Why didn’t you tell me you had a blog?
I get asked this question a lot by my friends after they accidentally stumble upon my blog link in my Facebook profile or see me post a status update about a post. I feel like some people feel like I am hiding my blog since I don’t actively bring it up in conversation but the truth is, I hate being the center of attention. Many people think having a blog is a very self-serving, look-at-me kind of thing but honestly, it’s just something I do for fun and, to practice my writing and social media skills, not to get attention.
I like that people I know read my posts and enjoy them, but I never assume that people read my blog. Even though I post what seems like a lot of my life online, I am actually a very private person.
How do you make the time to blog?
Time management! I have a part-time internship where I work 24 hours per week, full-time college classes, homework, rock climbing, running, and a social life. This means procrastination is not an option. If I blow something off one day, even something small, it creates a ripple effect for the whole week. This means, I do my best to plan writing my posts in my schedule. If I blow it off and wait to the last minute, it’s so much harder to get done.
Also, I feel like if I am going to put in even minimal effort to be a blogger than I really should make the full effort to post on a somewhat regular schedule.
What photo editing software do you use?
How do you get people to follow you?
Write good content, post on a regular schedule, but most importantly – comment on other blogs! I don’t mean spammy comments like, “Nice :)! Come check out my blog! samandro.com!” Actually read the post and offer something substantial – this is how you build relationships and earn followers. I spam so many comments where people are just link promoting.
Why do you post about beauty so much?
I started really getting into makeup while I was in college, and since I spend a lot of my time playing around with it, I find myself writing about it a lot. There is something very satisfying to me about putting on makeup and feeling awesome, and I want to be able to share that feeling with other women, especially those who are intimidated by beauty products.
I want to start a blog. Where do I start?
Sign up on a blogging website (WordPress, Blogger, etc) and start writing! It’s as simple as that. The thing about becoming a “real” blogger is you have to stick through the rough patches. If you think that I write this blog and never have writer’s block, you’re crazy! If you think that there are not days in the week when I just want to give up, you’re crazy! Contrary to popular belief, being a blogger is hard work.
You are not going to be popular overnight or even in a year or maybe even year(s). Do it for you, not the popularity.
Do you have any burning questions that I did not answer?