December 1, 2016

Why did I start blogging?

Beware, this is an unusually long blog post - veeeeery long. If you're ready to hop into a few years of my life get yourself something to eat or a cup of tea and let's get into it! This post is acutally a tag called "Blogger Recognition Award" : I got nominated by the lovely blogger of Douces Effrontées. First off, thanks a lot for thinking about me! Don't forget to check her blog... Basically, we have to share why we did start blogging and give a few pieces of advice along the way.

My story on the web is quite long and keeps going back and forth. Internet is an amazing place with thousands of opportunities. What's even crazier is that you can achieve almost everything without having to step one foot out of your house.

To be honest with you, I have no idea as of when I really started creating content. One thing for sure is that it was many years ago. When I was younger I was a lot into Jpop and Techpara : I started making dance videos, music videos, movies and even shows with my friends. We even built our own agency to manage our "artists" by creating a website and a YouTube channel. It was lots of fun! I was constently using my creativity and I started learning how to use video editing softwares as well as Photoshop and everything while I still was a young girl. I'm really grateful that I got to live somewhere and at a time that allowed me to do all of these.

May 2009

Then this agency-thing started to fade out, I don't exactly remember why and how because it was a long time ago. An other turning point in my life was when I started watching beauty videos, even before it was really in. Then, the YouTuber who gave me the inspiration to start making content about beauty was Sylvia from Beautycakez. I enjoyed (and I still do) watching her videos, her fashion sense and makeup were always amazing me. However, I wasn't ready to show myself alone talking to a camera about a topic I wasn't even sure about. That's why I created my first blog where I talked about fashion and beauty. Then maybe a year later, I finally started a YouTube channel. While I was working on both, time was really missing. Life goes on and I started university. Managing both was becoming difficult and I kind of quited everything.

I absolutely love to create content to entertain people around fashion or beauty and of course it's constently in my mind. That's the reason why, a year ago, I decided to start my blog again but very seriously. I was comitted to it and I still am. Here is where I'm today and I'm proud of the work I achieved so far. I'm getting much better at developping content, working with brands and having amazing projects in my mind. However making videos is what I enjoy the most, it's me. Even if it gets me going crazy sometimes. One of my 2017 goals is to start my YouTube channel again but by being comitted to it, the same way as I'm to this blog.

November 2010

Enough about me! Let's now focus on you and on how to make your blogging more succesful! Of course, the key is content. Write regularly on topics you like and are passionate about. Take your time and don't rush. I'm a huge believer that quality is better than quantity. Once you start getting more views, brands will contact you. However, most of the time, they don't even read your blog or when you're explaining your ideas, they just don't care. Of course, I'm not saying that all brands behave that way, but I don't want you to force yourself into being someone else. Write what you enjoy writing, share what you want to share and live your blogging life to the fullest!

Now is nomination time! I have to tag 15 bloggers, that's a lot isn't it? Here they are (lots of french bloggers)! Don't forget to check their blogs too, because they're doing an amazing job! I won't push you to do this tag, but if you feel like it goes well with your content then I would be really happy to read it!

May 2010

20 comments:

  1. Mon dieu... J'ai, moi aussi, retrouvé des photos. On avait aussi commencé un blog beauté/mode!
    Tu les verras quand je ferai le tag ;)

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    1. Ah oui, juste !
      Héhé, j'ai hâte de voir tout ça...

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  2. Very cool story! You are so creative! That agency must have been a lot of fun. :) Congratulations on the nomination and I wiSH all the best and much continued success!! You' re beautiful doll! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot for reading!
      Have a nice day!

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  3. I am sure the time with agency must have been great! Loved reading the whole story, it's so cool, wish you even more success :)

    xx
    Makeup, Style and Sugar
    https://simpliannie.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks a lot for passing by and taking the time to read!

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  4. coucou ma belle!
    merciii pour ton lien vers mon blog et surtout ta référence auprès de moi <3 c'est trop gentil!
    heureusement que je comprends l'anglais mouahha
    en tout cas, je dois dire que la blogo c'est une super expérience qui mérite d'être vécue, j'ai toujours eu des sites comme skyblog avant et j'étais bcp sur Myspace
    le fait de créer mon propre espace vraiment personnalisé, j'adore! je ne vois plus ma vie sans mon blog!
    en tout cas c'est un plaisir de te suivre :D
    pleins de bisous!!

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    1. Yep, heureusement que tu comprends l'anglais sinon ça aurait été un chouilla compliqué n'est-ce pas ?!
      J'aime beaucoup lire ton blog donc c'est pour cela que j'ai pensé à toi !
      Ohhhh ouiiii, je me souviens des skyblogs et de Myspace, tellement de bons souvenirs !

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  5. J'ai adoré en découvrir un peu plus sur toi aha! ;)

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    1. Et merci de m'avoir tagguée ! :)

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  6. Hello !
    Je ne connaissais pas du tout ce TAG et je trouve très intéressant d'en savoir plus sur les débuts des blogueuses que l'on suit. J'ai en tout cas beaucoup aimé lire ton histoire ;-)
    Merci d'avoir pensé à moi, c'est très volontiers que je répondrai à ce TAG !
    Bisous

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    1. Je ne le connaissais pas du tout avant et j'ai beaucoup aimé le principe !
      J'ai hâte de te lire ! ;)

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  7. Coucou ! Je ne suis pas sûre d'avoir tout compris, mais j'ai saisi l'essentiel ^^ c'était intéressant d'en savoir plus sur toi et du pourquoi du comment de l'ouverture de ton blog ! :) Merci pour le tag, mais j'explique tout dans la partie "à propos" sur mon blog :P Bisous !!

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    1. J'avoue que je me suis bien lâchée niveau écriture, ce que je fais d'habitude jamais... ;)
      Je vais aller lire tout ça alors !

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  8. Coucou Laura,
    comment vas tu ? J'ai adoré cet article très personnel. On apprend à te connaitre un peu plus; mais surtout, on découvre pourquoi et comment tu as commencé à blogguer :) Une belle aventure et de jolies rencontre! Je répondrai à ce tag début Janvier :)
    Merci ma belle et bonne journée

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    1. Merci beaucoup d'avoir pris le temps de lire ! En plus cet article n'était pas mince. ;)
      Hâte de te découvrir un peu plus également !

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  9. Coucou ! Merci beaucoup de m'avoir taguée ! Je trouve ce tag vraiment intéressant, on en apprends un peu plus sur toi, et puis tu es toute mimi sur les photos ! haha ;). En tout cas, je répondrais à ce tag volontiers, au mois de Janvier à coups sûr ! Bisous !

    Lily / Lilycorne.blogspot.com

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    1. Merci, héhé !
      Contente de savoir que tu participeras également au tag ! J'ai bien envie de lire tout ça ! ;)

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