What do you look for in a blog?

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Hello everyone! I just wanted to post a bit of a chatty blog post. I really like to learn about my readers and for my readers to learn a bit about me. I was just wondering over the past week, what it is that you look for when you are reading a blog? I’m just going to share what I enjoy reading but please let me know in the comments what it is that you look for!

I really love seeing the makeup looks that people do. Especially if they’re a bit out of the ordinary or push the boundaries. I don’t even necessarily need a video tutorial, I just really love seeing the way people do their makeup. It inspires me. I guess that’s why I love posting unusual looks on my own blog, I just find it fun. If that’s what you’re into I definitely recommend checking out Emily Loke. She does absolutely amazing makeup looks that are still really wearable.

Photography is definitely something that pulls me into a blog. I am still working on my photography skills but I really like to make sure that my photos are clean and uncluttered. There are so many different styles of photography, what do you like best? Flat lays? Shots with a nice background? Flowers? Geometric or a more scattered approach? Some of my favorite blogs for great photography are Kate LaVie and Tamira Jarrel. Super different styles but I love that!

I really enjoy seeing a mix of different products on a blog. I like to see both high end and drugstore products. I especially appreciate when bloggers talk about products that I’ve never heard about or completely forgot about! New products are always fun but it’s nice to see some throw backs every once in a while! Who knows, your readers may just dig it out of their makeup storage!

Let me know what you guys enjoy down in the comments! I write my blog posts because it’s what I want to see and learn about but everyone has different tastes! The world of beauty blogging is so diverse and I think that’s one of the best things about it!

16 Comments

  1. Samantha October 31, 2015 / 17:47

    I agree, I like to see a mix of products, some nice photography. I can’t stand when people have bad grammar or spelling mistakes lol. Something else I like to see is a face, what the person looks like… I don’t know why, I mean it’s not necessary, but I feel like if I see a face I’m more likely to follow.

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

    • Ellen October 31, 2015 / 18:50

      I definitely agree! That’s a great point. I really like to know what the blogger looks like. It just makes everything they write more personable.

  2. Ela October 31, 2015 / 17:47

    Whenever I visit a new blog, the first thing that takes my attention is the photography(and that’s what took my attention about your blog at the first place, you’re really good). I really like Kate LaVie and Tamira Jarrel’s photography style, they are great and I envy them! This is the first time I came across to Emily’s blog and her makeup is so pretty, I will make sure to check out for more. When it is a makeup, I don’t really need a video. High quality photos that show the look properly would be enough for me.
    I like reading about product reviews, the new products and the beauty tips. Let’s say just general beauty chats 🙂

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

    • Ellen October 31, 2015 / 18:52

      Agreed! I definitely love to see nice photography. Thanks so much! It’s a work in progress ha. Emily’s blog really has amazing content! It helps that her husband is a professional photographer! He does amazing work!

  3. M x K October 31, 2015 / 18:55

    Photography is definitely one of the first tings that draw us to a blog. For us blogging is a visual experience

    M x K
    Bloglovin

    • Ellen October 31, 2015 / 18:56

      Definitely! Blogging is a great expression of artistic talent.

    • Ellen November 1, 2015 / 07:56

      Totally agree! Creativity is definitely super important!

  4. Helen Chik November 1, 2015 / 05:21

    Right now I am a massive fan of video content and especially travel videos! Although I am always drawn to a blog with editorial style imagery and the more colour for me the better as my feed and blog is quite vibrant!

    Just followed via bloglovin and hope we can keep in touch xx

    Sending kisses from Sydney

    I’ve just posted on the H&M Sydney Flagship Store opening with Solange Knowles as the guest DJ and would love to hear your thoughts! xxx

    Helen x
    http://CH1K.com

    • Ellen November 1, 2015 / 07:59

      Oh thanks so much! You’re so sweet! I just checked out your feed and it looks amazing! Totally jealous that you got to go to that opening, that’s awesome!!! Thanks so much for commenting :)!

  5. Helen Chik November 1, 2015 / 05:21

    Oh and PS I think your photograph is great already doll! xx

    • Ellen November 1, 2015 / 07:59

      Thank you! It’s definitely fun to try and find my style!

  6. Amy November 1, 2015 / 15:09

    I agree, I also like to see a mixture of high end and drug store products. I really enjoy reading favourites and empties posts. I think it’s a great way of seeing what people have or are enjoying using 🙂

    ohhelloamy.blogspot.com

    • Ellen November 1, 2015 / 15:26

      I’ve been thinking of doing favorites post. I really like seeing what people are using as well! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  7. Kay November 1, 2015 / 15:15

    Great post. 🙂 I definitely like it when there’s a good balance of high-end/drugstore products. Makeup looks and great photography inspire me, too. It’s amazing how much of a difference photos can make. And good swatches! It can be a little disappointing when I read a fantastic review of a product I’m genuine interested in, but there are no swatches included in the review. 🙁 x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.com

    • Ellen November 1, 2015 / 15:28

      I totally agree, I find doing swatches pretty difficult but I definitely am working on getting a good format down. I usually use temptalia for swatches just because her lighting is always really consistent. Thanks for commenting!

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