Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Deviations, departures and new directions.
I have decided that my blog is no longer going to be exclusively beauty based. I started blogging because I spent a lot of my time emailing friends and family saying "bought this at the weekend, its fab, you should buy it" and decided that rather than spamming them with email recommendations I would be better putting it onto a blog and then they could choose whether or not to read it. Most of them seem not to! Although they do still email me and say "I need x sort of product, what would you recommend?" which I am very happy about.
Once I started with the blog I got swept up in the whole quest for page views, readers and the longing for an email from a PR. Of course I have now realised that this is pointless; there are more beauty blogs than there are lipsticks and whilst its a huge pie unless you are aiming to work as a freelance writer or want to make money from your blog the frenzied amount of work required to garner more than a tiny morsel of it is overwhelming! Post daily? Are you sure?
Blogging is a hobby and as such should be fun, feeling envious of someone else's page views is just not a constructive emotion in the grand scheme of things so why bother, I am never going to earn my living writing, its just something I enjoy and trying to do it to a timetable is tearing the arse out of it for me.
So whilst I will still be blogging about make up, because I will still be buying it and I will still be loving it I am also going to post about more random "life" stuff. Rather than my toe-hold in the world of beauty blogging this blog is going to become my online place to vent, think and discuss with photos, thoughts and feelings. It may contain swearing, just a warning! I try to be ladylike but sometimes a sweary word just adds to the humour and I do like to try to be amusing, apologies in advance for that!
So a bit of a departure but not a fundamental change, hope you'll come with me for the journey and see where we end up!