July 11, 2013

Confessions of a Blogger Tag

Hey Everyone! I thought for todays post I would do the Confessions of a Blogger tag since I have been a slacker with editing photos lately. I will be back to posting product reviews this weekend. Also, I tag all of you to do this tag if you haven't already. If you do it or have before leave a link to it in the comments and I will check it out! 

Have a great day Beauty Addicts!

When did you start your blog?
I had another blog before this one that I rarely posted on. I didn't really like the overall look of it so I tried to transfer it over to WordPress... worst idea ever! I had no idea what I was doing back then and it just became this big mess that I gave up on. I also didn't have a set direction for where I wanted the blog to go. I pretty much posted about anything and everything, which made it hard to navigate. I started my current blog in April 2012.

Have you had any past online presence before (Other blog, YouTube)?

I had the one blog before this but that was pretty much it. I would love to branch out into YouTube and I plan to do so here in the near future. I feel like I want to put a little more time into my blog first before trying to add videos in the mix.

Why did you start a blog?
I didn't really know too much about beauty blogging until I went on YouTube looking for a red lip look. Since then I started watching videos and reading posts and thought that it was something that I could do. I spend a lot of my free time reading fashion/beauty magazines, watching beauty gurus on YouTube, and reading beauty blogs, it felt like the next step would be to start my own blog.

When did you become serious about starting a blog?
I guess I became serious about it when I started this blog over a year ago. That was when I really took the time to think about what I wanted to post, what I wanted it to look like, and where I wanted it to go.

What was your first post?
My first post was on MAC's Match Master Foundation. It had just come out and I was so excited that there was a foundation that was light enough to match my skin tone. It's not my best work to date. I really wish that I could go back and use my own photos for all my old posts, the fact that I used photos from Google makes me cringe! 

What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
Staying motivated, without a doubt! I have waves of motivation where I will write out five posts in a night, but other nights I want nothing to do with blogger. I need to find a happy medium that makes it easy to write things out and get them ready to post. Maybe I will try having set times where I sit down and write for like an hour a night. 

Where do you see your blog in one year?
I would love to have this set up where I am blogging on a schedule, have a larger following, and maybe even making a few bucks off of this. I would be completely if I never made money off my blog but since I am in beauty school it would be amazing to have this little hobby help pay the bills. Another thing I would love to have happen because of my blog is to meet some of the other bloggers/YouTubers that I look up to. I really need to start looking into going to IMATS! 

What is the most rewarding thing to you about blogging?
At this point in my blog I would have to say getting comments is my favorite thing. I seriously get so excited when I log in and see that someone took time out of their day to write some feedback or a little message. It still blows my mind to think that anyone reads this, so having people show interest is the best feeling!

What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you?
Just my lack of motivation mostly. This is something that only I can fix, but it is a little discouraging. Thankfully I haven't had and trolls or rude comments yet, I have been very lucky on that end. *Knock on wood!*

What's your lasting inspiration or motivation?
Shopping! As cliché as that sounds, I get so excited to blog after I buy new products to try out. Other than that I always find inspiration from the other blogs that I follow. I try to not copy peoples ideas but every once and a while I have to take something and add my own twist to it. Xsparkage did this series on her channel a few years ago called 'Product Battles' and I loved the idea so much that I did a few of my own, one of them being my most popular post to date! I have a few more product battles that I would like to post in the future once I test out the products. 

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  1. I nominated you for a Liebster Award! More details are on my blog!