Monday, October 27, 2014

The Secrets of Blogging

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It's not often that I just pop in to write about whatever/something other than makeup and beauty related stuff, so I figured, if you guys like, I will start doing a few "fun" posts here and there. I saw this tag on Nenta's Frivolity and thought it would be fun, so here goes!

1. When did you start blogging and why?  Technically, I started this blog in 2010 and didn't really know what I was going to do with it. I didn't keep up with it or really get serious about it until 2012. I started doing beauty posts pretty regularly to correspond with my YouTube channel, and realized that the blog was slowly starting to grow and get more followers. I never imagined that I would already be at over 100,000 views at this point!

2. How many people in "real life" know about your blog?  Pretty much my friends and family. I've been sharing select posts on Facebook, but I always feel leery of doing that because I know not everyone always wants to see beauty stuff, you know?

3. What are your favorite posts to read?  I love everything! But if I have to pick one type, it's got to be product reviews. I read reviews every single day. I think it's bad for my wallet because it makes me want so many things, but it also helps me figure out what I DON'T want!

4. List a blog you have discovered recently  I am always, always finding new blogs that I like. My friend Lucy has an amazing blog at http://lululocket.blogspot.com/!

5. Which posts are you most proud of?  That's a hard one. I'm not a person that likes to toot my own horn, so to speak (lol), but I will do it here for a second, because that's what this question is telling me to do! I am proud of my whole blog, because I dedicate a lot of time to it and put a lot of work into it. I'm proud of the fact that I found something I liked to do, and stuck with it, and I'm seeing it grow and grow.

6. What advice would you give to future bloggers?  First of all, make sure it's something you really want to do and are passionate about. Blogging takes some time, so you need to dedicate time to it. Upload regularly. I know when I follow blogs that only post once a month or something, you kind of forget all about them. I know personally, when I wasn't keeping up with the blog because I didn't know where I was going with it, I didn't see much activity. It wasn't until I started updating regularly that I started getting followers and comments. New content is key! Get your followers looking forward to your next post :)

I hope you guys enjoyed this type of post! Like I said, I'd like to pop in from time to time to do these types of posts. If there's any tags you'd like me to do, let me know! And if any of my fellow bloggers would like to do this one, feel free - I never know who to tag in these things!

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  1. Aww thank you so much Meg, I was just catching up on your blog this morning and came across this one, you are very sweet and it means a lot that you like my blog, thank you for mentioning it! :) I love reading yours too and like to keep up with your reviews! :) Looking forward to more of these types of posts too! :) xx

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    1. Aw no problem! And thank you so much :D

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  2. Thank you for doing this, Meg! (I totally failed and didn't tag anyone... ) I think your answer to #6 is right on. And, you should totally toot your own horn!!

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    1. Thank you! It was a fun tag! :D I definitely need to do these more often!

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