Sunday, 14 June 2015

The Blogger Tag





After doing my last tag post and loving it, i decided to go on the hunt for another one to do. Now, i didnt actually get tagged to do this but i figured i could re-start this one off again by finishing off with tagging some of my friends and fellow bloggers to continue it. 

1. WHEN DID YOU START BLOGGING?

I started my blogging the day after i moved to Cardiff which was the 4th August 2014. Ive blogged constantly since then but had a few little hiccups with my blog instgram which meant that back in november 2014 i actually deleted my instagram and didnt restart it again until january 2015. HOWEVER, since then i has been solid and im loving doing it. Its actually a huge part of my life now and my biggest hobby. I honestly cant see myself ever stopping doing it. 

2. WHAT ENCOURAGED YOU TO START? 

I think the thing that actually kicked me up the bum to start was probablies my brother James constantly on my case about how i should start a blog and how id be good at it and how he saw potential in me. Sounds silly that it would be my brother who made me start but honestly hes always been so supportive of me and wanted me to do well. I think another reason ive stuck at it is because its been the missing piece really. Over the last few years ive had nothing creative going on in my life and after doing art as an A Level and all through my school life something was definitely missing. Now ive got my blog in my life i get to express my creativity again through my photos and posts and i absolutely love it. 

3. WHAT WAS THE FIRST BLOG YOU EVER ACTIVELY FOLLOWED?

It was definitely Sarah Ashcroft's Blog on www.thatpommiegirl.com - I am so obsessed with her fashion and style and cant believe how successful she has become in such a short space of time. I love reading her posts and seeing her instagram pictures on my feed. Im definitely still as interested in reading her blog now as the first time i read it. 

4. WHAT TYPE OF THINGS DO YOU BLOG ABOUT?

Beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle and occasionally nursing related bits. I have done loads lately about beauty and make up looks etc. My blog is about so much more than beauty and fashion though, i love to post about things which are passionate to me and feel like I want to offer advice and help in many different areas rather than just one or two topics. 

5. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST REVELATION SINCE BLOGGING?

Probablies just how many people there actually is out there in the blogging community & how many opportunities you can get from blogging. Before i started doing it myself i really didnt know quite how many other people out there were doing it & im shocked that every single day i find myself following lots of fellow bloggers whose accounts i am obsessed with. 

6. WHAT DO YOU FIND TOUGHEST ABOUT BLOGGING? 

The toughest thing about blogging was probablies the getting started part of it, its really hard to get yourself recognised when you only have like 100 followers on instagram. I sometimes felt like people werent willing to follow you because of only having a small following.. which i think is wrong because you could be a really good blogger and take really good photos and the only reason people dont follow you is because they probablies feel like your account is irrelevent. Nopeeee, not right whatsoever. I feel like people need to remember that we all start from the bottom and gradually work our way up. I dont agree with when people say 'shoutout if you have so and so amount of followers only' - arent we all supposed to help eachother? I dont know... i just feel like sometimes the support isnt out there from people completely and thats definitely not the right mindset to have. 

7. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT BLOGGING?

My favourite thing about blogging is probablies when i feel completely satisfied with my photos, the post and everything. I get myself in such a paddy when things dont go to plan with my photos or posts because now blogging is so important to me. I also absolutely love it when people send me messages and say 'you helped me so much' or whatnot - like not too long ago when i was still dabbling with YouTube someone sent me a message telling me that my Q&A about nursing helped them prepare for their interview and they got offered a place at university because of it. That to me is an irreplaceable feeling. Knowing you have helped someone to achieve something is such a good feeling. 

8. WHAT ARE YOUR AMBITIONS FOR 2015?

Just to continue to see my blog & instagram grow. I feel like its forever changing and my photos and content are improving and i feel like at the moment its really going in the direction i want it to. 

9. RECOMMEND 5 BLOGS FOR PEOPLE TO READ. 

Sarah Ashcroft - www.thatpommiegirl.com
Victoria From In The Frow - www.inthefrow.com

10. WHO DO YOU TAG?

I will tag 'MyJourney__Roo', 'Shwee.x', 'Isobelceline', 'NickyHoughton1' and 'Katyjjo' 
I will tag all the above bloggers over on instagram. 




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  1. This is a lovely post Lauren! Thank you for tagging me, will write mine up soon! Totally agree with you about my love for the 'blogging community', find new loves everyday!! <3 x

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    1. Aw thankyou so much lovely! I cant wait to read yours!! I know, i cant believe how big the blogging community actually is, i love it!! xx

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