Showing posts with label bloggers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bloggers. Show all posts


Blog, Comments, Views and Subscribers. Are they really that important?

Hello, My Beauties!

I am sitting here face unwashed with not an ounce of coffee, because I had to share something with you, that I feel is very important to us as bloggers. Comments! Yes we want our little nuggets of advice and our views read and and responded to, but are comments really that important to our blogs? Actually no they aren't. 

Blog, Comments, Views and Subscribers. Are they really that important?

They have no value to our blogs rank on any search engine ever, the only person they benefit in anyway is the person commenting, because they can leave a link behind if they choose to do so. What is important however is the view count or how many visits your blog gets. Think about this for a moment. How many websites are out there that get millions of views, but not a single comment?

For instance. lets look at Only after a purchase to you actually comment on this site if you choose to do so. Another big name site is, yes a lot of visits, but not as many comments.

Think about this for a second. The only people who are actually commenting on your blog post are other bloggers and they are just as busy as you are! Yes they are nice and they let me know that I am doing something right, but they aren't what I am going after. I want a high view count and subscribers.

A high view count and subscribers is what will help your blog grow more then anything else out there. 
That's where quality blog posts and helpful content come in. 

Always try to be helpful or give some type of advice in every post.
Review anything and everything within your niche.
Subscribe to other blogs, comment, etc. and if they are human they will return the favor.
Blogging is a very Karmic thing, what you give is what you receive.

So if you aren't bombarded with comments don't feel bad, look at your view count. 
Thats whats important here. And thats what gets your blog out there. The comments will come, right now just concentrate on people hearing or reading your content.

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Dont give Up

Hello, My Beauties!

Today I want to touch on a subject that hits every one of us every so often, especially in the blogging community. Discouragement. It hits us when things don't go as planned, when we don't get visits,  comments or likes on our instagram photos. So today I want to tell you with a big loud voice, 


Bloggers and Sponsored posts

Hello, Beautiful!

So this morning I was doing my usual routine drinking my coffee and checking out my social medias. I came across a video from  friend of mine doing a review on a new product and as the video was playing I was skimming through the comments listening to the review when I saw a comment posted on the video stating that this person didn't  trust sponsored reviews.

Well, thats what I want to talk to you about today.

Bloggers and Sponsored posts

First of all when you start out as a blogger everything comes out of your pocket.
Hosting, domain, lighting, camera, even the products you review are being paid for by the blogger.
The time spent writing, reviewing editing is not compensated either. So you are basically doing all this for free. But something Valuable is being established, the bloggers reputation for giving honest and fair reviews.

After a while of doing free reviews on products you pretty much purchased yourself, Companies find you through your blog or other social medias and contact you to review their products, your compensation is getting a free product and building a reputation with the brand to try other future releases of products.

This could go on for months, yes you will build a reputation, but there will still be nothing in it for you besides your blog ads, which when starting out don't amount to anything great.

What is a Sponsored Post.

A Sponsored post is a post written by a blogger who is reviewing the product, but they are being compensated by the parent company or the secondary company who sells or promotes the product. Now this does not mean the company is paying the blogger for a commercial type review, but they are paying them to review the product and give a honest review, just the same as if they purchased the product themselves. The compensation could be the price of the product or other products to giveaway at a later date. Compensation does not always mean money.

Bloggers don't make much in the beginning, but in time it can turn into a career. So if every now and then a blogger posts a sponsored review understand that 

1. It doesnt always mean money.
2. Bloggers need to eat.
3. The review would be the same sponsored or not.

If you don't trust your bloggers review Sponsored or not, find another blogger.
Bloggers are like a hair stylist, if you don't trust their judgement, its time to find a new stylist.

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Update whats going on with me.

Well, as you know I am absent for a while. I haven't posted or edited a video in a long time, a real post or video that is.

The holidays and the move have taken their toll on me and the stress of starting over again has gotten the best of me. I have the ideas floating in my head but, getting in front of the laptop to actually write is another thing.

Its like I lost that drive I had when I would wake up and just start writing or have that aha! moment when I said I have to write this down before I forget. Where did it go? How do I get it back.

I feel it has a lot to do with my surroundings. My brushes haven't been cleaned in over a month, My makeup is on top of a makeshift vanity that is really a T.V. stand. My mirrors frame broke in the move and I am afraid to have it in the house, the kids might get hurt.

The new house is pretty old. It was built in 1941 and their are only four grounded outlets, so plugging something in to charge has become an issue and the outlets are prime real estate.

So with that I feel things are on hold. So I have been trying to find away to situate things so that I can get back to doing what I love. I honestly feel empty without my blog and YouTube. I miss everyone and reading what they have all been up to.

I feel like I am failing the makeup squid and I am losing her. I love her, she is my baby. She is me and I am her. I have to save her.

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My Christmas wish for you

Well, it's Christmas! A time for giving, loving and reflecting on family and good friendships.

I am going to be honest money is tight this year so stamps are way out of my price range, so I decided to send out a big warm Christmas hug to all my blogging family! And yes you are all my blogging family.

I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years.
I wish you Love, Happiness and Joy the whole year through. I wish all your worries, troubles and doubts become non existent this coming year. I hope your goals, wishes and dreams come to pass in this coming year.

I really love all my blogging sisters and brothers and I am thankful for the chance to get to know each and everyone of you!

Thank you for making my blogging journey more wonderful then I ever expected :)
You Ladies have taken beauty to a whole other level.

Your Squid,
Laurie M.