Monday, 9 September 2013

Monday Insights #1


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Ahhhh, remember back in the olden days when we had that series called Motivational Monday? Remember how I said I had something new up my sleeve? Well today is the day I tell you all about it, ready for a brand new Monday series. I don't know why but I feel like Monday can't be random. We need something familiar to grasp onto of a Monday, to make us feel secure and safe. It's a Monday, you've got enough on your plate, you don't need willynillywhokowswhat blog posts popping up in yo- face!



Something I enjoy most about having this blog is the community that comes with it. I love our chats and I feel that each post is a conversation. Last month I asked at the bottom of THIS post if you had any questions about my trip to LA. I was flooded with inquisitive comments and wrote THIS post in response. I LOVED that process and would like to do it on a regular basis. 

So, every Monday I'm going to give you a topic and then the next week I will answer those questions as absolutely honestly as I can. I will try to answer all of them (within the boundaries of good taste of course) and will try to pick topics that we'll both find interesting. I plan on running this series for 6-10 weeks. Are you excited? I am. 

If you would like to be involved, in the comments, please feel free to ask any questions relating to the following topic:

WORKING FROM HOME AS A BLOGGER/VLOGGER. 

I'll take questions up until Thursday night so comment away my lovely Sprinklerinos!!


Toodlepip!

xx

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247 comments:

  1. Are you partnered with adsense on youtube? if not, who are you partnered with? xx

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  2. Hello Louise!

    I am recently in a part of my life where I'm not quite sure of what I want to do exactly, so I am starting out as a blogger!

    So, My question for you is have you or do you ever find yourself struggling to find things to write about and post? Or does it come naturally for you?

    Hope to hear from you,
    Natasha xx.

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  3. Hi Louise!
    My question is how do you organise your time and stop yourself from becoming lazy. If I worked from home I'd be tempted to keep putting off tasks etc

    xx

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  4. How do you keep yourself from getting distracted? It seems that if I'm working from home, I'll do ANYTHING to not do what I'm supposed to. (Granted, I'll usually do something productive, like clean or fold laundry to procrastinate, but there's only so many times I can scrub the bath before I need to answer those emails!)

    Much love from the Big Apple :)

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  5. I like this idra& thanks for being so available to answer questions!

    I don't have a particular question but i would ask if you have any general tips for bloggers which you've learned through experience.

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com

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  6. could you tell us about how adsense on blogger and youtube works & what you have to do for it because of the taxes and stuff? :)

    great idea for a new series btw :) xx

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  7. Love this new idea Louise! I just started blogging this year and only more seriously in the last few months. I know I spend quite a bit of time at it, even with it only being a hobby at this stage for me. With Blogging/Vlogging as full-time job, how much time on average would you say you spend working during your week?

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  8. I LOVE this idea! My question for you would be - What was your "aha!" moment? Was there a day when you realized that there was something amazing that you could do to take your blog to the next level? I love the idea of having a blog, not only for a creative outlet but also as supplemental income. The perfect job! I love hearing about the personal growth of established bloggers from when they were first starting out.

    I love that you put so much love and joy into your writing. You are an inspiration to keep my own blog true to myself and not simply what I think others might want to read about.

    x

    http://fashionablymfrench.blogspot.com/

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  9. Morning Louise! I'd really like to start a blog and perhaps a youtube channel but i don't know where to start? Can I have some advice? And a few tips please

    Thank you!
    Cant wait to here back
    Chloe :) xx

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  10. Nice Idea! what was the peak? and the pit? of your trip to LA?

    Any tips to new bloggers?

    mybeautysleuth x

    www.mybeautysleuth.com

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  11. Oooooer I am so excited for this! I love getting involved with you and your lovely blog. ^_^ My question is: How many hours would you say you spend a week on your job. And what do you do in your spare time?

    xxx

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  12. I am actually very excited for this series! I love how interactive it is(: my question is how long have you been blogging/youtubing as your job and how many subscribers or followers did you have when you started using blogging/youtubing as your source of income? And does the amount of subscribers and followers you have directly affect how much you make?

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  13. I love this idea! With blogging, do you always have the majority of the posts planned ahead of you so that you know every single day (or that days you're blogging) what's being posted and when?

    thegirlinthemoonlight.blogpost.co.uk

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  14. Hi Louise! It sounds interesting :) my two questions are: does it get boring. And a positive thing to come our of blogging ? :) xx

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  15. Awesome idea :)
    I was wondering what's the best thing about blogging/vlogging and working from home (despite getting to spend heaps of time with the fam)? xx

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  16. Always coming up with such new and creative ideas for your blog!

    It inspires me to do work harder for my blog. I love it.

    Jes | www.NaturallyJes.blogspot.com.au

    and regarding to your topic about Blogging/Vlogging from home, I'd like to ask "Does it get hard working from home? Considering you're at home, and not around other work colleagues and therefore, it may get pretty lonely?"

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  17. Hello Louise,

    How do you manage to get anything done with little baby glitter running around?! Being a stay at home working Mummy must be quite a challenge.

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  18. How do you stop yourself from getting distracted e.g from baby glitter/tv/Internet? Xx

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  19. Such a great idea love it! My question is how can you make blogging financialy sustainable. I would love to blog/vlog full time as its my passion but its my job that pays the bills! Boo!

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  20. Hey Louise! lovely idea
    My question is: do you ever feel like you're missing out on something that the 'outside the home work world' gets?

    i
    memmymah | fashion blog

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  21. My biggest problem is that I plan to have a full days blogging - taking pictures writing posts etc - and nothing turns out right! The lighting is bad, my post formatting wont work or I just cannot think of anything and everything in my book of blog ideas just doesn't seem very good!
    How do you overcome this sort of thing? Do you just put it off for another day and do something else or do you have any tips for overcoming some of these?

    Jenni x


    Bows Bangles & Bakes

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  22. How many hours do you put into a blog post, when you get inspirtation for one do you write it down?

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  23. Hi Louise, first of all I just want to say how much I love your blog! Every time I come to your blog, there's always this sense of happiness(not exaggerating), the way you write just gives readers a sense of joy. You seem like the most bubbly person ever!!! xx

    Okay, my question for you is; What advice would you give someone who wants to be a blogger?? :)














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  24. My question for you is "how do you get yourself to do any work?". I'm a full time student at a university and I work a lot from home but I sometimes struggle with to sit down and actually start.

    By the way, I love this new concept!

    Love, Micaela

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  25. Hi Louise! Great idea for a post :) my question would be - when did you start earning enough from your blog to turn it into your full-time job? Was it a gradual progression as your blog and YouTube gained more followers/views and exposure? :) xxxxx

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    1. Hi, I just want to say I love your blog and of course, Louise's blog too! Xoxo

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  26. Is it difficult to juggle your normal life with your blogging/vlogging one? How do you manage it all?


    www.jennamomentss.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Great idea, Louise!

    My question is: How do you edit your photos with such cute fonts? I've always thought your pics were charming and very Sprinkleofglitteresque :)
    My blog is in its fetus stages and any editing tips would be dandy.

    Thanks,
    Allison
    beauty-in-between.blogspot.com

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  28. Hey! Hooray, question time! Okay, so how do you schedule your day? And in the long run, do you ever get the feeling you're 'stuck' at home and how should one prevent that? :)

    Thanks! :)

    P.S. Check out my Soul Sunday -posts and others here: www.findingjoyandbeauty.blogspot.fi

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  29. Hi Louise,
    Could you tell us more about your daily routine as a blogger and mum?
    Where do you get your inspiration from?
    Lots of love from France ;-)
    Anna

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  30. Hi! Do you get much creators block? I get it quite alot and could really do with away of dealing with it. Thanks! x :)

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  31. Hi Louise! I've been home a long time when I got to go to surgery so I had recovery spare time and I started doing my blog and everything but I have a question on an everyday basis home worker; Don't you miss preparing yourself in the morning, choosing your makeup your outfits and everything?

    I did miss that part because I had nowhere to go when I was at home everyday, and I love to pamper myself, but I could use some days in Pj's, it's always relaxing :)

    I love your blog, I've been reading it a lot during my recovery time!You were a big source of inspiration! xxx

    www.leenatheunicorn.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't mean like you're always in pj's in your bedroom, I mean, like. you know. haha sorry this comment is so confusing! Like, when you wake up if you have any routine a part of Darcy, if you have nowhere to go but stay home and work on your computer, in my situation, I wasn't using much makeup or fancy piece of clothes!

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  32. How do you organize your time, especially being a mum as well as? :)

    Sophie.
    http://thebirdsong.co.uk

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  33. If you work at home, how many times have you just no been bothered to get dressed?
    I admittedly do it a few times if i am in the house with no plans and nowhere to go...

    Sarah http://sarah-warnes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Hi Louise, :) Thank you so much for having this. I do have a barrage of questions actually. How did you even started? Did you find it hard starting up? I have read (and watched) your posts on blogging, and love them, yet, I do still wonder about the details. How did you finally make that connection to people and found your blogging friends? How do you know what people like? Do you just write what you want?
    Also, on another note, does it feel like your dream job has been fulfilled now? :) Hopefully YES!
    I spent too much time staring at how cute baby Darcy is in the sidebar pictures while writing this comment.
    Have a great day! xo

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  35. Hi Louise!I write a blog and I absolutely love it!When I started I didn't even know that this could be a job and I wanted to ask you:after how much time blogging and youtube went from being a hobby to being a job?And how that happen from you?
    I'm really curious about all of the process of this going from hobby to work!
    Love your idea by the way! :)
    Have a nice day!

    Only a storm in a coffee cup

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  36. Love your blog Louise!
    Q: Where to start blogging??

    xxx from holland

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  37. Love this Louise! I would like to know if you have a set routine? Do you get up get dressed work 9-5 and take weekends off or are your days more spontaneous.

    www.rachael-victoria.blogspot.co.uk

    Xx

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  38. Hiya Louise what a lovely idea!! My question to you is are there any down sides to blogging from home?
    Love you xxxx
    Emily :)

    http://emilys-little-blog.blogspot.com/

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  39. when youre a blogger at home, you dont have the 9 to 5 hours. So how do you not 'spend all your time blogging' and still have time to clean up the house etc.
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.com)

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  40. I just got a new Nikon DSLR for my birthday. I really love photography and would love to showcase it on a blog and perhaps even vlog if I eventually build up the courage.

    I started this http://finding-reason.blogspot.sg/ a while ago to share my personal experiences with anxiety and eating disorders. I also started http://la-vida-sk.blogspot.sg/ this for random stuff.

    I don't know where I am going wrong but I find it hard to stay motivated. SO I want to start again fresh. I want to post pictures and just reach out to the beautiful community that is out there.
    Do you have any tips on how to start, expand and stay motivated? :)

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  41. We all get into this little phase we call a writer's block. How do you deal with it Louise? Is there any routine, food or activity you do to bring out new creative ideas? But I bet hearing baby Glitter laugh is quite enough. Hehe.

    Anne's Scribbles and Doodles

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  42. What a great idea! I would be really nervous to start working from home, When did you decide to work from home? Did you hand in your notice at your old job? I tried Avon once as an alternative to working in Retail and got really nervous it would all back fire so I stay working in retail but its so hard to do both! xxx

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  43. How do you make money off of blogging/vlogging? How much can you make when starting out? It looks so much fun!

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  44. Hi Louise,

    Would love to hear something about 'being a blogger'. How you started, what made you first sit down and start a blog, the "blogloving" between you and zoe(lla) and all about what it takes to be a blogger - e.g. writers block or time management.

    That'd be really interesting and useful.

    Lots of love xx

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  45. Hi Louise,

    A few months ago I started my own blog, I'm currently a university student and would love to become a professional blogger once I graduate but I have absolutely no idea how to do it!!! I was wondering if you could explain how you became a professional blogger and youtuber and if you have any tips for somebody starting out in the ever so scary bloggersphere?

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  46. What equipment do you use regularly? Clealy a camera and computer but do you use a microphone separate from what is built into your camera? Lighting? Or I don't know anything else?
    Love your blog and your youtubing!
    <3

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  47. Hi Louise,

    what a great idea :)

    My question for you is when did you start earning enough from blogging for it from a hobby into a full time job? And do you make the majority of your money from blogging or from Youtube?

    she goes wear

    p.s. how cute is the little pink telephone in your bedroom!

    xxx

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  48. my question is: how do people react when you tell them? obviously you are very proud of your work but do you ever find it awkward/embarrassing telling people? xxx

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  49. Hi Louise
    I'm so glad you doing this I loved you q&A post last time. I would like to ask, I'm a blogger and I wondered How do you keep focused? I don't have half as many distractions as you have (like Husband adorable two year old) and I just can't sit a write blog posts without getting distracted how do you do it?

    I can't wait to read your answers so many great questions already.
    I think your fab!
    Sarah OXOX


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  50. Hey Louise!

    My question is; how did you get into blogging? Was it something you wanted to do for a career or did it start off as just a hobby? :)

    www.heavenlyclutter.blogspot.com
    xo

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  51. Hi Louise,
    My question is: what did inspire you to start blogging and how do most people around you cope with this kind of job?

    I have been following you for half a year now and I absolutely love you as a person especially in your videos
    xx

    http://lisasjoy-blog.blogspot.de

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  52. Hi Louise!
    I'm not sure if this has been asked already because honestly i didn't read all the comments, but do you have a set time that you write, or does it just depend on how you feel on the day? I've just gotten into blogging and i find myself putting off writing until late at night/early morning because i feel like i can get my thoughts out better.
    I'm excited to see the outcome of this new series!
    xx
    moreofmak.blogspot.com

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  53. I'm really intrigued to how you become 'internet famous' from just talking about everyday things and do you find it strange that you're 'internet famous' for it?

    Love your work! Lucinda xx

    temporalbeauty.blogspot.com.au

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  54. Hi Louise!
    I love your blog :)
    My question is:
    Is there anything you miss about working in an office?

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  55. How do you keep yourself motivated to work and write posts on your blog? Since one of the pleasures of blogging is being able to do it in the comfort of your home, do you ever find yourself stuck in procrastination and what not?

    Much love and kisses to Darcy :3

    Love your work, Louise!

    Sarah x

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  56. Lovely idea!

    +What's the nicest thing you have ever been sent to review?

    +How can you politely turn down a review offer if a company has emailed you and you don't want to review there products?

    +Do you miss having a 'normal' job such as in an office, in a shop and will you always want to work from home? Working from home sounds amazing! Definitely something I'd want to do when I have children!

    +What's the best and worst thing about working from home?

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  57. This is such a great idea, I can't wait for your response posts! My burning question though, is where the HECK is that gorgeous pink phone from?! Love the retro feel your bedroom has!

    Eve xxx

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  58. Does working from home also mean that you don't have/don't see colleagues? I assume that you work on your own, by yourself, which sounds lonely... but does it have to be lonely? xox

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  59. Is working at home as a boggler/vlogger the same as being self-employed, and, if so, do you have to sort out your own taxes and other self-employed bits 'n' bobs?

    Something I've always been curious about! x

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  60. Yeah that series sounds lovely!
    My question is how do you organize your day? do you plan your day (for example in the morning blogging, afternoon email, etc) or do you just do as is comes?

    xx Jo Betty

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  61. I work from home too. I write romantic comedy novels when I'm not busy faffing about and procrastinating on blogger. lol!

    Got any tips to stop procrastinating on my work?

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  62. I love this idea! I'd just love to know some of the practical sides of working from home as a blogger - like how did you become able to do it, how long you spend on it, do you miss a so called 'normal job', is it like being self-employed or is it like a wage job? A run down of the basic facts of being a blogger from home would be brilliant for us all I think!

    Katie xxx

    curledfantasies.wordpress.com

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  63. How do you separate your work life and home life? For example is there a certain time you think I have to turn off my laptop now and spend time with my family?


    Lily xx

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  64. I don't know if anyone has asked this but do you ever get bored of working from home? Also, because you're a blogger/vlogger and you probably started this blog (and YouTube channel) as a hobby have there been times when you lost your passion for it ( as it's now your job)?

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  65. Is it hard to keep this organised and as well as keeping an eye on Baby Glitter?

    xx

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  66. All the questions I would have asked have been already! So intrigued by this though, as Im fairly new to blogging! I love it!


    BritishBeautyAddict

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  67. Hello my dear!
    I want to ask if from your work at home (blogging and vlogging) you can earn enough amount of money for living? For single, not for the whole family in this case?
    And, of course if it's not bother you, can you tell how much money monthly did you make??

    I love your work! Keep doing what you do! :* :*

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  68. Hi Louise, I have school at home(on the internet), so my question for you would be; how do you stay organized and don't just wait till the last minute to finish what you have to do? (I hope this makes sense, English is my third language!)

    I love you, you're so inspiring xx

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  69. What's the worst thing about working from home and how do you stay motivated and not leave things until the last minute? xx

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  70. Hi Louise :) I love this idea.
    I'm just starting to study online at home and would love to be able to work from home due to anxiety, panic attacks. How did you begin to work from home? What did you do before blogging/vlogging?
    Thank you
    Sarah xxx

    -Sarah Speaks

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  71. How do you make sure you do everything you need to do, working from home? When I work from home I get distracted so easily and usually never do what I need to do! xx

    jessssicahart.blogspot.co.uk

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  72. Hi Louise! This is a great idea, and thanks a lot for doing this! How did you go from blogging/vlogging as something you did for fun to something you do as a job? I can't even get a lot of people to read my blog. :(

    Have a sparkly day!

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  73. excellent idea!!
    1) how would expanding your little family affect your little enterprise you are building
    2) when (heaven forbid, no rly heaven forbid) the curtains close on this chapter what would you like to do next

    love your work Louise!!

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  74. Do you think this will be your long-term career? What would you do if youtube/bloggers failed to continue making a profit?
    Do you ever get lonely working at home?

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  75. What do you do when you're stuck in a blogging/vlogging rut?

    How do you come up with new ideas for your blog/youtube? I always find it very difficult to come up with something new but I don't want to do what everyone else is doing.

    Thank you, Chloe xx

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  76. I'm looking to start my own business (not blogging related) but I'm absolutely terrified of wasting money and not making a profit. How did you go about turning your passion into your job? What (legal) steps did you have to take to become essentially self employed? Did you ever suffer from the fear of failure (like me) and if so, how did you overcome it?

    Can't wait to see your response post and see what your next topic will be!

    Debi
    http://dibdabdebs.blogspot.co.uk

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  77. I would love to know how you schedule a typical at home work day. How do you keep yourself focused? Thanks! :)

    xo, Abby @ Always, Abby

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  78. This sounds like the perfect job, how much of your days do you spend blogging/vlogging and planning them etc, compared to the standard 9-5 job?

    meimei xx

    www.meimeisays.com

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  79. How did you find the best way was to network with others at first?
    I have got to know only a few lovely bloggers as many will just seem to ignore comments and be quite disinterested, but quite annoyingly these seem to be getting more followers and faster than those who actually interact!

    Megan | MeganRoisinn

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  80. I have wanted to start a blog about starting college(aka university) but I fear I will not be able to find a balance with everything. Have you found a balance? If so, how?
    Love your videos and blog,
    Tabatha LeMaster

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  81. are there any downsides to working from home?:)

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  82. I'm 14 years old and I started my youtube channel2 months ago, and I've been running a photography/lifestyle blog for about a year now. Do you have any tips on how i could balance it all out, and still have quality in what i produce?

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  83. I wanted to know if you had any advice on how you manage your time? I just started my blog a week ago and I am enjoying it so much but I feel as if all I do is write or plan what I want to write about next! I am starting my third year at university and I am worried I will spend more time on my blog than actual uni work!

    themacaronaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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  84. A fantastic idea Louise, now you've got me thinking what to ask, how about...

    Are you intending to blog and vlog forever? (I hope you do!)
    AND
    How did you find a writing style that suited your blog so easily?

    http://essenceofjessica.blogspot.co.uk

    Sending my love,
    Jess x


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  85. Hi Louise,
    Do you ever find it hard to fit in time to spend on your blog, especially with Baby Glitter around?

    p.s. You really inspire me and you are so lucky to have such a beautiful baby!

    xxx

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  86. Hey Louise <3

    Do you set a schedule for yourself since you're working at home? Do you sit down and do what you plan to do in one go or does it take you a few days? Do you wait a while before positing a finished blog post or do you post it immediately?

    Would love to read your answers!!

    www.deannacm.com

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  87. Do you every get distracted whilst working from home? For example, all the electronics in the house and food that you wish you were snacking on. What are the pro's and con's of working from home? P.S love you Louise! <3

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  88. Hi Louise,

    I dream of working from home due to having a little girl but I'm not sure if it will ever be possible for me. Happy for you that you get to do this and what a good job your doing ;)

    Clair
    x

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  89. Ipretty much work from home to.. its so nice to be with the two kiddies.. although i do get distracted alot!

    claire x
    http://thewittfamily21.blogspot.co.uk

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  90. Do you have any tips how to start up a good blog/vlog? :) Like introduction ect? ^^

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  91. Hi Louise,

    Is there anything you miss about not working outside your home?
    How did you manage to build up such a large blog & YouTube audience?

    Sarah xx | http://perfectly-sarah.blogspot.co.uk

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  92. Hey Louise! How do you get the motivation to work from home, and what do you do in your spare time? Thankyou! xxx

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  93. I love the idea of blogging and have been on and off for a couple of years but I find it really hard to fit it in. How do you manage to fit it all in with all the other pressures of life? Xx

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  94. How many days a week do you work and how many hours a day or is it just relaxed? x

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  95. How many hours does it take you to put up a blog? :)
    Do you set aside specific time for work, or do you work when you feel like it? :)

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  96. Do you feel it is actually a job, I know you do post on lots of media platforms but does it really take up lots of time? I don't mean to disrespect you with this x

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  97. How did you get your blog off the ground? Have you got any tips to make it a success? Xxxx

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  98. How long would it take to make a video: Getting ready, filming, editing, etc? :)

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  99. What is the one thing you are most grateful for that has come out of blogging? And what would be the one thing you would pick if you could wave a magic wand and it would disappear?

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  100. What do you like best about working from home?

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  101. what is the best thing about your job?

    http://www.bitsandbobsaboutlife.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/maybelline-fit-me-foundation-review.html?m=1

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  102. Hi Louise, I love reading your blog and watching your YouTube videos, you feel like a close friend who I have never met!

    I just wanted to ask how you first felt telling your family and friends about your choice of career? How did people react? Even now when you meet new people, do they 'get' what you do?

    I only have a teeny weeny blog which I write on for fun, but I still feel embarrassed when people I know ask me about it or bring up a blog post I wrote or even tell other people about it.

    I know that a lota lota hard work has gone into your blog/YouTube channel and it's something to be immensely proud of so I hope that you don't find this question offensive as if blogging is something to be ashamed of because that is not what I mean at all!

    Bhavi xx

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  103. Do you ever feel isolated from people? or miss working with people from day to day? x

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  104. How do you avoid distractions? Such as now, I'm supposed to be learning my French Vocabulary but instead I'm ready your blog. No regrets! X

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  105. isn't it hard to get up in the morning if you don't have anything particular to 'stress' for. I imagine since you have baby glitter you get up early anyways but in the years before?

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  106. I know this is a boring question but do you feel stable in your blogging job? Also what are the benefits? xxx

    http://mimislittlelifeythings.blogspot.co.uk/
    Emily xx

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  107. looking forward to reading this new series!

    - Janine
    http://theeoptimist.blogspot.com

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  108. how much money do you make on youtube and the blog together?

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  109. Do you get lots of free products? How many a week? and do you make good money?

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  110. What are your different sources of income and what works best for you? Thanks!
    http://liveitinerantly.com

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  111. Your inspired me to create my own blog, I hope to be like you one day. I just did 3 back to school looks on mine so please check it out.. I have just created it and have no followers yet :(

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  112. ---- How do you start creating a Blog and what is it that makes a great one?

    I would really enjoy making people happy by inspiring people with things I know, but there is only so much you can Blog about.

    Thank you :) I hope you answer my question at the top :) @EmmaLeighAnn - TWITTER

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  113. I graduate university in the fall and I've finally figured out what I want to do- it only took a few thousand dollars and 4 years, oh and it has nothing to do with my degree.
    I want to be a photographer and a blogger, to be able to work from home would be the greatest thing in my opinion. For now, because it means I would have so much time to devote to all of things I want to do and make my blog and photography into something great. And in the future it might just mean being able to spend the days being a mom, which will be the greatest accomplishment in itself.
    So my I guess my question is simple- how do you do it? How can you afford to do it?
    xx

    mysmallrayofsunshine.blogspot.com

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  114. Hi Louise! My question is at what point did you realise/decided that this was a career as much if a hobby enough to leave your job? Thanks :)

    Http://www.makeup-meow.blogspot.com

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  115. How do you find the motivation to keep bloging/vloging especially when you first started?

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  116. Hey Louise. My question to you is what are some of the benefits and drawbacks of working from home? Emily xx

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  117. Hiyya!

    I was wondering how easy it is to get distracted and what you do to avoid getting distracted?
    xx

    Thank you for everything, I mean like taking the time out of your day to write your blog and make youtube videos. I must not forget to thank you for cheering me up even when I didn't know I needed it :)

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  118. Hi Louise,
    I'm 19 and I've been reading your blog for a few months and I haven't been able to miss any entry since I started. (:
    I've started a youtube account and blog recently and my question is:
    I'm currently in Uni and I need to juggle my time in the real world and what I love doing, so I don't have that much time to do all the promotional thing/tactics to gain viewers/followers. Obviously you've got a baby and a family and I bet it's also hard to juggle the time.. How do you think I could get viewers beside trying really hard to post good contents? (because I really have tried (: )

    Looking at all the comments above, maybe you won't read mine but I really hope you do, (:
    Oh and I wanna thank you, just because you're amazing and you've inspired a lot of girls and myself <3

    Thank You!
    x, nessiejudge.blogspot.com

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  119. Hello Louise
    Do you have any advice to someone who wants to blog for a living and has just finished university and has no idea on what direction to take? :) How did you get to the point you are now which is incredible, so many people love your work :) <3

    Keep up what your doing its great! :)

    Abi from Kemples

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  120. im 17 and love watching your videos and other beauty youtubers like your friends!! i would love to start my own channel but i am scared my friends would make fun of me as they don't watch youtubers and don't really know i do! i created a blog but i don't know what to post about and i was just wandering if you had any advise for starting out on youtube or a blog!! thanks keep up the good work :) xx

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  121. Do you think, if you didn't have baby glitter, but still worked from home, you'd be lonely? I'm thinking of transitioning, but I have no little guys to look after (just a dog, haha!), and am worried I won't get enough interaction!

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  122. Hey Louise! I want to know how you can afford to have a blog/youtube as your full time job and how long did it take before you were earning enough to work from home? lots of love emily xx lipsticklovexo.blogspot.co.uk

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  123. how do you motivate yourself to blog/vlog on days that you feel tired and just can't be bothered, when you know you need to do something? i have this problem quite a bit and could do with some help. thanks! :)
    x

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  124. Hiya Louise, I'll start by saying that I love your blog so much and I feel that I know you as a friend when I read about your fanatstic, interesting life!

    Anywaaaay my question is more focused on family life, did you like the idea of working at home as it gave you the opportunity to be a more involved mum to Darcy rather than working a 9-5 job? was it an easy decision to make at the time? were there any doubts about the decision?

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  125. Hi Louise! Just thought I would comment and say that i'm really enjoying your blog and YouTube channel. Just discovered you and really enjoying overdosing in all your loveliness!!


    http://missamyloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  126. Hi Louise :)
    Just wondering, im a bit of a techno tard, but i really love blogging and the social media life style. Since i am a techno tard though i struggle to improve the quality of my blog and vlogs... and my pictures to make them more attractive for readers/watchers. All these HTML and camera words confuse me.
    Basically my question is did you start out the same and how did you get round this/learn?
    Much love
    Kathleen :) xx

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  127. Hi Louise, I really love the idea for these posts & my question is. Do you believe that anyone can become a full-time blogger or vlogger? What do you think it takes to be successful doing both? :)

    x Leah Symonne x

    itsleli.blogspot.com

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  128. How often do you try to get out of the house and work from a different location, if at all, and does it help?

    (I only ask because if I have been in all day working sometimes I go a little stir crazy so have been trying to get out more to work at the library and in coffee shops, but want to balance this with the calm I find at home!)

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  129. Hello Louise!

    I am so glad you are going to continue on with a Monday series, because they help me to remember that Monday's are just another day and should not be hated, because HEY! Louise for sure has a new blog post on Mondays! So thank you for continuing to give us something to look forward to on our Monday's!

    Aside from that, my question is: How do you mange your schedule with fitting in time for Darcy, and also time for Matt while still coming up with content for your YouTube videos, blogging, editing, and replying to comments from viewers!

    I'm beyond grateful that I found your YouTube and your blog, you really are such an amazing person to follow as your life progresses!

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  130. Hi Louise!!

    This is so fabulous, and reading through all of the other questions is making me very excited to read your response post! :)
    I have a question about your thoughts on the "blogging universe" in general...do you feel there is enough "room" for all of the people in the world who want to become full-time bloggers? I don't know if that makes sense, haha. I've had a blog for a while now, but it's just a small one and I've never had a big following aside from making one or two bloggy friends here and there. I've often thought about trying to make it something more, but then I think of all the famous professional bloggers I follow (and all the ones that I don't, there's SO many wonderful people out there!) and wonder if there really is room for what I have to offer. I guess I just doubt that I have anything new or different that people would read enough for me to put the effort into networking, advertising, etc - it seems like the market is full! You know? Do you have any thoughts on any of that? If not, you totally don't have to answer :)

    Hope you have a lovely Monday! I'm so glad I discovered your blog recently!

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  131. Hi Louise! I would like to ask how do you get your blog out there into the blogger world? as I have started blogging quite recently and would love to get to know my readers out there but can't since no one really leaves any comments. xx

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  132. hi louise :) I've just recently started blogging and I'd love to start my own youtube channel one day! could you give me any advice how to become successful doing this?

    Beth x
    ilestbeth.blogspot.com

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  133. Hey!! I wanted to know why/when did you decide to begin a blog and were you nervous about it?

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  134. Hey Louise,
    My question to you is, how do you motivate yourself to whack out a blog post after a really long day with Darcy or working etc. I sometimes find it hard to get motivated, what are your tips and tricks?

    Hannah x

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  135. How do you deal with people who are outright rude/nasty? on your videos/blogs

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  136. It might be a nosy question but how long are your working days (including writing, taking photos, layouts, everything etc)? I try and blog as much as I can but I never realised how much time it took even at an amateur level!

    xxx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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  137. Hi Louise! My question would be, how do you keep yourself motivated to get up and work in the morning when you're feeling down or just lazy? And do you let yourself have days off?

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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  138. hi louise, do you miss the social side of actually going to work and seeing co-workers? i'm scared about working at home as i might feel isolated/lonely!xxx

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  139. Does Darcy get in the way of you working from home? p.s I think Darcy is the cutest child in the world :)Love you xoxoxo

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  140. Hi Louise, I also work from home and I have a 2 yr old boy. My question is "How do you balance your working day with your daughter at home also wanting your attention?" ....I find I work alot at night when he has gone to bed. But this means I have little time to myself and my days are very long.

    Roxanne x

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  141. in some of your videos you talked about not feeling worthy, is there any another advice you could give me to help me when I feel like nobody cares?

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  142. How do you pick yourself up if you're feeling down? Love you lots! xxx

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  143. hello dear louise :)
    my question is :Is it hard for you to get motivated e.g in the morning or in common ? and to you feel like you're really working ? i know it sound weird but i hope you understand what i mean ;) and also sorry if there are any mistakes in my text. im german hihi :) xoxo jenny

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  144. Hello Lou!
    I try to write from time to time my blog, that is in spanish... and I would really like to put my time to write more in it... how do you do to make a schedule, how you come up with new ideas.... why did you started to blogging? did you though It will turn out like this???
    Big kiss!!!
    July

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  145. Hi Louise I was wondering what do you do to prevent life getting in the way of blogging/vlogging? I love blogging and I'd sure love to post regularly but sometimes I'm struggling to organise blogging, work etc properly which stresses me out. I'd love to hear your advice and how you organise all this x

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  146. Hi Louise
    I'm studying for a degree with the Open University so do most of my work at home, when your working from home how do you stay motivated to get things done and resist the temptation of slobbing around watching hours and hours of daytime tv, until you realise the day has gone in the blink of an eye and you haven't done anything productive/useful. I've got an exam coming up in a month so need to learn how you work successfully at home!
    Thanks
    Claire

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  147. Hi Louise, how do you get your blog noticed? I love you, baby glitter and matt so much! You are an inspiration xxxxx

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  148. Hello Louise!

    I was wondering if you did anything to make your blog bigger and what advice would you give to a blogger still in school?

    i love your blog :) xxx

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  149. When you started your blog how did you gain popularity (apart from being the amazing person you are!) I'm just starting out with my blog and would love even just a few regular readers!
    Love your blogs and vlogs so much! You're a star!

    Kelly xxx

    positivelykelly.blogspot.com

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  150. Hello Louise! I think this is a great idea for your blog and I really look forward to reading your thoughts and opinions =) My question is: Although you love doing blogging and YouTube as your job, do you ever wish for a change and wonder about doing another job where you don't work at home ie; in an office?
    Hope you see this, lots of love xo

    beautyandallthatjazz.blogspot.com

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  151. Hi Louise
    I was wondering how do you get over a creative block and feel inspired again to write blog posts or create youtube videos?
    Thank you
    Ashleigh
    x

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  152. Hi Louise,
    I was wondering how you go about getting companies to send you products to try out and if you get them sent to your own home?
    Thanks so much, hope you're having a lovely week xxx

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  153. Hey Louise!

    I was wondering this question- "what advertisng company do you use- i.e. google adschoices, glam media etc etc?"

    charlottehavs.blogspot.co.uk

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  154. Hi Louise, Loving your blog, just as much as your amazing YouTube channel!

    My question to you is...
    How do you stop your self from fridge/cupboard raiding? Having been home for 4 months for the summer, I have struggled!

    Thanks!

    followfayeslife.blogspot.co.uk

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  155. I'm sure it's been asked already, but I'd love to know how you build an audience for your blog and keep that momentum growing? I've been blogging for some time and struggled getting it seen out there in the universe.

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  156. Hi Louise!

    I really love this post idea, and I'm really excited to see the topics you come up with in the coming weeks. I have just finished my masters (yay!) and am very interested in getting started in blogging. I'm going to blog regardless, but am so interested in the possibilities that surround making it a career.

    My question (which I'm sure has been asked already in the comments) is when you began blogging were you working another job that blogging has replaced? Would you be working outside of the home if you weren't blogging or has blogging happily filled that place? I'm not currently in a relationship or anything of the sort, but part of my interest in blogging is the at home aspect. I would love to stay home with little ones if I am blessed with them.

    Thank you for having such a lovely blog!
    Keep Smiling!

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  157. Is it hard to get work done when you have Darcey around?? xxxxxx

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  158. I work as a teacher and I also blog over at www.mummyburgess.blogspot.co.uk and I find it really difficult to get things done with a little one around, my Darcie is now 15 months and gets into everything!!! I have to try and get a happy balance which I am trying to do...

    So, my question to is, DO you think you have a good work/life balance and if so how have you made it work for you and your family??

    xxx

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  159. how much time do you spend composing a blog post, on average?

    Really looking forward to reading this series further :)

    orlajoy.blogspot.com

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  160. *~*~*~* Aloha Louise! *~*~*~*~*

    My question is, what is the best and worst thing about working from Home? :)I'm certainly glad you work from home as I get to enjoy your blog and youtube channels! x

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  161. Hi Louise :)

    Do you have any tips on how to grow your blog? I've been posting on my blog consistently for quite a long time now (about a year) and I don't seem to get any more page views than when I first started.

    lucytregidon.blogspot.co.uk

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  162. Is it possible to live off the income of blogging/Youtubing or is it better to have another job as well? Also, if its not too intrusive, do you ever get scared that you may be replaced by the newer/younger/hipper blogger/youtuber in X amount of years to come? What would you do if you were?

    Hopefully that never happens because we love you too much x

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  163. Ohh I'm excited for these posts from now on! They will be sure to brighten up my Mondays. :)

    I'd like to know: Besides the obvious (getting to take care of Baby Glitter, hanging out with the hubby, working from your own comfy bed or couch) why would you prefer working from home rather than in a traditional office setting? Would you recommend it for jobs other than vlogging/blogging?

    ~Erica

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  164. What is the minus of working from home, if any?
    How do you plan your time? I know when working from home you might feel like theres plenty of time and then all of the sudden *reality check* i was supposed to do this today but i didn't! How do you stay away from that happening?
    Do you sometimes wish you had a different job?
    How does this money making thing with youtube and blogspot work?
    What do you enjoy most about working from home?
    When do you usually wake up if it's one of your work days?
    Where do you get inspiration for blog posts?
    How much time does it take you to shoot the pictures-write the post-edit the post-publish it?
    How long does it take you to edit a vlog?

    Well now i just properly bombaded you with questions haha, it's always like that, at first i can't think of any questions but once i start writing, they just come shooting out of me, hope you anwser to atleast one of them :) lots of love from estonia <3

    Merilinzz.blogspot.com xxx

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  165. What was university like? Are student loans scary?

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  166. Hi Louise!

    I'm wondering if you always think about your work and sometimes feel stressed because of it? Because if you have an office etc. then you ususally think about your work AT your work and when you come home you focus on your personal life. Now everything is happening all at once, and how is that? I hope you understand what I mean haha! x

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  167. How do u stay on track? How do u stop urself getting distracted and just watching TV instead of doing things?

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  168. Hello Louise!

    I'm not completely sure how blogging/vlogging can be a job? It probably sounds silly to you but I was wondering if you could explain a bit about what you do? :) xxx

    Amy

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  169. How did you build up the confidence to speak on camera and gain viewers?
    <3 xxx

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  170. How do you organise all your ideas and plans? I struggle so much and my ideas just become a big jumble! haha x

    http://floradorarose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  171. I absolutely love your pink telephone! so cute :) x

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  172. Do you ever get distracted by something? e.g: Baby Glitter of food ;)

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  173. I am just wondering if you "monetise" your videos on YouTube? Is that how you and other YouTubers get paid for your videos, or if not, who are you paid by, and when were you first contacted about getting paid to do what you love? x

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  174. I'm really young (I don't want to give my actual age but from 14-16) and I want to start a blog, but I don't know if anyone would pay attention because of my age and inexperience. When do you think is a good/appropriate age to start blogging?

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  175. Do you ever feel unmotivated to make videos but feel like you have to? If so, how do you deal with it and any advice?

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  176. Love this idea and can't wait to see your responses! My question is- Do people respect the fact that you work from home? Do they ever consider you to "not have a real job" because you work from home? That's all! Have a lovely day, Louise!

    xx
    Mere

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  177. Aloha Louise!! I am starting to blog (and vlog) myself and sadly I am at a loss as to how I should organize my ideas and thoughts. So I'm wondering how you keep all of your "glitter" organized? :) ~Phoebe

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  178. Such a great idea! I recently started a blog over the summer, ( It's a Bug's Life ) and it's so hard for me to fit in time to write posts sometimes! How do you find time to do everything in your life? Is it a difficult balance?

    x
    Kendra

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  179. I would love to blog/vlog for some extra money but I have no idea how to get started or what to even focus my blog on :/ I don't know how to organize the ideas for videos and such but the youtube community seems like such a great place and i'd love to join it.

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  180. How do you juggle being a mom, a wife and a blogger all at the same time, where do you find the time

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  181. This could very well be why I don't blog on Monday's, I just don't have a thing for it. I have Outfit posts on Sundays and Book Reviews on Wednesdays but nothing for Mondays. Poor Poor Monday. I however and very excited about this. Someones asked my question already so I'll leave it to them then, but I am ever so excited about this feature.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  182. Hello Louise, my question is how can I get more people to follow my blog and to read what I post? I just recently started blogging and it's really hard to get people to read what you post. Thank you so much, Daniela <3

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  183. What is your biggest challenge on being a blogger-mom? :)

    xoxo,
    Zoe

    That's Zoe

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  184. HELLO,

    DO THEY PAY YOU IN YOUTUBE AND IN BLOGGING? IF THEY DO HOW DO YOU DO THAT??

    - TATI

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  185. Hi Louise!

    Do you plan your blogs out in advance or do you just sit down and write? How do you stay motivated to keep posting regularly?

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  186. Hi Louise! Hoping you're having a lovely day. My questions are: How do your earn money with your blog? Were do you find you're inspiration for your posts? How does compagnies ent you things to review? Do you have a "contract" with youtube? If yes, how did you get one?

    Lots of love!Xxxxx

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  187. Hello Lovely Louise!
    Like many of your readers on here, I have been thinking of creating a blog of my very own. My question has to do with your blog writing process. I am afraid that I'll run out of ideas after just a few posts! What are some of the thins that help you draw inspiration, and what keeps you motivated when it comes to blogging?
    Thanks so much!
    Hugs and kisses to you and Baby Glitter (and I suppose Matt as well)

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  188. I agree with you Ms. Louise! I also enjoy having the community in the blog! ^^

    I can't think of any questions anymore coz some of them are already taken by our fellow bloggers. Hihi. ^^

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  189. How do you actually make money from youtube? And is it enough to feed the family. I am really curious. Thank you. I love your vids btw xx

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  190. Hey Louise, This is a good subject to discuss as I am trying to start my own little blog, even though I have college three days a week I have a 2 year old so I don't get a lot of blogging time aside from nap time but he's quickly growing out on naptime.
    So I was wondering how you decide your time up between Darcy and blogging? Like me, do you do as much as you can while Darcy is sleeping or do you manage to work around her throughout the day?

    I was a full time stay at home mummy for 2 years and you seem like wonder women compared to me with all these posts, I'm too tired at night time to blog!!


    Jen x.

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  191. how do you stay motivated working from home? and do you actually make much money from blogging alone?


    http://lifeslikearoadwetravelon.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  192. Hello!

    Do you get distracted easily?
    When I am doing homework even the curtains suddenly turn in to the most interesting thing in the room! I also find myself watching endless amounts of tv series online!

    Lots of love Katie xx

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  193. Hi there Louise! I wanted to know if you had any advice for a youtuber that's just starting out? I'm new to vlogging and I want to put myself out there but I don't want it to be obnoxious. Is there a subtle way of getting word out about my vlog in a subtle but effective way?

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  194. Hi Louise,

    I'm curious as to if you (or a blogger or YouTuber in general) is able to get regular or reliable income? And if so, how and where does it come from?

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