Day 10 of Blogtober14 hosted by Helene and Taylor. Today's prompt: I never thought blogging would...
I do a little on this blog so it doesn't take a lot of time. But my beauty blog. Oh My God. It's insane how much time I spend on taking photos, editing them, writing reviews, editing them, adding info and promo photos from official sites.
Then promoting blog on social media and commenting on other blogs. Which I always fail to do. Because I'm tired enough from reading other blogs and I currently have ~330 blog posts unread through my bloglovin feed.
I don't want to speak about blog designs. I need to create my own but I don't because I'm honestly terrified about amount of time I would spend on it... I'm on bad terms with photoshop:-D.
A little more about blogging in general and beauty blogs in particular.
I never thought writing reviews on sponsored stuff would be hard. I mean who doesn't want to receive make up for free?! When I just started blogging I didn't do it for free products - I wanted to write about korean skincare and makeup products because they are simply awesome. And receiving specifically korean cosmetics is quite hard in Russia - not so many companies want to work with bloggers especially beginners.
I then decided why not to write about russian, european and american massmarket make up. I started writing reviews, receiving free cosmetics and.... it actually brought a lot of stress. Because I'm constantly afraid my reviews would be disliked by PR managers. And I priorities my sponsored reviews which means I can't write about what I want because I have limited time to write sponsored reviews. I currently have to write 10 sponsored reviews but I don't write anything because I'm stressed by the amount of work I need to do. And I don't earn money with it\ I do it because I like it as a hobby)
So I never thought blogging would take so much time and effort and bring a lot of stress.
On the contrary I never thought blogging would bring so much joy, happiness and meetings with great people. I don't have many friends and I'm not comfortable speaking with people so making friends is quite difficult to me but blogging introduced me to so many awesome people who like make up and have passion for writing!! I'm really greatful for it:)