I just hit my fifth month of blogging! Exciting right.. sometimes I wonder why I didn’t start one sooner. I think we can all agree when I say that blogging is a big part of our lives. This addicting past time is most definitely just that.. addicting. I wanted to share with you some of the things I have learnt since I have been a part of this blogosphere! A little something that might help anyone who is starting out, understand a little more about this obsession that is ‘blogging’!
Support Is Everything
If there’s one thing that I love about blogging, it is the support that each blogger gives one another. Blogging is all about uplifting our blogging buddies, and not dragging them down.. we are a community after all! I was not at all expecting the support and kind words that I have gotten since starting my blog & I couldn’t be more thankful for this whole community!
You may find yourself caught up in your own blogging bubble, but getting involved with other peoples blogs are just as fun! If you have a good look around you will find so many bloggers spread the blogging joy through awards or collabs… Everyone wants to help each other and motivate each other. Like I mentioned above, the beauty community is so strong and getting involved with other people’s blogs can be just as much fun if not more than running your own. It makes you feel like you are a part of something and not an outsider looking in.
Blogging Is Expensive
This may not occur to all blog types, but if you are like me and you love a bit of beauty.. then yes, your bank may suffer. I mean, we love our beauty products right? When you become a part of this beauty community you are constantly seeing or hearing of new products, being recommended products or you just find yourself buying new makeup because you’ve become so obsessed that you can’t stay away (guilty!). Not to mention the more traffic your blog gets, the more you want to grow with it. You may feel like you want to upgrade from your iPhone camera to a snazzy professional camera to make your photos top notch, or you may find yourself on the constant hunt for bigger storage to keep up with your uncontrollable shopping habbits.. it happens, we can’t help it! The bottom line is, beauty blogging in particular, is expensive.
Although us blogging pals can spend hours online, talking about the latest beauty trends or trading tips on how to contour, it means that we tend to cut off the rest of the world. I tend to sit up in my bedroom for many hours of the day, reading blogs and writing my own posts. In my own head, I am being super sociable.. connecting with people from all over the world and talking about things we love, but in actual fact we are just becoming more unsociable to people in our every day lives. It happens, it just means we have to find that balance. I have learnt that if you dedicate certain days to blogging, or hours of the day then you don’t have to cut off everyone else in your life. Finding a good balance helps!
As the obsessive perfectionist that I am, this point is more personal for me. I take pride in my beauty blog, so I like to take care of the appearance of my blog. In my head, no one wants to read a beauty blog if it’s not aesthetically pleasing. You are talking about beauty.. beautiful, pretty, attractive things, so for me I feel like my blog should be just that. I’ll be honest, I am not happy with the majority of my photos but I try my best to make them as pretty as I can with what I’ve got. Over time, my photography skills will get better but for now I am just trying my best to make my photo’s and my blog as beautiful as I can. I find that I am more attracted to things if they are kind to the eyes, so I want to make my blog the same so it is more interesting. Also, because I like being a pain.. I am considering changing my blog name again. It was a rushed decision and I don’t feel happy with it at all right now. I want to be happy with my blog, so I’ll keep you posted :)
..it is YOUR blog after all! If there is one thing I will take away from this experience, it’s to be your. Your blog is your little bubble where you can express YOURself and talk about the things that YOUR passionate about. Only post what YOU want to write about, and never do something because you think that it will please everyone else but you. My blog is my bubble, my own little space to rant about the things I love and to talk to people about the things I love, being yourself is what will separate your blog from others blog. Be creative, be out there, go for it. If there is one thing that nobody else has, it is your own personality and mind set. Let your imagination and your ideas run wild and you will find it so much more enjoyable. After all, we should all be able to enjoy blogging right! That’s why we are here after all…