9 December 2013

Thankful For Blogger Friends Tag

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I love reading and answering blogging tags. I always feel like it helps readers know the blogger behind the blog a little better. The 'Thankful For Blogger Friends Tag' comprises of 14 questions about yourself and 14 questions about your blog. I was recently tagged by the lovely Natalie from http://yourstrulyny.blogspot.com.au/ to do this tag. To keep things succinct I only answered the first 14 questions. So without further ado here are my answers to the questions. 

ABOUT YOUR BLOG
(Please be specific in your answers, so we can all learn something!)
  1. How long have you been blogging? 
    I have been blogging for about 1 year. My first ever post is titled 
    "No sleep make up : How to fake a good night's sleep with skin care and makeup tips" and was posted on the 14th of September back in 2012. I took the photos on my Blackberry Curve, I was so nervous about posting my image on my blog and I still get anxious about doing this so unless the post requires it, I avoid doing it.
  2. Are there any bloggers who helped you out/encouraged you when you first started your blog?
    When I first started blogging I learnt a lot from reading Tine's blog over at http://www.beautyholicsanonymous.com/. She has a series called 'Bloggie Wednesday" and is such a fantastic resource for newbie bloggers.
  3. What Social Media has given you the most traffic to your blog?  Is there a platform that you don’t use?
    I think Instagram and Twitter bring the most traffic to my blog. I haven't been as active on my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LittleMissSCB) and pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/littlemissscb/) page lately.
  4. How often do you post?  Do you have a regular schedule?
    I try to follow a schedule but then life gets busy and throws it off (who can relate? haha). I really have to schedule posts on blogger and/or take my laptop with me when I get the inspiration to write.
  5. Where do you blog?
    Usually on my bed or lounging in front of the telly.
  6. What camera do you use?  What photo editing software do you use?
    I use a point and shoot camera Cannon IXUS 125 HS and my Samsung Galaxy S2 to take photos. I use pixler on my phone to edit my images.
  7. How did you come up with your blog name?
    Initially I wanted LittleMissSunshine or SunshineBeauty but both domains were taken. Also Little Miss Sunshine is associated to the cartoon character and the movie so I didn't want to breach copyrights. Even though I predominantly blog about beauty, I wanted to keep my blog name opened to other topics so I didn't include beauty in my blog name.
    SCB are my initials and since I wanted my blog to reflect my interests and passions, I thought it was a fitting name.
  8. Do you do any regular “series” posts on your blog?
    No. I do a lot of monthly beauty box subscription posts. I plan to re-structure my blog and include a lot more of a personal touch and maybe start a "series" post.
  9. What draws you to a blog?
    Blog layout, readability and writing tone. I like a blog that is precise and to-the point. Great images also helps. My images are in no way pro but I do try to make them clear and sized well.
  10. What turns you off of a blog? 
    I'd have to go with Natalie on this one and say spelling mistakes. A few here and there are ok, I know my posts have a few spelling and grammatical mistakes but A WHOLE post with constant mistakes and saying "wiv" instead of with is annoying to read.

  11. How many blogs do you subscribe to? Are they all beauty related?
    A LOT! haha! I think I follow around 100 (give or take 10) blogs. I follow beauty, lifestyle, health and fashion blogs.
  12. When do you generally read blogs?
     I read a lot of my favourite blogs at night time. Usually after 10pm-ish but I tend to post in the morning or early arvo.
  13. What is your favorite type of post, and why?
    I love review and tag posts. I find that reading reviews helps me to decide whether or not I want to invest in a product or buy something new. Tag posts are great because you get to learn so much about a blogger.
  14. What is your least favorite type of post, and why?
    Whilst I'm opened to all posts, blatant attack or negative posts put me off. There's a difference between an opinion and a rant and I don't think it's fair to subject your readers to butt load of negativity just to make yourself feel better...
I want to say a huge thank you to Natalie.
Check out her blog: 
http://yourstrulyny.blogspot.com.au/.
She's super nice so stop by and say hi to her. 

3 comments:

  1. Aww thanks so much for including me in your post. I'm so glad you enjoy Bloggie Wednesdays and have found it helpful :) x

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    1. Hi Tine! No, thank YOU for posting Bloggie Wednesday posts. They're super helpful and offer great advice and insight for newbie bloggers like myself ♥

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  2. I just read your first ever post and it was super helpful! It's amazing to see how far you've come on your blog,so inspiring. Thanks for the sweet little shout out at the end. You're the sweetest!
    Natalie xx
    www.yourstrulyny.blogspot.com

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