I was tagged by the lovely Christine @ Little Red Bow to do the "Confessions of a Blogger" tag, Thanks Christine! I also have a few new readers so I thought this would be a good way to re-introduce myself )
When did you start your blog?
November 13, 2011 (so a year and a half)
Have you had any past online presence before?
I have had a MySpace page waaaay back in the day and a Facebook page since 2009, but never a blog.
Why did you start a blog?
I felt like I have so much make-up/skincare "knowledge", and a huge "collection" and I was reading a lot of blogs out there and not many of the girls were over 30, or addressing skincare and makeup, so I felt like there was a hole I could fill.
When did you become serious about starting a blog?
From the day I started, I didn't know any code, or how to take good pictures, or much of anything!! But I knew I could "talk" about make-up/skincare honestly and knowledgeably
and so if I was going to do it I had to do all the way.
What was your first post?
It was about why I started my blog, it had no pictures and it isn't the best post I've ever written ;)
What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
Learning how to take good pictures, and working with HTML. I'm old people! The Internet didn't even really exist until I was in college - I had email. And "blogs" came to be when I was about 26 (8 years ago) so... it's not something I grew up with! I don't actually "know" anyone else who writes a blog - so I'm learning as I go along.
Where do you see your blog in one year?
Well... I just entered the Allure Beauty Blogger of the year contest and if I win (BIG if) In a year I think my blog could be an amazing presence in the beauty world. I think I have a unique perspective, mixing age/skincare/realistic looks for everyday etc...
If not, I will still be working hard to make my blog be heard. Better videos and more content that people enjoy reading.
What is the most rewarding thing about blogging?
"Meeting" so many wonderful other bloggers! Since I have moved around a lot in my adult life I don't have any friends here in Chicago (I have work acquaintances), and friends that live 6 to 7 hours away :( So being able to "talk" about my favorite things with ladies who have the same loves and just "get it" is amazing!
What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you?
Not too much - I guess when people leave comments just to promote THEIR blogs. I mostly delete those. I have age envy too - I always wish I was still in my 20's and just starting my blog!
What's your lasting inspiration or motivation?
I never thought this blog would be much of anything,(I mean I am really proud of it, but that's because it's my baby) so when people started commenting and saying they used tips from my YouTube videos it just makes every bit of work I put in worth it 1000 times over! And the products are always changing so its easy to be newly motivated. And as I have mentioned I believe my blog to be "well rounded" so I don't feel like I can only post about one thing!
So there you have it! I also am thinking about making Silly Saturday into a blog hop - let me know if you would be interested and I'll get crackin' to make it happen!
I would love to hear the Confessions of (and so I tag):
Martha @Quick, Cheap and Pretty
Jess @Let's Play Makeup
We love Swatches
And anyone else who wants to do it!