Then there are those who thumb their nose at you. It happens to me and more frequently than I would like to admit. I’m the new girl on the block and so sometimes I am overlooked. It does hurt when I am not acknowledged by my sisters, because we all need to start somewhere after all.
I don’t want to focus on the negative. Really, I don’t. So let me tell you about the first beauty blog I found and started reading before I even began blogging myself: The Beauty Newsletter.
What’s funny, is that I had no idea that it was even a blog, because I didn’t understand blogging until my fellow wahm’s told me that blogs were the new website. I met Elke when I first joined Country Bunny Bath & Body. We were in the same online networking group and I remember thinking she had a unique name, so I clicked on her website link. After absorbing as much as I could through her blog and website, I noticed that she did product reviews. I got CB’s permission to send Elke some products and promptly mailed her some suncare products. However, even after she posted her review of Country Bunny’s products, I always went back to her blog for more. What came across in all of her posts and emails, was that she was down to earth. Also, quite honestly, I had no idea her “stature” in the beauty world. Why? Because she didn’t flaunt it. Obviously now I know WHO Elke is, but to me, it isn’t the only thing that defines her. If you read her blog posts, she reviews everyday beauty products. That’s what I can relate to. I’m a girl on a budget. I’m a mom whose 3 beautiful boys, that are my everything, come first and sometimes pricey beauty products have to wait. I also love that she isn’t afraid to say, “This product isn’t cracked up to what it’s supposed to be.” Honesty is everything to me.
So it was The Beauty Newsletter and Elke that opened my eyes to the Beauty Blogging world. In my naivity, I believed that all Beauty Bloggers would be as wonderful as Elke has been to me. But sometimes, I have not found that to be so. I think that’s sad really. We all have so much in common, I can’t really understand the whole snobbery of it all.
On a positive note, I am always surprised and humbled when I hear that another Beauty Blogger reads this blog. For that I thank you. I check Technorati often to see who links here and am sometimes surprised to see my blog listed in another Beauty Bloggers “favorite sites.” Wow and WOW. It gives me goosebumps. There are so many beauty blogs I love and you can always find them listed in my sidebar under, “Whose the fairest of them all?” I obviously titled it that for a reason.
My question is, why isn’t there more of a sisterhood among Beauty Bloggers? Are you a niche blogger and is there a fellowship/sisterhood amoung them?
What was the first beauty blog you ever read and what did you love about it?