March 3rd, 2013
When did you start your blog?
I officially started this blog in October 2012, after wanting to do so for a couple of years.
Have you had any past online presence before (Other blog, YouTube)?
I’ve had a couple of blogs before, and a YouTube, but I recently deleted all but one of my videos because they were a bit terrible.
Why did you start a blog?
I think the main reason I wanted to start this particular blog was for an outlet for my beauty ramblings, since most of my IRL friends don’t share my obsession on quite the same level. I do chat to them about it and recommend things from time to time, but it’s nice to have a community of people who are all into it as much as I am, and I love being a part of that.
When did you become serious about starting a blog?
I’m not sure it’s a case of suddenly being serious, I just decided that it was time. I had always wanted to have a blog, but the main thing that had put me off starting, was that I didn’t want to shell out for a domain name. I am just a little bit OCD about presentation, and I wanted my own URL from the get go. One day I just thought you know what, if I want to do it, I should just do it. So I did. Hello.
What was your first post?
My first post was about Models Own nail polish. It can be found here, and it’s not the best. The images are far too small, imo, but we learn as we grow! Besides which, I didn’t really think that anybody would read it!
What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
Keeping a regular blogging schedule. I really enjoy blogging, but I find it kinda hard to commit to posting regular features, or posting every single day etc. I post when I want to, about what I want, which might mean that one week I’ve got three nail looks and a face of the day, or a mix of reviews and an outfit post, it is probably a bit too un-structured at the minute, but hey, my blog is only 4 months old, and I am still figuring what I like writing about best. I’m not going to cry about it if I didn’t get as many views one week because I didn’t blog every single day, because I NEVER want blogging to become a chore. I always think it’s really obvious when people are just churning out content in order to keep up. I have a full time job, so I’d rather put the time in to producing good content when I can. With that said though, I would like to pay a bit more attention to having at least SOME kind of schedule.
Where do you see your blog in one year?
I have absolutely no idea. It is so hard to predict, you never know who likes your blog, or why, how many people will be reading it in a few months time etc. I definitely still seeing myself blogging in a year, though, and hopefully with a bit more focus.
What is the most rewarding thing to you about blogging?
Comments and emails, tweets etc from people who read my blog. The nicest thing of all about blogging is hearing from people who like what you’re doing. People put a lot of focus on follower count, but honestly that doesn’t really mean that much. Feedback is so much more rewarding than numbers!
What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you?
Er, nothing. I can’t think of anything discouraging at all. Maybe the bad lighting in the evening? That isn’t really something that happens to me, that’s just nature. It’s a bit of a pain though, cos I get really bad shadows in my room from my light being so high up, and I get most time to take photographs at night, so it’s a bummer that there’s no natural light. I would invest in some of those light boxes but I would literally have nowhere to keep them. That’s a tricky one.
What’s your lasting inspiration or motivation?
Just that I always have things I want to talk about! If I didn’t, I wouldn’t have a blog in the first place. My favourite blogs are also always an inspiration to me, in terms of wanting to better myself all the time and up my production quality.