Friday, 20 July 2012

Couture Girl | Tag Post




Hello ladies,

I posted this post the other day and cleverly forgot to introduce it, meaning no one probably knew what I was on about *blonde moment*. So if you didn't know already, my friend and fellow blogger Kayleigh at Couture Girl, has recently created a tag post all about being a blogger. This includes 5 things I love about blogging, an aim, a tip and someone who has inspired me :). I love reading posts like this so I thought I would do her tag as well. You should all have a go too, as I love reading everyone elses, make sure you share your link on her tag so she can read it too! Here we go...

1. Passion -I have always loved fashion since I was a little girl. It was something I was mesmerised with and loved looking at. Whether it was an outfit on a celebrity on T.V or the girl that sat next to me on non-uniform day...I was gonna' be lookin at your threads! I started my blog a while ago with 2 picture posts on Blake Lively, as I was totally clueless on how I was to go about writing a post properly. I then started my Multimedia Journalism masters and had to pursue with my blog as a requirement of my course. This ended up as a blessing as I love writing my blog (when I get chance) and posting about my latest buys/finds/loves.

2. Creativity - I love getting creative with my blog! It's such a buzz when you start thinking of all the different blog posts/ideas you can write about. I also love reading other blogs to get inspiration for my own posts. The blogging world is such a good platform to be yourself, share your ideas and communicate with people who love what you love too. 

3. Other Bloggers -I absolutely love interacting with other bloggers and people that share the same interests with me. It's a lovely feeling reading feedback from other bloggers on your blog and interacting over Twitter. It is very rare that you get negative feedback as other bloggers generally appreciate the time and effort that goes into your posts. That saying, I'm sure there are a few nasties out there, but in general you're all a friendly bunch!

4. Inspiration - I think my inspiration comes from a number of things. Whether I blogged or not, I would always be scouring magazines and taking note of what other people around me were loving and wearing at the moment. I think reading other blogs is probably one of the best ways to get inspiration for your own. I obviously don't sit there and copy someones whole page; but if I like how some one has their layout, their style of post or even the imagery they have used, I often use this to inspire my own thoughts and ideas to make my own version.  

5. My Own Space - It's so nice to have your own space on the internet to literally put whatever you want out there (to an extent!). To me, it feels like the creative side to social media where you can design your whole page and content and share it with the world. When it comes to blogging, generally people who are going to read and come back again to read your blog, are going to be interested in the content and what you have to say.

Blogging Aim - My personal blogging aim is definitely to become more frequent with my posts. Holding down a part-time job, an internship and an 18,000 word dissertation was never going to be easy, and if you want to produce a good quality post, you definitely need a fair bit of time, which unfortunately I'm lacking in! I would also like to upgrade my camera for images and find the perfect background for my OOTD! I wouldn't ever let any of these things de-motivate me from blogging though! All I can do is try my best :).

Blogging Tip - I definitely have to agree with Kayleigh on the top blogging tip of Interaction. There is nothing worse than complementing a blogger on their most recent post or asking them a related question and getting no response. I find it so rude and puts me off following their blog completely. If people didn't follow their blogs then they wouldn't be in the position they are now, so at least have the courtesy to reply back. Simple. Wow, rant over ha. 

Blogger who has inspired me - There are too many amazing blogs out there, and so many have inspired me, not just one in particular. However, the first blog I ever came across was 5 inch and up by Sandra. I used to die looking through her amazing photography and picture backgrounds (which are increddd by the way). She is absolutely gorgeous and her wardrobe is something I can only dream of! She tends to have more photos than writing, however the pictures pretty much speak for themselves. If you don't follow her already you definitely should have a look :).

Peace & Love

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  1. Definitely with you on the blogging tip one! This was fun to read :)

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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  2. Great post. I find the problem with your blogging tip is those who recieve hundreds of comments would never have the time to pop over to all those blogs and reply, and even if they had time to reply in the comments section Blogger doesn't notify us about the reply. Definately one of the bad things about Blogger, it's realy pointless having the reply option without the notifications that should come with it.

    I do agree to an extent though, it's so much more encouraging when a blogger does make time to contact you after you've commented on their blog and I'm much more likely to take the time to keep reading and commenting in the future.

    Sorry that was a bit of a ramble!

    http://rafflesbizarre.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree that having no reply notification is annoying. I don't think I have explained myself properly on the blogging tip. I still think a blogger should reply when they can on their blog, but I do understand when they have a zillion comments. I had the use of twitter more in mind when writing the blogging tip. Bloggers recieve tweets to their phones most of the time and it takes two seconds to write 'thanks' back to them, which is the main thing that annoys me!

      xoxo

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  3. Loved reading you answers - I also need to find a perfect background for OOTd's! At the moment i hardly do them just because it makes my blog look a bit messy - all i want is just a plain white wall and some decent lighting! & id also love a better camera..im starting to save up because at the moment im alternating between my digital camera which doesnt focus well anymore and my iPhone.
    And totally agree with the interaction thing.. a blog isnt a one way thing and i like to see it as more of a conversation between friends *nawwhh* xxx

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    1. Thank you Lovely ! Same, I am so limited to where I can do them ! A lovely plain white wall would be perfect! I need to save up for a camera too! Haha aww me too, love a little blogger chat ! Xxxxx

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  4. I totally agree with interaction thing! Even if it was included in the next post 'thank you for your lovely comments on my last post' it's not hard!

    misskirstymarie.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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    1. Exactly, just a group thank you would be nice enough like you said :) xxx

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  5. Awesome post. I really liked your blogger tip and aim. :)

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  6. Great Post! Check out my blog www.nessa-mae.blogspot.co.uk , I post random posts, including fashion, tv, music & books etc and I ALWAYS follow back, so follow me if you like on Bloglovin and GFC :)

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  7. What a lovely read! xx

    http://laurenjadem.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. like your blog!!
    keep posting and go for it!!

    XO

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  9. Just found your blog I love it! :) x

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  10. This is such a lovely tag to do and I totally agree with the interaction part too, it's horrible when you feel like someone's ignoring you when your just being nice! xxx

    www.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, it just seems so silly not to write back if you can! xoxo

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  11. Hi Ashleigh! I love your blog!! You have such fab style! Am still exploring the world of blogging, glad i have found yours to follow!

    whispersfromangels.blogspot.co.uk

    A x

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    1. Awww thank you ! Will have a look at your blog now too ! :) xoxo

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