1. I need more than 24 hours – I salute to all those who have a full time job, but also publish blog posts consistently. I’ve been off work for over a week now, as I’m waiting to start my new job. At first I thought, ‘Great! I can write lots of blog post in advance’. Yes that clearly happened. NOT. Juggling helping my mum repaint the whole house, I have so far managed to probably write 2-3 posts in advance. I honestly need more than 24 hours to do all the things I want to do, and publish content for my blog.
2. Only a small percentage of people see your tweets – Before I used to be quite sceptical of using Hootsuite to schedule tweets about my posts, as I was worried, really worried that I would be spamming people on Twitter, thus giving myself a bad name. But I have now realised, that only a small percentage of people will probably see my tweets, so even my scheduled 1 hour tweets, only a small number of people will see. So therefore, I won’t be known as a spammer (hopefully!).
3. You will become a beauty product hoarder – In my case for skincare, once I have done my thorough research on the wanted product and have successfully obtained a sample and have used it and its passed the test where it hasn’t caused me to breakout, then I WILL buy it. As for makeup, before blogging, the thought of wearing lipstick was off putting and now in my drawer I have over 15 lipsticks, with only 5 actually being used, and I’m still on the lookout for more red lipsticks! Wait did someone just say ‘Burberry Kisses’ Lipstick…
4. Meeting new people – Since starting my blog and actually blogging more consistently, I have met some lovely bloggers at beauty events and have even chatted to other bloggers on Twitter (the power of social media never fails to amaze me!), and its reassuring and nice to know that there are nice people out there. I always had this vision that the ‘blogging world’ was like working in Topshop, full of bitchy people and who only interact with other people that are deemed as ‘elite’. Granted I do think that some beauty brands do favour the more popular bloggers, however all that aside, I have met some wonderful bloggers that adore skincare/beauty/makeup just like me, and are honest lovely people that are willingly to help and support you.
5. There are people that actually read my blog – I always had a goal, that as long as I have one person that reads my blog I’ll be very happy. The main reason I started my blog, was because I wanted to talk about my acne journey and reach out to people that suffer from acne just like me and reassure them that you’re not alone. I also wanted to share my own knowledge on acne as well as talking about products that I’ve used. I never thought in a million years, that I have bloggers or people that read my blog and will take time to comment on my post. Share their thoughts on acne or what I’ve written or even brands and PR companies that email me asking me to try new products or work on projects. Every time I receive a comment or an email, I am always thinking to myself, is this really happening.
What things have you learned from blogging?