300 FOLLOWERS! – Thank you from a new blogger 02!

When I started putting WERK into blogging in January, I had no idea I would be celebrating 300 followers so soon!

I guess I just want to say thank you to every one of the people that follow me! Especially the ones who take the time out to interact with me and get to know me more via my blog and Instagram page!

Blogging has changed my life in a few small but significant ways…

  • I make more effort with my appearance.
  • I have something to aspire towards.
  • I have learnt so much! (And not just about makeup!)
  • I have become more confident.

Significant because I am happier because of it!

300 Followers May seem small to some, but I was sat looking at 0 not so long ago so it feels great!

This has been the start of my journey into being more me and caring a lot less about what other people might think!

So I am going to share a sick quote with you (that my Husband shared with me) that has really helped me along in this process.

So next time you tell someone you want to make a living from blogging and they turn their nose up. Give them the middle finger and mic drop this quote on their lap.

Or just think it in your head, y’know, whatever’s best at the time!

And on that note…

I would love to hear from you guys!

If you could take a few moments it would be awesome if you could paste these questions in the comments and answer them and I will be sure to get back to you, and visit your blog of course!

  1. How has blogging changed you?
  2. What has kept you motivated on your journey?
  3. Has it been what you expected?
  4. Is it something you wish to continue?

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Lots of Love

L

SUNDAY SHOUTOUT 02: Words With Kris

Yay! Sunday is shaping up to be one of my favourite days! I have had a lovely time looking through all of the links you guys posted on my last Sunday Shoutout submission post!

It was a hard decision this week because there were lots of wonderful blogs to choose from but there was something about this lady that made me want to stay a little longer and read a little more.

The lady in question is the lovely:

Words With Kris

Kris is clearly into dogs! As she has two of them in her ‘about me’ page. She is a self confessed introvert and is using her blog to find her voice, which I think is fabulous, because we all have something to say right?

Secret Secrets is the first post I read that got me really intrigued. It is an open deeply honest depiction of who she was and how she wants to change this! Honesty is a quality I think all bloggers should have. I also love the fact that Kris is using her platform to talk about Feminism, which is a very misunderstood political ideology. Feminism is about equality for both Sexes. So if you’re into equality you’ll love her blog!

It would make me so happy if you guys could go and check out some more of her posts and find out for yourself what she is all about! If you enjoy the way she writes as much as I do then give her a follow!

If you fancy being featured in one of my Sunday Shoutouts then look out for my submission posts every Wednesday! I am seeing all of your submissions so don’t feel disheartened if you didn’t get it this time!

Lots of Love

L

100 followers and how I got them!

Today I woke up to my 100 follower award!

And I feel like throwing a party! I knew blogging would be hard work and take lots of commitment and consistency to get me where I wanted to be, but the reward of an increasing following is coming sooner than I expected, so that’s just great!

Some of you may have thousands of followers, and my number may be but a pinch of salt to you. On the flip side some of you might only have a couple of followers to your name so far and want to know more about how you can hit that 💯! So here are my three top tips for successful blogging!

1: Post consistently

As much as blogging is done for fun, if you’re wanting to build up a good following, you need to give something back! Regular posts will keep your followers interested. If you only blog every couple of weeks, your blog isn’t going to gain any momentum!

Set yourself the task of sitting down and working out how regularly you can write a good blog post. You might find you can write one every Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Or like me, you could blog daily! It just depends on your schedule and how you decide to fit blogging in! I wake up a little earlier than I used to now, so that I can make sure I have a good blog posted before I go to work!

2: TALK TO OTHER BLOGGERS!

I can not say this enough! Your blog is ran by you and you alone. But the blogging world is not a lonely place to live… it is rich with information and people that have the same interests as you, and indeed have something to share. Get out into the blogging community and share your thoughts on others posts, if you like the blog, give it a follow. It is that simple. I have picked up so many tips from my fellow bloggers and I have had fun reaching out to others to share a kind word.

If you’re not reaching out to other people, why should people take an interest in what you’re saying? We can all grow together, imagine how good it would feel if you rose to success along with the people who stuck with you from the beginning? HELL YEAH!

3: Make use of the tags!

This is a pretty simple one, when you’ve finally got to the end of your blog post, make sure you tag the topics your blog covers! If you write about fashion, tag fashion. This way people who are interested in he same subjects as you will see your posts! It’s no good blogging into thin air, you will find it a lot harder to gain readers this way! You can add up to 15 tags per post so USE THEM!

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As a final note I would just like to thank every single one of my followers! You’re awesome, and a special thanks to those of you that take the time out to read my posts and share your likes and thoughts! It means the world to me, and to say thank you I will be doing a 200 follower giveaway so keep your eyes peeled for that because I’m going to be choosing some great beauty related prizes!

If you would like me and maybe a few others to visit your blog then comment your link below and I will be sure to stop by!

If you enjoyed this post and want to see more then do hit that follow button! If Instagram is your thing you can find me at @loleihm

Lots of Love

L

Why being ginger rocks!

It is pretty plain to see I have ginger flowing locks. Admittedly my natural hair colour is a lot darker than the shade I’m currently rocking, but I just love having ginger hair!

*Insert sleazy Snapchat filter above*

Some people are repulsed by the colour and go to lengths to make it apparent. I’m lucky I don’t tend to care about what people think, as throughout my life I’ve had comments like

Do you think gingers will become extinct one day because no one wants a ginger baby’

‘I could see you from a mile away with that orange head’

Apparently gingers have no souls – this one I actually find pretty funny ! And apparently I’m ‘attractive for a ginger’ a comment my husband particularly dislikes as in his words I’m attractive for ANY woman!

Why is it that people feel the need to mock ginger hair? And why is it that ginger people have been excluded from the emoji community? 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️ I am left with this emoji to call my own: 🦁

I’m pretty thick skinned so I’m not writing this post for my benefit. I’m not too fussed whether people like my hair colour or not, because I sure as hell do! I’m writing this post for the people who don’t have that confidence, the people who have been downtrodden by constant comments and now hate their ginger hair so much that they have put colourant over the top of it because they feel that they couldn’t possibly be beautiful without it.

It just isn’t true!

If you have ginger hair, you rock! Here are some cool facts to prove it…

  • Red heads are more likely to be left handed.
  • Red Heads are more sensitive to pain- yet tolerate it better.
  • Men with red hair are 54% less likely to develop prostate cancer.
  • Less than 2% of the worlds population have red hair.
  • Red Heads can produce their own vitamin D

Now if that doesn’t make you feel pretty cool then I don’t know what will! I happen to think that being a little bit different is awesome, and generally now I’m an adult I have receive lots of lovely comments on my hair colour.

If you do find yourself in a situation where your ginger hair is being mocked, just let that ‘no soul’ attitude shine through and they will get bored in no time!

I would love to hear some of your comments on this subject, so drop a comment below!

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, make sure to hit that follow button and show some love on my Instagram page: @loleihm

Lots of Love

L