never blog about yourself

ask-lakii  asked:

Hey, I'm sorry to ask, u probably get asked this a lot, but do you have any tips to get a successful blog. Ib been at it for a year and virtually no progress... Help??

Oh ho ho ok so I’ve been meaning to make a post regarding this topic for a long time but have been procrastinating on making a super neat post post with diagrams but just gonna list the general thought flow here havent actually been asked this alot tho maybe about twice

Before you start the blog
So before you start there are some things you wanna establish before actually making the blog and those include why you want to start the blog, what do you want to achieve with the blog. Here are some potential examples below

Motivation for the blog:
1. Improve your art/writing skill
2. Play around with your oc(s)
3. Simple pet project to try out

#bloggoals:
1. Get famous
2. Have fun
3. Get good
4. Relay a message (i.e body positivity)

With this you’ll be able to set your expectations with the blog and a general drive for what and how you will run your blog.

Next up is establishing what your blog is about which includes its theme, what type of blog and possibly, but not necessarily, a gimmick

Theme:
1. Slice of life
2. Cutesy stuff
3. Grimdark
4. Adventure

Type of blog:
1. Cutesy stuff
2. Simple asks and replies
3. Story blog

Gimmick:
1. Animated posts (ask-frigiddrift, whateverbender (nsfw))
2. Comics
3. Extra sugoi kawaii desu
4. Interesting oc/world (i.e merponies or oh wow look at Acorn’s neck what the heck amiright)

This will help establish what your blog is about which people will then immediately catch on like “Oh hey this blog is a (combination of the pointers mentioned)” which will catch their attention and maybe even shoot a follow your way! One thing I’d like to mention is that this is ultimately an ask blog so as far as possible keep the content on your blog relevant to what it is. 

So now your blog’s idea has been completed and after the miscellaneous things are completed such as your character and the world they live in (quick tip before starting having your characters’ background written out will help you understand how your character thinks and behaves) you are ready to start your blog! …So now what. This is especially tough for people who are just starting out and are doing something original since people have never heard of you before. Luckily there are some ways to get yourself known out there and here are some you can try out

  • Send asks to other blogs
  • Hold contests (but not to often otherwise your blog just converts into a giveaway blog instead)
  • Join different art groups/discord servers
  • Your character interacting with someone else’s character (but not too often too)
  • Drop in on people’s streams
  • Tagging the shit out of your posts

Generally it involves some level of socialising and lots of dedication but eventually you’ll hit that lucky break and whoa new people (usually during after a follower special) and as long as you keep following your craft you gonna go faaaaaaaaar

Extra tips and details

  • Don’t over rely on asks to update your blog. It’s still a blog about your character so show off what they are about! You can just show off your characters doing their own thing like how i draw Acorn in her school uniform or chilling with her friendos, drinking bubble tea all that good stuff.
  • Ultimately this is an ask blog so as far as possible keep the content on your blog relevant to what it is. There’s a lot of ask blogs out there that get no attention because its filled with loads of random reblogs so no one would even know what your actual content of the blog is. Same applies to posting your own art which I’d suggest to make all of these their own separate blogs.
  • Don’t overstress yourself to having to make super duper regular updates or you might just end up hating your blog instead which is never fun.
  • Don’t push yourself too hard about not getting many followers. Just enjoy the process and whatever lil shenanigan that ensues
How to write your book step 171

PLOT

What actually happens? Girl meets Boy, Boy becomes zombie, Girl kills Boy, Girl survives zombie apocalypse. Great! Now - How??  Where? Who? Why? What?  Then what? Then who? Then where? Then Why?? 

Having a plot is great, running with it is often ridiculously difficult. Ask yourself those basic questions, the who what where the when and the why and then simplify them. A good book is often a precise one. Sometimes mystery is a good thing, and other times it’s not. You want to answer plot line questions, but you want to ask moral questions. You want your reader at some point in your book to feel uncomfortable, like you’ve asked them something personal that they don’t want to share just yet. Write something that makes you question yourself. Question who you are and what you are doing and why and then your book will come together nicely around your plot. 

Just keep writing. 

anonymous asked:

Oh no now I'm curious about what they say about Danielle in London....I can guess a few things and they probably aren't good lol. She really does scream desperate doesn't she?!

Here’s the real problem, to make it quick.

A bearding situation is always very very delicate when it comes to the industry’s reaction. And there’s some considerable difference if the beard in question is herself/himself a part of the industry or someone coming from the outside. And things get even trickier when the closeted fellow celebrity is commonly perceived as (mostly) unwilling. While nobody in general cares about the non famous beard (who’s normally not too keen in directly promoting themselves, at least until the end of their contract), there’s an unspoken code of behavior that the famous beard has to respect, especially when they’re an up and coming celebrity, some boundaries that outline what is considered acceptable, boundaries that, once crossed, will sort of brand your reputation in the private scene, more or less depending on how careless you’ve acted. A few quite famous beards, who were active members of the industry before taking on the new role, even if less popular than their closeted partners, have kept on being labeled as such or looked down at or never fully taken into serious consideration as artists, among their own colleagues, behind closed doors and non; so, while bearding for a big name can give you an exposure that you’d never dreamed of before, it can also endanger your chances to have a fruitful career be taken as a serious professional, if you don’t play your cards well.

Now, I personally don’t see how anything we’ve seen so far could secure Danielle a career, all the moves they’ve done will probably lead to the spotlight being turned off a month after the end of the stunt (the only attempt that could have been attention grabbing  -the staged topless pics- was handled badly, was really uncomfortable and not given the spin that could have helped her), but in case Danielle gets somehow highly successful, and we all wish her that, I hope her “team” starts planning their strategy a bit more conscientiously. I’m aware that there’s the common misconception that everybody can turn into an agent/manager/publicist/media expert out of nowhere and that having a possibly good selling product is enough and that all of us who spent years studying for a professional preparation are idiots, but knowledge and experience are still worth something. So, Mrs Campbell, if you’re still scrolling past our blogs, here’s some free and honest advice for you: whatever you do next, don’t have your daughter comment on Larry, don’t let her breathe nowhere close to it, plan her future beyond this stunt. And maybe try to be a bit less pushy and obvious, because if things have reached me, a literal no one in the big scale of things, can you imagine what people you should care about are saying out there?

it makes me sad when people apologize for posting selfies. you should never feel bad about posting pics of yourself to your own blog. you’re allowed to feel confident and want to share how you look with others. never apologize for that, especially in a place that you’ve made for yourself. it’s like apologizing for sleeping in your own bed.