Looking for blogging tips and advice?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve been blogging for over ten years now, and it’s been my sole form of income for at least five of those years. Every Sunday I publish a new post in my Blog Tips series, offering advice to new and established bloggers, along with some thoughts and insights on what it’s really like to blog for a living.  (Clue: it’s not anything like you probably think it is…) You can subscribe to my email list to make sure you never miss a post – or just check back here to see what’s new!

And with that said, here’s my ultimate list of the blog tips I’ve already published:

The Ultimate List of Blogging Tips

the ultimate list of blogging tips and tricks: advice from a full-time blogger

Starting a Blog:

How to start a blog

Four things I wish I’d known when I started blogging

Blogging tips for beginners

A Blogger Code of Ethics

Blogging and copyright: the basics

How often should you update your blog?

How to tell people about your blog

4 things all blogs should have

Does your blog need to have a niche?


Becoming a full-time blogger:

Five things to ask yourself before becoming a full-time blogger

7 signs full-time blogging isn’t for you

How I became a professional blogger – part 1

How I became a professional blogger – part 2

The truth about blogging for money


Making money from blogging:

How I make money from blogging

How bloggers make money: advertising

How bloggers make money: affiliate links

How bloggers make money: sponsored posts

Writing blog posts:

Finding your writing voice

How long should a blog post be?

Where to find ideas for blog posts

Blog design & Photography:

Blog design tips for beginners

How to choose a theme for your blog

The 5 Most Important Pages on Your Blog

The Best WordPress Plugins for your blog

Where to find Pinterest-worthy free images for your blog

Six easy ways to improve your outfit photos

Photography tips for bloggers

Increasing traffic and finding readers:

How to get people to visit your blog

How to use your old blog posts to find new readers

How to use Pinterest to grow your blog

How to use Twitter to drive readers to your blog

How to get people to comment on your blog

5 things I did that made my blog grow

20 places to promote your next blog post

SEO for bloggers

How I more than doubled my Pinterest traffic in 30 days


Working with brands:

Why brands aren’t working with your blog

How bloggers can work with brands without losing their integrity


Fashion blogging tips:

How to take outfit photos in public places

22 things only fashion bloggers will understand


Blog Organisation:

How I create an editorial calendar


General blogging tips:

Four blog tips you should ignore

Five more blogging tips to ignore

Five things you DON’T have to do to make your blog successful

How to break out of a blogging rut

Dealing with online negativity

How to protect your privacy and stay safe as a blogger

Do you have to keep blogging during the holidays?

How to keep your blog updated when you’re travelling

What to do when someone steals your blog content

How to keep your blog running when life gets in the way



  1. I’ve really liked this series about blogging tips and musings, it’s really comprehensive of everything that a neo-blogger might want to know on how to start a blog! In my opinion, it would make a wonderful ebook!

    1. I don’t think anyone would buy it, unfortunately, because they can get it all for free on the blog! I am planning an ebook about blogging, though – just have to find the time for it!

  2. These blogging tips were -incredibly- useful. I think I must have spent over an hour reading and scanning through the articles! I would like to thank you for sharing your experiences as a blogger to those who have yet to gain experience themselves (you know, like me)! Your information isn’t only incredibly useful; your tone is also very genuine and down-to-earth. Thank you, again!

  3. These were all so useful! Especially the post on keeping safe as a blogger, quite a few on there that I hadn’t even thought of and will think of in future! x

  4. Thank you so much Amber, once again you’ve given me all the information I need right at the exact time I needed it! Yesterday I read another big time bloggers article that blogging as a job is over & my heart sank, but you’re right it isn’t, phew. It is a new media form that has opened up career prospects that weren’t there a decade ago. I also enjoyed the copyright section, in fact I was wondering about that when I read a blog that was an obvious rip off of another more established, well known blogger. Why anyone would want to copy someone else I can’t fathom, but I see that they do so it’s good to know a bit about how copyright law works. Wow I need to relax with a cuppa now, my old brain has a lot to absorb….”just sayin!” sorry, couldn’t resist x

  5. As someone just starting out all of these posts have been so helpful! Sad to have finished reading them all, but no doubt will come back to re-read some of them again in the near future as I grow my blog. Thank-you for all the helpful info 🙂

  6. I totally agree with your commenting tip. I don’t really comment much, but as someone who really enjoys reading through the comments, I find it aggravating when it’s obvious someone is commenting just to comment in order to abide by the old traffic-building tip. Scrolling through comments is time consuming enough without the added task of trying to bypass the filler. It’s like the old adage: quality over quantity. I think a few quality comments will go farther than an onslaught of meaningless ones. It’s only when your comment is valuable that someone will take the extra step of clicking to redirect to your blog. Because if they didn’t care about what you had to say, why would they take the time to check out any of your other writing?

  7. Wow Amber!! I just spent my whole day reading your blogposts and especially the ones on blogging. time was flying! sometimes I dont read the whole story because you ramble a lot haha but most of the times i found myself reading the whole damn thing and liked you rambling.

    thank you for all your posts! They are quite helpfull!

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