9 Aug 2013
Well first things first, Olivia N-J, smoking is one of the worst things that you can do to your skin so if you wouldn’t mind finding a new way to give into peer pressure that would be helpful…
Anyway… I have a blog post to crack on with…
1. Your Bank Account Will Never Be Healthy… Again
Amirite or amirite?! Before I blogged I was left with a comfortable amount in my bank account each month. I had savings. *gasps from audience* Post-blog I’m so close to being in the red I’m going to have to buy it dinner afterwards. Limited edition MAC collections, buy one get one half price, 3 for 2, 3 for 2 mix and match (that one is always a killer), free gift with purchase, blog sales(!) … goodbye £££.
2. Your Camera Roll Will Be Full of Pictures For Your Blog
Pictures of products, befores, afters, selfies, inspiration… all for the blog for your readers to see. You can no longer look flick through your albums freely, you have to be ultra secretive in front of non-bloggers because they won’t understand. Yes that is a picture of a bottle of hair oil in my bathroom… Why? Umm… *changes subject*
3. YouTube Will No Longer Be For Funny Animal Videos
Danisnotonfire? Essie Button? ViviannaDoesMakeUp? I had never heard of these people in my life before I blogged. Nowadays they’re trending on Twitter and eating up my data connection. Who knew watching people talk about the products they had used up would be so ENTERTAINING?
4. Twitter Will No Longer Be For Stalking Celebrities
I’ll admit I follow a few celebrities on Twitter (you just have to, even Twitter “suggest” you do), but the main focus for my twitter is for my blog. Chatting to bloggers, swapping links, entering competitions, taking part in the #bbloggers chat… it will consume you. You won’t be able to do anything without “just checking” Twitter first. Waiting for a bus, lunch breaks, between adverts… Oh, is that just me?
5. You’ll Know of New Products Before Boots Do
Thanks to beauty insiders such as BritishBeautyBlogger, no beauty launches will ever be a “surprise”. That nail varnish that promises to change colours? You’ve put it in your calender, set an alarm AND tweeted about it excitedly.
6. Your Make Up Will No Longer Fit Inside One Make Up Bag
Back in the days before my blog, my mum would buy me a new toiletry bag every Christmas. Post-blog she’s not allowed anywhere near my 3 drawer storage unit from Wilkinsons. No, get away from there. I’ll find what you need, just go away.
7. Every Purchase is Justified by One Simple Phrase – “It’s For The Blog”
Oh boy, I’m so guilty of this. A normal person would buy one of the new Baby Lips lip balms. Bloggers? They have to buy ALL OF THEM ( I bought three…)
What things do you wish you had known before blogging?
Danniella x x x