Today I was tagged for The Blogger Recognition Award by my friend Ashley@ashleysuemakeup Make sure you go check out her awesome blog!! Thanks for nominating me Ashley!
I also wanted to thank those who left me such kind comments in my lasts two posts! I missed you all as well! I will responding back to your comments soon and I also will my last two posts for those who want to check it out!
Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog.Write a post showing off the award. Give a brief summary of how your blog started and a piece or two of advice to new bloggers Select 15 blogs to do this award.Comment on their blogs to inform them of the award.
How I got my blog started
I love answering this question :) lol, but I will try to keep it short. I always wanted to write a blog so, I finally just went for it. First I was going for fashion hence my link http://plovesfashion.blogspot.com, but then I realized I probably would focus more on beauty. Then the blog name Beauty and more by Pilar was born. By doing this I would let my audience know they could expect read a variety of topics on my blog.
My advice to new bloggers
1. Stay true to yourself and be authentic
I love reading blogs where I get a sense of the person's personality. It's your blog, so discuss the things that interests you!
2. Try to avoid the "follow for follow" requests
I have to agree with Miriam and Ashley on the whole "follow for follow" requests. I actually find it rather rude because it comes off as your looking for numbers of followers rather than the quality and time the person put into the content of their blog. I think most people who blog can relate to what I'm saying. It's true if you liked my blog, I would think you would already be following instead of bartering for follow requests...Instead of only asking for follow for follow, people could at least write "I enjoy your blog and would you mind taking a look at my blog?" and just leave a link. I don't mind links in the comments because it gives bloggers an opportunity to check out other blogs. It's the whole follow for follow can be impersonal and annoying.
3. Don't get discouraged
Blogging should be for fun! Try not to get discouraged if your blog isn't taking off like you thought it would. If you enjoy blogging keep at it!
Who I nominate for this award!
Everyone! Leave your link if you want me to check out your responses!
The Sweater Weather Tag
I've seen this tag going around lately, so I decided to participate as well!
1. Favorite candle scent?
I haven't been candle shopping lately, but Bath and Body Works usually wins me over with their candles!
2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
I don't really drink coffee, I like hot lemon tea and Hot Chocolate is my absolute favorite!
3. What’s the best fall memory you have?
Thanksgiving hands down! I used to love going grocery shopping with my mom and watch her cook dinner. Now I usually help her make Thanksgiving dinner. So much fun!
4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eye liner?
5. Best fragrance for fall?
I really like Dream Angel Heavenly by Victoria's Secret
6. Favorite Thanksgiving Food?
My mom's stuffing and Sweet Potato Pie! Yum!!
7. What is autumn weather like where you live?
It's usually cool to mild, but lately it's been very cold. If I didn't know any better I would have thought it was Winter! SC weather has been very unpredictable lately lol
8. Most worn sweater?
I have quite a few! I usually wear cardigans, or my white fur hooded sweater-coat
9. Must-have nail polish this fall?
Anything dark or neutral
10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
I would jump in leaf piles lol. Im not that interested in watching football
11. Skinny jeans or leggings?
12. Combat boots or Uggs?
I would probably wear Uggs if I had a pair since I like warm boots.
13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
To each its own...I don't like anything pumpkin
14. Favorite fall TV show?
I really don't know..I guess the new season of Law and Order SVU
15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?
I really can't think of any Fall themed songs lol
Here are the links to my two latest posts
Are You Happy?
Thanks for reading and stopping by my blog!
nice post dear..now i know more about you!!
I'm so glad you did both these tags!!! I loved reading all your andwerd, especially the advice to new bloggers part!
It totally feels more like winter where I live right now too!
I agree with follow to follow request if you like somebody blog just follow some of these request they do not follow back like you said is for numbers. The sweater tag I love VS fragrance as well.
Congratulations on your award! Great advice for new bloggers! I think that a lot of states have been dealing with cold weather this week. Law and Order SVU is a great show!
i can't wait for my mom's sweet potoato casserole. congrats on your award
Thanks for nominating me Ashley! I hope my advice for blogging can help new bloggers or bloggers in general. I think a lot of states are having Winter-like weather this week!
I noticed that a lot when I first starting blogging the follow for follow request. Like I said most bloggers put a lot of thought into the content of their blog so I think the quality of my blog is more important than the number of followers. It's not some kind of a contest! lol VS has nice fragrances!
Thank you! Law and Order SVU is one of my favorite shows!
Thank you! I've never had Sweet Potato Casserole, but I've heard it tastes yummy!
Love your advices for new bloggers! I know when you're new it can get discouraging but you just have to keep on doing what you love. :)
Congradulations on your award!
Congrats on your award! Great responses for the sweater weather tag! I look forward to sweet potato pie and stuffing too! Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you! I feel if you like blogging, then you should continue posting! Blogging can also be therapeutic!
Thank you! You have a great week as well and have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Congratulations on your award Pilar. You do a fantastic job reviewing beauty products. My first blog was with fashion also. I prefer beauty. HaHaHa I love sweet poatato pie also.
Thank you! I know what you mean! I love fashion too, but beauty won lol! Sweet potato pie is so yummy!
Congratulations on your award, Pilar! Very well deserved! I could not agree with you more on your advice to new bloggers. xoxo Lauren
Awww, love reading this, Pilar and yay! Glad to find another person who is not into pumpkin, I thought I was the only one. LOL!
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Congratulations on this award you deserve it.
Thank you so much!
Thank you! Omgosh! You're not into pumpkin either?! You're not alone! I just don't care for the taste!
loved reading this! great post :)
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