Rediscovering the blogging world

Last summer I accepted a request that was for me more of a challenge: I made my first Youtube video. It started on request from some girls in a makeup group (Armocromia – Rossetto e Merletto) to do a tutorial on the makeup looks I was posting to help less expert girls to achieve the looks. Well since then Youtube has now become my main focus and I have just realized how I lost contact with blogging ever since.

I revived my tablet and found Bloglovin installed so tonight I spent some time going through the latest blog posts of bloggers I followed in the past and oh how much I enjoyed it! Seeing all these girls I followed for so long but lost contact with in the last months. I definitely recommend installing and following your favorite bloggers on Bloglovin, it’s such a handy app!

Unfortunately I have slacked and left it to Facebook to keep me up to date with my favorite blogs. Now we all know that Facebook is terrible and only shows posts to 10% of the followers of a page, so I missed many of them, and I feel so ashamed. Supporting fellow bloggers by reading and commenting on their posts and developing community and relationships is one of my favorite things about blogging.

On the other hand, I grew very close to some Italian colleagues, ending up texting until ungodly hours (yes, Stefania, that’s you), as well as just keeping up with them, their lives and their blogs (Drama is one to follow for some excitement!). I somehow feel like I am part of a community even though I live an ocean away. The Italian beauty blogger community is one of amazing talented makeup artists and bloggers, as well as lots of drama and “teams”. Luckily from far away, I only get involved in the positive bits.

It’s not that I left the blog of course, you’ve seen many posts coming by, but when it came to really connecting with the blog and feeling passionate about it, it was only with the latest Nabla Goldust series that I was really passionate about writing. Even then, it was about sharing makeup looks and swatches, whereas in depth reviews were somehow lacking. Well, I recorded one that I am proud about for my channel today, so that’s a step forward!

Also, I find it increasingly difficult to put a review up on my Youtube channel and then write everything down again on the blog. I did it for my first Anti Haul, and you guys loved it, but then I did it in other occasions and felt like I was repeating myself. What do you prefer? Youtube only or all the same information typed down in the blog? Please let me know!

Well this post is child of a moment of craziness at midnight on a Saturday night, but it is also a reminder to myself (and you if you’ve been slacking) to pick back up those contacts you had, show some love to your fellow bloggers, drop a message or a comment when the post you read is good, instead of just thinking things in your head. I will do more of that, will you?

Thanks for indulging in my midnight reflections.

xo

A

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  • Lorelei Marie

    Hey Alice, I can tell you that for me I really have to try to “connect” or feel that “connection” through a computer. I grew up before every house had a computer and before cell phones were rampant. There was no Facebook or anything like it until I was in my 20’s so everyday can be a learning process to me. It’s getting easier (especially because of you guys on IG), but I started our blog thinking it’d be so easy to write. It hasn’t been. I have 3 half written posts and many ideas, but it’s been Kristen who has been posting. For me, I often like to read, I’ve found myself falling away from YouTube, though I still watch it sometimes. I used to watch it nearly daily and follow quite a few different channels closely. I think part of it is that we go through cycles. I love that you are a thinker and an analyzer and a wonderer. Obviously, listen to your audience, but also listen to you. You may just be moving into a new and different phase. There I put my thoughts to words. Great advice. Now I may go watch one of your videos. I haven’t looked at YouTube in over a week. -Lorelei

    • Lorelei, I totally understand because I also only started FB at 20 something and didnt have a pc at home until I was 10, but then no internet for the next 7-8 years, so I would just play games on it lol. Writing is hard I think and I get inspired usually at night while I’m on the couch watching tv. Then I write a whole blog post (like this) in half an hour..I agree that we go through cycles..I watch yt every day but cycle between beauty and fitness channels and then I obsess in cycles as well hihi. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! see, thoughts in words works! now go do it on your blog 😉

  • ma grazie Laura <3 ecco il tempo manca in effetti per star dietro a tutto! Io ora ho deciso che mi leggo bloglovin ogni sera guardando tv sul divano cosi resto connessa..o almeno ci provo! hihi

  • Stefania NudePowder

    Tanti cuori per te ♥♥♥
    Ps, già lo sai, vai davvero alla grande con i video e sei un piacere da ascoltare! ^^ Fare il doppio lavoro non è molto piacevole, più che altro per il tempo da dedicare… Magari potresti tenere qualche post più “rapido” per il blog, e per prodotti o look più complessi fare solo il video 😉

    • <3 <3
      eh infatti mi sembra di fare un transcript del video nel blog..bu…trovero' un equilibrio spero..#2017resolution haha

  • De Ornatu Mulierum

    Per motivi molto diversi, capisco perfettamente il cogliere solo gli aspetti positivi della comunità Beauty Blogger italiana. A me capita lo stesso e devo dire che non è niente male:)

    • Alice

      🙂 decisamente una vita senza drama e’ una vita migliore