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I was tagged by the lovely Karen from KPsays to participate in a tag she created, Thankful for Blogger Friends. This tag is about the wonderful people you meet through blogging and the friendships that you make.
ABOUT YOUR BLOG (Please be specific in your answers, so we can all learn something!):
How long have you been blogging?
A month and a half! I created my blog and put up my first post on October 14.
Are there any bloggers who helped you out/encouraged you when you first started your blog?
My husband runs his own blog on a completely different subject and has been amazing at helping me with all of the tech stuff from just getting started to cropping photos. He is also a wonderful editor, and lets me read all of my posts to him before they go live. Check out his blog, Conspiracy Cinema.
Ashley from Clothesline Confessional offered some very nice words of encouragement after I started my blog. I have known her for several years outside of the blogging world. Do check out her beautifully written blog.
Those that comment on posts and keep coming back to the blog are a huge encouragement! I cannot tell you how happy it made me the first time I read a comment on a post. Karen and all of the lovelies tagged below have been such a support just by continuing to visit my blog.
What Social Media has given you the most traffic to your blog? Is there a platform that you don’t use?
Twitter and Google Plus have been great! I post links to pages on Facebook through my personal account, but the next thing for my blog will be a Facebook page for it. Also, I use Tumblr regularly, but it's mostly just pictures from blog posts. I'm not on Pintrest or Instagram, but I have a feeling Instagram is in the near future!
How often do you post? Do you have a regular schedule?
My goal is to post 3-4 times a week and do some work on the blog every day. I have fallen a little behind the past 2 weeks because I did some traveling for work last week and had my parents over for Thanksgiving this week.
Where do you blog?
Usually, I blog at a desktop that my husband and I share, but I occasionally work on my laptop on the couch.
What camera do you use? What photo editing software do you use?
I have a Kodak M1063 that's a little old, but my Samsung Galaxy S4 has a great camera! To edit, I use GIMP 2.
How did you come up with your blog name?
I am a musician and sing professionally in a couple of different capacities, and Will Sing For Makeup was just a fitting name. I'm so surprised that the name wasn't taken! At first, I really wanted to keep my singer self and my beauty obsessed self separate, but they're both part of who I am. It turns out that those two things go together quite nicely.
Do you do any regular “series” posts on your blog?
Yes! I do Manicure Monday because I am constantly painting my nails. I work late on Monday, so it's an easy post to get up in the evening. I also started Fragrance Friday because I love perfume and wanted it to be a part of my blog.
What draws you to a blog?
The photographs and the products. I love seeing how others photograph and lay out their blogs. It's inspiring and gives me so many ideas for my blog!
What turns you off of a blog?
I really don't like beauty blogs that don't list what products and colors are used. I've come across a couple of those, and it's frustrating when I like the look and want to recreate it.
How many blogs do you subscribe to? Are they all beauty related?
I have about 15 I'm subscribed to on Bloglovin. All of them are beauty related except for Clothesline Confessional. There are other beauty blogs that I come across on Google Plus and Twitter regularly, too.
When do you generally read blogs?
Early mornings before I start my day. It helps me wake up and gives me ideas!
What is your favorite type of post and why?
I like product reviews because I like seeing what's new or what other people are using.
What is your least favorite type of post and why?
I'm not sure that there's a type of post that I don't like.
NOW ABOUT YOU!! (If there are any you prefer not to answer, just skip!):
Where do you live? Tell us a bit about your city!
I live in a charming suburb north of Dallas, TX. It's easy to get to Dallas or Fort Worth from my home. North Texas is a great place to live with a thriving economy and lots of opportunities. It is the best place I have ever lived, and I am so grateful to be here!
What about your home?
I live in a house with a large backyard for this area and a creek just beyond the fence.
Single or taken?
I have been married for 2 years.
Do you have children?
Do you have pets?
Yes, I have a dog. She is a miniature schnauzer, and today is her 5th birthday!
Do you have a "day job"?
Yes, I teach voice and piano lessons and have singing gigs periodically.
Do you have siblings?
No, I'm an only child.
3 words to describe yourself.
strong, driven, creative
Who is your style icon and why?
I'm not sure that I have one. I really admire Reese Witherspoon's style. She's a petite Southern blonde that always looks glamorous on the red carpet.
3 favorite bands/ musicians
That's so difficult for me to narrow down, so here's the 3 that I thought of first: Joyce DiDonato, Idina Menzel, Diana Damrau. The list goes on and on, really.
3 favorite movies
The Wizard of Oz, Legally Blonde, The Fall
3 favorite books
I don't think I have a favorite as an adult, but here are some standouts from childhood: Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, The Mozart Season
3 random/ weird facts about you
1. I enjoy weight lifting. 2. I grew up in a town so small that it didn't have any traffic lights.
3. I'm not a person that gets up a lot at night, but I have to sleep on the side of the bed closest to the bathroom.
That was fun! I tag these wonderful bloggers and anyone that wants to participate!
Brittnee from A Beauty Product A Day
Charlotte from Makeup by Candlelight
Liz from My Pretty Obsessions
Jan from Baffled About Beauty
Pilar from Beauty and More by Pilar
Ashley from Clothesline Confessional