23 July 2015

What blogging has taught me

10 things I have learnt since starting a blog 2

3 years ago I sat down and created my corner of the Internet, completely oblivious to the things it would teach me along the way- some good, some not so good. In all honesty, I didn't think the 'blogging thing' would last for more than 5 minutes; my track record for keeping up hobbies past the age of 17 (when I discovered alcohol and boys) was pretty pathetic. The fact that I gave up being a member of the university dance society because it clashed with my favourite student night says it all!

But, lo and behold, LOLA KATE is still going...here are a few things I have learnt along the way:

1. Camera envy is a thing. I don't even know how to properly use the one I have now but that doesn't mean I don't want all of the DSLR'S and lenses ever made, EVER

2. Make up counters fill me with fear. Going into Boots is like a mine field - I know more information about foundation and the 95 shades of the latest lipstick than my brain allows

3. There is no such thing as a spontaneous outfit post. I hate posing in public and I look a mess 99% of the time so it takes planning and preparation (usually on a Sunday afternoon much to my BF's annoyance)

4. Plants make for great props!!!! Every time I buy something for the house it goes through a rigorous 'can this be used for a blog photo' process

5. It is impossible for me to be away from a phone, laptop or Ipad for more than 10 minutes. You know...in case I miss something super important

6. The blogging community is made up of incredibly supportive, helpful and all round amazing human beings *tissue anyone*

7. I have developed a love for shoes, mainly for ones of  the heeled variety. 3 years ago my collection consisted of a few pairs of weathered Primark boots - it is now outgrowing my wardrobe

8. Instagram is a sanctuary of wonder and jealously in equal measures (and the addiction is real)

9. How to do winged liner. Hardly a huge life goal I know but after watching 967 tutorials on youtube, I think I have finally mastered a half decent flick (it only took me 10 years!!!)
10. All white everything


  1. Haha no.10 is SO real - I always liked neutrals, but blogging turned me into a white fiend!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

  2. Fantastic post - can definitely relate to No. 3 & 5... haha! :)

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *


  3. I literally relate to all of the above, especially 1, 3, 5 and 8, I wish I related to 9 but it seems all off the winged liner tutorials in the world won't help me get even flicks :(

    Made In The 1990's.

  4. Brilliant post! I was nodding along the whole way. I definitely can't be away for my phone or computer for long at all anymore!


  5. Haha I completely agree with all of these! Without a doubt I've become way more attached to my phone now than ever before! X

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  6. haha, 8, 9 and 10 for sure!
    Instgram the love and bane of my life- The struggle is real haha.
    Mantenso xx
    She's AbouThat Life


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