I started Blushing in Hollywood because I wanted to make a YouTube channel, but didn’t have a proper camera. The blog seemed like a good way to dip my toe into the online beauty community and to talk about my other favorite topic- dating. One thing I love about the blog is although it hasn’t created its own “beauty community” it still connects me to people constantly. I love when friends I haven’t talked to in years send me Facebook messages or texts asking for beauty advice!
One thing I didn’t realize about blogging before I started was the endless learning process it becomes. From HTML to SEO, graphic design, wordpress.com vs. .org, image optimization, Google analytics, legal terms and conditions, lighting, camera specs, etc. I’ve learned a TON this past year. I figured you just started a free blog and wrote some good content and then people would read it and send you cool free stuff and you’d make money, but nope it’s not quite that simple. I definitely need to thank all of my friends and family for their support with the blog! It wouldn’t be what it is today without their encouragement, ideas, support, help, etc. Thank you all!! If you’re thinking about starting a blog just go for it! You don’t have to be the best at anything or be an expert to share what you love and what you’re passionate about.
I thought it might be fun for the first birthday/anniversary of BIH to post the
Top 5 Posts for the last year:
1. Sephora VIB Sale What to Buy and What to Skip – 3, 534 Views
2. Beauty Trends – Liquid Lipstick – 2,773 Views
3. Beauty Trends – Cream Contour – 1,570 Views
4. Kylie Jenner’s Lip Color Drugstore Dupe – 1, 502 Views
5. Lilly Ghalichi’s Tips and Tricks – Part One – 1,196 Views
and honorable mention #6. Lisa Vanderpump’s Beauty Secrets – 1,005 Views because I did not think that post would be one of my most popular!
In case you missed it I did make a YouTube Channel and
My Top 3 Videos:
I’m honestly super proud of my videos I think they’re just fun to watch #humblebrag.
And on to some juicy stuff
My Top 5 Dating Story Posts:
1. I Went Home with Jeremy Piven: A Cautionary Tale – The day I posted this was my biggest blog traffic day ever.
And here’s a throwback to one of my first and favorite posts- You Don’t Have to Try so Hard which went up 1 year ago tomorrow!
And trust me, there’s always more where that came from. Thank you all for reading Blushing in Hollywood and your support it really means the world to me!