Blogging; Meet Roxanne πŸŽ€

Roxanne is so lovely, a complete fashion & beauty guru. Her Twitter is full of motivational tweets! And we’re always talking about our pretty little thing hauls πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚


What made you decide to start blogging? 

After being in the beauty industry for around ten years, I really wanted to start sharing my knowledge and experience with beauty. My aim has always been to help others with their beauty know-how. My blog is a place for people who love to learn new things and/or need a little guidance and I am keen to reach out to others that share my passion for beauty

Do you having a blogging niche? Or do you just write about whatever you enjoy?

My blog is mainly centred around beauty. Makeup, skincare, nails and hair being my main topics. But I occasionally like to blog about lifestyle stuff as well. This gives my readers a chance to get to me know better and really share my journey.

Who would you say are your blogging inspirations? 

My biggest blog inspiration would be β€˜In The Frow’. I read her blog way before I even thought about starting mine. The things she has achieved are so inspiring and I love her drive. She motivates me everyday to be better!

How long have you been blogging? 

I have only been blogging for 10 months. My blogs birthday is at the end of January, how exciting! I was doing other social media bits for quite a while before my blog launched.

What is your favourite social media platform for sharing your blog?

Although I have a love/hate relationship with it, I have to say Instagram. I really enjoy creating content and sharing it on there (even if Instagram doesn’t show it to anyone haha!)


Any tips for new bloggers? 

Be yourself! Stand out from the crowd. Try not to compare yourself to others because that will just dishearten you. Instead use them as your inspiration and future goals. Learn from your mistakes and failures and don’t forget to enjoy it!

Thanks for the great tips! I didn’t realise you hadn’t been blogging for very long! You’re a natural πŸ’πŸ½  the nails I see you create are beautiful by the way too 

Blogging; Meet Della βœˆοΈ

Today we’re going to get to know Della a bit more. From the name of her blog I can guess she loves Nutella πŸ˜‰ but she has a lovely insta feed (I love a holiday snap) 


What made you decide to start blogging?

I’ve always had a massive passion for writing and wanted a space to show my creativity. I’d already been a big fan of makeup gurus on YouTube and from that I discovered people’s blogs. After reading a few I thought, I’d love to do it – took the plunge and 5 years later never looked back. 

Do you have a blogging niche? Or do you just write about whatever you enjoy?

I think this is a tricky one! When I first started out it was mainly beauty and a bit of lifestyle but as my blog has grown over the years, I moved the focus more to travel as it’s become a huge passion of mine. I still post about beauty, lifestyle and books as well. 

Who would you say are your blogging inspirations?

There are so many blogging inspirations! From the big names like Zoella and Louise Pentland to my blogger friends who started at the same time as me. Every blogger inspires me as they’re sharing their thoughts with the world and doing something they love. 

How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging since I was 16 in early 2013 so it’s coming on to 6 years now! 

What is your favourite social media platform for sharing your blog?

Twitter is definitely the best platform! I get to engage with loads of bloggers, talk in the community and share tips with everyone. 


Any tips for new bloggers?

Write what you love not what you think will be popular as you’ll find a niche audience for it – and enjoy it more. Engage with community and keep going, as blogging can be tough at times. But it’s the most rewarding thing in the world – I love it and hope I never stop.

You’re right Della, blogging can be tough! I completely agree with the engaging tip. Plus I love the name of your blog 😍😍

Blogging; Meet Pau πŸ’žΒ 

Paulina is another girl I chat to daily so I’m so pleased you’ll all get to know her better too. She’s a Mexican beauty living in Scotland, so her Instagram feed is goals
What made you decide to start blogging? 

So I decided to create my own blog because after years and years of reading other people’s blogs I just really wanted to have my own little creative space in the internet. I also wanted to share my opinions, reviews and ideas about all the things that I love! 
Do you having a blogging niche? Or do you just write about whatever you enjoy? 

I don’t think I have a niche as theres a lot of things I love to talk about! I usually blog about fashion, makeup, skincare products and lifestyle things like travel and I want to start writing fitness posts as well as this is a massive part of my life. And of course I have been writing so much wedding content as I’m getting married in December this year 
Who would you say are your blogging inspirations? 

I absolutely love Victoria from inthefrow she’s just wow incredible and such an inspiration as she has managed to grow her brand into a massive thing! Also love Lydia elise millen 
How long have you been blogging? 

Not too long, started in 2017 and I’m not going to lie I haven’t been blogging as much recently as life just gets in the way but I absolutely love it! 
What is your favourite social media platform for sharing your blog?

I use Twitter lots and just share it with my other blogger friends as well!

Any tips for new bloggers? 

Just write about whatever you want and don’t compare yourself with anyone else! It’s all about having fun and being creative ❀

Great tips Pau ☺️ I didn’t realise you hadn’t been blogging for long! I definitely think you should do some fitness posts too

Bloggers; Meet Luce πŸ’œ

Today we’re meeting Lucy. Hello lovely πŸ‘‹πŸ½   Isn’t she such a stunner?!


What made you decide to start blogging? 

I started blogging because I had to do blogging modules as part of my PR degree and one day I just decided to create my own personal blog. The first day I pushed it out was very scary!  

Do you having a blogging niche? Or do you just write about whatever you enjoy? 

I started out blogging about beauty, fashion and uni life. Which has now evolved into lifestyle, fitness, events and food. I’d describe myself as a β€˜lifestyle blogger’, and essentially all my categories are a huge part of my own lifestyle!

Who would you say are your blogging inspirations? 

I’m so bad at reading other people’s blog outside out of work (I work in PR and basically sit and read blogs most of the day!) But I tend to support my fellow bloggers more through Instagram.

How long have you been blogging? 

I’ve been blogging for almost 4 years now which is crazy! 

What is your favourite social media platform for sharing your blog? 
I prefer sharing my content on Instagram, as I like sharing the images I use in my blogs. But I think twitter and Pinterest are much better for generating traffic!


Any tips for new bloggers? 

Buy your own domain straight away! Just for SEO benefits and brands and agencies are more likely to work with you. Also use your area hashtags on twitter and insta (eg. #leedsbloggers) it’ll let PRs know where you live, meaning you’re more likely to get invited to events!

Thanks Luce for sharing this with everyone! I’d love to have a job like yours, completely jealous 😍 Plus… I didn’t even think about the area hashtags so thanks for the tip πŸ’πŸ½ 

Blogging; Meet Alice πŸŽ€

It’s now Thursday & we’re meeting Alice today! Alice is a beauty therapist by day & a beauty blogger by night πŸ‘‹πŸ½


What made you decide to start blogging?

The community. It looked like such a friendly and cheerful place online to be a part of. When I first started blogging, my blog was more about make up and what recommendations I would suggest as this is what I loved to do with my friends, it was just an add on to that. 

Do you having a blogging niche? Or do you just write about whatever you enjoy? 

When I first started blogging, my blog was mostly beauty, however in the last year or so I have grown a love for photgraphy so now do a little bit more travel posts. Overall I write what I wanna write and what I enjoy the most. 

Who would you say are your blogging inspirations? 

I have a few and are always finding new bloggers that inspire me. At the moment I love Scarlett London, allchloerose both of these girls have grogeous blogs and also instagrams, I find myself in a daze reading!! 

Someone that really does inspire both online and offline would be Louise Pentland. 

How long have you been blogging? 

I have been on and off blogging for around 3 years now. 

What is your favourite social media platform for sharing your blog?

I love twitter and instagram. I feel like I know where I stand with it!! You also have that more personal touch with comments and likes. 



Any tips for new bloggers? 

Write about what you love and enjoy.

Thanks so much Alice! I completely agree, Twitter & Instagram are what I love to use as well. The community is sooo lovely isn’t it. I really enjoyed getting to you know you more ☺️

Blogging; Meet Emma S πŸ‘‹πŸ½

I already know Emma pretty well, so let’s see what I learn now πŸ˜‰ we chat pretty much daily so I can tell you she is a lovely girl! Her blog is beautiful & her Twitter comments are definitely relatable πŸ˜‚


What made you decide to start blogging? 
I started about 4 years ago, and I was just scrolling the old interwebs, as you do, and found some blogs I just couldn’t stop reading! I fell in love with them and the idea of having your own little place to write about whatever you like. (I started mainly doing beauty but I so travel and lifestyle too now!) I looked into it and started a month or so after being addicted to those other ones! 

Do you having a blogging niche? Or do you just write about whatever you enjoy? 
So I started doing beauty because makeup (and underwear to be fair!) are definitely my biggest obsessions, but I feel like my blog kind of grew with me. What I write now is mainly in travel, lifestyle and beauty though! I feel like its good to keep it fairly relative because I’m not sure my followers would be too interested if I suddenly started talking about space! (But who knows, maybe that’ll be my new thing πŸ˜‰) 

Who would you say are your blogging inspirations? 

  • Kayleigh Johnson (couture girl) was one of the first I followed, I love her style and pictures, and she has a style of writing where she just feels like your friend. Her instagram is unreeeeal too! 
  • Em Sheldon (Em Talks) is another I’m obsessed with, she writes about so many different topics, but she has some really down to earth posts about life which have been really helpful to me! She’s such a lovely girl and will always have a chat with you too! 

How long have you been blogging? 
I seem to be prematurely answering everything haha! About 4 years now! 

What is your favourite social media platform for sharing your blog?
I love instagram, although all those changes did make it less enjoyable let’s be real! But that – especially insta stories definitely gets the most engagement for me and I really enjoy spending time on there most days. 


Any tips for new bloggers? 

When you start blogging you’ll most likely be so inspired, and have so much to write about, but when you blog long enough that love for it comes and goes. I would say push past it because you’ll always come back to that place of inspiration and it really can be so rewarding – you meet so many lovely people through doing it too! Definitely try and write about what you’re most passionate about, don’t go for what you think is a money maker or a freebie zone, because as much as there is room for everyone here(!) blogging is saturated and you’ll lose love quickly if you’re not passionate about what you’re doing. I would say to anyone debating it, just go for it! Use a free hosting platform (blogger or free WordPress) first, and then see how you go before paying too much for anything – as it can get expensive! But enjoy over everything! 

Thanks Emma! I love your insta stories too πŸ˜‚ plus keep up the good work & stay sassy. We need more about underwear from you girly! 

 

Blogging; Meet Meg πŸ‘‹πŸ½

Let’s all say hey to meg! *hey meg* πŸ™Š Meg is a lifestyle blogger & a food enthusiast (likewise Meg, love food) she is also a surfer & a soon to be author! How exciting!! 


What made you decide to start blogging?
It’s actually quite a long story. Basically… I was about one sleep away from dying to put it simply. I have always been very health focused, I’ve been a surfer since I was 5/6 so being healthy has always been such an important part of my life. My lung collapsed but no one picked it up as I was “too healthy” for it to happen. The night it was picked up was the night I was rushed to hospital with a suspected blood clot on my lung, but it turned out to be a fully collapsed lung which had been down for such a long time that it had fused to my diaphragm and part of it basically died, which meant I had been living off one lung for about a month. I had to have emergency major surgery which was involved having half of my lung removed. I then had to go through very traumatic things after with blood drains etc etc so my anxiety got set off and went through the roof! 
Anyway, fast forward a few months and I started to feel more myself but I wanted to share my story as apparently it was extremely rare (1 case in every 6/7 years!) and it was a great way of helping me cope with and process what I had been through – hence the name “Respirare” means “Breathe” in Italian (it sounded nicer than the British one!) 

Do you have a blogging niche or do you just write about whatever you enjoy?
I never really had a particular thing in mind to blog about, and I never dreamt that it would have become what it is now 12 months later and I’ll always be grateful for the support the community gives me. I’d say it’s mostly lifestyle and travel – I enjoy sharing stories from my trips to other countries and new experiences, I also enjoy reading and I’m trying to do a few more book reviews. 
I’d like to think that there is something on my blog for everyone to enjoy. 

Who would you say are your blogging inspirations?
Wow! This is a really hard one. Within the blogging world (twitter) I’d say @MaudMpp and @HelloBexa – but with YouTube I LOVE Sarah’s Day as she seems to be my better looking double who lives in Australia – we have the same health “issues” and choices etc, so it’s great to watch what she does to keep herself as healthy as possible.
How long have you been blogging? 

It’s coming up to one year in April! I cant believe how fast it’s gone. 

What is your favourite social media platform for sharing your blog? 
Definitely Twitter! I tend to keep Instagram slightly more private, and I feel like Twitter is a better place to reach more people and really interact with them and their content. I do have a Facebook page but always forget to keep it updated! I have a bloglovin’ profile, and I’m going to start a Pinterest! 

Any tips for new bloggers?

  •  Take your time
  •  Always be true to yourself and never forget why you started
  •  Only share what YOU want to share
  •  Give support and you will receive it

I feel like I know so much more about Meg now! Thankyou so much for sharing. I am sorry to hear about your health complications. What a truly strong girl you are! You’ve only been blogging a few months & you’re doing fabulously. I wish you every success in the future with your blog too. 

Blogging; A few tips for beginners πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ“

So by no means am I the best blogger, or the most successful but I do have a few tips for some beginners. I wish I had known a few of these when I first started myself.

First tip; Make friends πŸ‘­

I honestly wish I had chatted to people earlier on & been a little more confident with getting my blog out there. I have made some of the best friends because of my blog. I set up a whatsapp group a few months back full of some lovely blogger girls & just girls who love to chat with us all. They love being supportive & reading my blog, as I do theirs too.

Second tip; be confident πŸ’πŸ½

I think I had my blog hidden from people I knew for the first 6 months, which to me seems silly now. This meant I didn’t really put it on any social media! You need to be confident & love what you are writing. Trust me the blogging community is huge so there will always be someone who loves your blog. Also sharing it on social media has done me the world of good! These are my stats, you can see the growth 😍😍 I started blogging November 2016 & we are now August 2018. I am almost at the same amount of views for what I had the whole of 2017.


Third tip; drafts πŸ“

I swear by making a draft every time a good idea pops into my head! I literally just write a sentence or a few words that will help remind me what it was that I was wanting to write about. This has helped me sooo much, it means I will always have a blog post in mind & don’t need to worry too much about writers block. At the minute I have 29 drafts πŸ˜‚ 

Fourth tip; do what you love πŸ’ž

There are a lot of different things that happen in the blogging community. Just know that if you don’t want to join in you don’t have to. Join in on the things you love! By this I mean, there tends to be a lot of posts about ‘blogger awards’ which are just like tags, so you answer the questions etc. If you love the idea it can help you grow, but if you don’t love it then just find what you do love? If that makes sense πŸ™ˆ I personally love getting involved in Blogmas! 

Fifth tip; photos πŸ“Έ

I find a lot of my blog posts do really well if the photos are enticing. If they don’t grab someone’s attention, then sometimes the post doesn’t do so well. I absolutely love getting the photos for my posts, it’s my favourite part! But honestly my photos used to be pretty terrible, it takes time to get the hang of it all, I mean look at the difference in these…


I hope this was helpful for people ☺️