I’ve had my fair share of hairdresser nightmares from being double booked to a trim turning into haircut. This put me off going to hairdressers and left me feeling frustrated and disappointed. Finding a reputable hairdresser (especially if you have Afro-Caribbean hair) is a painstaking task as you have to ask around to find anyone can do a good job and won’t break the bank. There’s an up and coming website called Weaveland that has come to rescue to help take out the stress of finding a hairdresser that won’t leave you in tears. The online marketplace allows users to find and review hairdressers in the UK and be rest assured that you’re in good hands. To make life even easier, you can buy hair extensions at a very affordable rate sourced from various suppliers. Weaveland are currently hosting a Recommend and Win campaign where a lucky user can win a free set of hair extensions and £100 ASOS voucher to anyone that recommends their favourite salon. If you would like to win all these goodies, just enter via Rafflecopter below. Please find the terms and conditions in the Rafflecopter box. Good luck!
Folakehas been one of my favourite style bloggers ever since I stumbled across her blog – Style Pantry. What I love about her style is that it’s fun, colourful and can easily be recreated.Can you believe that she’s 38 and has three kids?!
First things first Happy New Year! I’ve gotten my blogging mojo back. To be honest, I didn’t think I was coming back as I was at a stage where I was drained, uninspired and wanted to quit blogging. Taking two months off my blog was the best decision I made because it gave me time to recharge my batteries and to let my blog rest. So if you decide to take a break from your blog I highly recommend it! Now that I’m back, I’ve got a list of blog changes and thoughts that I had during my three month hiatus:
1. Pop Goes Fashion was more of a website than a blog
One of my closest friends had a look through my blog and told me that it didn’t feel or look like a blog and was more of a website. She was absolutely right. It felt like a news website with posts after post on African designers and new collections. The content was mediocre and there no sign of engagement with the reader. I felt that if I couldn’t engage my readers and be personable with storytelling style writing then there was no way I could build a readership. Content is key and without it your blog will struggle!
2. Pop Goes Fashion is now an online fashion scrapbook
Pop Goes Fashion will now be an online scrapbook documenting my personal thoughts on fashion and style. You can read more about it on my about me page. I will still inject African fashion but won’t be the main focus as much as before. The ever so popular outfit of the day posts will be featured on my blog. It will be a great way for me to show off my personal style and to grow in confidence.
3. I will learn photography to take better photos
I’m going to take it upon myself to learn the basics of photography. I’ve had my DSLR camera for about two years or so and still don’t know how to use it properly. I just leave it on auto and expect it to do all the work for me. I’ve been so lazy to learn which isn’t good as it’s an expensive camera. I come across so many beautiful images on blogs and I would love to achieve the same result. Will be spending the next few months learning so that I can take not only take better photos but also pick up a new skill.
4. Will spend more time creating better graphics for my blog
This falls under the point above. I’m really want to have better graphics on my blog. Hello Canva, you’re my new best friend!
Now that I’ve written all these thoughts down I feel so much better and have a focus of what I want to achieve. My main goals are the three Cs: content, consistency and confidence. I want to look back at the end of 2015 feeling that I’ve met my blogging goals. Have you taken a break from your blog before? What blogs do you enjoy reading the most? Is there anything that you would like to see on my blog? I will be away for a week as from Friday but once I’m back, blogging will resume properly.