In a world of “beauty gurus” and Youtube profiles, it seems that talking about makeup on paper (or on written screen…basically on my blog lol) would seem pointless. But I feel differently about that. I can’t tell you how many times I have enjoyed a guru’s video, and even written down products that they recommend (because that’s totally normal…right?) only to forget something and find myself in the dark. I can’t remember what video I was watching when they said it….was it a haul or a GRWM? If I’m lucky enough to remember the video, what part of the video did they say it? Do I have to watch the whole video again? Completely in the dark.
But if the gurus wrote down what they thought of a product, or what their best beauty hacks were, or whatever information it was that they were sharing, I would have reliable and easy access to their wisdom. I could google their name and the product and have a much better shot at rediscovering that information than if I search all of Youtube for a specific video I can’t remember.
Makeup on paper has its limitations. A step-by-step tutorial would be a lot harder to follow just by reading the steps instead of watching someone do it in a video. And GRWM videos wouldn’t even be a possibility. But lookbooks, inspirations, product reviews, and hauls (to some extent!) are completely compatible with a blog format. And as I said before, it might even be more helpful in some cases. SOME CASES.:)
So….ignoring the fact that I’m technically not a beauty guru…lookout for some makeup reviews and chatter because it will be coming soon!
I just thought I would kick off my first day of meeting my goal by sharing what those goals are!
As I mentioned in my last post, which was also my first-ever post, I want to try my hand at blogging. I have tried before, but I did it all wrong. I purchased a domain, signed up for a yearly plan, and jumped headfirst into the confusing world of blogging (um…only confusing if you are me). But after a month of tutorials, phone calls, and forgetting all my passwords and usernames, I shut down my blog and called for a refund. Side note–I didn’t even post a single article.
The rest of the year, I gave myself credit for having “tried” the whole blogging thing. But every year we are supposed to grow in wisdom, right? So by the end of the year, after reexamining my “efforts” I came to terms with the fact that what I had been doing in January was everything except blogging. I tried to design a banner, I played with fonts, I tried to come up with a trademark phrase…you name it, I did it. Except post an article. Somehow I got way too caught up with the concept of blogging to actually do the most basic step–blog an article.
So you can imagine what my goals are now. 🙂
I’m going to try to blog. Every day. If I can publish one post every day for one month, I will consider myself to have really “tried.” And if I can actually do it, and like it, then I will finally earn the title of blogger in my mind. I might tinker with the fonts or post some photos for fun, but my main focus will be content, content, content. I want to put out something readable every day, and hopefully, you’ll like it. Hopefully you’ll leave comments about what else you’d like to hear about. And hopefully you have a blog too, because if I love anything as much as writing, it would be reading. 🙂
What are your goals for the month? The year? ….Too soon for yearly goals? 🙂 I’ll ask again in January. haha