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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tag: Bitten by the Blog Bug!

I've been tagged by Aly of Wonderland Beauty (if you don't already, be sure to check out her blog!) to do the 'Bitten by the Blog Bug' post! So, here we go!

Question Set:

1. When & why did you start blogging?
This blog has been through a few lives since I initially started it waaaay back in 2005. The current IKATW didn't come about until 2010. Thursday, March 18th, to be exact. I don't really know why I decided to start posting reviews and eventually transition into a beauty specific blog, it just sort of happened.

2. What do you blog about & why do you like it?
Such specific questions! I blog about makeup and nail polish and everything beauty. I love blogging because I love the subject and don't have a lot of people in my day to day life who do love the subject. Instead of babbling away and seeing their eyes glaze over in complete boredom, I babble online for all of you!

3. How did you get your blog name? 
When I made my blog (as mentioned waaaay back in 2005) I had just started listening to Tegan and Sara. There is a line from 'There's Still Time' that I was (and still am) particularly fond of: 'Sunshine is days away, I won't be saved, I know all the words. I can't say that I'll love you forever.' It worked really well at the time because I didn't know what I was going to blog about and it wasn't specific to anything.

4. What do you think is your best post?
That is so hard to answer, but one that I'm really happy with is my review of Vasanti Mount Rushmore Silky Eyeshadow Duo. I love the product (go Canadian brands!) and I was so pleased with how well my photos came out. I usually have a hard time getting good photos of my eyeshadow, so to get great ones was defiantly a great post.

5. What is your inspiration for blogging right now?
Currently, it's my collection. I've been really trying to not buy as much, and in doing so, I've gotten so many ideas for posts using products I already have. It's so easy to get caught up in what's new now, and the need to buy, buy, buy, but you don't need to spend a lot all the time to maintain a good blog.

6. Message to your readers?
Thank you! There really isn't a whole lot of reason for blogging if you've got nobody to read it. There are times I think that I should have more followers, better stats, more brand contacts/sponsorship, but I didn't start blogging for any of those reasons, and at the end of the day they don't matter. It still fascinates me to know that there are like minded people who take time out of their busy day to read my thoughts/opinions.You're all awesome!

Of course, there are some rules to the "Bitten by the Blog Bug" tag:
- Answer the question set.
- Link the person who awarded you in your post.
- Tag as many people as you like!

I never know who to tag, so I'm not going to! If you're reading this, and you have a blog, consider yourself tagged! Leave me a comment if you do participate!

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