Blogging 101- Introduction

March 16, 2017 22 Comments

Damn, I feel every time I write one of these, I’m more amazed than ever at yet another month whistling by. Hope you readers are doing well. How are those New Year resolutions coming along?  I am steadily checking off a few from time to time. This time of the year also marks my 1st blogversary. I have been blogging for a few years now, but last year was when I began this blog, and started creating content on a regular basis. So in keeping with the blogversary spirit, I wanted to do something special to mark the occasion and see if I could help out a bit with my pointers from the blogging experience. A lot of young(er) bloggers have been asking me off late for any tips and tricks in the blogging world, and I’m always more than glad to share what I have learnt.

So in the next few posts, I’ll be documenting some of my experiences. I’m no expert, but hey sharing’s a charm. I’ve already shared a lot of these notes privately to folks who’ve asked but this will be a good central plan to find some handy info for those looking for any, a Blogging 101, so to speak. When I decided to start the blog, I couldn’t find all the information I needed in one place. Had to piece together bits of info from various places. This new section in the blog will hopefully help with that experience. I will be documenting here all that I have learnt past one year as well as I will be updating the posts with new information as well.

I created and manage CodeDressed, like most new bloggers do, on my own. Though I am an engineer by profession, I hadn’t done anything to do with website designing before and therefore have had to learn on the go. I am planning to share all that I learnt here right from the basics of how to pick a hosting service, how to get a domain name, selecting a theme, plugins I use in my website, link to the theme I use for my blog currently and why I chose it, how I edit my pictures, presets I use in lightroom, how I edit wrinkles and spots on clothes using photoshop, monetizing the blog (linkshare, Reward style, and other affiliate programs I use), programs I work with on getting collaborations, how to promote your Instagram account etc. These can all be found in a new section called Blogging 101 – look under the ‘After Hours’ tab on the Home page. It’ll be a one-stop shop for all the resources you would need. I will be updating the posts as I learn new things as well. I’ll have the first post out next week. Let me know what you think of this series, and anything you have in mind for me to cover in it.

Blogging 101

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All images by the brilliant and fun to work with, @urbancell_vault. Do check his feed for great shots and sights.




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    March 16, 2017

    Cannot wait Anju. Thank you for sharing the deets 🙂

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    March 17, 2017

    You look absolutely stunning in these photos babe! Love the look!
    Also, can’t wait for your new blog series! I’ve been blogging for a couple years now and I feel like there’s still so much to learn, so I can’t wait to check these blog posts out!
    Have a great weekend!

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    Helen Chik

    March 18, 2017

    It’s always wonderful when bloggers share their journey with everyone and all the ups and downs they encounter! I’ll be doing something similar over the course of this year too so let’s compare our stories girl!

    Helen xx

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    March 18, 2017

    I really love your shirt! xxx

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    March 18, 2017

    Oh wow! Seems like everybody is doing blogversary posts recently. But I’m definitely gonna check your Blogger 101 tips because I’m editing my photos on mobile app as Lightroom seems pretty daunting to use. Gonna familiarise myself with editing professionally hehehe. Thanks for the heads-up 😉

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    Jennifer Lee Quattrucci

    March 18, 2017

    This is incredibly amazing! I absolutely love the entire outfit and it’s so wonderful to be a part of your journey! I’m looking forward to your series and I want to congratulate you on this milestone ! So well done !

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    March 19, 2017

    Love reading each bloggers behind story and definitely love yours babe!!! Definitely cant wait to see more to come from you. LOVE this cute look and you look beautiful in all the pics.


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    March 20, 2017

    Like yourself, I know nothing about the backend work of running a blog; I let my web designer handle all of that haha. I look forward to your Blogging 101 series, though I have been blogging for a while, I always feel like there’s something new to learn 🙂

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    March 20, 2017

    I absolutely love how yellow bag pops out in your minimalist style. I am looking forward to see more content and great tips!

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    Thomas Falkenstedt

    March 21, 2017

    I wish there had been some of that advice when I first began blogging as I had to find it out all by myself by googling and doing techy stuff I never even knew I was capable off, but somehow I pulled it off. A hands on guide is what new (and old) bloggers definitely need to improve and get started!

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    March 21, 2017

    You look stylish and great as always. I love that yellow bag so much, it’s so fun. I can’t wait for the new blogging series. I am always eager to learn.

    xo, Maryam

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    March 21, 2017

    I love your outfit! Your tights are so so amazing too! Love how you paired this look together! I had NO idea what I was getting myself into when I first started blogging and felt completely overwhelmed and underprepared! What a great series this is going to be!

    Manda |

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    Open Kloset

    March 21, 2017

    Hey Beautiful,
    How are you?
    Cant wait for your blog series:) so excited:)
    The Tights are sooo cute, and that Blue Ruffle Top, God, Soooo Pretty with your Skirt:) You are always so chic and Beautiful:) The Yellow bag is a Gem and sooo Unique:)
    Love Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Wednesday

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    March 21, 2017

    What a great new series to show new bloggers how to start and what resources they need. I too had to learn on the go and everyday I’m still learning new things about blogging.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

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    March 22, 2017

    hello sweetie!
    It’s really true, what you wrote here is not easy, but we can do it. 🙂 I started like you and didn’t know it how about blogging, I’m learning day for day and is never enough. The good and hard work will helped you a lot and you will found all answers for your questions.
    Sending love from Italy
    Ev a

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    March 22, 2017

    Aww I love this mix of classic pieces and a pop of colour in this look! The blouse and the bag – just the perfect match! Navy blue and yellow is my favourite combination, I think you can’t go wrong with it! Loving it so much!

    Cheers, Eliza |

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    Katya | Style Sprinter

    March 22, 2017

    I’m really loving your look in this post, navy and yellow look so good together! I’m looking forward to your Blogging 101 posts, I’m sure they’ll be really helpful for any aspiring bloggers out there and even current bloggers can learn something new!

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    March 22, 2017

    I am doing it the same way as you! I am managing my own blog and it honestly makes me feel like a boss. I know some bloggers who hire people to do things for them. I think it is important to just learn it yourself though. So happy you are doing blogging more now. I always love reading other blogs and getting inspired by my peers. I feel we all need that push and inspiration to help us set new goals.

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    March 23, 2017

    Happy Blogversary Anju! Crazy how fast time flies right?! I think its so nice of you to share your insight, getting started really is the hardest part, looking forward to following along as I am new to the blogging world myself. ps- love your outfit especially your tights, you look so cute!

    xo Lani |

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    May 21, 2017

    bookmarked!!, I like your website!

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    October 8, 2017

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