Saturday, 25 April 2015

4 Things blogging taught me.



1. It's hard work - Right now, I work 30 hours a week and juggling a a blog is really hard, for someone who doesn't pre-plan(I'm not an organised person.) Sitting down un-winding and writing a post is easy but add on the constant social media awareness, advertisement, interactions, photo taking(when the sun suddenly appears for 3 seconds), editing and answering emails you've got yourself a pretty busy week! 

2. People are sceptical - 'You actually do that?' Yep, I put myself out there on the internet! I obsess over photos of lipsticks and if there's one tiny imperfection that only I can see because I've zoomed in 150% I will notice, I spend an unusual amount of time on twitter, Yep, my phone doesn't leave my hand and you know what? I love every single second and I don't want to miss a single thing in this ever expanding and absolutely lovely community! So the answer is Yes, I do!

3. Writers block is very real - It's not just something authors and established journalist suffer with, the dreaded 'writers block'! I think I've suffered twice in my two years of blogging! A few weeks ago I couldn't even imagine writing a post like this one, I couldn't even manage an opening sentence. It's very real and for a while, pretty scary! My cure? Put down the laptop, and put your phone down! Go outside, go for lunch and just get inspired it might not disappear right away but give yourself enough time and your fingers will be tap-tapping away on the keyboard as if you never left! 

4. You will want everything - Oh maybelline released a new lipstick line? Did someone say La Roche Posay? Santorini sounds like a good idea..? Since starting blogging my love of material objects has sky rocketed and beauty bloggers are some of the best influencers ever! With all the amazing reviews it's hard not to be tempted into buying new things!

What have you learnt from blogging!? I'd love to know!
Jamie
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Glitter Infatuation

19 comments:

  1. Ahh these are all so true! Especially number 2, my friends do not understand my dedication to Instagram!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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  2. Totally agree on the "you'll want everything" bit!! Xxxx

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  3. So true! I'm lucky I haven't had writer's block yet but I'm sure it's inevitable at some stage as a blogger. Totally agree with points 1, 2 and 3 tho! x

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  4. I love this!!! Especially number 2 - the community is so wonderful and expecting. I'm glad we can connect virtually. Number 4 is also very true; makeup looks a whole lot prettier in other people's photos which can be a problem lol.

    www.ksenyagray.com

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  5. I agree with everything you said! I work 40+ hours at my regular job so finding the time to blog and take photos and edit them and write is challenging at times!


    And blogging takes more time than an outsider would think. What can be so difficult about writing about makeup, right? It's not as simple as that!


    I also learnt that blogging community is extremely supportive of each other and I am surprised (in a positive way) how many friends I made through blogging!


    http://herandmakeup.com

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  6. I totally agree with you! My make up and skincare collection has just grown so much. Blogging has taught me to love taking photos and documenting memories :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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  7. Ahh so true! I think I've had writers block like once in my whole year of blogging! The part about wanting everything? Yes yes yes!! x


    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. agree with you on number 2, couldn't have said it better! x

    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  9. Writer's Block is the worst! I completely agree with everything you mentioned here, especially it being hard work haha!
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  10. I 100% agree that blogging has made me want EVERYTHING! My monthly expenditure has rocketed since entering the blogisphere haha but I love it all the same. Fab post - stunning photo and gorgeous blog design <3


    xx


    www.lovelaughslipstick.com

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  11. I totally agree! I want everything! I can't walk past a new release without stopping, even if I realllllly don't need another lipstick!

    PhotoJennic

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  12. I agree with everything! When I first began blogging, I didn't think it would require a lot of work, but as I began getting more serious, I realized how much work needed to go into my blog in order to make it successful Thanks for sharing! :)

    http://simple-fresh-free.blogspot.com/

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  13. Such a good post and I find some of it true, not really with the first one right now..

    http://hiiexcist.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Gray points. I totally agree that people are septical. My friends are like "why do companies send YOU these things?" And it's kind of a hard question to answer. And I totally obsess over lipsticks too :) xx

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  15. What an amazing post I totally loved reading it and can actually relate to everything u have said... Loved the part where you mention how society n people ask..do u actually do it..?? And many of em think its waste of time n effort. But blogging is much more than that. Things blogging taught me...well we have to work harder then u think, each n every poat requires so much of effort n time that people can't even think about... Yes my writing skills have improved with time too, oh and my makeup cravings have definitely increased.
    So I need to prioritize things and control the cravings... And there is much more that I wanna share here. But once again, it was a great post and I love it :-)

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  16. Great points! I think you've pretty much wrapped it up well haha x


    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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  17. Good post! I agree with all your points! The biggest thing I have found is social media gets in the way of writing and that creates my writers block as I have so many things going through my head!

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  18. Totally agree with all of these! It definitely is hard work and I am currently suffering with bloggers block, I think I need to take your tip and just get some inspiration xx

    dreaminpink.co.uk

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  19. Haha definitely agree with all of these!! It is hard work and sometimes I do wonder if it's worth it, but when I have those moments I step back for awhile and when I step forward again all the passion I momentarily lost comes back :-) xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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