3 Things That Annoy Me With Social Media

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Social media is great for networking,  meeting people, sharing your unpopular opinions, promoting yourself and creating friendships. Well those are the great things about social media and the downside is cringeworthy. But with every positive, comes a negative right? 

To Follow Or Not To Follow
Have you ever been followed by someone, only to have them unfollow you minutes after? Like how did this even start and why is it still happening for that matter. Before I continue, I’m not talking about unfollowing when you lose interest in their social media. For example, it happens often with follow threads. First off, these threads are here to help everyone grow a following. The rules are simple: Retweet this tweet and then follow everyone who retweets as well. Half of the people don’t bother following back and then the other half follows you momentarily. Honestly why bother even participating in the thread. But what’s even worst, is when someone just wants to build their following so they follow all of these accounts just to unfollow after they get the follow back. It’s I understand you want to grow your Twitter or more so Instagram, but there is a right way to do things. 

Since When Did Makeup Become A Crime
We all have our own opinions about certain situations that are going on in the world. Right now I don’t mean politics, I’m talking about makeup. Clearly a lot of people are concerned with everyone “caking their faces” instead of real issues. For me I think it’s ridiculous. I mean everyone has a right to their own thoughts, but there’s a way to do it. You don’t have to be rude about it either. So what if someone loves makeup, it’s an art of expression. I’m that great with makeup, but I love seeing other people living their life and showing off their talents with makeup. Makeup is not a crime. If you wear makeup that’s awesome, if you don’t you’re awesome.

The Amount Of Followers Shouldn’t Matter
I’m sure it’s nice to have a large following on social media. That’s great and all, but people with a small following matter too. I’m writing this to bash influencers and or bloggers with a bigger following, this is for companies who feel micro influencers do not matter. Have you ever found a great opportunity that fits your interests and you would be a perfect fit? But then as you keep reading you need to have a following of 25k or 300k. It’s like smaller accounts are important too, we use the same products or clothing. Why should one review be more important than the other. 

Thank you for reading my post! Is there anything that annoys you about social media, that I did not mention?

The Myth About Blogging

Monday, October 29, 2018
If blogging is so easy, then everyone would be making a living from it. When I started blogging about six years ago I had no clue what I was doing. I didn’t really know anyone and there were no post to help me. Today blogging has become so much bigger and to see this makes me happy. But I’m not really hear to talk about the positive things that come with blogging. I see so many people on social media believing blogging is just a way to make money, but they have no idea this is far from the truth. 

Don’t get me wrong you can make money, but it won’t get you the million dollar house you’ve been looking for. But if you tell someone who doesn’t understand, they will say you’re a liar. What a lot of people fail to realize is that, there is a whole process that goes into blogging. Whether blogging is a hobby or a full/ part-time job it’s difficult. I find it insulting sometimes when non bloggers go on a rant, saying blogging is not hard work and all you do is get free stuff from it. When I first started blogging, it was not as popular as it is today. It was almost taboo and no one talked about it as much. Bloggers are underrated and underestimated. You would never truly understand what it is like, until you experience the struggles and obstacles. 

This isn’t a post complaining about being a blogger. I’m just writing about what blogging is like from my point of view and how I feel people who don’t blog react. So here’s a few  things I’ve heard people say or what they might be thinking about bloggers.

“They’re making so much money from blogging”
“I want free stuff too”
“Blogging is not a real job”
“Blogging is easy”
“They all have mac books and special equipment”
“They are living in a fantasy world”

Blogging is what you make it to be which is fun. This is hard work, but it’s very rewarding in the end. If people are fortunate to have the latest camera equipment or great background that’s awesome. But not everyone has that and it’s ok. You don’t need a special camera for your photos, you can use your phone. You don’t need to have an out of this world background, make your own or buy one at an affordable price. 

If you’re not a blogger you wouldn’t understand what goes behind the scenes. It’s not all rainbows, unicorns, running barefoot in the grass. You couldn’t be more far from the truth. As bloggers we do everything ourselves unless we’re luck enough to have help. Writing, taking photos, editing, promoting multiple times a day and more is all on us. There’s so much that goes into one single post. Bloggers could write two to three posts and realize none of them is good enough to be posted. How about taking hundreds of photos everyday to only realize a good ten will make the cut. Trying to promote blog posts without spamming everyone’s timeline/ feed. I could ramble on and on about this, but I would be here all day long. Blogging is not easy, we do it because we enjoy it. 

Just know that if money is being made, it’s because we all earned it. We work hard on everything and its not for free. It’s not easy being a blogger and all of times, not everyone is fortunate enough to make money from it. Before you bash someone who blogs, try to think about all of the hard work and effort they put into the post, photos and more. 

Thank you for reading my post! Is there anything that bothers you about the misconception of blogging?

Finding My Passion For Blogging Again

Friday, October 19, 2018
At some point in time, when your heart isn’t into something you should take a break. Blogging is great and I couldn’t see myself without it. However sometimes it can get overwhelming and that’s what happened to me this year. For about eight months I have not blogged and I thought I was a bad person for that. I have realized that it was best to take the long break. In doing so, I have found so many things I love to talk about. I was holding myself back because I put a label on myself, wanting to be known as a beauty blogger. Sure I attached the lifestyle part, but honestly I don’t really know what that means. 

During this year I had time to reflect on where I wanted my blog to go and whether I even wanted to write anymore. Honestly the motivation to blog was not there at all and at that time, I really didn’t care if I continued. I did not want to look at my blog or deal with it. For me I was tired of putting in the work and not getting anything in return. Meaning no one was really reading my blog, no matter how many times I promoted. I felt like there was no point. While taking a break, I realized how miserable I felt while blogging for the past year. My photos were not where I wanted them to be and I just wanted to stop. I started comparing my photos to others and that’s something I did not what to happen, but it did and I learned from it. 
Today makes six years of blogging for me and I’m ready to get back to what I love to do. Sometimes you need to step away from something to either realize how much you love it or whether it’s time to throw in the towel and let it go. I have been consistent with blogging whether I did it a few times a year or everyday, so letting this go was not an option for me. 

I’ve grown so much and decided that it was time to stop hiding under one niche. Personally it is not for me to stick to one niche and I know this was mentioned before on a few other posts of mine, but I truly mean it this time! I believe that when you limit yourself, you are holding back from your true potential. I started blogging for me and I had to remember that. If I enjoy what I write that’s what is most important. People will feel that positive energy and enjoy reading your blog! 

Over the years I have come to the realization that, we are constantly learning something new from blogging. There’s really no rules to it. Have fun, enjoy, meet other bloggers and be yourself. So much has changed in the blogging community and it’s so many supportive people out there. I lost my creativity for a while and I didn’t know why it left me. But looking through old arts and crafts of mine, really motivated me to find my passion for blogging again. 

Remember that you have absolutely every right to take a break from blogging. You don’t have to apologize for needing one either. A lot of times when you force yourself to do something, you get overwhelmed. It’s important to stop and relax then come back new and refreshed! 

Thank you for reading my post!