1) What inspired you to start your blog?
I'd be reading blogs for quite a while, and I gradually started to think it might be fun to post my own- after ages of thinking about it I finally took the plunge and created my blog! I wanted a creative outlet, and I enjoy writing and photography (though claim to be good at neither) so I knew a blog would work well for me.
2) What advice would you give to a beginner blogger?
Only blog about something you're passionate about- if you try and write about something you're not interested in your posts probably wont be interesting! My personal rule is that I wont post anything that I'm not 100% proud of- if I'm not in the mood to blog I know my post wont come out the way I want it, so I just don't bother that day.
3) What do you like most about blogging?
I think the general sense of community we have is awesome- I love receiving comments, and posting comments, and reading other blogs (and the new information and different opinions I can see from them) Plus I really love having a creative outlet- especially as none of my friends are particularly into make up- I can write about make up and nail polish to people who want to listen!
4) What do you dislike most about blogging?
There's not really anything I dislike about it... Sometimes it is frustrating when I get writers block, or I can't be bothered to write, or the light is terrible and I can't take pictures... but as I said above- although I've set myself the goal of posting one post per day and I really do want to stick to it, I can take days off if I want to :)
5) What are your favourite blogs or types of posts to read?
I don't think I have a single favourite blog- I love lots! And I'm not sure I have a particular favourite type of post to read either... I think I generally like to read the kinds of posts I also like to write: reviews and hauls (it's always good to hear about new things) and NOTD posts (they give me inspiration for my nail art), tags, recipes etc. Though I also like OOTD posts, and I know nothing about fashion!
6) What is your personal favourite post you've written?
I'm quite proud of my lip scrub recipe post- as I created the recipe from scratch myself, and it works really well! And there are quite a few NOTD posts I particularly love- like my Doctor Who nails and my Polka Dot nails, but I don't really have a favourite (it's like asking a parent to pick a favourite child!)
7) Do people in your personal life support your blog?
No one really knows about my blog in 'real life'- my sister does (which I hope you'd guess, seeing as she's actually written posts for me!) but no one I know is really interested in nail art or make up, so I haven't bothered to tell them about it!
8) If you could change anything about blogger (or any other blog platform you use), what would it be?
Despite the fact that I'm pretty used to the new interface by now, I still prefer the old one and I'd love to have it back! (though perhaps with a better colour scheme) I also despise word verification on comments- I'm sure some bloggers only have it enabled simply because that's the default setting and they don't realise!
9) How long does it take you to complete a post?
That depends on what kind of post it is- I think NOTD posts probably take me the longest- mostly because I get snap happy and take tonnes of pictures which I then have to edit and narrow down to just the best!
Generally the writing and adding pictures part takes about half an hour, but the photography and editing can take a while sometimes!
10) How do you deal with hate?
Laugh at it, then delete it!
11) When/why did you first start reading blogs?
Not long after I started watching youtube videos- lots of youtubers have blogs too, so I discovered their blogs (via their youtube video info boxes) From there I noticed lots of other blogs, and started reading a whole lot more!
12) What was the first blog you followed?
I really have no clue, I think I got a blogger account and followed at least 20 blogs in one day :)
13) How many blogs do you follow?
275 according to GoogleReader (no wonder I'm always behind reading posts!)
14) Do you wish you had more followers?
I don't necessarily wish I had more; obviously I'd be totally thrilled if I did gain more followers, but I'd still be happily blogging away if I never gained another single one, or even if you all disappeared!
15) If you weren't a blogger, what would you do?
I really have no idea- it's not even been a whole year yet and I can't think what I did before blogging or how else I could spend my time. I'm sure I'd have some kind of creative thing on the go; though what that could be I have no idea!
Well there you have it, 15 questions which explain the background of me and my blog!
Hope you like the tag- let me know if you post your own answers on your blog! :)