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Life Of Blogging Doctumentary – Part Two

Last week, I put up part one of the documentary. Since then, I have talked to more people. This post includes those people.

Enjoy.

Monday 9th July 2018..

I want to talk to an ex- blogger and get their story. I messaged H (hh_naii) on Twiiter and asked him a few questions. Here are his answers;

Me: So what made you decide to quit?

H: It was a combination of things that included I didn’t have time for it anymore, I didn’t know what to write about and most importantly I’d outgrown it because I started it as an outlet to express my innermost feelings and I’d realised that it looks a bit strange when you have a blog where you rant out all your inner feelings to the internet because it makes you seem like your life is absolutely terrible and that you’re ungrateful about a lot of things because I only ever spoke about first world problems on mine. Now despite having time, I don’t really know what I can write about so that’s why I haven’t started again but I’m definitely not ruling out starting another blog and building another brand from the ground up. I also forgot to mention there that I’d outgrown the community and what I mean by that is a lot of people in the blogging world are far too easily offended by so many small things that I’d be here forever telling you about but an example is the absence of a certain sexuality/ ethnic group in books and films when books and films take a lot of planning and thought and for me there’s no point in adding a certain type of person into your art if it doesn’t fit the story you’re trying to tell. That caused me to quit because it gets a little too much where everyone you’re trying to get on is offended by every small thing you say and so me being someone who has a lot more realistic view of the world doesn’t mesh well with a group of people who all seemingly are ready to hunt for things to be offended by.

Me: How many times did you write and delete a quit post?

H: I haven’t actually made a quit post if im honest. I just didn’t post anymore and eventually deleted it and hoped people forgot I’d ever been there. I didn’t really know what to write, where to start in it and that. I just had a few blank drafts that were supposed to be quit posts.I tried quitting before in an effort to be validated and see who cared that i quit because I was at peak annoyance with the community and I wanted to see what’d happen. I did I initially quit because I had some fat writers block and I didn’t enjoy it anymore but I partly made an extravagant post saying how I hated blogging and everyone doing it for attention purposes and not everyone will admit to doing things for attention but im secure enough within myself now to own up to what I did in the past and justify it with the actual reasons rather than making up a reason like someone who’d say they’re not looking for attention but the reality is that people blog so that people can read their posts and get attention. Nobody publishes a post and says I hope no one likes or comments on this or even reads this. I just wanted even more attention than normal.

Me: What was your favourite post that you did?

H: If I’m honest I cringe at all my posts i ever did now because of how hard I was trying to be cool and all that but in reality I felt like Shrek in the third film where he’s trying to talk like a teenager and he clearly is failing at being cool. If there’s any post I could say I’m even remotely happy with and would publish again was my post where I talked about an outfit I wore once because I love dressing myself up and all that.

Me: Do you feel happy with your decision?

H: Yes because I feel as if i don’t have to be guilty for not posting regularly and I’m now able to focus on stuff that Was more important such as exams and general looking after myself.

Me: And that’s all the questions, thank you for taking part.

H: No problems.

The next person is Elm. She is a blogger who has been blogging for around 3 years, her blog tells us about her life.. love, struggles and the occasional poetic post.

Here is her interview:

Me: Do you feel like you have a life outside of blogging?

Elm: I definitely do. Often, that life outside informs my blogging, such as what posts I write and how I feel about those posts. My life enhances my blogging but blogging also enriches my life. If I ever feel like blogging is starting to affect things to the point where I can do nothing else, I have to step back because my mental health is the most important thing.

Me: Have you had any hate comments?

Elm: Not really. I’ve had someone saying they were going to unfollow my blog but I don’t class that as a hate comment because it was for a valid reason. I’ve had some weird comments but none that are particularly unpleasant, thank goodness. However, I’m bracing myself for my first hate comment, just in case.

Me: What is the weirdest comment you’ve ever had?

Elm: I can’t remember a specific one but all my spam ones, such as constant SEO promotions and people leaving 100 links to their blog, can be strange especially when they’re posted out of the blue with no context. Sometimes I go through my comments and just get confused but I’m incredibly thankful to the 99.9% of people who leave genuinely thoughtful comments!

Me: I think that’s all the questions, thank you so much for taking part.

Elm: Any time!! Thank you for letting me be part of this!

Thank you to Elm for being apart of this. This post is already too long. Thank you very much for reading, I hope you enjoyed.

See you all soon.

Lau x

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Best Highlighting Palette Ever?!

Hello!

It’s Lau. And recently, I bought the Sleek Soltice Highlighting Palette, it is apparently an amazing highlighting palette so today I want to test it.

I want to test the pigments, wear time and is it waterproof?

Without further or do, let’s test it out.

When I first opened this palette, my first impression was that is very beautiful. You can really see the glowy-ness of the highlighters in the pan.

They look so glowy and looks like it has a potential to be brilliant. So I did some swatches, and I had mixed views.

The golden shade looks the most disappointing, it hasn’t got much pigment and has no real glow factor to it, however the others are beautiful.

The purple one is my favourite, following closely behind with the champagne colour. There’s three powder highlights and one cream. The cream isn’t bad, it’s a little too dark for my skin colour but it’s still beautiful.

They wipe off a little too easily but they are beautiful on the face. From far away it is really great, and up close is just as good.

Now to put it to the waterproof test.

A few moments later.. it did well. It didn’t smudge or wear off.

And lastly, I wanted to see the wear time. So I approximately wore it for 6 hours, it did wear off but stayed on fairly well.

And that’s the end of the review. Thank you so much for reading.

And I will see you all soon.

Lau x

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Soph x Revolution Palette Review

Hello!

It’s Lau, and it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I do have an explanation for this, I haven’t had any internet since last Tuesday. I’m really sorry about that between this time, I have collected a few makeup products which I am excited about..one of them being the Soph x Revolution Palette.

The Soph x Revolution palette was created by a Youtuber called SophDoesNails and I have been watching her for a while, before she came out with this palette. She is part of the Revolution team, making frequent videos for the Makeup Revolution Youtube Channel.

And now onto the review;

I picked up this palette at Superdrug for £10, the colour selection is well put together.

And onto the quality of the shadows, the metallic shadows are very pigmented that you wouldn’t even need to use anything to make it more pigmented. The mattes are easy to blend and are also very pigmented, it is very fair to say this is my new favourite palette.

The mirror is big and very clear to see any imperfections which is a pro and con.

But overall, I love this palette and will be using it again.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed.

And I will see you all soon.

Lau x

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Reality Of Blogging

Hello!

It’s Lau. And today I want to just sit and talk about blogging. There are a lot of stereotypes of blogging, people say we only do it for free things however that’s only a perk of being a blogger but it’s not easy.

Being a blogger takes patience, committment and effort. There’s really no such thing as going viral with blogging, people discover you and they stick around. And we appriciate every person who does.

I have been blogging for almost 5 months and it’s not been easy. It’s taken a lot of effort to just come to wear I am now, and I don’t plan on giving up anytime soon.

We do this because we love it, those followers aren’t just numbers, they’re people and we know those people and we love those people. We support and care for eachother, it’s one of the nicest places to be. This community is one of the best places to be, it’s the best place to start.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed.

And I will see you soon.

Lau x

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Blogging Chat – WingedMamaHood

Hello!

It’s Lau. And today is another Blogging Chat, it is a series where me and another blogger talk about anything and everything and post it here.

Today’s guest is WingedMamaHood. She is a really cool blogger who blogs about her life as a mum and occasionally blogs about really helpful posts. Her links are at the bottom of the post.

Without further or do, let’s begin.

Me: How long have you been blogging for?

Joanne: Urm it’s coming up to 6 months now!

Me: So you started at the start of the year. Was it like a resolution?

Joanne: I guess so! I always wanted to start a blog but I never actually gave myself that last push to pluck up the courage. Well.. I did eventually because here I am!

Me: Which now you’re doing so well with your blog. And especially because you have two children to look after, it takes up a lot of time.

Joanne:Yes! I’ve started making money already which I am beyond grateful for. It’s extremely hard work trying to cram everything into what seems like a 3 hour long day but I’m making it happen💪🏼

Me: Are you on a website or do your own your website? I’m on WordPress I applied for WordAds (Where you get paid for blogging) And I still haven’t got accepted. It’s been months.

Joanne:I started on WordPress! I have recently moved to my own domain. I myself haven’t looked into WordAds but that may be something I’ll have a research about!

Me: I kind of think that WordAds isn’t really worth the waiting. How did you get started on your own domain?

Joanne: I went through the WordPress app itself! I think it’s siteground which I’m with now if I remember correctly.

Me: I’ll look into it. It’s very difficult to start earning money.

Joanne: I couldn’t agree more! The only paid work I’ve done so far is with brands. I’ve managed to earn myself over £100 in the last 2 day compared to £0 in the first 6 months. I guess it’s all hit and miss when it comes to blogging

Me: It is, brands want popular blogs with 1000’s followers that has DA of 40+. I haven’t got paid work with a brand yet.

Joanne: Yes you’re right indeed they do! Personally I don’t have the biggest social media following and I average at around 3k monthly views. Brands are still willing to work with you if you work out a plan between yourself and them.

Me: I’d be very up for that if a brand emailed me back. I apply for many opportunities everyday, i never really get a response back.
I have this one email saying if i want free traffic.

Joanne: Don’t give up! You could find that In a months time 15 opportunity’s come your way in a single week.

Me: That’s the dream, I’m going to keep doing what I do. It’s all so confusing the brand thing.

Joanne: It most definitely is.

Me: I think I will end this post here. Thank you so much.

Joanne:💗💗💗💗

Thank you so much to Joanne for doing this post, check out her links.

Blog: Wingedmamahood

Twitter: @wingedmahood

Instagram: Wingedmamahood

Thank you so much for reading and I will see you all tomorrow.

Lau x