Monday, February 25, 2013

TAG | Confessions of a Blogger

Happy Monday! Actually right now it's Sunday night and I'm watching the Oscars. I love Seth Macfarlane and this is probably my favorite awards show! Can I just mention how cute Daniel Radcliffe looked dancing WITH Joseph Gordon-Levitt, mmm, mmm! Also, hopefully by the time this post goes live I'll be keeping a promise to myself and at the gym! Anywho, a week ago I was tagged by the lovely Erica from Abundance of Erica to do the Confessions of a Blogger tag! So here you have it! Thanks again for tagging me Erica! :)

When did you start your blog?
I started this blog in April of 2012. The 19th to be exact and precise!

Have you had any past online presence before (Other blog, YouTube)?
I had a tumblr, if that counts? I used to actually have a tumblr blog dedicated to all things LUSH. It was quite good, I posted reviews and pictures but some one just kept reporting me and Tumblr took it down. It made me sad): I tried restarting it but then it got deleted again.

Why did you start a blog?
I really got into make up late 2011/early 2012 which meant I was also getting into beauty videos. I loved watching these videos and I really wanted to make my own. My friend Julia and I were going to make a joint beauty channel on YouTube but she was afraid she wouldn't have time to commit to it. I still wanted to do it but jumping into YouTube scared me so I thought a blog would be better instead. I had all this make up that was being unplayed with so I thought a blog would help force me to be creative, allow me to learn from other blogs, and share the things I love and things I've learned! I used to actually be called 'Faux Guru' but a few weeks in I didn't really like it and it wasn't me at all so I changed it to The Mod Mermaid! :)

When did you become serious about starting a blog?
I've always been serious about blogging. It was always fun for me to take pictures, decorate my blog, and write up my thoughts. I've always tried to post often and high quality posts that you guys would find interesting! Sometimes I hit a road block and that doesn't happen, but this happens to even the best bloggers!

What was your first post?
LOL, oh my it was a very serious introduction to this blog. So unlike me. This blog originally started on Tumblr so I was fitting into "that" crowd, haha. I'll link it here so you guys can go have a chuckle -> here. It was an introduction and essentially a big disclaimer stating that I am no expert, nor was I claiming to be one!

What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
I think my biggest challenge with blogging is finding the time to post and coming up with posts that you guys will want to read! I also struggle with personal posts. I want to include some now and then but never know what to write about, haha!

Where do you see your blog in one year?
I (hopefully) will still be blogging! The one thing I don't want to see is this blog abandoned.

What is the most rewarding thing to you about blogging?
The comments! I love when my readers comment on my blog posts because it means someone took the time to read your post, then they took extra time to let you know what they thought; it's very encouraging! Also, I can't deny that every new reader that takes the time to join this little undersea family (haha, WOT?!) is rewarding beyond belief!

What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you?
We tell ourselves this a lot: "don't compare yourself to other blogs" but I am so guilty of doing this. I find myself, just subconsciously, comparing my blog to other blogs and then I get in this mood of "why bother with my blog when their's is so much better?" It's awful but I just slap myself some sense and remind myself that my blog is loved too :)

What's your lasting inspiration or motivation?
All the blogs I love to read inspire me. It's so cliche and over said but it's true. I get fresh ideas from reading everyone's blogs!

Here's who I tag Andrea, Melissa, Cassie, and Aly. I also tag any of you reading this post to go ahead and do it! :D

16 comments:

  1. Great tag!

    I definitely need to do this when I get home from work later! :D

    Laura x
    www.laurasallmadeup.com

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  2. I loved reading this post.
    Am the same as you then it comes to comparing myself to other bloggers :(
    Shauni x
    www.shaunibrown.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, it's a bad habit :/ We can 't help it, we're human! :)

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  3. Great tag! It happens to me all time that I find myself comparing my blog to other blogs, it's horrible really. However, you have a lovely blog! xx

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    1. Thank you very much :)
      & yeah, it is, because it can get very discouraging):

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  4. Fun tag Jess!! And I guess now that I've been tagged I'mma gonna have to do it... soon my dear!! Very soon. I was never very good at tag in the first place (I was such a girl when I was little; the dirty playground gravel/pebbles were so off-putting!!) ho ho ho :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, that is how this game works! C'mon it's fun :)

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  5. I always compare my blog to other peoples and admire how much better some bloggers are than mine! So I'm guilty too!

    Just found your blog and I love it, doing a little catchup now!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. Sometimes it's admiration and then other times I get insanely jealous):
      & awh, thanks a lot! :D

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  6. Awesome answers Jessica! I totally agree about the whole comparing yourself to other bloggers thing, I do that all the time even though I know it gets my no where!

    Thank you again for tagging me!

    xo aly

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    1. It really doesn't. Just put a damper on your mood and then you don't feel like blogging, which is awful!
      & no problem! :D

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  7. Awww this is such a good tag! I think I might have to do it, as it's really interesting.. great answers :D xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Thanks & you should def. do it :) I'd love to read when it's up!

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  8. Fab tag, I'm a huge fan of you blog. I love your witting style and your pictures are always gorgeous :-)

    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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