How did you start your blog?

In 2018, after moving to our dream home, we used Squarespace to create our Nestled Life blog. This is not a sponsored post.

After a lot of years of blogging using Wordpress and self-hosting, we decided to make things simpler for ourselves this time round. We stumbled across Squarespace on another blog we read regularly and it came highly recommended when we researched it further.

You can build a beautiful blog without spending a fortune or hiring professionals, which we have also done previously. The theme choices are vast and the tutorials are your friend! The best part about it? The behind the scenes part is so familiar and self-explanatory.

As far as content goes, we felt it important to blog about what makes us happy and see what draws in our readers. We can tell what lights you up from all the feedback and comments. When your blog is your baby and your day-to-day, it's essential you enjoy writing it. The readers will follow as long as you are consistent and put your heart and soul into your blog.

What advice would you give to someone looking to start a blog?

Go for it! Grab yourself a decent camera, a good lens or two and sign up for a Squarespace account. Surf other blogs to see what worked for the people writing the blogs. And enjoy yourself!

There are so many bloggers giving away free blogging tips, photography tutorials and even an insight into how to promote your blog. Blogging really is a great community to be a part of.

Which camera do you use?

We use a Canon 1300d DSLR camera with a stock lens and a 50mm f/1.8 STM lens.

A 35mm lens is on our Christmas list!