Saturday, 5 January 2013

#Bloglove

"What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone."

Burt Bacharach


Image from Jaynes Kitschen


I keep in touch with a lot of other beauty bloggers through twitter and would like to think I do contribute towards on the hash-tag twitter chat called #bbloggers (Wednesday and Sunday nights at 8pm - For more information #Bbloggerschat Blog).

From one of the chats it came through that one of the things that other bloggers wanting to do for 2013 is  to promote other bloggers. I think this was a great idea and while chatting about it another blogger, Jayne from Jayne's Kitschen jumped in and said that she started a hash-tag with the same idea. Read her original idea here

For me the beauty bloggers community is just that - A community of like minded people who share ideas, problems and the love of what we do. I am fully behind something that brings people together because together we can knock any problems and negativity. It also not a place for competition on who has more followers than others, we write because we chose to and if people read it - even better!

I have met some of nicest people with a varied mixture of experience and they've all been ready to help (this even included the people who inspired me to start this blog in the first place). No one has ever turned me away for being a "small" blog, they've noticed I'm like them and have spent a good hour talking to them.

To spread some #Bloglove:


  • Comment on their entry - Tell them you liked it! I still get excited by comments, for me it shows that what I'm writing is being actually read and not glanced over.
  • Play it forward - This is where the hash-tag comes in, tweet about it (or Share on Facebook depending on your social media preference) and share it with other people.
  • Think before you speak - Is what about to send to the wide world really a reflection on who you are? Is it promoting #Bloglove? There are ways of providing feedback without being judgmental  a friendly mail is better than broadcasting it to Twitter.
  • Engage with other bloggers - Tweet, Email, Facebook, Instagram: we now live in a world where we can connect with more people easier. Like what some says? Tell them, like, share, re-tweet, favourite. 
Share the #Bloglove.

"Your talent makes you who you are. You should be proud of it." –Tinker Bell






11 comments:

  1. I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Your blog is fantastic and i love your posts. Well done :)

    http://cllrs.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/liebster-blog-award.html

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    1. I'll get round to answering as soon as I can, many thanks xx

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  2. Awesome post!! It's so true that we need to support one another and share the #Bloglove!! I've recently been trying to interact on twitter a bit more, but it's a tough nut to crack since I'm still not entirely sure what the twittersphere is all about! Ha ha! But I'm trying to learn. Before reading your post, I was contemplating doing some sort of weekly or bi-weekly or monthly roundup of my favorite blogposts, especially since many of them come from not as well known bloggers. After reading this post, I think I will definitely do it!! Thanks for the encouragement and I look forward to reading more of your blog :-)

    G. McG

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    1. Thank you for the comment, it really does mean a lot that people are wanting to do something towards #bloglove. Some people are better at some social media than others and there are plenty of people who are more happy to help, just ask :)

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  3. This is a lovely idea. I plan to pick a blog I love reading every so often and feature it on my blog to share more love. I will definitely be using the hashtag too. xx

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    1. I really like this idea, thank you xx

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  4. I really like this post and the subject is great.like the previous person wrote it is definitely hard to become accepted into the beauty blogger community.Ive experienced such highs and lows whilst blogging.one minute I think "yes it's going great" but on the other can be ignored by practically everyone except for a few sweet ladies.im not going to stop what I'm doing but it feels not so nice to stand alone.

    good luck to you on spreading the love.

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    1. Thank you, at the end of the day as long as it makes you happy then keep going. I want to get more positive energy going round because it IS a great community and I really do hate reading negative things about it. xx

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  5. This is such a good idea. Sometimes I find that the smaller blogs with less followers are often better than the ones with 1000+ followers as they love writing their blog posts and it shows :) xxx

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    1. It doesn't matter on the size as long as you have a passion for what you write about then it'll show and people will love it. I just hope it shows that I love what I do :) x

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    2. Thank you so much for mentioning me on your loved blogs... that's made my day xxxxx

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