Category: Business of Blogging

Feb 19 2018

Celebrating Nine Years of Blogging: A Blog-Life/Work-Life Balancing Act!

My very first blog header picture in 2009 – a blurry, blurry mess (but I did love my eye shadow look, lol! With the recent relaunch of my site, I waxed a little poetic about blogging for so many years. So no worries – I won’t repeat myself! But nine years ago today, I posted …

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Aug 10 2014

Interacting with other bloggers

 Me in the middle of Leslie from work/play/polish on the left and Krystal from PolishGalore on the right. Some random photo bombers behind us, lol! One of the best things about being a beauty and nail blogger, hands down, is the other people I’ve met. My personal and blogging life is better for the other …

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Aug 03 2014

Public Relations terms defined: What do you need to know as a blogger?

PR definitions for beauty bloggers on BeautyJudy

This week in my kinda unofficial “business of blogging” series, I wanted to break down some common terms in public relations that we encounter as bloggers. What’s a press release? What does the term, “embargo” mean? I’m not only sharing this info with you from a blogger perspective, but I write press releases for a …

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Jul 27 2014

Business of Blogging: Know Your Worth

The email I’ve excerpted below has been changed to take out the identity of the companies. My intent is not to shame anyone, or to start trouble. And please do not comment with the name of the company if you have received a similar email, your comment will be deleted. The intention of sharing this …

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Jul 20 2014

One Beauty Blogger’s Guide to Press Samples

Nothing to disclose Beauty and nail bloggers receive samples for review, that’s no secret. But how do we get them, and what do we do with them afterwards? One thing is certain: Bloggers receive samples from brands to swatch, create looks and honestly review them for readers. I wanted to write up my thoughts on …

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May 11 2014

When did we become…”swatchers”?!

I’ve been blogging since February 2009.  That summer, I started really focusing on nails (I’ve since evolved again to being a mixed bag of reviews and features across beauty, but nails has always been a favorite!). I reached out to numerous companies I’d purchased from, nails- and beauty-related, to build relationships. I wanted to receive press …

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Jan 14 2014

Advice from Bloggers of all Sizes: What NOT to Do…but What to Do Instead!

Warning – this is an epically long post. I’ve made the subheads large, so you can skip to the sections you are most interested in, if you don’t want to read the whole thing! Did you make a New Year’s resolution to become a beauty or nail blogger? If you already blog, did you resolve …

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