The title itself may suggest drama, but I promise you there will be no drama in this post. Throughout years of blogging, I’ve been noticing certain habits my fellow beauty bloggers have and I don’t – but perhaps I should? Let me know in the comments!
1. PHOTOS BEFORE USE!
On beauty blogs, I’ll often see photos of products that haven’t been touched along with a long, nice review of the products. I’m not suggesting that these reviews are fake in any way. I know that the bloggers take photos of the products once they buy or receive them and before they start using them. I admit that I don’t have the patience for that so my photos often look like the one above. Do you find this OK or should I take photos of products before I start using them?
2. IF IT’S NOT ON INSTAGRAM, IT DIDN’T HAPPEN
I’ll occasionally share snippets of my personal life on Instagram Stories – a good pizza, a glass of wine, a captured moment with my boy or my dirty kitchen. But mostly, I keep the content beauty related. I see that my fellow colleagues try and capture as many moments as possible through their phone cameras – cooking, shopping, work activities, driving, watching a football game and so forth. I love looking at these and I wonder – would you like it if I did the same and took you along with me every day?
3. OUTFIT OF THE DAY AND OTHER NON-BEAUTY POSTS
As I often say in my posts, I like pretty things. That includes nice clothes, handbags, shoes, jewelry and so forth. I’ll write a post about these here and there but I feel that my blog must remain concentrated on beauty items in terms of personal care and make-up. I often see beauty blogs morph into lifestyle blogs which include posts about creams and lipsticks, but also about books, cars, children, restaurants and so forth. I have a bunch of ideas what I could write about but I’m sticking to beauty, beauty, beauty. I was contemplating doing one post per week that would be more lifestyle oriented – perhaps Friday? What do you think about that?
4. PLANNING AHEAD
I really admire beauty bloggers who always have a couple of posts on hand if something goes wrong with writing new ones. I use to do that before the arrival of baby M., but now that remains but a dream. The last time I was semi-successful in doing this was in December when I was posting every other day and really made an effort to stick to the schedule. Now, I live day by day, post by post. I know that this is not OK and I have to improve it. For starters, I need a good planner – do you have one you can recommend to me?
5. SPONSORED CONTENTS?
Sponsored contents are a delicate area and I’m aware of that. Personally, I don’t mind a post being sponsored if I feel that the opinion behind the product is stilL genuine. Sponsored posts also bring some benefits for both sides – I get money to invest back into post and new interesting products to review, and you get more giveaways and discount codes. I haven’t accepted any offers for paid content so far. I can’t help but wonder – what’s your opinion about that?
Gosh, that’s a lot of questions, right? I stil hope you’ll share your opinions with me – as you can see, I find it really important that I can offer you contents that you’ll like. I look forward to reading your opinions. Until next time, stay beautiful!
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