Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Truths About Blogging

None of us like to hear the realities of blogging. I didn't want to either. It took me a quite some time to understand the journey of blogging. I am just a student anyway, I am an amateur, and these are what I have encountered along the way that made me go "Hmm, so this is the truth of blogging, huh?" These are just my opinions and please take it with a grain of salt.

The Truths About Blogging | Lenne Zulkiflly

Blogging takes up a lot of time

I am a student and a lot of my time should just be focused to school stuff, no? But you guys, I didn't realize how into it I would be in terms of blogging. Only with blogging I have noticed that just how passionate I am about it. Sometimes I wish I wasn't so engrossed in blogging so much but I do love it so much. I know I am confusing, I know. I just didn't realize how much time and effort people put in order to sort things out.

You have to take blog photos, you have to have nice flatlays, keep active on social media platforms to engage with other bloggers and promote your content. Not to mention that you need to think what type of content you want to write next on the blog. It. Requires. So. Much. Time. And. Effort. I love blogging but I do find that it can be a little overwhelming sometimes considering the amount of effort needed to run the blog.

Being active is a must

Cannot believe I said that but you will get me. You will get me. You know, some days, you don't feel like blogging. Some days, you just want to chill and do absolutely nothing. Some days, you just feel the need to take some time off from the blog. Same goes to me. But gurl, who doesn't love a consistent blog? Who doesn't like a stable content? People adore stability. And I, myself, is totally lacking in that department. 

This is the truth, you guys. I was seeing that number of views and traffic keep on decreasing, decreasing and decreasing. It was upsetting but I just don't see myself putting up a content every 2-3 days every time. I just don't. *sigh*

Everything has to be beautiful

I am not a photography student, I didn't take any photography classes or workshops. No. I am an amateur. I happen to see tons of beautiful photography on the blogging world. Everyone has at least one beautiful, fancy camera to take all their photos that turned out nice every time. Not to mention about the props. In order to be beautiful, it requires a lot of money, honey. Don't you think? I am over here sitting and wishing I have those stuff to up my photography game. 

You actually don't need a fancy camera to take photos

Yes, you read that right. Don't get me wrong, if you have one of those fancy cameras in hand, just use it. You do you, boo. This is just my opinion that I wish I knew earlier before I started blogging. If you were like yours truly, just don't feel obligated to have a fancy camera in order to take photos. You can use whatever that you have in hand! And in my case, it's my smartphone. I am using a very 'cikai' phone, that's what Malays said. I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 right now that its battery is just driving me nuts but has done me so much great works. 

Okay, the key is to use natural lighting and a nice backdrop or background or whatever you want to call it. Then, you have to have bomb ass photo editing apps. That's all! I use 2 apps, VSCO and Snapseed to edit my photos if anybody was wondering. I made a post dedicated to this a while back HERE

I swear by these 2 apps and I admit my photos are still aren't that amazing compared to other's but I have to use what I got, gurl. If you don't have fancy camera, that's okay. You're not the only one, you're not alone. All you need is your smartphone. It can do so much. Trust me. 

What do you think will add to the list of truths about blogging? 
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Friday, September 08, 2017

Hello, I'm Back!


I have been missing and I have been pretty quiet on the blog for quite some time. I must say that I'm missing my blog so much. Hello readers, I've missed you, if you are still out there? It's hard for me to believe so many months have passed - my last post here was in July - but here I am again with so much to tell you. There's just so much that I have to juggle so I have to sacrifice my blog for that. However, I will give you guys a little update with what's been happening in my life recently, it's not that exciting but let's go:

#1

My sister and I went for a day out together. Like, finally, after 6-7 months. Realizing how precious family is and she's the one that I have as of now, therefore appreciating each other's company. Last Friday we decided to spend our entire day at Sunway Pyramid. Just like how I have always wanted, we watched a Mandarin horror movie (it was terrifying) and we ate a bunch of good food! We ate so much to the point that it's disgusting lol. She fed me with so much food I have never tried before and I just feel so loved. 

The next day, we went for a late lunch at Aeon Shah Alam and I had mee curry while she had tomyam. It wasn't bad, it was.. alright. Then we made our way to SACC Mall and we had a freaking 2 hours of karaoke session. It was lit and I wish everyday could be like that. 

#2

I purchased this aloe plant in exchange of my favorite aloe gel that I have used up and haven't repurchased yet. I heard and read a ton of good things about this baby so I went and purchase it.


I am just battling with these tiny pimples or bumps around my jaw line for a good 2 months now and let me tell you, this aloe plant is freaking awesome. I have been wearing it non stop for a couple of weeks and it's totally magic. Just scoop out the gel inside of the plant and apply it to the face. It's that simple! These tiny annoying pimples or bumps are definitely lessen and I am so so happy.

#3

I am almost done with my semester 4, you guys! I am so excited and scared all at the same time. I will be done in November, which is in another 2 months time! I just cannot wait to enjoy my 3 weeks of semester break, have a lot of 'me time', energy to pick back up where I left off and just catching up bunch of posts, hopefully. 

#4

About my diet, can we just not talk about it lol. I was expected to eat only sweet potatoes and drink milk but I just don't see myself eating only sweet potatoes and drink milk. I was so excited at the beginning, but I am just a student, of course I need more than that. I need my carbs, protein etc. However, I have been doing a lot of workout and cardio and I am trying not to be a lazy ass because let's face it, I am a loser when it comes to dieting. So, I have to have a little 'some some' in order to achieve a nice body and it's by exercising regularly 💪

#5

I happen to have an online shop on Instagram - @lennebeautyhouse and Facebook - @LenneBeautyHouse. I am selling makeup items from Colourpop Cosmetics and don't worry, I only sell authentic makeup products as I don't condone buying or selling fake products as they're bad for the skin. Basically, you can get anything you saw from Colourpop's official website, at my shop. I hope you can take a look at my shop, follow and like my Facebook page. Hopefully you can tell me what you think as well. Please, help a sister out! 💕
It's good to be back. Thanks for reading, I hope you have a wonderful day and tell me in the comments, what have you guys been up to recently? x
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