Before I start this post I just want to explain why I’ve been so absent on this blog lately. I think main reason why I’m so unmotivated to write is because I’ve been blogging for a while now. That sounds weird but I’m easily bored and most of the time I’m only completely motivated when I start something new. I really hate the fact I’m neglecting this blog because I LOVE blogging but I somehow completely lack the motivation to create posts that are worth writing and reading. I really hope explaining this will be a turning point and that I will start posting frequently again. So that was the serious part and now on to the fun part!
About a month ago I got nominated by Stash Matters to do the Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag. Thank you so much for the nomination and I’m sorry I didn’t answer the questions earlier. I know I’m so late to the hype but I really felt like answering some questions today and I thought this would be a good opportunity to tell a bit more about myself (something I don’t do very often on this blog). Here we go!
- When did you start your blog?
I started my blog in July 2014. I had no idea my blog is already almost one year old, time flies!
- Why did you start a blog?
There were several reasons I started this blog. Mainly because I love beauty but also because I really liked the thought of having my own website which I could make exactly the way I wanted. My study is very focused on graphic design and even though I love graphic design, I sometimes feel restricted by all the rules you should follow. This blog was a good opportunity to make something I liked instead of something that’s visually correct.
- When did you start becoming serious about starting a blog?
I believe one morning I just thought ‘having a blog would be nice’ and that evening I created this website. It wasn’t until a few weeks later that I uploaded my first post.
- How many hours a week do you spend planning/writing/uploading posts?
The last two months have absolutely been a low when it comes to blogging. I think I only spent about one hour a week on blogging. Before it would be about six hours a week and I really hope that I will find the motivation to post more often soon!
- What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
Posting regularly. I’m a huge procrastinator and, as I mentioned, I have been neglecting this blog so bad.
- When is it easiest for you to write your posts?
When I just bought something I love. My favorite posts to write are reviews so I’m always super excited to share my opinion on a product I love.
- What makes writing posts comfortable for you?
When I already know what I’m going to tell and when I like the pictures I took. For me, these two things are super important to write a post I (and hopefully the readers) like.
- Where do you see your blog in one year?
I have no idea. I just hope I’m still posting and enjoying blogging!
- What is the most rewarding thing to you about blogging?
When people have as much fun reading my posts as I had to write them. I love reading your comments and I’m still amazed how supporting and sweet you all are!
- What’s your worst makeup/hair habit?
It’s more like a general beauty habit but I bite my lips and nails. I know I really should stop because it’s both painful and gross but I’m quite addicted haha.
- What’s one quote you wish the world would live by?
Well I’m not really a quote fan but I wish that people just started to respect each other. People always fear the things they understand and it’s really messed up that they use violence against the people who live in a way that they don’t understand. Do you have a quote that fits this? Because that quote probably is my answer to this question.
- How long do you spend getting ready every day?
I can get ready in about 30 minutes but only when there’s no other option. Otherwise about an hour.
- What’s your favorite post on your blog?
That’s a tough question. I think the post I like most are the recipes because they are so much fun to write and (hopefully) encourage readers to make something nice.
- Who is a beauty blogger that you think deserve more subscribers that they have?
I have no idea how many subscribers the bloggers I follow have but I really like them all and they all deserve tons of subscribers!
- What’s one thing you’re excited about in the coming year?
In summer I’m going to Lisbon with three friends and I’m absolutely looking forward to that trip!
- What has been your favorite blogging moment?
I think that was when I won a Chanel giveaway. I never won something before so I was super happy!
- How long does it take to prep for a post?
In general: 20 minutes of taking photo’s, 20-30 minutes of editing (I always adjust the light in pictures and very often I place a text over them), 1 hour of writing and uploading. So 1.5 to 2 hours.
- Are you wearing jeans/ skirt right now or are you wearing pajama bottoms?
Jeans! I’m one of the very few people who doesn’t like wearing pajama’s during the day.
Feel free to answer these questions and let me know if you did this tag! I love to learn more about you. Thank you for reading!