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Friday, 10 February 2017

The blogger recognition award


Alina from Alinasirbu nominated me to do the blogger recognition award and really could i refuse? 1, she's lovely and 2 i didn't have anything lined up for a Friday blog post, so no i couldn't really.. So thank you to Alina, she remains one of my original faves.

Lets get to the rules shall we? 
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 bloggers you want to give this award to.
  6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them, providing a link to the post you created.
So heres how my blog started:don't think I've ever actually written about this on my blog before which seems strange; you would think it'd be a thing i had discussed at one point or another. I had always admired bloggers and youtubers prior to starting my blog, but i never imagined i'd ever be on the other side of the screen. I started my blog while i was on my gap year, i think i went about 2 weeks in full time employment and i suddenly had days off that were actual days off, as opposed to days off where you'd have to write 3 essays. I posted a selfie on twitter with a caption about makeup and it got 50 favourites (which was huge at the time for me) so i thought "why not?" and opened beautymattersbymaria.blogspot.co.uk.

2 pieces of advice for new bloggers? (Cheeky self promo here but i wrote a post all about how to grow your audience which contains a lot of advice for new bloggers which you can check out here.)

1)The first thing i'd say is to take blogging seriously but take it easy, sometimes i can get so stressed out with all of this that i end up surrounded by a load of blog props on the floor and a load of rubbish photos. When inspiration isn't there don't try to blog, don't try and force it - otherwise you just won't create good content. Ultimately this should be about doing something you enjoy, don't get disheartened by a few days or a week where inspiration is lacking. 

2)The second thing is sign up to google analytics - just do it. 

Here are my 15 nominated bloggers:


I'm off to comment on the blogs of my nominees, click any name to head over to their blog to check them out! - Maria x

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12 comments

  1. I'm so grateful that you nominated me beside so many amazing bloggers. I'll be sure to write it as soon as I can. xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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    1. aw no problem, i look forward to reading it x

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  2. I totally agree with your advice to new bloggers. Inspiration is so so important and um, how could you not use GoogleAnalytics?! Glad I came across your blog!

    xx, Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

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    1. thank you! Ikr its surprising how many people don't! x

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  3. Lovely post Maria! And thank you for your kind words!! You're one of my favourites as well and I'm really excited to see your blog growing even more x

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  4. Aw thank you for the nomination, lovely! I love reading about how other people's blogs came about, and I definitely agree with your pieces of advice. Blogging should definitely be fun and it's good to leave a post or a shoot for a while if it's not quite working out and then return to it with fresh eyes. And Google Analytics is something I've been putting off for a while but I guess it's time to get started... siiiigh. I definitely prefer the girlie fluffy side to blogging haha - I have no clue when it comes to the technical stuff but I guess that's where you help us all out so thank you! xxx

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    1. Its no problem! I completely agree, sometimes i take photos and I'm just like nah so i'll reshoot and be so much happier with them! Aw its so nice to be thought of as helpful when it comes to technology things because i used to be so useless at stuff like that, i'm slowly learning and hoping to bring everyone along with me! ahaha google analytics is 100% worth it, at first i set it up wrong so i had no idea why it said nobody was on my blog but now i've properly linked it i'm so glad i have x

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  5. Blogging is definitely something that should inspire you and not stress you out so i 100% agree with what you said about taking it seriously but do not stress yourself out when it is not going right. Thanks for nominating me love♥

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    1. Yeah after all i think everything spurs from creativity and you can't be creative under pressure! No problem x

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  6. thank you so much for the nomination X lots of love :)

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  7. I just saw this! You are a sweetheart, Maria. Thank you for nominating me for this. I've featured you on my blog as well, as one of my creator favorites!

    Ashlynn, The Crimson Cardigan

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