Hello there and welcome to this week’s #PoCoLo - if you were here last week, it was great to see you. If you’re new here you’re very welcome, and I’m sure that all of us will be linking up some great posts. Please do take some time to stop by some of the other posts that are linked, as you never know what you might discover there - you’ll know as well as Morgan and I that linkys work best when everyone shares the love where they can.
Hasn’t it been lovely to see the sun again?
Although the temperature is lower it’s nice to feel the sun on your back. We’ve toyed with putting the heating on for the mornings, and have put another thin quilt on the bed. MOH is campaigning for the duvet back, but I’m sure we can last out a bit longer. Have you had your heating on yet?
My photo this week is from July and my visit to Hyde Hall in Essex. How the sunlight dances across the colourful coleus, seems to sum up this week for me. Colourful, bright and glimpses of sun, and that’s never a bad thing.
I’ve an eye on the temperatures over in Italy to give me a clue of what to pack in the chance that this time I might not over pack and take things just in case. I’m sure it’s something I grapple with each time we go away, and always think it’s possible.
Blogger Showcase: Huda from BeauLife
1. Who are you?
Hey! I am Huda and I blog over at Beau Life. I am a beauty and lifestyle blogger and I also offer some amazing blogging tips over on my blog. I am from Pakistan but currently residing in UAE. I recently completed my bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management.
2. How did you discover blogs/blogging?
I actually discovered blogging through YouTube. I had always been passionate about makeup and would spend hours on YouTube watching beauty videos. One of the beauty gurus I used to watch also ran a blog and that gave me an idea. Since I did not have the confidence nor the setup needed to do YouTube, I could simply share my passion for makeup with people through my blog.
3. Why did you start blogging?
I guess I have already answered this question. I have loved makeup since I was a little girl. Watching these talented ladies share their passion through YouTube and blogging inspired me to do the same and here I am.
4. What do you find most challenging?
For me, the most challenging is part is staying motivated even when I feel like my hard work and passion is not getting valued. I would love to get more opportunities through blogging but blogging requires a lot of patience and not all of us can become successful overnight.
5. What is your favourite topic to write about?
Honestly, I love writing about anything beauty/lifestyle/blogging tips related which is why I cover all these topics on my blog. It is hard to choose one but I would say that the posts I create on blogging tips seem to do the best in terms of views.
6. Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?
Oh, I definitely have some big goals. I am always trying to better my content, grow my audience, increase my blog traffic and learn something new about blogging. For example, I am currently trying to learn about Pinterest and how I can use it to get traffic to my blog. I am very passionate about blogging and definitely aspire to make blogging a part-time if not a full-time job.
7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
My favourite thing is definitely being able to share- whether that be sharing makeup tips or sharing my life, I just love being able to connect with like minded people and I love having a little space of mine where I can come and just be creative.
8. Have you ever attended a blogging conference?
No, I have not but I would love to.
9. What are your 3 best posts?
That is a hard one but if I had to choose, it would be these:
10. Describe yourself in 3 words
Sensitive, hardworking, passionate.
11. Are you a tea & biscuits person or coffee & cake person?
Can I be a tea and cake person? I can not drink coffee become it makes me jittery, but I do love tea and I definitely prefer cake over biscuits.
12. What is your idea of a perfect night out?
Getting ready (the getting ready part is always my fave part of going out) and going for an outdoor dinner near the beach.
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