Friday, 2 December 2016

10 Confessions of a Beauty Blogger


I hadn't quite realised that last week I'd published my hundredth post!  So I thought it would be fun and the perfect time to publish one of these light-hearted posts where I share all the things that I meant to do as a Blogger, but don't! (Naughty Blogger!) Plus, I've also featured some of the other bizarre things I do as well! I hope I'm not alone here. Are you guilty of any of these?

1. Your ideas for blog posts arise in the most strangest of places!

Yeah, like whilst in the shower! - Seriously? Must be the heat massaging my brain!
Ermm...yeah, enough about that one! Let's move swiftly on, shall we?

2. I never use Google Analytics! 

I must be the only person that doesn't share much love for this, what-so-ever! I suppose if you see your blog as more of a business or is something you do full-time, then I totally get the importance of using this tool. They often share their love for google analytics and how it helps to improve their blog - and I'm sure it probably does! But the truth is, I don't understand any of it because it involves too many numbers and analysis I haven't got a clue about! Unfortunately, the bit I do understand is too bloody depressing to read! It's an app I never visit!

3. The White marble background isn't as marbled as you think! 

No, I don't possess a top of the range kitchen you'll find in one of those House magazines (House porn as I like to call them because of the amount of "ooing" and "ahhing" you do over the textures and colours!) So, for me, I've had to improvise by using MDF and Fablon! For a long time, I tried to steer away from using this type background because it's featured on quite alot of blogs. But I found as time went on, something was needed to fill the gap in between the products (hence the soft marble effect) and help bring everything together.  

4. I don't own a DSLR! 

I don't posses a decent camera either! Hubby has got a nice one so I might try and make an effort to learn how to use it in the new year. But for now, I just use either my IPhone or IPad to take pictures. I also adjust the lighting of the pictures using Snapseed, which is a brilliant app and is very handy to use on my IPad.  However I do plan in the future to try and start adjusting them on the desktop instead, just to see if it makes any diffrence. I wish my photos looked so much better than it does at the moment. As in saying that, when you compare them with some of my older posts, it's definitely got better!

5. I've spent more money than I should on my blog!

On numerous occasions, I am totally guilty of buying things simply because you know it'll make good writing material and be popular, which is just a plain daft really! Plus Instagram is the worst place to be when you're resisting that urge to splurge!  Next year I plan on buying a lot less but concentrating more on the higher-end purchases as most of the time these work better on me. Also you find you're buying more accessories, which moves us on 6....

6. And the accessories have become out of control too!

But you're not buying for the house, it's for the pigging blog! So, other than shopping at the usual haunts, you find yourself wondering around in other places like Tiger or even New Look for accessories all because it might look that little more Instagram worthy! Madness! 

7. I still can't get to grips with this SEO thingy!

I'll admit, I still don't hundred percent know how to get my posts featured on the first page on google, (when someone searches on google using a specific keyword and your post is featured on the first page. It helps to gain more traffic to your blog). I kind of know about using certain keywords within the first paragraph of your post and also throughout, but that's just about it! Oh, and I also know that if my blog was a "dot com" instead of  a "dot blogspot", that'll also improve my SEO ranking too! Hopefully in the new year (lot's planned in the new year) I'll finally get my own domain.

8. Twitter Scheduling. I'm SO BAD at it! 

To be honest, I'm not a massive fan of Twitter. I much prefer Instagram as I feel a picture can say a thousand words! So, when it comes to promoting my posts, I don't schedule half as much tweets as I should do. I just find it so boring, and to be honest, when I'm not at work, I seem to spend so much time on my blog; my family and those dreaded house chores needs my attention too! Plus, I use to worry alot about spamming on other people's feed. However, this is something I really need to improve on. I mean, who wouldn't want new followers and brands to discover them.

9. I need to up my word description game!

It looks as though you've become obsessed with the words Creamy, Buttery and Smooth! Pigmented is another descriptive word that's over used. Unfortunately, sometimes, these are the only words to describe that particular product. It's just so same-y though!

10. I don't own a media kit either!  

If I want more brands to work with me, then I may need to get my skates on with regards to this one! The thing is, and this is kind of going back to why I find Google Analytics depressing, is that my stats would be too laughable to share with brands; and is one of the reasons I don't approach them either! At the moment, I only see my blog as a hobby, but the fact that I'm publishing twice a week, one can't help but come to the conclusion that I take this blogging a lot more seriously than I think I do. Despite getting the opportunity to work with some brands, so far, I haven't been asked for one, although I'm sure that will change in the future.

There's probably tons more I do wrong so I might need to do a follow-up post. 

What are your blogger confessions!

      Toni. xoxo



  1. I totallly agree with all these confessions, especially the first two haha!

    x Caroline

  2. I use my iPhone for all of my photos too! I really enjoyed reading this post :)

    xo, Liz

  3. Oh goodness how I can relate to these. Well, except buying stuff for my blog to review. SEO still boggles my mind. I'm just happy when wordpress tells me I have good SEO.

  4. hehe i know the struggle yessss

  5. Haha this post is brilliant! I think most bloggers can relate to these, and I know what you mean about SEO. I've only just started my blog and it totally confuses me!


  6. Yup I get sparks of creativity when I am lying in bed trying to get to sleep haha. I also don't own DSLR and managed just fine so far x

    Beauty with charm

    1. Thanks Ladies! I'm glad it's not just me! xx

  7. No 9 made me laugh because it's hard not to use those words when they are the best description! I find twitter scheduling boring too but it makes a big difference! xx


  8. Haha loved this post - numbers 5 and 6 I can relate to so much! I spend way to much on blog props or buy items and say "its for the blog" to justify it!! xx


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