Hey guys! It’s been a few months since I’ve done a task for Beauty Bloggers Headquarters (or BBHQ), created by my lovely friend and fellow blogger Beauty By Krystal, so I thought I would join in on this task! This task mirrors something I’ve had in my drafts for a long time, so I figured now would be the perfect time to talk about the things that inspire me to blog. I hope you all enjoy my responses. Don’t forget to check out Krystal’s blog and the BBHQ website for tips from other bloggers & vloggers, and perhaps, even joining the fun! I’ll talk to you all again soon.
- What inspires you to blog and/or vlog?
I think what inspires me to blog is my love of writing and talking. When it comes to topics I discuss on my blog, such as hair and make-up, I don’t have many people in my personal life who understand my love for the beauty world. Often, when purchasing new make-up or hair products, I’m often asked, “why do you need all of this?” Sure, I could try to explain my reasoning, but I don’t think my thought process is often fully understood. At least here in the beauty blogging world, I can talk and share with like minded people and not feel like an outcast when I have to buy that new MAC lipstick or 6 out of 10 of the new Maybelline Vivid lipsticks. Here in the beauty blogging world, people understand my collector’s mindset, lol.
- Share some of your favorite blogs to read for inspiration?
Well, this is easy!
- Share some of your favorite Youtube channels to watch for inspiration?
Okay, now this is a little bit harder to narrow down. Let’s see, how to go about this. Hmmm. Oh! I know! I will just list my favorites by their usernames. It’ll be easier to find them on Youtube since I’m too lazy to remember links. Sorry =).
Favorite YouTube Channels:
- What are your favorite magazines to browse for inspiration?
Seventeen, Glamour, Vogue, Teen Vogue, and InStyle
- How do you organize your inspiration? Pinterest board, notebook, sketchpad, etc.?
Sometimes, I use Pinterest, but most of the time I just keep all my old magazines and look through them for inspiration. Soon, I will be doing sort of a lookbook of my fashion and beauty inspirations to keep better track of them.
- What motivates you to continue blogging and/or vlogging?
I think what motivates me to continue blogging, and start vlogging, is the fact that this is a way for me to be me. I continue blogging because it’s a way for me to get my thoughts out without bothering anyone or talking someone’s ear off. It’s something I do when I’m feeling happy or feeling depressed. A plus it that my posts can be seen by others who may be interested in a beauty product, a hair tip, or just what goes on in this mind of mine. In my personal life, I’ve had people tell me that they have read my blog on tips for starting a hair journey, and that my tips have helped them. Knowing that I can help someone out there for anything at all makes me feel incredible. That’s the sole reason why I continue to blog. Other than that, I just enjoy it and it’s the one thing that I can call, honestly and truly, “mine.”
- How would you describe your style of blogging and/or vlogging, how has it changed from when you first started?
I would describe my style of blogging as lazy in postage, but informative as possible when it comes to actual content. I try to write as though I’m speaking to a friend about a product and the pros and cons of that product. I think when I first started blogging I was more “me” so to speak. I said whatever I wanted to about different things, but following a want to be a little more professional, I’ve cut back on what it means to be “me.” Now, I’m fixing that problem. When you see my “Random Musings” posts, that’s me saying whatever is on my mind and the way I write on those posts is the way I actually speak. That may include cursing, going off topics, whatever. That’s me, haha.
- How do you handle competitive thoughts with other bloggers/vloggers?
I just always try to remember that each blogger will be received more so than others. I don’t have any competitive thoughts or tendencies towards other bloggers; I just silently try to root everyone on and send positive energy their way if need be.
- For fun, share some of your favorite inspiring photos
I found this photo on the Internet and the colors really spoke to me. This how the inside of my mind looks haha. And since I am a Pisces, this photo makes me feel very serene.