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thoughts & ways to show blog love






Support (or lack there of) is a word that's thrown around a lot in the fashion and beauty blogging community. We should support each other, we should help each other and should  really try and make the community a better place.  I think it's VERY easy to get stuck in the "me me me" culture of blogging. Throughout my time blogging I've been stuck both in the "I share and support loads but got nowhere" and the "I want everyone to show me support (but not really doing enough myself)" camp. The feeling of a "sisterhood" is something we shouldn't expect from the community but come as standard.

Lack of support is a whole community issue not just a "size" issue. Big Blogger/Small Blogger as a tag line that throws me into a mini rage… personally I think by labelling yourself as a "small" blogger you’re making it sound as if you are less than bigger bloggers - which you are not. It also makes it sound like you’re saying you are not good enough, which again is not true. Numbers are the kryptonite of the blogging world - Try not to fall into that trap. We're all in this together no matter how many followers we have on that silly little widget on the side of our blog. 

A bit of drama went down in the community yesterday which triggered a out pour of overwhelming positivity and blog love. It’s funny how the darker moments within out community moments draw out and embrace the positives. Today I thought I’d share some of my ways on how as community we can show our support to other each other and hopefully make the community a little brighter day to day rather than every once in a while.

  • COMMENT: Little things like commenting and responding make a HUGE difference to how you and your community feel. Even now after blogging for five years (yup - it’s been five years) I still read every single one of my comments across all platforms. All bloggers read their comments - no matter how many they get. We all crave that feedback! Never underestimate the power of a comment, sometimes I get comments that put a huge smile on my face and ones that stick with me all day. Remember how much effect your words can have on the way someone feels. 

  • ASk, ANSWER and thank: Asking for help is something I think a lot of people shy away from, because they are embarrassed or worried about looking dumb. That ol' saying "theres no such thing as a stupid question" still stands today. And on the opposite side while sometimes it's easy to come back with the answer “just google it” it’s not always the best way to help someone else out. Obviously you might not have time to go into detail or even know the answer but little questions like "What camera do you use?" or "Where is X from?" are quick and simple answers - you can reply in seconds and it will really help that other person out. And say thank you when they do reply! 

  • link back: Seen a item on another blogger you like? Bought a product off another ones recommendation? Got inspired by someone else's post? Link back to the blogger and let them know your thoughts! I love knowing what people think of products I've recommended or talked about and seeing link backs on my Google Analytics or Twitter @'s always prompts me to take a peek. It's great knowing other peoples feelings on different topics and products.

  • Share: If you see a post you really love and want share with your community then go ahead and do it! I dont know why people shy away from this so much. While it'd be ridiculously hard to share every single thing you enjoy online but once a week or twice a week is a great place to start. Another fab way is to round up your favourite blogs/items/posts of the week/month/whenever - It's a fun and friendly way to share love and they might even link you back.


  • Collaborate: Collaborating within the blogging community seems to be something we haven't quite grasped fully yet. Youtuber's realised a few years ago that the best way to grow is to collaborate with one another. Sharing audiences is a simple but effective way to grow your own. An idea might be to do a joint posts with another blogger or even guest post on other persons blog. Swap stories, share two different opinions and or take on a themes with another bloggers. There are so many ways to collaborate with another blogger and I really hope as a community we take this a step further!

While I'll freely admit that Im not quite "there" in terms of showing total blog love. I know I could do SO much more with the network I have behind me and from now on I pledge to do so.  I'm going to make a conscious effort to reply more, comment more and most importantly share more new and exciting posts with my community.

Frankly though - try not to get annoyed or disheartened when others don't help out as much as they could do. Making little steps to being more positive with your outlook on blogging rather than feeling disheartened by it all is the first step on the ladder to building a supportive base. I think we should give a little love and hope it comes back to you. Every positive action as a reward.

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  1. This is a great post! Share the love!!

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  2. This is such a good post :) I always love reading your blog, it's not always about 'ooo! Look at the outfit I am wearing!!' which can get representative on some blogs; you always have an opinion to express, which is rare I think in blogging. Good job :)

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Im glad people get my opinionated posts. Im probably more outspoken regarding community issues than other bloggers - I know a lot keep themselves to themselves or discuss in private!

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  3. Such a great post, I think it's easy to feel quite alone in the blogging world if you're new and every comment means the world to me so I always make sure to leave a comment telling people if I have enjoyed their post etc! Love your blog XO

    dottymakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. It's so so nice to see all this positivity after yesterday! Love this xx

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  5. Such a great post and I totally agree - there's nothing I love more than getting a nice tweet or comment and yet I can be guilty of not doing it enough. We're all a bunch of people who share a passion or two and we should embrace that! So on that note - I rly like your hair just now it looks fit <3

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  6. Great post! Completely agree with the points you make x

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  7. Great post, but I find most of the 'popular' bloggers never answer comments/questions. But I think everyone needs to be more kind.

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    1. While it may be true for some, the majority of bloggers I see do reply as much as they can. I think you have to appreciate the volume of comments/questions the super "popular" bloggers get. People like Zoella/Tanya Burr just couldnt physically reply to all their messages if they sat at their computer all day. I think the key is not to take it personally or take offense by it all. I think being kinder to "more known" bloggers is as equally as important as the so called "smaller" ones. Some people are pretty harsh on them and tar everyone with the same brush.

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    2. I may not have put that as perfect as I could have. I know there are popular bloggers that get 100s and 100s of comments and can fully understand that not everyone will get a response. But there are some bloggers you can ask a simple what lipstick is that/where is that top from etc and get nothing back from. Sometimes I think the blog should go both ways, if you allow comments, and often ask a question at the end, I only seems right to make so e effort to answer a few. I must say I don't mean you when I say this, I know you do reply often, particularly on YouTube, but it's sometimes disappointing not to receive a reply. Not meaning as any kind of meanness here!

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    3. Oh no I totally see your point and it's very true how it can be frustrating. Especially when you really want to know where someones top is from and then they just don't reply! I do agree blogging is both ways for sure!

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  8. Such a lovely post, your blog is one of my favourites!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

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  9. love this post! i'm very new to blogging and this post inspires me to go for it,show the love and hopefully become part of a blogger community!!x
    www.niamhie-mac.blogspot.com

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  10. Such a good post, and all very true. One of the best things about blogging is just being able to interact with others who have the same interests and want to talk about the same things whether it's a new brand, lipstick or camera. It's lovely seeing little friendships blossom! Also I think it's so much nicer to give/receive a personalised comment on a post rather than a generic comment if you see what I mean. :)

    Mary
    www.littlefeatherstyle.blogspot.com

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  11. These are really lovely ideas. I completely agree - just a few words go a long way!

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Totally agree - numbers can seem too important far too quickly! x

    isobel-rose.com

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  13. This is such a fabulous post Lily! I couldn't agree more with everything you've pointed out!

    A-j xx // www.hello-aj.com

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  14. fabby post! i'm really new to the blogging world and seeing everyone all banding together to create a positive message for blogging gives me hope that one day i might get to the stage that you're at. you're one of the blogs that made me want to start blogging because everything you post always leaves me wanting to read and see more and that's what i aspire to make other people feel! x


    peachyrobinsons.blogspot.com

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  15. I really love this post Lily and what you say is completely true :) I've spent my evening commenting on blogs (for the first time in so long) and it's made me super happy and reminded me why I loved blogging so much in the first place :)
    Love Holly x

    www.pamperpreenperfect.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. You've made such a good point. I find all blogger are all for positivity and community, but sometimes we get wrapped up in our own little bubble on the internet and forget that we are a community. I definitely think this post has reminded a lot of us - definitely me - that we've gotta give what we take here! Feeling lots of big blog love right now! *virtual hugs*

    willowtea.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Such an amazing post! Well done Lily xx

    http://www.mrsdloves.com

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  18. great post! your such an inspiration to me. Your the reason why I got in to reading blogs and I just love your personality.

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  19. Lovely post! Very eye opening! I love blogging xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  20. I absolutely loved this post and I couldn't agree more with everything you wrote here ♥

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  21. random but when you used to link a couple of blogs you've been liking recently at the end of a blog post, you once posted mine and i got such a huge traffic boost and it was so awesome (can i admit that?) because i was in a WHATS THE POINT OF THIS phase. then i was pulled out my funk! i'm still grateful for that! thanks gurl

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    1. awww this makes me so happy! Im currently pulling together links for a share the love post now so Im definitely going to start doing more link back style thing (:

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  22. This post is so inspiring! Your blog was one of the first blogs I ever started to read and I've finally took the plunge and started my own! People shouldn't just focus on numbers it should be about writing about what you love and making friends along the way that share your interests xo

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  23. Such a good post Lily. I think we're all guilty of getting into the habit of forgetting we need to give back and not just expect all the love to come to us. Definitely going to make sure I actively support other bloggers as much as I can! xx

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  24. I love this post so much. What you've said, what it stands for and how it makes me feel. I'm so inspired by this post, and I hope everyone else reading it is too. x

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  25. I absolutely love getting comments on my blog but I also love commenting on other peoples' blogs. Especially when the person whose blog you are commenting also visits your blog a lot - it's like a friendship forming. I love how this is such a friendly community (mostly) and I love to support other blogs I enjoy reading.
    beckyisobel.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. THIS! It's funny because I was having this same discussion with a blogger mate of mine yesterday about the blogging community and how like you said - some bloggers are all about themselves but there are those that pay it forward. I feel that the whole "community" vibe has diminished a bit but I think if we all make the effort and band together it can be how it used to be, before some got wrapped up in "popularity" and numbers. Great post Lily :)

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  27. it's great seeing bloggers i love write these affirming posts, it really shows great passion for blogging. I'd love to be able to collab with more people as i love photography and want to help expand my audience, it's difficult but i'm working hard to get my work noticed more :) i agree that we can do more, there is a lot of 'i want to do that' but never do, and i think the events of this week might change it
    Lauren x
    Please nominate my blog for Best Lifestyle Blog and Newcomer here !
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Love this! Very positive and thought provoking.

    Please check out my new blog

    Love this! Totally makes sense

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  29. p.s loved the Bugsy Malone quote :)

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  30. Amazing post Lily. Last night it truly was a great moment when everyone shared the love instead of concentrating on the awful things that occurred. As girls we should definitely be each other's biggest cheerleaders and support each other.

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  31. this is such a great post, I was thinking today that more love needs to be shown in the blogging community. :) Collaborating as bloggers needs to happen more! :) great post <3 xxx

    Kemples

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  32. I love this post, it's actually very inspiring. I never knew realised the power of bloggers until I started interning at big name mags and saw the journos there scoping out different people's blogs. I'm not going to lie, yours was one of the first blogs I ever read that inspired me to start blogging (after that passion for fashion competition?) It'll be my blogs first birthday next week and I have had so much fun with it. It's hard doing it alongside my full-time degree but so worth it when you get a nice comment, or someone in the 'outside world' saying they read something on your blog.

    Extremely satisfying! Well done for the inspo post!

    Vicky xx
    Lots of Love, Me.

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  33. I think this is a lovely post!! You seem such a down to earth blogger with such a nice attitude and dress sense. Keep it up. Much Love Xxx

    xxalldolledupxx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Love this post! I'm new to blogging, I just started one in February, so blogger posts about blogging are very helpful. I enjoy your blog as well!

    Barbie

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  35. Such a lovely post :) ive watched you on youtube for awhile but only just came across your blog so glad i did!
    xx

    Sabrinaharriet.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. I love that you have offered practical tips on how to improve the community spirit in blogging. Rather than just comment on the state of affairs or express your feelings, you have thought about really useful ways to help one another. I think that's rad!
    I've been reading your blog since 2010/2011 and it's been really great to watch how you've grown and developed as a blogger.
    This is exactly the kind of spirit I'm trying to build with Blognix. A space where bloggers can be positive and encouraging. Because the blogosphere really is filled with some inspiring people.

    Nicely put indeed Lily!
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  37. This post is exactly spot on ! You have hit the nail on the head. I think we all expect a lot more than we are willing to give - I think this post will open up a lot of peoples eyes. I love your blog and I've been reading it for ages and I will continue to read it because you seem like a real proper person if that makes any sense. You just seem like you know the struggle :)

    Oresiriteru xx

    http://cocotulips.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. This is such an inspiring post! I love the online world. I think it can be a great community for all interests. Certainly it's up to us, those who interact and engage in these online communities, to make it a wonderful, inspiring, and supportive place. Thank you so much for this post and for always spreading the love, a goal we should all try to aim for :) xx

    The What's In Between

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  39. Great post!
    Was thinking today that it doesn't seem people comment as much anymore and a little comment is always nice to read!
    xx

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  40. This post is so great Lily!! I've started a series on my blog about different bloggers that i'm loving at the moment - even if they're "bigger" bloggers, it's still worth your while showing appreciation - it can make someone's day! and i think it's interesting to see what kind of blogs everyone enjoys - you can discover so many new bloggers through just talking to different people! i do agree with you too on the whole 'popular' bloggers not being able to reply to all their comments, and that's fair enough, especially when a large majority aren't actual questions to respond to. but it would be nice to see more of an effort to interact on their part. one reply to one comment/question is better than just ignoring them all. i think people are reasonable enough in that we know that not everyone can reply to everything, or check out everyone's blog! :)
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    1. I dont think anyone "ignores them all". I often see people reply to the first X amount of comments and even though they might not be able to reply to everything I bet they read them all. Speaking from my own experiences when i get a lot of comments. I often feel overwhelmed and have that feeling of anxiety about knowing where to start and worry about leaving people out. I also feel those with bigger audiences (especially the youtubers) do things like meet ups and live shows like that so they can connect on a personal level with their viewers... who arent necessarily bloggers/vloggers and are just fans of what they do. it's a really interesting subject actually and I might do another post on my thoughts on interactions! Thanks for the food for thought!

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  41. Great post! It's lovely to see bloggers supporting each other and sharing content! :)

    // A Midnight Wonderland

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  42. What a beautiful and positive post! I really enjoyed reading this!
    As a beginning blogger I sometimes get discouraged about blogging now and then... But more and more often people I know come up to me and tell me they really enjoy reading my blog, like my outfits or tried one of my recipes. That really makes me so happy! I also try to remind myself that i started blogging for me and my own personal expression... Not for the approval of others.

    Thank you for the lovely post!

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    Joy
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  43. This was such a great post! One of my favorite things about your blog is that you answer the questions people ask without being mean or snarky — even if it is something that you mentioned in the main post or have said 10,000 times.

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    1. i admit sometimes when im feeling huffy those questions do make me roll my eyes for example when im asked where something is from on instagram even though i tagged it or someone has already mentioned it but i try just to answer things where I can and when it's needed (:

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  44. This really resonated with me. It wasn't until I started reading your blog that I really got interested and invested in this sort of thing, and you inspired me to start my own blog which I've just recently started. Thank you Lily, your message is very important and really great to see :)

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  45. Love this post; so positive and honest. Thank you for highlighting these issues Lily x

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  46. Great post, link back is a really important thing, nobody can steal other people's work.

    SHOPPING is a thing to WOMEN, not FASHION BLOGGERS..discover more on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion Blog

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  47. Great advice!! loving your youtube channel a well. Thanks for the continuous interaction x

    curlsandmindy

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  48. Now I'm inspired by this great post of yours! Thank you! It's like you're my big blog sister even we're not close or we don't know each other :)

    www.alphinarocks.com

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  49. This was great! I don't know what it is, but most of the blogs I read today had something to do with the whole "be kind and radiate positivity" message. It's a nice refresher and a big eye opener into what bloggers could be doing to form better relationships with the reader and other bloggers as well. I'll be sure to read more of your posts!

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  50. This is such a great post, Lily. & I think it's really great that someone who is as influential as you are takes the time to write these thoughts out. You were one of the first blogs I started reading years ago & right after I started my own blog, I remember you shared one of my photos on a sort of 'monthly favorites' post you used to do of other bloggers. Which ended up giving me like, a ton of page views & new followers & I was so appreciative. I've always kept that in the back of my head & have tried do the same with 'blog crush' posts linking to other blogs & I know they appreciate it & it's good to spread the love around. Anyway, blah blah blah.. I've always thought that blogging should feel like a community rather than a competition & good for you for this post!

    Stacey x

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  51. Fantastic post! I always enjoy reading your content and I think it's really true about what you have said in this post. Everyone should be regarded as equal, we should all work together, because we are a community!

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  52. I totally agree! Although I have a fairly small follower count (despite being a longer-term blogger) I still really enjoy doing guest posts and showing love and support to my other bloggers out there. I think the biggest part that all of us bloggers need to keep in mind is that we are all at the end of the day just single people. As a one person it doesn't seem like we can cause a positive impact but lots of individuals spreading love and support will make a huge difference!
    On a side note I've really been enjoying these kinds of posts from you lately as we don't always get to read a long conversation type post from you. Love your blog :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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  53. Very wise words and thoughts!
    XO
    Jeanne
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  54. Love this post so much--it's so cute and true!
    I definitely understand what you mean by "numbers are the kryptonite of the blogging world." I have friends with blogs that have a couple thousand followers and all they care about is their follower count, which is pretty sad and not the point of blogging!
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  55. I really appreciate this post right now. I just launched my blog that I have put so much work into the past few months and it's such a struggle to get it out there. I hate the idea of bothering anyone with trying to link my blog. I don't want anyone to ever feel like I'm spamming their hard work. But it's nice to have someone phrase it like you do - that we are a community and we should support each other. Thank you for that.
    With that said I hope you don't mind me posting my blog in the hopes of anyone enjoying it :)

    http://www.bloominrouge.com/

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  56. This is the most honest and forward looking post I have come across in some time! Way to go Lily! you are firmly among my favorites! :-)

    The Conscience Fund

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  57. Great post!
    Your right its not a numbers game that's not why we do this, is it?
    Yeah its great to get a reply but at the end of the day its not end of the world if you don't, like yourself some bloggers get SO many replies it would take them days to just try and reply to each and everyone individually!!
    Ultimately its all about being part of the blogging community and I for one love it :)
    So keep up the the good work Hun :) and carry on what you are doing xxx

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  58. Really great post! I just started up my own blog recently and I completely agree with this. It's something I need to work on too especially if I'm looking to gain an audience. I appreciate your honesty! xo

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  59. I loved this post! It's really motivated me to make so much more of an effort in the beauty blogging community. Share the love! x

    www.twentynothing.co.uk

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  60. Showing blog love by commenting! :D Such a great post and I definitely don't take the time to comment as often as I should!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
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  61. I really love this post Lily. I'm totally new to blogging, and it's really daunting setting up new when there's already a world of girls (and guys!) out there who have way more knowledge and experience in blogging and have a much larger following group. It does make you feel like you may never get anything out of it... But this has given me some confidence in myself and in my blog.
    I always like to comment and I love receiving them back, it just feels so good that people are actually taking their time out to read what you have to say and to comment on it!
    Such a great post, thank you!
    Ellie | eleanormaes.blogspot.com

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  62. This is such an inspirational post! I really agree with everything you're saying Lily! As a "small blog" I find it a little down heartening when I don't get comments on posts I do or stuff like that... But that just fuels me to comment on other posts I love and stop other feeling the same :) xx

    Www.ellysbitsandbobs.blogspot.co.uk

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  63. Definitely some lovely blogging positive thinking! I really need to start sharing more blogger love! Even if it's a simple retweet. Really amazing post. Going to show some more loving now :)

    DarlingSophie

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  64. This post is so inspiring Lily! I've been blogging for about a year now and at times I do get a little disheartened in the way that I feel no one is reading, but this post gives me hope that this community is supportive and that there is a place for everyone! I always reply to my comments and check out others blogs when they ask for advice, I too think it's a nice positive thing to show blogger love!! :)

    www.laughwithmelele.blogspot.co.uk

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  65. I agree with this so much, I started blogging because I love what I do but also because I wanted to meet new people and make friends with people who had similar interests etc and it's turning out to be a lot harder than I thought which is sad! xx
    ashleighrhiane.blogspot.co.uk

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  66. Absolutely love this post. I love when you do your opinionated posts.
    Its nice to know that even though you guys are extremely busy you do find the time to read each comment. I agree that in a very competitive and what can be bitchy community that we all need to stick together. Definitely going to take some of your ideas on board :)

    hcozens.blogspot.co.uk

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  67. Really cool pictures !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  68. Your words definitely hit the spot. I think it's really important to stay humble, and no matter what the numbers are, always share the love.

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  70. This blog post speaks so much truth and I love every bit you said! x

    bethaanysarah.blogspot.co.uk

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  71. Great post! I really find this helpful! Xoxo Tammy

    http://tammythedreamer.blogspot.ro/?m=0

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  72. since a long time ago i wanted to make a blog, and thanks to this post i feel like now i can do it, maybe is silly but you gave me courage! sooo thank you!!

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  73. and that is why I love your blog...
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  74. I love your post, you said it all.
    Sometimes, being a "small blogger" with un-pro pictures makes me sad, I even stopped blogging for 1 year, I felt like I didn't fit in the blog bubble even if I enjoyed doing this, I was kind of ashamed of it. I'm not really involved in this (comments, share...) because I don't want to be everywhere just in order to get readers, I want them to come by themselves or find me without even wanting it.
    Anyway, I like your blog, I never comment but I read it everytime you post something.
    Sorry for my english.
    xxxx

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  75. Great blog!!

    check out mine, model living in london

    x

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  76. really loved this post :)

    www.luvherlipstik.com

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  77. This is a great post - I think that a links round-up is a great idea, and so easy to include as part of a favourites post at the end of the month if you don't want to dedicate a whole entry to it. Also, I love what you said about numbers - you should be blogging because you love it :)

    Shannon Rebecca | Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

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  78. Feeling super curious as to what the 'drama' was that went down? Also feeling super nosey asking but it's worth a try!

    Ps. I also love when bloggers share other bloggers they love, that's the most common way for me find new people to follow

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  79. It's refreshing how honest you are as a blogger x

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  80. this post is so spot on!! great post


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  81. This is such a lovely post - super honest, and so true to the blogging world! It actually inspired me to start a Favourites series, I read a lot of 'smaller' blogs and I'd love them to get the recognition they deserve! x

    http://ninegrandstudent.co.uk/2014/05/16/friday-favourites-lifestyle-blogs/

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  82. Love this post, as im new to blogging it is a bit daunting to comment on other blogs without coming across as spaming. Sometimes i have to think i have a even done the right post there, but unless you get feedback you never know!

    http://www.lucysemporium.co.uk/

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  83. This is perfect timing, I've just started my blog and getting it up and running is proving more difficult then I thought. Thank you so much for the fantastic advice!

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  84. Great post - I absolutely love your blog and how real it is. I think it's so easy to get caught up in producing content that you know people will want to see on their blog feeds - hauls, positive reviews, ect - but it takes a certain amount of courage to put yourself out there and make a post which is perhaps a little more controversial. A lot of newer bloggers seem to have this idea that "success" will only come with followers, but surely success is being and doing something you're proud of. The blogging community definitely has its down moments but I feel that as a whole, it's a positive thing in which we're all more than happy to help one another and sit and chat.


    Thank you for all the time you put into your blog, both your fashion and beauty blog have been a huge inspiration to me, and have definitely helped me on my way when I decided to kickstart my blog up. I appreciate "the little things", the total dedication you have towards your blog and I wish you all the best for the future!

    Heather | porcelainbeautyx

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  85. Great article, I always love too read about other bloggers experiences and tips!

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  86. I loved this post Lily. Ever since I started blogging last year I've put just as much time into reading, commenting and sharing other people's blog posts. I truly believe that you should share and celebrate things, and show appreciation to others - even if it's not being returned. I hope that sometimes when I share my favourite posts or comment, it has made someone's day. I think blogging is just as much about reading and supporting as it is about content.

    And thank you for your statement about 'big / little bloggers'. As a relative newbie, and as someone with fewer than 200 Bloglovin' followers, sometimes I do feel inferior. And then you write something like this and I remember that as long as some people enjoy my posts, then that's ok.

    Also, on a similar note, I love your blog, and all of your content, and really value your opinions. Thank you for entertaining, reassuring and inspiring me!

    Jo xx

    She Wears Burgundy

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  87. Your blog inspired me to start blogging and I totally agree with your points of creating more of a community rather than blogger vs blogger in popularity or stats. I've only been blogging a year, but I think it's great that someone has pointed out that we should all be supporting each other. Amazing post!

    ANIKA MILLER // UK FASHION AND STYLE BLOG

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  88. Lovely post :) I've followed your blog since I first started blogging and it's so nice to see the community you've built yourself. I know I treasure my comments far more than my view numbers! xx

    Katy | www.littlemisskaty.co.uk

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  89. Great post!
    We're all doing this because it's what we love! why wouldn't we want to help and support each other!

    www.prettylittlevibe.com

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  90. Loved reading this post. It's really motivated me to keep going with my blog and it's better to feel like we're all here for each other.
    I actually remember two years ago, I mentioned you on twitter, I admit I fan-girled a bit, as I really didn't expect a response. It was so nice to know that you really do care about replying to your readers and stuff - that's what makes you one of my favourite bloggers (and one of the first blogs I discovered who inspired me to start my own) so thank you! :)

    www.sashacxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  91. Great post - the twitter #bloggerswelove thing was great the other day, I found so many more amazing new blogs I had never seen before:) and it's good to share your opinion on this kinda topic. I think its great that I can talk to other bloggers online to ask them questions and stuff when in the real world I would never have the courage to approach a girl and ask her what eyeliner shes wearing etc. I think the blogging community is really amazing at times:)
    www.thewildmoonchild.blogspot.com

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  92. Great post Lily. I've made a resolution to leave comments more often. So easy to get bogged down in the number of unread posts I have and not giving the bloggers I follow the love they deserve. x

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  93. Fab post Lily! I love that you're often so honest, I think a lot of bloggers are afraid to put out their real opinions sometimes but things like this must be said! I don't even know what all the drama was as I like to stay out of it but I did see all the blog love and thought it was brilliant! I feel like blogging did kind of lose the community feel that it once had but I'm seeing a kind of revival of it lately and I love it! X

    Josie’s Journal

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  94. It is a lovely and truthful post! I loved your view and approach about that.

    www.dilarakoseler.com

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  95. This post is great! Helpful and honest. As a new blogger this was interesting to read! I loved it x
    carlalumley.blogspot.co.uk

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  96. Great post! Thank you for writing about this. I am new to the blogging world and its nice to see bloggers who care about helping others grow.

    www.shirtsandjewels.com

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  97. Hello there ♥
    I love your blog and your opinionated post! The latter kind of post allows us to connect with you, see who you really are besides your love of fashion. I also love 'the tips about blogging' you've been giving us. It has been helping a lot so THANK YOU ♥♥
    Serena from http://serenbird.blogspot.com/ xxx

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  98. Love this post. I always like how personal your blog is lily. Always been one of my favs xx

    http://lollybeans.com/

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  99. Completely agree! Loved reading this Lily!

    http://laurataylorfashion.blogspot.co.uk

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  100. I really liked this post! I feel like youtubers get much more love and support than bloggers get and this is a sad thing, people just don't comment that often and we don't get to see the people that read our blogs and not getting the feedback makes loose the motivation really easily. So thanks for pointing these things out :) x

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  101. As someone who's been reading blogs for years but is just starting out as a blogger myself, it's really really nice to see a strong and supportive views on being a community! Starting out always makes you feel like an outsider and an odd comment really does motivate and could make someone's day, and I'm happy you've brought that to light. Keep it up Lily x

    literallyfoo.blogspot.co.uk

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  102. I agree with this post! I don't have loads of followers but I have some who return regularly and I visit their blog regularly too. But that's because I genuinely like their blog and I hope that's the reason why they come back to mine :D Some people I've met through blogging are great and I hope to meet more bloggers too.

    Yazmin xx
    www.yazzyscorner.co.uk

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  103. I love this post!! I only started getting followers just over a year ago I think, when after 2 or 3 years of blogging I realised I had to put myself out there. So I started commenting on blogs that I had been reading. There's still a lot of putting myself out there that I have to do but a start is better then nothing.

    Great post, keep it up Lily!!


    The Life of JP
    Jaye x

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  104. I fully agree! I often consider my self as a small blogger, because well, I am! And it can get you down as if you'll never reach the goals you so badly crave, but if all bloggers support we can all grow!

    http://littleboxoffashion.com

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  105. I found this really helpful and positive thank you :)

    I would love if you checked out my blog - http://beautyfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/ :)

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