I’m finally back on the blogging bandwagon after having some time off holidaying & spending time with family. If I’m honest, I’ve missed it a RIDIC amount – it’s made me realise that my internet life is a genuine hobby of mine. So maybe I should shut up and get on with it, I know that’s what you’re all thinking anyway…
As a VERY impatient person in every day life, I feel like it’s appropriate to tie this in with the blogging/youtube world! Some of these don’t necessarily apply to me, but being in touch with so many of you lovely bloggers has got me noticing certain things. Let me know in the comments if your read anything familiar…
1.Getting The Perfect Flatlays
I’ll hold my hands up and admit that I’m pretty shocking at flatlays, hence why my blog is very different to the stunning, perfectly co-ordinated beauty blogs out there (I hate u). But I know what it’s like to attempt to get the perfect flatlay until you forget to eat. Anything over food and you know it’s serious.
I’ve read that moving one lipgloss slightly the right or tilted a brush to a different angle can ‘make the shot‘, not that I’ve got first hand experience of that. For all of you beauty bloggers that are constantly taking amazing flatlays with the classic marble/white/wood work background – I salute you.
Do you get impatient with it? Or does it calm you down?
2. Blog Growth
I think we’re all well aware of how long it takes to increase your following and engagement over on social media. But patience is an absolute virtue in the internet world and slowly but surely everything will fall into place.
Personally, I started my blog first, followed by twitter and later, youtube. They all build at completely different speeds so if you have more than one blog/youtube spectrum – let me know if you have discovered the same!
3. Waiting to Publish/Upload
Before putting anything live under your name, I feel it’s always best to just have a double check through. For fellow youtubers, it’s watching your video/vlog a couple times though and for other fellow bloggers, its having a thorough read with the spellchecker. That, for me, is painful enough as you’ve done all the hard work and want to be rewarded/rid of it!!
Then there’s waiting for the right times to hit publish. UGH THE WAIT. Normally, I end up publishing a little bit earlier on my blog, but when it comes to youtube – I’m so stubborn. Not one minute before not one minute past, bang on the hour.
But before you get to the point of making a video live, you fellow youtubers will know the struggle of uploading it to youtube. A 10 minute vlog of mine can take up to 5 hours to upload to youtube, meaning I’m at my most productive in the morning to try and get it up before the evening.
I once sat untangling an internet wire as I thought the internet might be ‘getting stuck in it‘. That was only a month ago. I’m hoping people may’ve lost interest in this blogpost by this point…if you’re reading this, comment below saying you’ve understood I am now the blondest brunette ever created lol.
4. Finding the Perfect lighting
As an avid fan of natural lighting for selfies, it can be a long game to play when you’re feeling yaself. Kinda the last thing you want is to spend all that time getting glammed up to then not find good lighting to help show all your hard work – am I right?!
5. Waiting for Lashes to Dry
This is for a more specific audience: LOVERS OF THE LASHES. I am never bored of fake lashes, it’s never a pain to put them on, infact I can’t wait to. So this normally ends up in soaking wet glue all over my eyelids as leaving them to dry for 30 seconds seems impossible. CHILL YOUR BEANS THEY’RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. LET THEM DRY A BIT.
6. Entering All the Tags
Luckily, over on YouTube you can set your channel up so there is a default uploading setting. This means that you can type in the tags that you want just the ONCE. If only I could say the same for wordpress.
I have no shame in saying that I use a lot of tags in my posts or even hashtags over on my instagram. Why would you be embarrassed? It’s your hard work and talent that got you to that point so why not share it with others?
The only con to this, is that it is SO time consuming. I tend to get bored and distract myself with another tab thats open or random youtube video, meaning the post gets delayed even more so to be uploaded. Anyone else?!