Hello, hello! My two year blogging anniversary is coming up very shortly (June) and I thought it would be interesting to look back and reflect on five things I didn’t do until I started blogging. I’m sure there will be a few we can all agree on and maybe even something you hadn’t considered. I hope you enjoy today’s post and be sure to let me know if you do any of these!
#1. Swatch and photograph makeup before using it – This one is pretty common if you’re a beauty blogger. There’s just something beautiful about a shiny, brand new lipstick or eyeshadow that hasn’t been touched yet that makes it more image-worthy. Despite this, the popularity of images that show the product looking a little more lived in are growing.
#2. Wear nude lipsticks frequently – Before I became a blogger I didn’t own any nude lipsticks, nope, not a one. It was bold and bright all the way and while bold, bright lips are still my favourite, I’ve really come to appreciate the subtlety and beauty a nude lip brings. A nude lipstick is one of my holy grail makeup products and now I wouldn’t be without one. Nude lips have taught me how to accentuate other areas of my face to create light and shade and balance out a look.
#3. Share images of myself with confidence – Deep down I am still camera shy and don’t spend hours of time posing and snapping away to get that perfect selfie but I’m not as nervous to include an image of myself in a blog post as I used to be. There’s something about being open and honest and sharing some of my most personal thoughts here in this place that has helped my confidence blossom and grow.
#4. Try new things – I’m not talking about anything extreme here like going skydiving or swimming with sharks but I feel since I’ve been blogging my mind has opened up a bit more. Whether that’s in relation to trying new beauty products and recommendations or browsing different websites. Before I started blogging, pretty much the only sites I visited all related to music and my favourite musicians. I never used Pinterest until a year ago and I’ve come to love watching vloggers on YouTube. The great thing about having new experiences is being able to share them and turn them into blog posts.
#5. Spend most of my free time thinking about blogging – I don’t mean this in a negative way at all, in fact I think it helps my creativeness. I’m always looking out for different post ideas and ways I can improve my writing and my blog. Setting out a schedule for posts helps you keep organised and lets you prioritise and micromanage what needs to be done right now today as well as next week. If you have some free time and the weather’s good for example, try and photograph in bulk, you’ll only need to set everything up once and your images will be ready to edit whenever you need them.
Do you do any of these yourself? Perhaps there’s something of your own you’ve adopted since becoming a blogger, share it below!