Hey guys! I have some exciting news for you all! My girl Krystal (Beauty By Krystal) has started a new blog for newbie/seasoned bloggers alike! The new blog, Beauty Blogger Headquaters (or BBHQ) is a new community where we as bloggers can come together and share tips, tricks, and expand our blogs, as well as meet new people. Today, I’m bringing you this month’s task, titled “In the Beginning.” Basically, you’re telling how you became a blogger. Check out my answers below, as well as the links to Krystal’s blog, and the BBHQ! I hope you see you all there!
- How long have you been blogging?
I’d say that I’ve been blogging on and off for about 2-3 years.
- What/who inspired you to start blogging?
I think the thing that inspired me to start my own blog was numerous other blogs and Myspace. Yes, Myspace lol. I used to write a lot on there and read notes on other friend’s Myspaces, which led me to want to branch out and put my thoughts on the Internet for more than just my friends to see.
- Did you tell your family and friends about your blog? If so, what was their reaction? Are they supportive or “in the dark” about your blogging?
I told them this year, right when I wanted to get serious about blogging. Their reaction was more or less, “Oh, okay. That’s cool.” My biggest supporter has to be my fiance. He loves the fact that I have a blog and he always encourages me when it comes to finishing up and/or taking multiple pictures for a blog post. I think my friends are more supportive due to the content of my blog, but my family is still “in the dark” about my blogging; they don’t really take it as serious as I would like them. That will come with time, I’m hoping.
- What goals or dreams did you have for your blog when you started? Have you accomplished them?
When I first began my blog, I wanted to be bring in tons of traffic with my posts and be a “famous” or well-known blogger. Right now, my dream for my blog is just to put out content that people would like and enjoy what I’m doing with my blog. For the former, I have not accomplished my goal; that will happen when it happens. For the latter, I would say yes. I used to be so anal about wondering if people are reading or looking at my blog (because of lack of comments), but I’m happier knowing that friends refer to my blog when it comes to hair regimen and makeup tips.
- If you could give your beginner-blogger-self one tip of advice, what would it be?
Have patience. When I first started out, I was always so anxious for everything to happen. I became worried that my content was terrible, that no one would ever read anything I put out, and that the only comfort I could get to continue blogging was seeing a comment from someone saying, “I loved this post!” When you lose sight of why you’re really blogging, you become impatient for things to happen. Just have a seat, take a deep breath, eat your favorite meal, and relax =).
- What is your favorite and least favorite thing about being a blogger?
My favorite thing about being a blogger is being able to help people in the beauty world. I don’t know everything there is to know about beauty, but knowing that even one person takes my advice and it works for them is the best feeling in the world for me. My least favorite thing will have to be getting behind on blog posts. If only you could see my drafts folder, haha! I hate being behind on posts that I really want to do.
- What does your blog name mean? How did you decide on it?
Funny story about that. One day during my senior year, I was a really big fan of Nicki Minaj. I wanted to be a Barb for some strange reason, so my best friend and I began to think of names. I brought Barbie Sprinkles or something of that nature and I liked it. Naturally, I fell out of that phase of wanting to be a “Barb” but I still wanted to use the name for something. I decided to alter the name and use it for my website, sundaysprinkles.com. To correlate my two blogs (depending on if you prefer tumblr or blogger) I decided to name this blog Sprinkles Makeup (or Beauty By Shuna Rae).