Four score and seven years ago – oh wait – actually it’s only been exactly one year ago that my very first blog post went up. I spent a few years wondering if I would ever build up the courage to start a beauty blog – cuz that’s what youngins’ do. After I started it, I wondered if I could keep on going longer than 6 months…there were lulls that were mostly disguised because I had completed and scheduled a half dozen or more posts to cover for my period of inactivity. This time around, I was not so well prepared. But it hasn’t been blogging nadirs as much as it has been the fact that I go to work early and come home late. I’ve been posting sporadically on weekends, when I can. The truth is – the urge is still there to post, but the time has not. When blogging becomes a chore that’s when it will stop…But for now, it’s just a bit slow. I haven’t abandoned ye yet bloggie!
So, looking back – I think it’s amazin’ I’ve been here a year! In one year, I have gained 193 official followers and generated over 120,000 page views. I have received almost 300 comments and I have uploaded over 250 posts! Small fry in the blogging world, but pretty awesome for me! I have come across some lovely folks in the blogging world and shared my love of all things beauty-related, which is always fun to do! Beauty bloggers may proliferate in the net world, but hardcore beauty lovers are hard to find in the physical world. I mean who else am I going to share my excitement about the 20th new blush release in a near similar color to all the other blushes out there in existence, and then get excited all over again when the 21st comes out? Who?! Who I ask you?! Eventually, I would like to become more interactive in the beauty blogging community, but when I can be more consistent with my time and attention.
I hope to get back to consistent periodic blogging again with new products, thoughts and better pictures. I can assure you while my new focus on maintaining a manageable stash is quite serious, my love of beauty is just as serious and has not suffered. I await excitedly for the end of my beauty ban and for more of my current stash to be used up or expire. (it’s gotta go one way or the other – that’s my new attitude.) I mean it’s not coincidental that my beauty ban ends in November, the beginning of major discounts in the beauty world for gift giving. 🙂
I have pretty much avoided checking out Sephora and other beauty retailers in the meantime, and that’s ok. I have started to read books again, I hang out more consistently with my friends, and I am taking in the city I was born in, and exploring new areas or becoming a frequent visitor to the old ones. It’s all good. I have ventured into the youtube world and now actually follow a few youtubers, which is pretty interesting and different for me. Don’t get me wrong…I will never be a hardcore exclusive youtube viewer because I just don’t have the patience to sit and watch someone ramble on for ten minutes or so about a product, and so help me, I never will as I tend to focus more on beauty application/tutorial videos. But it is a nice distraction occasionally.
Here is to one year, and perhaps, a few more!
Happy fourth of July!!!