Why I Fell In Love With Beauty Blogging

I started my blog only just under a year ago (10 months to be exact) and now I can’t get enough of it, I love it. Every day is a new adventure, every post is a new way for me to get the chance to reach out to more and more people. Sure, my blog isn’t up there in the top 10, let alone the top 10,000 in Australia but I don’t mind, that’s not what this is about after all. Blogging is about meeting new people, sharing your honest opinions and spreading creativity & love.

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The Photography

It’s no secret that I am in love with photography & have been since I first started studying it. I discovered  at the beginning of high school. Photography is a way to express your emotions, test your limits and explore new areas of creativity that you’ve never seen in yourself before.

Ask anyone and they’ll give you the same answer – you can’t blog without photos. Being brutally honest, nothing turns me off a blog more than when there are no images, nothing to go along with the writing. I don’t care how great the content is, if there is not at least one single image on that page, I’m likely to exit and find another blog to read.

Now, not everyone is a professional photographer & owns an expensive DSLR camera but that doesn’t matter. Some of the greatest photographers in the world can pick up any smartphone, tablet or compact camera and create a beautiful image. A great photo comes from you and you only – your imagination has no boundaries and photography certainly has no rules.

Meeting New People
Who doesn’t love making new friends right? Well, if you’re anything like me, you will love making new friends but can never find the time (or have the courage.. thanks anxiety) to go out and meet new people face to face. Blogging (of any kind) is a great way to connect with other bloggers and meet new people, hopefully landing yourself some great new friends!

I have honestly met so many amazing people through blogging and although we may not have met face to face yet, it’s 100% in the plans to have a big group meet up and finally get to know one another (and most likely spend a lot of money & eat a lot of food.. duh)

Being interactive with other bloggers is extremely beneficial, not just for your social life but also for your blog – you bounce ideas off each other for photos/content, collaborate with each other on blog posts and even give cold, hard honest criticism (where needed obviously).

Working With Brands
I personally think that there is nothing more satisfying (when it comes to beauty blogging) than when one of your all time favourite, most respected brands or companies notices your work and reaches out to you to make sure you know. Whether it’s a simple like/comment on Instagram or actually receiving an email from them asking to collaborate, being appreciated by brands is an amazing feeling. Knowing that out of the millions of people posting about their products, they saw my work, loved it and told me about it – it’s just so rewarding!

A lot of my collaborations with brands so far have been through my Instagram. Did you know that Instagram is now actually one of the leading social media outlets for brands to advertise & collaborate with influencers?! If you had of asked me 12 months ago if I would have worked with so many brands in such a short amount of time, I would have told you you were crazy. 

Sure, these aren’t the only positives to beauty blogging but they’re definitely a few of the best reasons. Well a few of the best reasons in my opinion. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

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Why I Fell In Love With Beauty Blogging

21 Comments

  1. Sep 2016 /

    Amazing inspiration! I feel the same about blogs with no photos abit, pictures definitely draw you in!

    xxxx

  2. Mary Jan R. Come
    Sep 2016 /

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I really hope I win

  3. Avery
    Sep 2016 /

    ❤️

  4. Sep 2016 /

    pictures are definitely important….that’s why I’m investing in an Olympus soon ♥️

  5. Oct 2016 /

    I totally agree, I get inspired by other bloggers and I find the blogging community to be very supportive!

  6. Oct 2016 /

    Couldn’t agree more!
    Loved the post and the pictures☺

  7. Oct 2016 /

    I really enjoy the photos in your blog! I wish photos that I clicked for my blog were as good as yours. Hopefully some day 🙂
    I adore your blog a lot, it looks very nice!

  8. Oct 2016 /

    Your blog looks lovely. I’ll go check out your Instagram too x

  9. Ashley
    Oct 2016 /

    I agree. I love blogging because it gives me an opportunity to use things I have gone through to inspire others. On top of that now I love reviewing products so I love to give people reviews so they can go out and make the best decision when they purchase a product.

  10. April
    Oct 2016 /

    ❤❤❤

  11. Oct 2016 /

    These reasons are true for me as well. Blogging is exciting. I love when I get likes from brands on instagram, as well, even if I don’t have thousands of followers. I love watching my blog grow! Love yours. Xoxo

  12. Oct 2016 /

    you have a beautiful blog i must say very attractive and thanks for sharing your experience

  13. Oct 2016 /

    I’ve just found your blog and it looks amazing, your photography is soooo on point. I’m excited to read the rest of your posts! xx

  14. Oct 2016 /

    I agree with you on so many points. I love blogging and was really unhappy when I couldn’t do it as much as I’d liked. The best thing for me is meeting new people. I love beauty bloggers events, I look forward to each and everyone of them, since I know I’ll get to hang out with people that really get me.
    Xoxo, A.

  15. Oct 2016 /

    Loved this post! What brands have you worked with so far and who was your favourite? I also agree that photos make a huge difference to someone’s blog! X

    • elleymae
      Oct 2016 /

      Hey Rebecca, if you have a look at my Comtact page it has a list of a few of the bigger brands that I have worked with. 🙂 Hope that helps xx

  16. Oct 2016 /

    Definitely agree with you on this! And your photography is gorgeous! x

  17. Oct 2016 /

    Great Post! I am also new to blogging hemisphere and interacting with new people around the globe is the best thing about blogging. I loved your post and it is quite inspirational.

  18. Oct 2016 /

    I just started too and I’m completely with you! Is nice just write and make a little bit of your time to share something. XOXO!

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