Monday, 6 July 2015

What I like and what I don't about being an older blogger

Hello guys hope your well I'm writing this after stuffing my face all weekend with junk after being really good for weeks, it was a blow out of mammoth proportions lets just say I thought the world would end.  Anyway back on the healthy band wagon and writing with a huge glass of water with slices of Lemon in it. So back to it all.

So I've been in the blogging game for over two years which in blogging terms make me a baby blogger in blogging years but in age years I'm defo an older blogger. Does this have advantages or disadvantages or both?

In my case I would say both, I mean has age stopped me from opportunities again I'd say yes and no. Locally I don't get invited to much events in Cardiff I see lots of local bloggers going to events and that makes me happy for them, although I do think sometimes I'd love to go, I do get invited to a lot of events in London now which is amazing but having little kids and a full time job does stop me attending most of them but the fact I get invited is cool.
Is it being older that means that I don't get invited to certain things, well I guess only the companies would know. But sometimes I feel maybe it is because I'm older or it could be that they just don't like my blog which again is fair play ha ha.

My biggest achievement to myself as an older blogger is, I'm not striving for it to be my full time job, I'm doing it as it's my hobby, I feel that my honest reviews of products and things that go on in my life can help other people.  I've written and talked openly about my massive struggles with depression and how ill it can make me feel, but also how I will not ever let it beat me, I've also said about struggles with past acne and blotchy pigmented skin and how I deal with these, and if these can help people then I'm happy. I've also worked with Beauty at Tesco this year and I currently still am, they haven't judged me or worried that I'm the oldest out of the team and that's given my confidence a huge boost.

So what do I not like about being an older beauty blogger:::::

It's so much harder to get a "glow" with the skin, it really does take such hard work now as compared to me being in my 20's but hey I had acne then so I guess you couldn't see any glow anyway.

I put eye shadow on my eyelids, my eyelids are a bit more Creasy than they used to be but there we are.

I do feel like I am over looked from certain things.

So what I like about being an older blogger.

I'm on youtube now again after a huge break after getting comments before saying, your too old to be on here, you have a fat nose, I don't like your accent, blah blah I've come back with the attitude I really couldn't give a crap now about what people say.

I don't have the pressure that younger bloggers have to look and feel that my life had to be perfect, my pictures need to be sparking and full of the latest products, I'm happy in me (most of the time)

So my advice to anyone thinking of blogging or doing youtube, don't be scared just do it, don't expect to be a millionaire or to be sent a ton of products, and don't message people asking for them, and just be you.

If you want to watch my latest Youtube video it's here

See you soon 

Laura xx