Bloggers need not be hero-worshiped for their good, great or 'perfect' blogs - as we all know that every so often we give into a few naughty 'blog cheats!' Blogging is hard. Coming up with fresh content all the time and keeping both yourself and your readers happy? It does not come easily. So I don't blame you for using your blogging benefits and cheeky blogger skills to get out of a few mishaps and keep everything looking just peachy. So in the most lighthearted way, I'm about to reveal five of the most common blogger secrets - you may just recognise yourself!
#1. Giving friends & family gifts that were actually blog freebies
I'm very guilty of this one - but it's not really a bad thing - I save some pennies at Christmas time and family members get great stuff! It also means I can treat friends to items I normally wouldn't be able to afford. I save up a few brand gifts here and there for giveaways on This Fashion is Mine, so we all can benefit from this blogger cheat!
#2. Making a blog post out of anything
New car air-freshener? Walking the dog in the park? Bloggers have a talent of turning the everyday mundane into interesting blog posts. I admit that I see life through 'bloggers-eyes'. Fresh ideas are everywhere and if I feel particularly stuck for new content I can always make de-cluttering my handbag sound really appealing. It takes talent to transform nothing into something, so we can appreciate the hard work that goes into this blogger cheat!
#3. Leading a double life
Don't be fooled by a blogger's Instagram feed. It may be full of picturesque scenes, healthy food, expensive flowers and brand new makeup but most of the time we're actually sitting at a cluttered desk in pyjamas, eating cold pizza. Blogging can be a bit of a false pretense - it's fine as long as you as a reader are aware bloggers don't lead perfect lifestyles and you may just be presented with the best bits.
#4. Using Photoshop to its full potential
Photoshop is a blogger's best friend. It can transform a rather dull image into a masterpiece and can work wonders for bad skin or hair days. It's a bit of a vain one but who wants to put a bad photograph of themselves on the internet? So be aware next time your reading your favourite blog, the image you see is probably the chosen 1 out of 100+ taken... and then edited to perfection!
#5. Dressing up - just for the Internet
How many times have you 'got ready' just to take blog photographs!? Countless times for me! On days where I actually have plans, I have no time to take outfit photos or set up my camera for 'face of the day' snaps. I'm too busy being busy. So on days off I still find myself with a full face of makeup and wasting a killer outfit, all because I needed to get my blog photos done! How many of you have also touched up your lipstick or brushed your hair just for a quick Instagram photo? Cheeky.