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Let’s Get Social! How To Start A Blog

In honor of our Social Media Week and our panel tomorrow, we’re blogging about some of our favorite social media sites, tips, and tricks. So far we’ve covered Pinterest, Instagram, and Mashable. Today we are going to tackle “the blog.” Starting a blog might seem intimidating but it’s actually very easy, and lots of fun.


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Let’s Get Social! Getting To Know Mashable

Just like you turn to Birchbox for expert beauty tips and tricks, we depend on Mashable to keep us up to date on all things social media. This site covers everything from Facebook privacy updates to how quickly the news of Whitney Houston’s death spread on Twitter.

Today, as part of our Let’s Get Social series, we’ll introduce you to Mashable and tell you how to get the most out of it. 

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Let’s Get Social! Instagram 101

In honor of Social Media Week, we’re covering some of our favorite social sites on our blog. Yesterday we gave you the 411 on Pinterest and how you can use it to support your blog and YouTube channel. Next up: Instagram!

Instagram is truly a beauty junkie’s best friend. This nifty little app allows you to shoot, edit, and share pictures instantly. We are constantly snapping pics of our favorite products and looks and adding Instagram filters to make them look even cooler. It’s also a great way to discover what other beauty gurus are playing with! Not using it yet? Here’s what you need to know.

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Let’s Get Social! Kicking Off Social Media Week

In honor of Social Media Week, we’ll be running a five-part crash course in all things social. Whether you’re a newbie blogger, an avid reader, or a pro vlogger, we’ve got something for you. First up, our current obsession, Pinterest!

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a site that lets you create virtual pin boards. By uploading your own images or re-pinning other people’s images, you create themed boards. Some common Pinterest board themes: Weddings, Home, Fashion, Hair, Nails, Travel, Food. 

In addition to creating your own boards you can follow other users or a subset of their boards. When you see an image you like or want to remember you can pin that back to your own board. Learn how to get started after the jump.

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