Friday, 17 March 2017

Bloggers Spill Tea W/ Totally Ró

It is Friday and that means yet another Bloggers Spill Tea, this one with Totally Ró. As always, I leave the links at the end of my posts so I hope that you are still enjoying this series and continue to read.

1. Describe your blog in a sentence?
My own corner of the internet where I write about beauty, lifestyle and the occasional book.

2. Does your blog name have any special meaning behind it?
Not really, Totally Ró came about as I wanted it to be all about me and my nickname is Ró, so it kinda stuck.

3. What//Who made you start blogging?
I didn't intend on blogging in the first place. I actually wanted to start up a Youtube channel but I was too afraid to do that. Blogging was a happy medium for me and I don't think I'll make a YouTube channel to replace my blog. I do have a YouTube channel but it's a music one.

4. Where do you get inspiration from to write your blog posts?
Anywhere! From other blogs, Tweets, comments and most recently my Irish essays I have to learn in school.

5. What do you do to prepare before uploading a blog post?
I like to plan what posts are going up 2 months in advance as a guide which sometimes changes. I do all the bits and pieces for blogging, writing, taking photos, editing photos, add graphics, scheduling everything. I always have my blog posts scheduled for Saturday at 6pm GMT as then I don't have to worry about publishing it myself.

6. What makes you want to blog consistently?
I really like sticking to a schedule, I love consistency!

7. Do you like interacting with other bloggers?
Of course, even though the blogging community has been called a negative place, I haven't experienced anything like that before. I have made some wonderful blogging friends who I would love to meet in the years to come.

8. Have you ever followed a blog just to be nice even if you don't like it?
Not really, I don't see the point.

9. What do you love and hate most about the blogging community?
I love that we can relate to each other with things that the majority of non bloggers wouldn't even understand like scheduling tweets or trying to take photos during the winter. There's nothing that overly annoys me but when there is a whole pile of blogger drama that's a complete different story.

10. Do you ever feel like no one remembers that you have feelings?
No, I haven't received many hateful comments yet between my Blog and Youtube but I don't care what they have to say unless it is something to help me develop and get better at what I'm doing go ahead.

11. Do you feel like the bigger you get, the smaller of a relationship you have with your readers?
Completely disagree, when my blog was in it's more baby form, I never got comments at all. Now I get few per post and I love replying to them and checking out over blogs.

12. What opportunities have you gotten from blogging?
I suppose, trying to set up a name for yourself. Even though I don't make any money from blogging I call it work. I am my own boss and its nice to see that I can work for myself.

13. If you were to receive no views or comments on a blog post that you worked really hard on and you were super proud of it, how would you feel and what would your next step be to make sure that you don't experience it again?
I would feel a bit annoyed, I'm not going to lie. I would try to share it on Twitter more and it that doesn't help, I'll try to make that negative feelings that I am experiencing into something more positive.

14. What is your response to people that say blogging is easy?
Do you wanna swap weekends? I'll do whatever you do and you can see what it is like to run a blog and everything else that goes on behind the scenes.

15. Have you ever came across or noticed bloggers that do it for the fame or money?
No, as I find it very obvious if you are trying to do something to be famous. The blogging community ave become saturated with blogs and bloggers, which isn't a bad things, it makes it harder to climb to the top to become "famous". It would take far too long for someone who doesn't love what they are doing.

16. What do you think shows that a blogger is in it for products/ money/ fame?
Having every post sponsored is a slight indication but it can be obvious from their blog or even social media. Constantly tweeting over "higher up" bloggers to retweet a most recent post or doing the whole like for a like thing.

17. Do you think that there is a certain time or milestone that you should reach before earning money from blogging?
Having a certain viewer number a month. I personally don't see the point of putting on adsense when all you'll make in a month is €0.50, you will feel worthless and it's not going to amount to a whole pile but if it is somewhat substantial go for it.

18. Is there a certain post/ colaboration (etc.) that you really regret doing?
Not really, I do have a really embarrassing post from 2015 that I haven't privated. I want to leave it there as it was my raw emotions on how I was feeling at the time but now I just cringe at it.

19. Do you like reading sponsored content? and why?
I don't get the big deal about reading sponsored content on blogs or YouTube. For some people this is their job and Adsense isn't worth a whole pile so they have to find some sort of income. The only thing that annoys me a tiny bit is when every post of video is sponsored, I don't know why this annoys me but it does.

20. In your opinion, is there anything wrong with sponsored content?
Nothing, I don't care to be honest whether the content is sponsored of not as long as it isn't completely different to the other content on your platform.

If you're a blogger, can you relate?
Grace xx

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  1. Yes I am a blogger and I can totally relate. In terms of what came to mind when starting a blog, slightly different reasons but I still understand your point of view. Great...Bloggers Spill Tea.

    #sweetreats xx

  2. I love this series and I think that these were some great answers.

  3. Really enjoying this series; I love to learn more about the actual bloggers behind the content! xx
    Lots of love,
    Marina Rosie x