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The Blog Lowdown – Little Bohemian Butterfly

Today on The Blog Lowdown, I’m delighted to be hosting Little Bohemian Butterfly….

Please Introduce yourself:
I am Little Bo of Little Bohemian Butterfly.

When did you start blogging?
I have blogged on different accounts for about 5 years. My latest blog has been established since January 2014. This blog has to be my favourite by far because creativity is my passion and I enjoy sharing it with the world.

Tell us a little about your blog
The original idea behind my blog was to record my creative journey for the year of 2014, to look back at the end of the year and say, hey I did all of that. It is like an online diary/journey of my creativity but I know already it will continue long past the end of the year. My blog covers projects that many can do, upcycling, recycling, revamping, DIY, small craft projects and tutorials but above all it is to show how creative you can be with scraps of material or an old glass jar and a peg or two and inspire people to get crafting.

Who designed your blog?
I did.
I wanted a neutral base to enable me to showcase my photographs, especially when they are bright and bold. It takes me ages to do a blog post because I manipulate all my photographs first and then upload everything. I feel it works though, I love my quirky text on photographs.
I chose the font for the blog that best represents me, I love the fonts and this was a very important aspect for me. Posts need to be crisp and clear but also fresh and striking.
I also created the pages to help guide viewers to specific posts under areas that may interest them and it also works that it keeps all posts in rotation.

Which of your posts have been the most popular? Are there certain types that get more interest?
The most popular post I did was the Pretty Nostalgic subscription feature, I admit I felt this was one of my best posts. The tutorials come a very close second and the crocheting and redesign of furniture is very popular too. My most popular page is Little Bo, people are clearly keen to know more about me LOL.

How do you promote your blog posts, and which methods do you find to be most successful?
I haven’t overly shouted about my posts. I have my blog linked to Instagram and Pinterest and use G+ and Twitter to share posts. Not one platform is more successful at the moment as I seem to get traffic from everywhere.

Which linkys do you most enjoy joining in with/reading?
This isn’t something I have done as yet.

When are your busiest days on the blog, and why? (if you know why!)
I have no idea because everyday is different. Some days I can have up to 300 views whether or not I have blogged and others only 10 views. It is nice to receive traffic and comments but the blog isnt about that for me.

Can you name 3 things that blogging has brought you?
It has helped me express myself artistically and provides a sense of achievement
It encourages me with presentation and writing articles/posts
I have found lots of lovely creative people through blogging.

My Top 5 Tips for Bloggers:
1. Write about your knowledge, if people believe you know your stuff you will become an authority within your field and people will be genuinely interested in your posts and advice.
2. Tutorials. Everyone loves a good tutorial
3. Feature creatives or professionals within your field on your blog, offer diversity of people and subjects.
4. Good photography is a must.
5. Keep to your theme. I write a creative blog and try to cover this theme, people read my creative blog for creative inspiration that is what interests them. Luckily creativity comes in all forms.

My Social Media Links:
You can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, SoundCloud & Google+

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Thanks very much, Little Bo! It’s great to be featuring such a creative blogger, and good to know the blog will keep on going into next year, too!

If you’ve any questions for Little Bo, feel free to comment on this post, and she’ll pop by and check in. Next week, we will be hearing from Kriss at Over There to Here, so be sure to pop by for that on Tuesday morning. You can catch up the previous posts from other bloggers here, too, if you’ve missed them.

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2 Comments

  1. Emma July 22, 2014
    • Jocelyn Reading July 22, 2014

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