Tuesday, 10 July 2012

i was made to love you ♥

 
I thought for today's post, I'd do something a little different. Basically a detailed ramble on my advice for blogging and why I started Fairytale Kiss. I created Fairytale Kiss on February 2011, with my first post being about The Vampire Diaries (surprise, surprise). This wasn't the first blog I had created, I think it was called Fashion Valentine Jade or something odd like that... I didn't really create a clear theme with it so I lost interest and didn't develop it. The main reason I created Fairytale Kiss was to show my passion and interest for the fashion and beauty industry. It sounds like such a cliche when people say how they've wanted to be a writer since they were born, but I remember vividly saying in year 3 that I wanted to be editor of Vogue one day. I literally have never wanted to do anything else - in year 4 I do vaguely remember wanting to be a actress to star in Buffy (how cute) but besides my obsession with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, being a journalist has always stuck with me. I love writing and I think it's a great way to get my thoughts and opinions out without talking to myself all day. Whether I'm any good at it is a completely different story but if you guys keep checking this page everyday then I must be doing something right? (I hope anyway...)

Now, I'm not saying I am the ultimate blogging guru because my blog is only 17 months old, but my advice for any bloggers that have just started out is to be yourself. Yes if you're making a fashion and beauty blog, we're basically talking about the new trends and products out there, but see it from your perspective. Although I try to appeal to different body types and trends, I always make sure its something I personally would buy. I would never write about something that I didn't think was a good product, otherwise then whats the point? I do think I need to vary myself more, but I'm very boring and particular with my look. I grew up watching Buffy and I have to say this is one of the biggest influences for my style. Season 2 is a perfect way to explain my taste - Sarah Michelle Gellar dressed in leather jackets and trousers, plain tops and nude, grey toned make up. Besides from my Cheryl Cole imitation hair, I still love wearing looks inspired by Buffy's character. It sounds slightly weird to not have a modern day style icon, but hey - we all know I'm weird. Of course I love Kim Kardashian and Cheryl Cole's style so I do have a mixture of looks I like.

When it comes to the design and layout of my blog. Ive tried to put my personality into every aspect and I think it's pretty clear what my hobbies and interests are. That's why I love reading other peoples blogs - you get to know them and how their style relates to them. So when I first created my blog, I kept working on the specific images I wanted and what message I was trying to send. Other than your posts, the layout is the most important thing - the images you use can make a person relate to you. I think the first words that come into your head when you think of Fairytale Kiss are 'crazy single girl who watches too much Buffy, eats too much pizza and needs to buy clothes instead of make-up...'. This statement really isn't far fetched at all - we all know I need help with my make-up habits. Anyway, back to my main points - if you are starting your own blog, remember to enjoy it and make it clear you enjoy what you're doing. Don't try and follow what everyone else is doing just because you think they're blog is popular. It just takes time to get a strong following and the more you keep your own identity, the more people will like your freshness and individuality :) I hope this has been helpful to some of you and if you have any questions just leave a comment below! Let me know if there are any particular topics you want me to ramble about. Have a good evening girls ♥
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  1. Great pictures and inspiration :)

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  2. I love vampire diaries and Sarah Michelle Geller too! Thanks for following!:) xox

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  3. I really enjoyed this post, thanks for sharing <3

    Lea x

    http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! :) Glad you liked it xx

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  4. I love this post ! What software do you use to make your mood boards/ outfit of the day collages..? Thanks! :)

    Sapphire x

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    1. Thanks! :) It's just polyvore.com its like a moodboard site! Then I use paint to put everything together :) xx

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  5. wonderful post! I love how you collaged everything! :)

    ps you probably get this a lot, but would you be so kind to check out my blog? http://hakuna-matatahh.blogspot.com/

    I would be grateful! Thank you and lovely blog! x

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  6. 500 days of summer is my fav movie - love it! Love this blogpost <3 xo

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  7. adore your blog hun! :) now following xx

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  8. Quite nice! After reading your several posts, I want to say that they are really intersting.

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