11 September 2014

The Secrets of Blogging Tag

The secrets of blogging tag Tags are generally something I like to do every now and then as they make me feel like I did when I first started out blogging. Who else got super excited when they had been tagged in something? I know I did. The beautiful Claudia from Beauty and the Chic tagged me to take part in The Secrets of Blogging Tag of which you will find my answers below; thank you Claudia!

When did you start blogging and why?

It's funny to think that come next March I will have been blogging for three whole years whereby I can safely say it has been one of the best things that I have done. I started blogging because from others that I had stumbled upon I had gained a real sense of passion and interest by those that were writing about skincare and make up. Don't get me wrong I had only read a few at the time over one evening yet all I could think about the next day whilst at work was creating my own when I got home that night.

I guess deep down I wanted my own little space on the internet where I too could share my interests with others. If somebody had told me that I would be sitting here over two years later still writing it I truly wouldn't have believed them.

How many people in real life know about your blog?

At first I did keep it to myself other than from a few friends at university and then eventually showed my mum a few months later. To be honest it wasn't until last month when I finally mentioned it on my own personal Facebook page where my friends and the rest of my family would be able to see it and hear about it straight from the horse's mouth. It's only after two years (and more) that I can finally say that most people now know about my blog however it did take me a while to pluck up the courage and make it known to them.

What are your favourite posts to read?

In general I don't have a favourite type of post to read as I enjoy a variety of content to delve into depending on my mood at that particular time. Hauls are always fun however I do really enjoy reading individual product reviews, especially if it is on a product that has been hyped up in the past as I like to know people's opinions on them and if indeed they are worth the hype.

List a blog you discovered recently?

One of the most recent blogs I have discovered is Lipsticks with Some Sunshine which is written by Tamira. In truth I have no idea why I'm so late to the game in discovering her blog however I'm so glad I finally have. Being a huge fan of monochrome I couldn't help but be pulled into the content being produced on her blog; it's pretty fantastic and worth checking out if you have a spare moment,

Which posts are you most proud of?

I find this a hard question to answer as I'm not entirely sure which posts I could choose for this. After all I rarely delve into my personal life and find it a bit hard to feel overly proud about a beauty post, despite the effort I put into them. For me after delving back into the archives I would have to say that one of my proudest posts would be 'In the Spotlight' where my blog and I were featured within Blogosphere Magazine. That for me was quite a surreal moment and one which to this day still amazes me that I was given such a wonderful opportunity.

Which advice would you give future bloggers?

In all honesty blogging is a working progress where I even now after two and a half years find myself learning new things every single day. The only real advice I could give would be to blog about what you find interesting whether it is beauty products, travelling, fitness or even woodwork if that floats your boat. The readers will come in time so don't worry about the numbers, just focus on your enjoyment.

I tag Megan, Amy, Chaitra and Latasha



  1. Yay, thanks for tagging me Amy!

    I love posts like this, the first tag I ever did was similar to this, although nobody had actually tagged me in it.. and I had no followers, so that post has been long deleted, haha!

    What a lovely little summary of your time spent blogging, I'm looking forward to doing mine now! :)

    - amyalaska x

  2. Such a lovely tag post. I haven't done many tags on my blog, actually i recently did the blogger love tag and that's it. This one will be interesting and fun to do!

    Loved reading your answers amy :) Congratulations on the blogosphere spotlight, I dint know about it. Such a great thing, i m so happy for you! xx

    - Chaitra | PinkPot

  3. Loved reading this! Congrats on being featured that must have been so exciting!

  4. This is such a fun tag! I love learning about why people started blogging.


  5. lovely tag! I really enjoy tags - I know they were something I did pretty regularly when I first started blogging and now have done them less. Lately, I've been trying to incorporate more personal posts into my blog again and it's really brought back some of that original feeling of blogging that I had in the beginning so I'm really loving that. I definitely think you're right about blogging being a work-in-progress. I always feel like there is still so much I don't know haha.

  6. I really loved reading your answers. I definitely think it's all a learning experience which is why I love it so much :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  7. such great answers and lovely tag :)

    emily xx


  8. My favourite posts to read are recipes because... CAKE. Great post :)


    Water Painted Dreams xo

  9. Love this! The question are really interesting and I enjoyed reading your answers :) Love your last answer, it's something I always try to keep in mind! ;) xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

  10. Loved your answers, agree about telling other people about your blog for the longest time I didn't tell anyone and when I finally did they were all super supportive! And your final tip is good for future bloggers for the longest time I was obsessed with numbers and seeing them grow...but now I'm more quality over quantity I'd prefer four followers who genuinely enjoy my blog over 400 who just clicked follow in hope of a follow back! :) xx


  11. Aw I loved reading this!! Totally agree with the focus on the enjoyment advice, as so many newbies must think that it is all about numbers, which must be very intimidating on first starting. I will definitely have to do this tag! Not done one in ages!

    Zoe Newlove | Beauty Blogger & MUA

  12. Thank you for tagging me darlin! How exciting that you got featured in Blogosphere?! I can definitely see why though, I'm obsessed with reading your blog! :)

    Latasha xx | todayiadore.com

  13. I'm sure that the last question was hard for you since I got the same one from one of my readers yesterday and I honestly didn't know which advice to give her because everything is equally important so I said to her the same thing you said here, write about what you truly love and what inspires you :) great tag btw!

  14. Love this tag and your answers, especially to the last question. I think it's so much more important for people to stay true to themselves and blog about things they are passionate about as it really shows in their writing. xo

  15. This was such an interesting read! I agree with everyone else; your answer to the last one is so true.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  16. Thank you. I truly do believe that you should blog about what you enjoy above all other things x

  17. I think so too Megan. Thank you for having a read :) xx

  18. To be honest I think that's now what most people would advise, it is true though. If you're trying to gain followers via writing what you think they want to read it will only make you miserable in the long run. Thank you :) x

  19. You are most welcome! Thank you so much Latasha, being featured in the magazine was so exciting! xx

  20. I look forward to reading it Zoe! Yes I think a lot can be intimidated by numbers and indeed focused on them, it's a shame but I think when we all start off we all may be like that on occasion x

  21. Yes everyone I know has been super supportive too, it's nice and makes you wondered why you didn't mention it before haha! Quality over quantity every day xx

  22. Thank you so much. It's so much more enjoyable writing about what you're interested in, it comes through in you're writing I think xx

  23. Everyone loves the cake! Thanks Hayley! xx

  24. It is one huge learning experience I think, I'm always learning new things xx

  25. There is soooo much that I don't know, I guess it'll never get boring that way! Personal posts I find are a great way to break things up too, it keeps things fresh xx

  26. Me too, it's really interesting xx

  27. Thank you so much! The feature was really exciting, I enjoyed taking part that is for sure xx

  28. You're welcome Amy! Oh you don't have to be tagged to take part, that would ruin everything! Thank you so much xx

  29. danniella josephine20 September 2014 at 19:37

    I really liked your answers, this is quite the interesting tag :)

    Danniella x

  30. Oops! I missed this comment! Thanks Danniella, I quite liked this tag too :) x


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