Hi I’m Rachael and I blog over at fromrachaelclaire.blogspot.co.uk, a Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle blog. I’m very lucky in the fact that whilst Christina is on holiday, I get to write a post for her lovely followers!
Blogging has fast become a huge part of my life, as I’m sure it has for many bloggers! However, recently I have been so disappointed to hear that some amazing bloggers/youtubers alike, have had some horrible things said about them. People dictating what they should be writing about, or what they themselves should look like. The blogging community is normally such a positive and friendly community, it’s silly people that tarnish that reputation with petty school girl comments that frankly, none of want to read and it’s a waste of their time, not ours.
I thought I would create a more positive outlook on blogging, and give you my 2 cents on the amazing, positive side to blogging!
- The feeling you get when you’ve uploaded a new post to your blog, and you’re actually pleased with how it’s turned out, whether it be your crystal clear pictures or your witty banter. You feel proud of your little blog.
- When someone comments on one of your posts, not spamming about their giveaway, but actually about what you have written. Showing they have sat and actually read your post!
- When you get lovely feedback whether it is via a comment or twitter, telling you how much they like your blog and read every one of your posts. It definitely puts a spring in your step.
- A blogger, whose blog you love to read, follows you! It makes you think that if someone with such an amazing blog, can like yours too, then you’re definitely doing something right.
The blogging community is amazing. The twitter chats that take place on a Wednesday & Sunday evening are the best. You meet so many amazing people, with the same interests as you and don’t think you are crazy for your obscene shopping habits or lipstick addiction. Everyone is so friendly and gives amazing advice. I personally have met some incredible people through blogging and twitter. People I now consider friends.
- Write about what you want! It doesn’t have to be the latest crazed about foundation, whatever you’re passionate about, write about! Don’t be afraid to go against the hype and say how much you really don’t like a product that everyone else loves. Everyone is different and that’s okay!
- Write as often as you want, don’t feel like you have to blog every single day, because you don’t. If you force yourself to sit and write a post, you’ll end up taking the fun out of it and that’s what blogging is all about. I myself have suffered from severe writers block, and didn’t write a blog post for a few weeks, but that’s okay. Take some time, take a breath and you’ll come back more motivated and inspired than ever. Don’t force it!
- Lastly, don’t try to get so wrapped up in how many followers you have. Blogging can be so competitive and it shouldn’t be. No blog is ‘big’ or ‘small’ as people seemed to have labelled them. Don’t ever let anyone one label the size of your blog! Whether you have 5,000 followers or 50 followers, your blog is for you and you should be so proud of what you have achieved.
I hope you guys have enjoyed my post and don’t miss Christina too much ;)
Love, Rachael x