Monday, August 25, 2014

Very Inspiring Blogger Award, My Writing Process, and The Secrets of Blogging Tags

Hello Everyone! 

So I have a few tags for you today that I was tagged in last week.

I want to thank Jackie @ for tagging me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I haven't done this tag in a while so let's get started! Hopefully I won't repeat my previous responses!



Thank and link the person who nominated you.

List the rules and display award.

Share seven facts about yourself.

Nominate 15 amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

Optional Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.


1. I have a B.A. in Psychology. 

2. My favorite food is Mac and Cheese, especially when my mom cooks it!

3. I really like most coconut scents and fragrances. However, I hate foods that contain coconut lol.

4. My favorite Disney Movies are The Little Mermaid and The Lion King. 

5. I rarely wear makeup during Summer except maybe lipstick. It's just too hot!

6. I love to watch movies 

7. I have two favorite seasons Spring and Fall.

I was also tagged by Lauren for My Writing Process and The Secrets of Blogging. Thanks Lauren!

My Writing Process

1. What am I working on?

I'm working on a few different things that include some sponsored products reviews, inspirational thoughts, and crocheting projects. I have so many things I can't wait to share with you all!

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Well, even though most blogs I come across are beauty related, mine fits in the beauty and more category (thus my blogs name), because I wanted to talk about all the things I'm interested in. I figured that by adding the "and more by Pilar" part in my blogs name would let my audience know you can expect to read a variety of subjects. I also try to be honest especially when I write reviews. Whether I'm sent items to review or I purchase items with my own money I give an honest review.

3. Why do I write what I do?

Blogging is just like keeping a journal. I look at it as sharing my thoughts with others and the audience gets to know the author behind the blog.
When it comes to beauty, I like to write about makeup and other cosmetics. I know some people think it's superficial, but I look at makeup as a way to enhance beauty, and a means of artwork.

4. How does your writing process work?

I keep a journal and spiral notebook incase I'm not at the company and I jot down my ideas. I wrote a post about this last year :) I take photos of my items first so that way I won't forget to leave anything out when I write my posts. Lately I've gotten better with keeping to a posting schedule. So I'm really happy about that!

The Secrets of Blogging

1. When did you start blogging and why?

My blog first anniversary was actually last month July 27. I wanted to share my thoughts on various subjects and interact with people who share my same interests.

2. How many people in "real life" know about your blog?

My mom, my two besties, and companies that sponsor my blog. I don't really keep it a secret, I just haven't told many people.

3. What are your favorite posts to read?

Inspirational posts, beauty reviews, and arts and crafts. These are a few of my interests and I like to read these kinds of posts.

4. List a blog you have discovered recently.

I need to check out more blogs. I've been working on some posts and other things, so I haven't had much time to discover new blogs. I will soon though!

5. Which posts are you most proud?

I would have to say my inspirational posts! I like all the topics I discuss on my blog, but I feel everyone can benefit from words of encouragement etc.

6. What advice would you give to future bloggers?

Don't worry about numbers of followers you have and be yourself. Blogging should be something you truly enjoy, not a number game etc. It doesn't matter about numbers. You should always be yourself whether it's on social media or in real life in general.

Thanks Jackie and Lauren for tagging me! Check out their blogs! I tag anyone who wants to participate! Leave you links if you want me to read your answers!


Jackie Harrison said...

Congrats on the award so well deserve I also enjoy coconut scent and keep spiral notebook with all my blog notes as well as a calender.

Unknown said...

This was fun to read!! Those are all great tags and I like how two of them talk about specificity about blogging and writing!

willsingformakeup said...

Thanks for doing the tags, Pilar! I enjoyed reading this and getting to know more about you and your blog!
xoxo Lauren

Pilar said...

Thanks for nominating me! Writing things down in my notebook and journal helps with organization!

Pilar said...

Thanks! The last two tags were new to me, but I've seen them floating around on social media. They were fun to complete!

Margo @ PrettyPanda said...

Loved reading this Pilar!! I always like getting to know more about you!

Pilar said...

Thanks for tagging me Lauren! I'm glad you enjoyed reading my responses!

Pilar said...

Thanks Margo!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Pilar, we could be sisters! I love mac n cheese. I hate eating coconut, but love coconut scents. Congrats on your award!

Pilar said...

Thank you! Great minds think alike! I mean I really love the smell coconut, but I hate foods that contain coconut lol!

Kristen said...

This was fun to read and congrats on the award.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award!

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Pilar said...

Thank you!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I love these types of posts -- I get to learn lots of stuff about my fellow bloggers. Speaking of which, I had no idea you were a Psychology major. So cool!

Pilar said...

Thank you! These tags are fun! I did get a B.A. in Psychology a few years ago!

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