How to Create and Run a Successful Blog

To start, like in everything in life – success is all about how you view it. For me, success is continuing to see my hard work grow and to watch it develop and change. I’ve loved watching my blog change and take direction over the last three years and right now I’d say I feel like it’s a success just…

10 Mistakes I Made When I Started Blogging

Blogging is personal. It’s your own little space where you get to write what you want – and share it with whomever. It’s a great outlet for people (like myself) who are wanting to add a bit more creativity, passion, and fun into their lives. In fact, since beginning The Urban Umbrella, I have always said to friends and family…

Why You Need Bloglovin’

While my blog is predominantly a style, beauty, & lifestyle blog – I also really love sharing the tips I’ve been lucky enough to learn over the past few years.  Sure, I love all things style + beauty – but I also am truly addicted to the behind the scenes work of blogging. It keeps me interested and excited to…

4 Apps to Improve your Instagram

Instagram is one of the best tools to promote your blog, your brand, and your perspective. With Instagram members now surpassing even those on Twitter, it’s definitely a social media outlet you want to get into if you’re looking to gain wider exposure for your blog.  I waited to join Instagram, I was worried it would be just another social media outlet to…

Easily Grow Your Traffic with Pinterest!

Not only is Pinterest addictive to just be on, it can also boost your websites daily traffic significantly. During my first year blogging I had no idea just how helpful Pinterest could be for blog exposure. At the time, I did use Pinterest for my personal use but I rarely used it for blog promotion.  Once I began seeing traffic come…