Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.3

Hello and welcome to Volume 3 of BISC! Hope you enjoy reading our answers!

bisc 3If you could start your blog all over again, what would you do differently?


DEE | Canada | How Does Dee Do It
1.I would have made sure to choose a theme that allowed for featured images that were at least 640 px wide. I love blogs with large featured images for posts. 2.I would have networked WAY MORE and WAY SOONER..had I known how! I didn’t know how to connect with other bloggers till I was 6 months into my blog. I believed that the Internet would magically connect us :)) Still not a fan of Twitter but I love instagram, Bloglovin and just good old comments! Can’t stress how powerful a tool, as simple a thing as commenting can be.

AGATA | USA | Her and Makeup
Having been a blogger for less than a year, I still learn a lot every day and with time, I find out what works and what doesn’t. If there is one thing that I regret, it is that I did not start writing it earlier. My blog is my creative outlet, a place on the web where I can share my passion with others and interact with other people. I have never expected that Her and Makeup would bring me this much joy and that I would meet so many wonderful people through it- readers and fellow bloggers.

SYL | New Zealand | The Painted Rogue
To be honest, I’m reasonably happy with how my blog has trundled along! If I had things to do-over, however, I would be taking a serious look at my zany idea of starting a blog while wrestling with the end stages of The Battle of The Thesisbeast… ;-) There are so many things I want to do, but I’m forced to think: WHEN YOU’VE FINISHED YOUR PHD SYL, AND NOT BEFORE.

SUNNY | Belgium | Mostly Sunny Blog
“I wish I had/hadn’t…” is simply not a part of my philosophy. With that said, if I could start my blog all over again, I would have joined Instagram sooner. I resisted the idea for the longest time, knowing I am not a very visual person. However, finally joining Instagram has given me the opportunity to rethink a lot of things. What makes a popular Instagram picture? Maybe I can expand on the idea and incorporate it on the blog. As a result, Mostly Sunny has evolved in ways that I could not have foreseen. It’s an amazing ride!

ERIN | USA | Clever Girl Reviews
I wouldn’t do much differently. I often see other people’s layouts, color stories, and fonts with a certain air of jealousy but mine looks different and is more candid. The only thing I would chang is I would have waited to apply for Google Adsense until I was back on American soil, they won’t give me an account.

LENA | USA | Lenallure
Looking back, I can’t say I have too many regrets. There are things that I wish I knew back then, though. If I could start my blog all over again, I would spend time to learn basics like photography, blog platforms, SEO, etc. I would be more careful to form my relationships with PR and brands as well. I would always remember quality is more important than quantity, yet I would be more consistent with my posts. I would make the same efforts to stay true to myself, if not more.

JAA | USA/Thailand | Hello Jaa
I’d start experimenting with portrait studio lighting sooner. My older posts would have been more complete. I’d also make sure to choose a layout that accommodates larger picture size because I believe larger photos create higher impact. Another thing would be to tell myself to not be shy and connect with other bloggers sooner! It is more fun to have someone with the same interest to talk to and you just learn so much from them! Last thing would be to implement a Pin It button on all my photos right away because Pinterest is among the top three social networks that drive traffic to my blog the most.

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  1. Jenny says:

    I am right there with you, Agata! My only regret is not starting mine sooner- but I’m glad I finally did. I’ve met so many amazing bloggers who share the same passion. And you have been one of my favorite bloggers from day one! You are so kind and uplifting, and I love to read your posts!
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      Oh Jenny, this is such a sweet thing to say! But the feeling is mutual, I love going back to your blog and chatting with you every single time!

  2. dee says:

    I say if thats your only regret youre doing a great job Agata:)Like Jen said, Im also so glad to have made friends with you and our blogs were the reason we were able to connect, so heres to more happy blogging in the days/week/smonths ahead 🙂

  3. Lisa @ Midwest Glam says:

    What a fun idea! I love these answers! I have to agree with you. I’ve been blogging for well over 10 years and it truly is a great creative outlet. I’ve met so many people during that time, some of whom I’ve known for the entire 10+ years! It’s amazing!

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      Hi Lisa, it is quite amazing and when I started blogging I had no idea I’d meet so many amazing people and I never thought that blogging community is so nice and supportive of each other!

  4. Laarni says:

    I started blogging in 1999, Agata!!! And look at me, I am still blogging, it’s crazy! I am glad we become friends and the rest of the gang here!! Hi Dee!!! Jenny!!! Linda!!! Lisa! Hihi.

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      That’s a long time Laarni, I hope 10 or 15 years from now I will be still blogging. And yes, making blogging friends is so wonderful, I love how easily we all connect!

    • Agata Piestrak says:

      That’s too kind of you, Carla! April will mark a year of my blogging adventure! 🙂 I am still learning every day.

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