writing and now finally I am in a place where I am comfortable with how everything's working out over here.

 Around the end of march I decided 'Flo la vita' needed a little make-over, so I went all out with a new template, a fresh new Instagram feed and being more 'me' in the writing style. Since making the effort to up my blogging game, I have found a few things to be very helpful in getting to where I would ideally like to be.

Invest in a high quality template

The template is something I've constantly changed on my blog in the past, purely because I never bought a good quality one to begin with. I can't count how many time my templates switched between various different Etsy ones that cost me at most £4.

Finding a designer or brand that make high quality blog templates is what I've learnt to be really important. Make sure that you find a template that you absolutely love, has all the right features for what you want or could possibly want in the future, and is of quality. And, if your wondering... Pipdig do some fab templates for both blogger and Wordpress.

Get your Insta game on

If snapping pics is a love of your's then Instagram is perfect!
Just like Ellie said in a blog post from a while back, the instagrammer really is taking over the blogger...and quickly. So it's good to have a steady and consistent feed going on over there. Networking with other bloggers is one of the best ways to get your blog a lil bit more attention, and you get to make yourself some new gal pals while your at it, which is always a definite plus.

As for the actual photos, if your feed is looking on point then so are you! I use the same filter on each and every one of my photos, which makes them all fit together on my feed perfectly. Trust me, it looks gorgeous (if I do say so myself...).

Find your blogging voice

Bloggers are always talking about 'your blogging voice' and I only really realised what it was a little while ago. It just means how you come across in your posts and what style of writing you have.
I don't know about you, but I've read a lot of blog's where the blogger has NO blogging voice whatsoever, and if I'm really honest here, it can be just a bit crap.

Being open and honest makes you so relatable to the reader and that will instantly make you more attractive to people following. I love reading blogs where the blogger is funny and just genuinely friendly, like they're chatting with a friend.

Pin, Pin, Pin...

Pinterest is your best friend when it comes to getting some serious inspiration, or even driving just a little extra traffic to your blog. And it's so simple, just pinning and pinning and pinning could get you a lot more attention on the blog (although it is not about numbers at all... I stress that).



  1. I've JUST got into Pinterest and completely understand the obsession now! Wish I knew about it earlier~

    Vivian | LIVE IN LOVE
    IG | @viviyunn_


    1. Oh my god it's so addictive. I'll tell myself to stop but then I see something else I want to pin. It just goes on and on and on xx

  2. Thanks for these tips. I am pinning more often than I used to before and find it does help x

    1. Definitely, especially with a business profile xx

  3. Such a cute look and loving all the tips. Absolutely love Instagram and find so much inspiration on there too!

    Layla x

    1. oh my god, yes! Instagram is my fave for finding Inspo x

  4. Aw I love Pinterest - these are some great tips Hun! Lovely post x

    Grace Louise ||

  5. Three years ?! This is crazy how time pass so quickly. What would you say is the number one lesson you learned from your blogging time?

    Seraphina x | Not That Kind of Lake

    1. To be honest I don't really know. It's crazy how quickly you learn about the blogging industry, and I think that's given me a better understanding of what goes on behind the scenes of other blogs. But, mostly it's just REALLY built my confidence.

  6. Finding your blogging voice is one of the most important things. Often people try so hard to make their blog like one of their favorite bloggers in hope that it will do just as well. However, instead of just doing what they do, take the techniques they use and adapt them to your own personal style. Those who read your blog do so because they like you and the voice you carry through with your blog. Thus, it's important to be as real as possible and not hide or try to be someone you're not, especially on your blog!

  7. Good advice! I always use the same filter on my photos as well on my instagram, but my Instagram is a reflection on me.

    Kay xx

  8. i absolutely love this post!! it was just the thing i needed to read cause i started my blog this past week. i'm definitely learning a lot more as i go but it can be challenging at times. i see other girl's blog and i'm like why can't my blog look like that?! i definitely wanna improve my pictures. again, thanks for the great tips!!
    xo, Nora

  9. Amazing advice!
    I took your one on creating a pinterest account!
    I love it!
    please check out my brand new blog at
    i have uploaded a new post!

  10. These are good tips! I really need to try be more active on instagram - I just have no time now with the boys not needing me to pat them to sleep (I used to scroll through as I sat next to their beds patting away, ha!)

    Hope that you are having a great week so far :) I've managed to catch my first winter bug (only 2 weeks into winter, ha!) So it's a low key one here!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  11. **I accidentally replied to someone else's comment instead of making my own, sorry! 😳**

    I'm really glad I found your blog, it's beautiful and so are your blog + Insta photos 😍 I already have a Pinterest and Instagram but I'm not as active as I want to be and I want to get myself a tripod and some pretty backgrounds so I can start taking pictures instead of using stock photos.

    xx Cherish

    1. Oh my god you NEED a tripod, I honestly couldn't live without mine x

  12. I think it's interesting how you mentioned that you recently did a blog revamp, because after blogging from three-ish years as well, getting a new template, new web host, and new blogging mindset was also exactly what I needed to improve my website. Love this!
    x Ellen from | @ellewenn on Instagram


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