Once upon a blog there lived a girl who unknowingly stepped into the world of beauty blogging. After her first post on Lanolips and being utterly delighted by fellow blogger Lipglossiping’s first look entry on the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Palette she decided with all her heart that she wanted to take better photos and once in awhile wax poetic about her on-hand beauty bits. She didn’t just want to post something that amounted to the decoupage of a press release, she had to personally be in there with her words settling the real-life score on a product’s essence, benefits, and proper use. Well, Hello me, and before you stands Bless My Bag a 5-years and running beauty adventure and I continue to blog on beauty and beyond.
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INTERVIEW W/ SOCIAL MARKETING GURU Seth Godin:
What do you think content that builds trust looks like?
“I think that it’s human, it’s personal, it’s relevant, it isn’t greedy, and it doesn’t trick people. If the recipient knew what the sender knows, would she still be happy? If the answer to that question is yes, then it’s likely it’s going to build trust.”
Here in this simple article I aim to share some tips for newer bloggers or even some who’ve been around awhile about how to work on your posts with integrity. Through the years my site has drawn various brands who support the way I write and present content even from overseas. From abroad I’ve worked with M&S, StrawberryNET, Luxola, and ASOS online all of whom approached me voluntarily without me putting out a smudge for attention. I remember how shocked I was when in my second year Anastasia Beverly Hills seeded me through PR from the West Coast and sent me product, it was a one time thing because they were surprised I was all the way here in the Philippines but still! None of that involved my calling for attention, ambush emailing, social-media lurking (following is okay of course, and I post sincere comments, not notice me comments) or tagging them. I may or may not step on a couple of toes in this post. I’ve decided if there’s any place I can be brutally honest it’s in my own backyard, not some thread or group where fights ensue. If I do step on yours it’s only because I believe differently about how we ought to blog and I want to help disinfect certain layers of “attitude” our community and inspire change. The first key I’d like to share is it isn’t ever primarily about what you GET as a blogger, it’s more about the value of what you GIVE. To keep this simple I will post 5 Points that have guided me through the years and share a couple of my mistakes and tendencies, too. Click through to the full post to read them. Continue reading Beauty Blogging with Class | Julia’s 5-Year old blogging Wisdom