I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by GlitzandGlamz, thanks for the nomination! The rules are as follows:
First and foremost, certainly not because I feel as though I have any knowledge or expertise when it comes to beauty or skincare 😛 The BF has a movie blog because he loves movies as much as I love makeup and skincare, so I figured that it would be fun to start my own blog. And it has been a lot of fun, I am maybe too privy to trends these days but it is amazing how much one can learn from the blogosphere. It has become a fantastic creative outlet, I love taking photos (even if they suck) and there is so little judgement. People whom I have never met before take the time to like and read my stuff and it is amazing. I have met some genuinely amazing people on here, been exposed to so much talent and thought provoking content – what started out as just a fun, once in a while hobby has become so much more. I love trying new things and developing an aesthetic, a brand so to speak. It is fun – I would recommend starting a blog to anyone!
My first bit of advice would be to do you, genuinely, absolutely, unapologetically you and everything that makes you unique. And I totally understand getting caught up in a really stunning blog and wanting my blog to be just like that blog but it won’t be because I am not that person and that is OK too. I leave the shadows in my photos, my flat lays are lacking in depth but that’s me, this is my blog. I don’t want someone to read my blog and think, Wow, this really reminded me of… I want them to instead think, Of course this is Stella’s blog. Of course I borrow inspiration from other blogs, but different techniques work for different people, don’t try to pigeon hole yourself into something that you aren’t.
My second bit would be to just enjoy and not stress out! I am sorry (and this might make me a bad blogger), the second that this hobby causes me even a hint of stress I would take a break. I think that’s OK, it is supposed to be fun, not a chore. Write about things that you genuinely enjoy and don’t stress out about it.
Oops – I lied, I have one more bit of advice, don’t be ashamed of having an opinion or fear that people will un-follow you if you share something personal or emotional or raw. I don’t post political stuff on my blog often as I know that people probably don’t care (kinda’ like I don’t give a shit about Meryl Streep’s political view points) and I totally get that. But if you have something to say – say it! I feel that as a society we are so apt to not care about other view points and not listen, we un-follow, we block but just because we disagree doesn’t mean that we can’t listen to one another and exchange ideas. Don’t be afraid to be too real. I am a fan of diversity of opinion 🙂
My nominees are: You, you, you and yes – even you! Showing all the blogs all of the love because we put a lot of work into these and many of us fit this in between work, school, families, cooking dinner, doing laundry and all of the other life stuff. We deserve recognition, if you do this one – be sure to tag me and thanks again to GlitzandGlamz for the nomination!
Thanks for stopping by ❤
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