What is Bloggers Uncovered you ask? Well today's the first post of my new blogger interview series which will feature two bloggers a week until the end of September. I've picked my most inspiring bloggers who have answered 13 blog related questions! I would really appreciate your lovely comments and thoughts on these lady's answers, and I hope you enjoy.. cue Vivianna!
Hi Vivianna! To start off with, why did you start your blog Vivianna Does Makeup?
Hi Sophie! I had been watching beauty Youtube videos and reading beauty blogs for around 5 months when I started to wonder why the hell wasn't I joining in! I quickly created a blogger account, wrote (a pretty lame) first post and that's where it all began!
Do your friends and family know about your blog?
Yes everyone knows about my blog now. At first, I kept it a secret as I was quite embarrassed of the whole thing, but slowly I started telling people. Everyone has been so supportive, some of my friends found out about it on their own and drunkingly told me they know about it! Even my Grandma knows, she asked me to write my URL on a post-it the other day so she could tell her mates about it!
Do you think you'll still be blogging in 10 years time?
Who knows! I would love to! But maybe I will be too busy looking after mini-Vivianna's by then ;) Haha let's hope the boyfriend doesn't read this!
Would you consider yourself good at HTML/CSS?
No I am bloody awful at it. The layout of my blog has been purely the product of trial and error; when I first started it looked incredibly lame, I then went through a 'cluttered phase' where I though the more things you had going on, the better. But I'm pretty happy with the clean layout that I have now, and the HTML behind it is actually ridiculously simple and whenever I need help I find that the Blogger Sentral website is amazing :)
Do you like to take part in the #bbloggers chat on Twitter?
I try to if I am around on twitter at the time. I prefer when the chat is advice-based, supposed to opinion-based as I think it can be really helpful, especially for newer bloggers.
Have you ever been to a blogging event?
Yes I have, I was lucky enough to be invited as Sinead's guest to an Aussie Event last year, and I also attended The Only Way Is Blogging Event this year, which was amazing as I had never really met any bloggers 'in real life' before. More recently I went to a Boots No7 event, which was lush!
Who are your favourite established bloggers?
I love Laura's blog, she used to blog over at Lollipop26Writes, but now at Buy Now, Blog Later, but I also love blogs from Zara at MouldyFruit, Sandra at 15 Steps Then A Beauty Blog, Holly at Yummy Mummy Beauty Blog, Molly from Pearls and Poodles, and Laura from Belles Boutique.
Who are your favourite new bloggers (under 18mnths)?
Ooooh there are loads, I love finding new meat! I love Billie from Billies Beauty Blog, Alix from I COVET THEE, LCC from LCCxox, and Summer Loren from Slhxbeauty + so many more!
What is your favourite post from your blog and why?
It's probably the one where I'm not wearing any makeup, titled 'Vivianna Does Not Do Makeup', you've got to keep it real sometimes ;)
Which camera/device do you use to take photos for your blog?
I use my newly acquired, Canon EOS 600D, I did a camera post detailing what bits and bobs I use with it :)
Name one thing you like about blogging?
I love the interaction. It's a great feeling to write a post and then for people to read it and comment with their thoughts and suggestions. I get most of my recommendations from comments on my posts and from reading other beauty blogs.
Name one thing you dislike about blogging?
I feel that some people can get a bit critical of 'bigger' bloggers, whereas I think everyone should be supportive! Beauty blogging in particular has an amazing 'community' feel to it, and we should all be happy for each other. After all, a 'big' blog doesn't happen overnight!
And a weird one, would you rather be a tiny rhino or a giant hamster?
Totally a giant hamster, in fact I have actually be called 'Hamster Ears' before, due to my rather out of proportion tiny ears ;)
I chose Vivianna to take part in the interview because I've been a reader of her blog for longer than I can remember! I love how informative her reviews are, which are always on products I'd be interested in buying. You can check out her gorgeous blog here with her new snazzy photos courtesy of her Canon 600D (same camera I have)!