After two weeks off, I’m back. I had already told you about it in my previous posts, the last few weeks have been super stressful and I needed a break, disconnect from the blog. I made the point, I refocused on what pleases me. Obviously the blog is part of it, only I do not want to stick the pressure to post 3 times a week. It’s too much and I do not keep the rhythm that I imposed to myself until 2 weeks ago. To give you an idea of my schedule, I went to work from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm and worked on the blog from 7 to 11:30 pm. Not to mention all my Sunday were about the blog also.
I think from now on, I would do 2 posts a week.
One on Monday and one on Friday. To stay current, it’s best to subscribe to my Facebook page.
I also take advantage of this post to answer the questions that are asked me the most when I say that I have a blog. One of the first 2 questions that comes right away when I talk with people on my blog is:
“Do you get a lot of gifts from the brands? ”
Yes, I receive some but no more than that as I only accept to receive products of brands that I like. I’m not a partisan to receive anything and everything! For example, I would never talk about a product that did not convince me or did not please me (even though I received it as a gift).
And the second question that comes up in a loop is this:
“How long does it take to receive gifts when you run a blog? ”
Honestly, this question shocks me. I can fully understand the curiosity that comes alive around the blogosphere (and social networks) in the sense that the girls / young women who ask me this question are attracted by the lure of gain and think of creating a blog just to have gifts. The reality is very different. Contrary to what many people think, holding a blog takes a lot, a lot of time and it is better to be passionate about holding on to the length. Sure enough, seen like that, everything looks cool and easy but let me tell you that to be able to publish a single post, there is on average 7 hours of work. Between making photos, editing, researching, writing the text and translating it into English, it seems immediately less glamorous. It is, however, the time it takes to produce “quality” content. And the “first gifts” arrived only after 2 years, through hard work, dedication and tenacity.
Also, for those who say that it is not normal that bloggers receive gifts, I would want to answer them that in any work there are advantages. Take someone who works in an airline companie, a hotel group or for a brand, each will have its advantages (free air tickets, discounted stays and “private sales”) and well it is the same for bloggers.
Do not hesitate if you have any other questions to ask me, meanwhile, I’ll see you back on Friday 🙂