Sunday, 22 February 2015

Reasons We Love Blogging!

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I saw this post on Jessica's blog from the amazing The Pyreflies and I thought I'd do a post dedicated on my love for blogging too! Me and Leah both created Beyond The Velvet in August last year and to be honest I didn't think we'd keep up with it. I first started blogging in 2013 and I gave up with it pretty fast and I don't know why as I was kind of obsessed with it. Then in the summer of 2014, we were pretty bored and decided to make Beyond The Velvet. At first, we wanted this blog to be a fashion only blog as a beauty blog felt like a lot of work but now we blog about beauty, fashion and we try and add lifestyle posts in too. After six months of blogging, I can finally write down the reasons of why I love blogging so much!
Reasons we love blogging:

It's an excuse to buy more makeup and clothes: Even when I have no money, I always use this one as an excuse.

It's fun!: I always love coming up with new post ideas and taking pictures. It's always great commenting on other peoples blogs too and seeing what other people are up too!

It's a great way to spend our free time.
There are a lot of kind bloggers: When we created this blog we didn't think anyone would read it. Seeing that people are reading and commenting on our posts means the world and everyone is so kind. Thank you so much for supporting our little blog! 

It's great to look back on: It will be great to look back on past posts and see what we were doing when we were 17 years old.

It's a great way to write down our thoughts and feelings.

We want to visit more places: We suffer with social anxiety and blogging is helping is slowly overcome this. Looking at new places that we can visit and blog about is exciting! 
We discover a lot of new brands to try out!

It's made me appreciate the small things in life: I love taking pictures of everything now even when I just go for a walk in the park!

Blogging is helping our confidence.

There are many more reasons on why I love blogging but these are probably the top ten reasons on why we love blogging.

Why do you love blogging?
Love Rachel & Leah, x
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  1. These are some good reasons!
    I love blogging because it helps me keep healthy and I like trying to help people live a healthier lifestyle :)

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    1. Aww that's such a great reason :) I'm glad you liked ours too! It really has brought a lot in my life! x x

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  2. you are so right, to me my blog is like my online family line
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    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/

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    1. Me too! You get to know loads of great people online that are all as obsessed with makeup and fashion as us! haha :) x x

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  3. I couldn't agree more with everything you said :) I'm forever skint atm, whenever I get paid I buy more makeup... And waaaaaay too much of my student loan went on makeup too!

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. That's like me! But I just can't resit make up! Especially lipsticks :) x x

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  4. I love this! Blogging is really fun and is always interesting.

    TRENDGALORE
    BLOGLOVIN

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    1. I agree, there is so much to write and post about :) x

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  5. I agree with everything:) even just looking back on posts that I wrote a year ago is fun!

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

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    1. Yeah! Even looking back at my posts from a couple of months ago I can see how much I've improved with writing! xx

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  6. Love this post! Blogging is so rewarding in so many different ways and it is a great excuse to buy more makeup haha ;)
    <3
    Beth | bethabigail.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree! & it's always the best for new makeup and of course clothes for fashion posts!! x x

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  7. I love blogging because its like an escape a place where i can say and talk about what i want and share things i love which i feel i can't always do. Its my own space, to be myself. Great post! :)

    Georgia | thelastmoonsong.blogspot.com

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    1. I think of my blog like own little personal space too! It's a great thing to have to write about whatever you want! x x

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  8. This was great to read, I totally agree x

    owlsinthesummer.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. that's a great post!
    and I totally agree with you, blogging is an excuse to buy more makeup :D

    http://girlynote.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! & it sure is! I love getting new makeup and blogging about it makes me want to try even more new brands out! x

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  10. I agree with all those reasons, blogging is such a great thing and I find that it kind of helps you grow as a person in a way.

    Andrea,
    GUCCI&POLA.

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    1. Blogging does help with self confidence I think, I'm still really badly insecure but nice comments do help me feel a little better! :)

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  11. Great post, girls. Totally agree with what you said. It's like being part of a big happy family, tho.
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thank you! & I agree, so many nice people on blogger :) x

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  12. I love blogging too! ;)

    I hope that you visit my blog too and maybe follow: SPIKED-SOUL.BLOGSPOT.COM :)
    Have a nice day!

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  13. Love this post, such a good reminder to why we do this. Especially love the self-confidence aspect as we feel it has helped us with this as well (also love buying clothes and makeup)!
    Feel free to check out our latest post x
    http://looklovewear.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/london-fashion-week-aw15-ootd-and.html

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    1. Thank you, so glad you liked this post! I so happy it boost your self cofidence too! x x

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  14. Great post! I agree with all these points, but mostly being able to look back when we are older, it's sort of like an online diary :) xx

    xbeccabe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I agree! I love keeping a diary anyway but having a blog is better as there are photographs too :) So many posts to look back on already! x

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  15. Glad you're enjoying blogging! It's been great to see your blog grow.

    Just wanted to let you know that the image is actually another bloggers from this post: http://www.thatsaskgirl.ca/2014/12/i-have-essentially-done-everything.html Just be careful when searching Google images for photos they come from other peoples blogs and sites and you don't want to get in trouble for copyright! I wrote a post about it a while a go if you want to read: http://skinnedcartree.com/2014/07/legally-using-images-blog.html :)

    Hope you're having a nice weekend.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Thank you for letting us know! I had absolutely no idea that the image came from another blog, sorry about that! x

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  16. I'm so glad you guys decided to write a post about why you love blogging! I know a lot of bloggers have said that their blog is their excuse to buy and try new things hehe :D Hope you two have a great weekend!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Thank you for giving us the idea, loved your post on it! Thank you - hope you had a lovely weekend too! x x

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  17. You always have something to do in your free time, you can make friends, and it has helped me improve my writing tremendously!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    1. Me too! It's helped my writing so much - I'm very grateful for that :)x

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  18. Great reasons! Specially the make up and clothes :P
    I agree with you. I'm new to this world and I'm loving every moment. It's such a great hobbie :)
    xx
    www.theblackblush.blogspot.pt

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    1. It;s a great hobby! I don't know what I'd do most of the time without this blog as I'm always on other peoples blogs too! x x

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  19. Your blog is fantastic! I love reading it. I like that reason that you have an excuse to spend on makeup and clothes! I totally agree:)

    xo Bry
    Rock.Star.Naughty&Nice

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    1. That's one of my favourite reasons for having a blog! & thank you so much - that is so nice of you! x

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  20. Lovely post, and you've just the right ideas!! Hope you will be going on for a long time!!

    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com
    new post

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    1. Thank you! & I hope to keep up with blogging too :) xx

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  21. Awhh love this post, girls! It's lovely to see that blogging has done so much for you :) I'm still a newbie to blogging really, but am really enjoying having a hobby and it's already opened so many doors for me! x

    Always, Alice x

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    1. Thank you! & We're quite new to blogging really :) I can't wait for you to do more posts :) x x

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  22. This is such a lovely post. When you have a bit of a demotivating day with blogging, you can always read this and think 'Ahh that's why we love it and we need to carry on'. I love having a hobby where I feel I'm achieving something. I agree as well that the little things are interesting now as you think about the good blog post it would make!
    Victoria xx
    thedaisyjaynes.com

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    1. That's exactly what I thought too :) There is nothing better than achieving things in life! x x

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  23. I can totally relate to all of these! Great post :)

    Bella Pummarola

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  24. I definitely agree with you, blogging is a place where I escape and get to meet a lot of lovely people and find out new brands <3 :) and I love your blog too lovelies!

    Serene xoxo

    http://www.imserenel.wordpress.com

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    1. It is a great escape :) Thank you so much - I love yours too! x

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  25. I couldn't agree more with these reasons! I started my blog awhile ago now, but then last summer I started blogging more regularly. I have absolutely loved the experience, I feel like I have met some pretty amazing people. I love your girls blog so much, I am happy to be one of your followers, x!

    Becky, xx // undertheseabeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you SO much, you are so sweet to us! <3 x x x

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  26. I love blogging as it gives me something to show to people, share my thoughts. It's like a miniature piece of art.. Also, it forces me out of the house. Yesterday I went to the Pro Beauty Show, which I know I would not have bothered with had it not been for my blog...
    www.minsbeautyequipment.com

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    1. Aww that's so amazing! I hope you had a wonderful time :) x x

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  27. This is awesome, the thing I love the most about blogging is definitely getting to know so many amazing women around the world :)

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
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  28. I love blogging my ideas and whatever is on my mind.
    I love to share it to people too :)
    XO

    Check my new post.
    http://thebandwagonchic.blogspot.ae/

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    1. I might do more personal posts so I can write more about whats on my mind too! x x

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  29. So agree, I love meeting other lovely bloggers and it is a super fun and creative hobby!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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    1. It really is! i neevr get board because there is so much to write about :) x

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  30. This is such a lovely, positive post! I love the blogging community :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
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    1. Thank you & I love the blogging community too! x

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  31. agree :) great post

    mind to visit my newest post?
    it helps me alot :D
    thankyouu

    http://www.missdjoen.blogspot.com/2015/02/my-ideal-japanese-winter-vacation.html

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  32. Nice post! I don't know what's my favourite in blogging. I love everything what it give me. Express myself - that's important!

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  33. Love this post... i love blogging because like you its a good excuse to have far more makeup then needed!! plus you can meet some really lovely people along the way too! xxx

    kirstyleighx.blogpspot.co.uk xxx

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  34. I totally agree with you on all of these points, it's awesome how there is this little community of bloggers that really does come together and chat and have fun and support each other.

    Lauren | Disco Daydream

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    1. The blogging community is full of really nice people. :) x

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  35. I love commenting on everyone's blogs, you really start to get to know people through reading them!

    http://thelittlebluesailboat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. oh my gosh, I have written a similar post in november, but haven't published it yet, because suddenly there were so many posts talking about blogging (whatever it is a timeless topic) :O you just reminded me of that post ^^ it even has/had the same caption :D
    I like your your thought on blogging and i feel the same way ;)

    <3 Toni

    https://lananablondepale.wordpress.com/

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  37. Totally agree with you ! In fact, we don't need reasons : blogging is life ;) ! kisses ! http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

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  38. This was definitely a fantastic reading! I love to death the blogging community! Thanks for sharing, Rachel & Leah!
    xx

    http://alemint.blogspot.com/

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  39. That was a great post and it made me think how lucky I am to share a blog with my best friends where we can post anything we want. I love blogging so much and hopefully I will continue to blog for a long time! Hopefully so will you! xXx

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  40. haha this is awesome

    Check out my newest post
    xx
    Tyana
    theluxedition.blogspot.com

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  41. Great post! Thanks for sharing :D
    Love Emina

    www.fashionbyemina.blogspot.com
    -> New post is up - Check it out - I would love to hear your thoughts on it!

    Would you like to follow each other, let me know :)

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