kathcakeBloggers name:
Kathy Cakebread

My blog:
https://www.glitzandglamourmakeup.co.uk

About my blog:
Glitz and Glamour Makeup is a beauty and lifestyle blog that aims to help and inspire my readers to be their best selves. Whether it’s learning what skin care products are suitable for oily skin or how to make a bit of extra money for extra treats Glitz and Glamour Makeup has it all.

My main blogging category is:
Beauty

You can find me at:
https://www.facebook.com/glitzandglamourmakeup
https://www.twitter.com/kathcake
https://www.instagram.com/glitzandglamourmakeup18
https://www.pinterest.com/glitzandglamourmakeup

How and why did you get into blogging:
At first, I wrote about my day to day life and what I got up to. After a year I wanted to branch out into one of my first loves – beauty. You see these glossy advertisements telling you how amazing a product is and then you try it and it just doesn’t live up to its claims. I wanted to reveal the truth about beauty products so my readers didn’t waste their money on stuff that doesn’t work.

Where do you get your writing inspiration from?
Everything around me – magazines, the internet, Pinterest etc.

If you could offer some words of encouragement to a newbie or frustrated blogger, what would they be?
It can be hard to build up an audience, especially at first but you just have to keep at it writing great content and the visitors will come. Don’t give up in those first few weeks as that’s when many bloggers stop because they don’t feel they’re getting the traffic that would make it all worthwhile. They didn’t build Rome in a day after all! Just remember to promote, promote, promote.

What has changed most about blogging culture/the blogging industry since you started?
It’s a lot more saturated than when I started in 2009 so it’s harder to break into but don’t let that put you off. There’s always room for fresh new content and new eyes.

What daily tools and platforms do you use in your blogging routine, for research, promotion, sharing and other:
I love Buffer and use that regularly for sharing my Twitter posts. Canva is one of the best image creation tools, and most of it is free which is amazing.

Tell us about your greatest blogging achievement to date?
Getting chosen to work with Rimmel

Where do you hope blogging will take you in the future?
I hope to work with lots more brands in the future and hopefully increase my presence in the blogging world.

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