Blogging is the new craze sweeping our society, and it seems like anyone who’s anyone has a blog these days. But, how do you stand out and separate your blog from the rest? Well, there are a few things you can do to help you achieve this, and this guide is one of them.
Find Your Voice
The most important advice I always give to bloggers is to find your voice. This is imperative when you first start out, and you’re not going to be able to produce a really great blog until you do. Work on finding your voice in the way you write and the opinions you like to offer in your blog. There are so many things that are involved, and you need to make sure you don't try to copy anyone else. Have your own voice and use it to help you grow as a blogger and capture people’s imaginations.
The best blogs are always those that generate the most debate and discussion. And the way to do that is to make sure you write polarising posts. You want to generate debate and discussion as much as you can, and the best way to do that is to be controversial. So, try to favour topics and titles that you know will cause divisive opinions. For instance, ‘Brexit Could be Just What the UK Needs’ or ‘Why Donald Trump Will Be the Next President’. These are current and relevant topics that people will want to weigh in about and discuss at length. So they are great choices in terms of material.
Make Sure You’re Promoting Your Blog
Look at how you can promote your blog as you develop it. It’s no use writing all this great stuff if nobody ever reads it. So, you have a couple of choices here. You can either create a blog and then post links on social media sites, or you can set up a website that contains a blog. Now, the latter of the two may well yield the most effective results. But, you’re going to need to make sure you have a web design company help you with the website. It needs to be laid out and presented in an attractive way. This is crucial for helping you present the best blog you possibly can to those who visit.
It’s important to stay on topic when you’re writing a personal blog. This means you have to make sure all your posts are relevant and link with the theme of your blog. But, you also need to make sure you talk about current and relevant topics as well. People are more likely to want to read a blog if it is about an issue they are familiar with. So, you need to stay topical when you write your posts and don't forget to pick a side! If you’re having trouble coming up with topical posts, you could use social media to help you. And, if you’re looking for photos for your blog there are plenty of online resources to help you.
A wicked blog that lasts through the ages is one that is well designed and full of great content. There are so many blogs out there now that you’ve got to think how to make yours the best. How can you stand for out among the thousands of other bloggers out there? Well, following my tips and being awesome is a good place to start!
Themed weddings are growing in popularity, and what’s better than going back to the 1940s and taking inspiration from the screen sirens of the past? There’s no one as stylish and timelessly beautiful as actresses like Vivien Leigh, Rita Hayworth and Ingrid Bergman.
Take Your Style Back In Time
Because of World War Two, a lot of 1940s weddings were tinged with sadness. Couples got married quickly while soldiers were home on leave, and often family members like brothers and fathers were missing from the celebrations. Hopefully you won’t have to deal with these problems. But you can learn something from the make-do-and-mend attitude of 1940s brides. They often used parachute silk to make their dresses, resulting in simple, elegant silhouettes using delicate material. Take inspiration from their looks as you hunt for your own perfect dress. If you decide to do your own hair and makeup, remember to practise those victory rolls and that perfect red lipstick in advance so you aren’t too stressed out on your big day.
Add To The Atmosphere With Little Touches
Thankfully you won’t have to deal with rationing, but thinking about 1940s problems will help you realise that your wedding doesn’t have to be too decadent and extravagant. Instead of a three-course sit down meal, provide a buffet. In the 1940s, eggs were saved up for wedding cakes – luckily you won’t have to go that far. Instead provide traditional food like scones and jam, finger sandwiches and a variety of salads, along with trifle and wedding cake for dessert. Decorate with bunting and wildflower centrepieces, and put together a playlist of 1940s music like the Rat Pack, Nat King Cole and Glenn Miller. If you’re feeling wild, you could even hire some swing dancers for the evening to teach you some new moves and show your guests how 1940s celebrations would really have gone. Use a vintage car like a Rolls Royce to get you between venues to complete the picturesque romance of the day.
Inform Your Guests Ahead Of Time
Make sure your guests are aware of your wedding theme. Put it on the save the date and the wedding invitation so that they have time to plan their outfits. Guests appreciate knowing as much about your wedding ahead of time as they can. Some people don’t enjoy dressing up for weddings but others will love hunting for the perfect dress and shoes, and coaxing their own hair into 1940s styles. Make sure that you don’t restrict your guests too much with your dress code. Even if you want a wartime-inspired wedding or 1940s glamour, remember that your cousin might prefer a 1950s silhouette, and that your old school friends might want to dress as 1920s flappers. Encourage everyone to have fun and feel good.
Make Sure You Base Yourself On The Right Hollywood Couple
Remember that not all Hollywood couples of the 1940s had happy endings. Don’t talk too much about basing yourself on Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier, who had a tempestuous relationship and ended up divorcing in 1960. Instead focus on sincere and happy relationships like Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, who married in 1945 and remained together until his death. Most of all, remember that your wedding is about more than planning a perfect day. Focus more on the marriage afterwards than the wedding day itself, and you’ll be guaranteed a lifetime of happiness.
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