It's Meet The Blogger Time!
Today's Blogger is Megan of Mindfully Polished
What's so cool about Megan is she started out as an Instagram Blogger before she started her blog.
What made you start a blog?
I began by posting all of my manis and swatches on Instagram, but decided that I needed an outlet to be able to provide more descriptions and to chat a bit more. I also like to do multiple shots of each polish that I post, and figured that a blog would be the best place to do so!
How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging since January 2016.
What would you say makes your blog unique?
I try to provide as much description about the polishes that I blog about as I can, while also staying within reason. I also like to link almost EVERYTHING that I use, as I know readers like to know where to find specific polishes and materials.
What's your favorite part of having a blog?
I love being able to express my love for polish, and sharing that love with others who have the same passion. There aren’t too many people in my every day, non-internet life who have a passion for polish; so, when I am able to share with those who do, it makes me happy!
Have you ever reviewed a product that has become something you use all the time?
I’ve bought a product to review, and I do now use it all of the time! (Baroness X’s Matte Cuticle Balm :D)
What would you say is the downside of blogging?
Trying to find a specific schedule to stick to, in regards to typing up and sharing posts. Sometimes I have the time to do a post every day, and others, I post every 2-3 days. I know that the consistency is something that readers/followers like, but I get caught up in life sometimes and have trouble staying on one specific schedule.
Do you have a least favorite post that you've written?
Ugh, the second post that I ever wrote. I literally had one picture and one paragraph, and it seems SO SHORT! I like to have more details and photos in my posts now, so that one makes me cringe.
What is something you have to have while writing a blog post? Examples music, watching netflicks, drinking tea ect
I like to have some type of background noise- either a television show or music!
Do you think your blog has changed of the years?
I definitely think that my blog has changed since I began! I’ve asked for a lot of advice from other bloggers, and from makers, as to how to improve upon what I do. As a result, my lighting has improved, and my pictures have become clearer and more color-accurate.
Are you married? Do you have any kids and/or pets?
I’m not married, and don’t have any human babies. I do have a fur baby, though! He is a Shetland Sheepdog named Joey, and he is the furry love of my life!
What was it like when you found out you were getting your first press samples?
I received my first press samples when I was an Instagram-only swatcher, and it was honestly one of the most joyous moments of my polishing life. I felt so honored that the maker wanted to give me the chance to swatch and review some of her polishes. I was also pretty nervous and afraid that I would not be able to produce swatches and photos that were up to par, in comparison to other swatchers that I have seen. To this day, when I do receive offers to swatch/review, I still feel both honored and anxious.
Any advice for new bloggers?
KEEP WORKING ON IT!! You may have some hesitation at first, but this community is so helpful and supportive. If you feel down, just try to remember why you fell in love with polish in the first place, and that will get you through any funk that may occur!
Thanks so much for being part of Meet The Blogger Megan! You can find her at her blog & the following social media pages.