It's Tuesday so you know what that means, it's Meet The Blogger!
Today's Blogger is Kate from Kate's Nailing it
My favorite thing she said to me was her boyfriend is in all her best selfies.
What made you start a blog?I got in to nail art just before Christmas 2013, and it didn't take me too long to discover the blogging community. My family and friends were really impressed with my nail art whenever I posted it on Facebook, so eventually I decided to start my own blog!
How long have you been blogging?
About a year and a half - since the beginning of August 2014!
What would you say makes your blog unique?
My individual writing style and hand pose make me different from everyone else. I also do a monthly comparison series, called Do I Need Them All, which isn't something that I see on a lot of blogs.
What's your favorite part of having a blog?
Interacting with my followers! I really love it when someone comments on my posts (whether on the blog or social media). My favorite thing is when someone asks me something about a polish or nail art design that I didn't think to discuss in the blog post.
Have you ever reviewed a product that has become something you use all the time?
Not a specific polish, but I've reviewed a ton of Zoya polishes on my blog because I use their brand so often. At one point, I was buying almost exclusively Zoya so my blog just kind of accidentally turned in to a Zoya promotion for a few weeks.
What would you say is the downside of blogging?
It can get really hard to maintain a regular schedule. Sometimes I try to keep up my schedule of one post per week even when I'm way too busy, and that always leads to a burnout because I start to feel like I *have* to blog, instead of *wanting* to blog.
Do you have a least favorite post that you've written?
One of my earliest posts, on China Glaze Flying Dragon. If I couldn't get it to photograph properly, why did I bother showing it? If I color corrected one photo, why not do it for all of them? Looking back on that post makes me cringe.
Are you married? Do you have any kids and/or pets?
Not married, but my boyfriend and I have been together for a little over five years and we've been living together for almost three! No kids or pets, but I really really want to get a cat as soon as we can afford it.
When you aren't blogging what are you most likely doing?
Crocheting! I mostly crochet things for myself or gifts for family and friends, but I recently opened up a shop on Big Cartel so sometimes I get orders from strangers, too. And I'm almost always watching something on Netflix while I crochet!
Is there a blogger that you look up to/admire?
Kirby of The Mercurial Magpie was always an inspiration to me. I'm really sad now that she's stopped blogging!
What is your least favorite product to blog about?
Since I only blog about nail polish, I don't really have a least favorite product. Trying to blog about neon polishes is always a challenge, though, because my camera changes the color so much. I have to do a lot of color correcting and that's not one of my strong points.
How did it feel when you found out you were getting your first pr samples?
I was thrilled! Of course getting free polish was a bonus, but what most excited me was getting to have my photos be the ones that people saw before the polish released. It definitely helped to increase my number of followers, which is always a plus!
Any advice for new bloggers?
Reach out to established bloggers for advice on getting views, followers, and Likes! It might feel awkward at first but if you're not sure of how to get seen, getting help from someone who knows how to do it can really help you to carve out your niche in the community.
Thanks so much for being a part of Meet The Blogger Kate! You can find Kate at her blog & the following social media pages.