Sunday, 14 September 2014

What I've Learnt.....

Hello there;



I have been blogging over a year now and since me typing up my first post, I would like to think I have learnt a lot. Not only about the blogging scene, but about myself too.

- You will make the best of friends with people through Twitter. Yes, they are "internet friends". But these friends are the ones who you will go to for advice and go old chin wag about make up. Which your IRL friends probably aren't that interested in. 

- Owning a lot of make up & skincare is the norm. And when in Boots leaving without anything is very rare. Even that 20th mascara that no you didn't need the but the excuse "its for the blog" is totally legit.

- Taking 100 photos of the same moisturiser because the sun wasn't quite in the right place is okay.

- Working 36.5 hours, maintaining a blog that posts every other day, having a relationship and a social life; takes a lot of time to balance. No I still haven't 100% figured this one out. I am getting there.

- Not getting followers straightaway is fine and not having 58956895 is fine too. Blog for you, no one else.

- On the flip side of that, with every new follower that follows you I still get a little leap of excitement in my tummy.

- Getting your first PR sample makes you giddy with excitement. 

- Your phone will be on constant charge.

- Going to your first event/meet up is VERY scary. But so worth it. Stay calm, stay confident your about to meet some amazing people.

- And finally, keep it up. Don't fall at the first hurdle. What is round the corner makes it so worth while.

Obviously these are personal to me. But out of all of these points, the last one is the best advice I would give anyone. When I started Sian Marie Beauty, I never thought Lush would invite me to an event. But here I am and I am so grateful for every follower; for every reader. It is because of you I am still here and still loving every second of doing this.


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24 comments

  1. Such a lovely post Sian! You've done so, so well in your first year of blogging! xo

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  2. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️14 September 2014 at 10:37

    Lovely post, I use the 'its for the blog' excuse far too much when shopping haha!


    www.hannahheartss.co.uk x

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  3. Great post Sian!! I too am guilty of using the good old excuse "it's for the blog!" haha Adele xx

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  4. My first meetup with bloggers was so nerve wrecking but so so fun! I love the blogging community. And haha I can so relate to the taking 100 photos of the same thing because of the lighting!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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  5. This is such a lovely post! Made me smile because I can relate to every single one of the points you made!


    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  6. Such a helpful post. Been blogging now for 3 months and its soooo slow. Feels like I'm doing something wrong. But I still enjoy every moment and I'm so glad to hear its not just me who has got 100's of pictures of the same product. LOL. Maybe stop by some time. www.melaniesnook.blogspot.com <3

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  7. Aw I love this! Totally agree with you on trying to balance everything, 6 months in and I'm still trying to figure it out and get the right balance! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | Palette Giveaway

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  8. Glad it made you smile hun :)


    Sian
    xo

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  9. Keep it up Melanie! This time next year you have no idea where you will be :)


    Sian
    xo

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  10. Im sure we will figure it out some day Jasmin :')


    Sian
    xo

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  11. I adore this post! Every point I can relate with, well I think we all can!
    And a great bit of advice for new bloggers, so so true!
    -sarah xo

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  12. Love this post and definitely agree on every single point mentioned!

    Heather | porcelainbeautyx

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  13. Ohh you do make me laugh Sian! But if you ever figure out the life balance do let me know!!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  14. Im glad you can relate! I think we all go through this at some point!


    Sian
    xo

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  15. Glad you liked it Heather :)


    Sian
    xo

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  16. such a good reminder not to fall at the first hurdle. Thanks!

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  17. Defiantly Mandy! Keep up the hard work :)


    Sian
    xo

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  18. Love this post! This post is ME 100% haha x

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  19. Haha, im glad you liked it :)


    Sian
    xo

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  20. Some very valid points, a good read. Thank you. Verity from www,gingerdollyxo.com <3xo

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  21. Glad you liked it hun :)


    Sian
    xo

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  22. This was such a great post! As a new blogger it is great to read these posts:)

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