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Grace @ No.21 Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I recently saw few bloggers that were and still are faking giveaways to get more followers on their blog. How sad? Well it seems like working really well but eventually they will realize that the blogging is not just only about the number of followers.(I ,too, want as many as followers on my blog, but don't want to trick people with fake giveaways!) I mean, It's good to have many followers/readers but in my tiny opinion, blogging is also about interactions between other bloggers and get as many as information from others. Its very important that you enjoy what you are doing! 

On the other hand, there are many bloggers that are very supportive towards other bloggers and knows what they are doing. So I would like to share some links with you ,my lovely readers, for the first time. Probably many of you already know or following some of these lovelies that im going to introduce to you but if you haven't , oh my, please go check them out! Definitely worth it.

*This post might be a long one!

Blogs I love


 Coco always writes up great reviews about beauty products.  I also gained a lot of information about beauty tips / ideas. Her reviews are so honest that if I want to buy something but I'm not sure about it, I first go to her blog and check if she posted a review before the actual purchase. She was one of people who inspired me to start my own blog! She also offers advertising for other bloggers. I've been advertising with her for consecutively, and found out that her ad is one of the best out of all the other ads I've been with. So if you are interested in advertising with other blogger, I highly recommend The Beauty Milk.


  Gemma from Miss Makeup Magpie is such a sweetheart. She is very supportive towards other bloggers and super generous. I absolutely love visiting her blog daily basis. She has tons of posts about reviews but recently she had to experience a horrible nightmare. Someone hacked her blog and took out her domain name and erased months worth of posts /designs.  I felt so sorry and worried that I'm going to lose one of my favorite blogs to read. It was so horrible that I thought she might not going to continue on blogging. ( If i had to go through this, I don't know if I can handle it like Gemma and back to blogging)  But here she is with some new posts! So please do check her beautiful blog with great posts! You will be in love with her blog.





A Little Boat Sailing - Amy

  Amy from A Little Boat Sailing is another beautiful lady who is also very supportive. You can see it from the number of blog buttons that are linked on her blog.  Her layout is simple/sleek and easy to read! Her blog is mainly beauty but sometimes she throws recent instagram pictures along with some other interesting posts. Amy is so kind that she's the type of person that you want to be friend with. 



Beauty and the Chic - Claudia

Claudia's blog 'Beauty and the Chic' is mainly beauty related and contains many product reviews and lots of informative posts. I quite get excited for her new post. She does such a great job writing down her opinion and thought on the product(s) and I do search up her blog before anything that I buy online without any information to see if she did a review on it. Her photographs are great and I personally enjoy to see every details on her photos that she put efforts on. If you haven't check Claudia's blog you definitely should.

Boho Vanity - Jordan

Jordan from Boho Vanity has such a lovely blog that has clean/sleek look. She posts about Beauty, Fashion, Inspiration, Personal and other stuffs. I personally enjoy reading her 'Wanderlust' series. The first Wanderlust post I saw was Japan and it reminded me of old memories when I was traveling Japan. I was thrilled to see she posted another one recently. Now after seeing her post about Spain, I really want to go there one day! Why don't you go check her blog/posts out? it's really worth it! :)


Noiredame - Lau

Lau's blog ' Noiredame' is quite interesting blog that I really like to go visit regularly. She does many Anime inspired look that are so unique and sometimes makes me to try recreate some of her look! She's not scared to try things and i really want to be more like her. Lau's blog is so nicely organized and simple that's easy to read. Lau also does beauty reviews and very supportive blogger! Love her<3
So if you haven't check Lau's blog yet, please do. I know you will have tons of fun on her blog reading her posts. 

The Blog ofGranny Gee - Granny Gee

I don't have special interest in fashion but Granny Gee has some unique outfit wishlist every time I go visit her blog. She does beauty reviews and some celebrities posts along with many fashion related posts. What I most like her and her blog is that she is very active blogger out there who really writes up sweet comments for other bloggers and visiting many blogs. Most of the time when i find new blogs to read, I see Granny Gee's comment! I love how supportive she is as a person and a blogger. You might want to show her some love with a sweet comment on her blog, and she might return to you with much more love! 


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30 comments :

  1. WHAT! That is sooo sad that people are faking giveaways! I love increased followers - it makes me feel as though my blog is of value however it's not WHY I blog. I love to write about beauty and communicate with other people who share that love.

    Rant over haha. Thanks for sharing these links though! I love these kind of posts :) I follow some of them but I'm going to check out the rest now.

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. Exactly! First i couldn't believe it. I wasn't sure at the beginning but after I saw consistent giveaways posting up every week with bunch different items, and delete the previous giveaways by saying ' oh blahblah was the winner and I already contacted with her blah blah' I was like whatever I'm not coming back.

      I absolutely agree with you Sarah. I would like to gain more followers but still happy with what i am now and really enjoying my time blogging on my little space on the web! You are very welcome and yes please do check out those lovelies<3

      Thank you!xx

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  2. Love these!!! Thanks for sharing, I follow half of these, and adore the others you posted ! Yay for discovering new blogs :)))) x

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    1. You are very very welcome Rendee! I know, these beauties are so popular that seems like everyone is following. However, i'm glad you discovered some new blogs to read :) xx

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  3. I never knew that bloggers were actually faking giveaways! I love discovering new blogs, it makes me happy that so many people out there put in time and effort to make something beautiful and worth while. That how I felt when I found yours! Great post as usual!

    xx,
    mashasmumbles.blogspot.com

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    1. Right? I really didn't care about winning their giveaways but was very suspicious that they were keep extending the giveaway time frames and keep giving away bunch brand new stuffs EVERY SINGLE WEEK. At the beginning I really enjoyed reading their blog but now I'm not even bother and waste my time typing up their URL. Thank you so much for your sweet comment Masha. I'm glad I found your blog as well! xxx

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  4. Grace! I heart you so much, you are the sweetest person ever. I love your blog too and I know your success will just continue to grow and grow. Thank you! <3

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    1. Aww, you are so welcome Jordan! I really enjoy reading your blog so i just wanted to spread it even more:) xxxx

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  5. Eh?! Bloggers are faking giveaways?! What the heck! For me, I would definitely prefer gaining followers via my content, not because of a giveaway, only because some tend to unfollow (especially on twitter) once the giveaway is over. The whole faking giveaways though just irks me.

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    1. I agree with you. That's what I thought when I found those FEW try to do their old tricks. They might gain as many as followers they are wishing for but those are not real readers and will eventually leave or remain as ghosts.

      I don't know if i'm doing a right thing to bring up this whole issue about FEW bloggers were/are faking giveaways :/

      xx

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  6. Thank you for mentioning me! You're such a gorgeous sweetheart and I love your blog and all the ones you mentioned as well!! <3

    I actually experienced a fake giveaway first hand. I "won" a giveaway about 3 months ago and never received a prize. I obviously won't call her out because that would be tacky but I found it so disappointing. I do giveaways for fun and for readers. I cannot fathom how someone could promise to hundreds of people that they will give out a prize and then give nothing :/

    xx

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    1. You are very welcome <3

      That's really sad that people host fake giveaways for only increase their followers. I wasn't intended to talk about those people who host fake giveaways but looks like I already did :X. I won't call out though. It's just their thing that I don't like or disagree with.

      Anyway Thank you for your comment Coco! xxx

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  7. That is sad that people would do that but it's just as sad that people follow blogs just for a chance to win freebies. That's one of the reasons I've stopped doing giveaways and if I go back to doing giveways, only my current followers will be eligible because I'd rather offer that to those who have been reading and supporting my blog for a while rather than strangers who just want free stuff. People should follow you because they enjoy your blog, not just because you have something free to give.

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    1. That's so true. You are totally right.I know what you mean by people that are faking giveaways and other people are just following them for a chance to win. In my opinion, it's definitely better and worth if you have 50followers that who really care what you are doing, read and enjoy your blog rather than 300 people that just following for the freebies and never care about what you are posting or even never come back.

      Anyway, thank you for your comment Pang!
      It's always great to read yours<3
      xxx

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  8. Wow I didn't know that? I always had a feeling some YouTube beauty gurus were less than honest about announcing their prize winners though. But bloggers?

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    1. I have noticed it recently so I don't know about other bloggers but FEW that I follow were faking it and still do. So I don't go their blogs or even care.

      Thank you for your comment Kaile.xx

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  9. Aww wow thank you so much for including my blog within this post, you're blog is so amazing too. I love it :) I found your blog through The Beauty Milk so I can vouch that Coco's advertising works. ❤ I love all of the blogs you've included in this post xxxx

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    1. :) You are very welcome Gemma! I agree, Coco's advertising is great and I know your ad will be great too!<3 so that why I'm going to advertising with you next month lovely. Thank you xxxx

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  10. I can't believe people do that?!
    Surely gaining more followers based on the fact that they like your blog is a much better feeling that knowing you've cheated yourself?
    I love these posts where I can find blogs I haven't heard of before so thankyou!
    Sam x

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    1. Oh i'm glad you found some new reads Sam! I just discovered your blog yesterday and started to reading it since last night.
      I'm in absolutely in love with it!! Keep up the good work :) You probably will see me on your blog very often<3 xx

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  11. Grace! Thank you so much for putting my little blog on here :D it means so much, shucks you put a huge smile on my face whilst I was reading this! Likewise to yourself, I think your blog is fantastic and I love popping over here to have a read :)

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. haha aww you're welcome Amy. I really do like you/your blog so much.
      Every time I visit yours, it just makes me feel very comfortable whilst reading your posts for some reason! Thank you so much for popping over and I hope you have a wonderful day love! xxx

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  12. Grace, darling, I have no words other than thank you. You're an outstanding member of this beauty community and I'm so happy I found your lovely blog, and you!!! In fact, your blog was recommended by one of my readers in my latest giveaway and I'm so happy I visited it ^^
    Speaking of giveaways, it's really sad that fake contests happen, it's also sad that people would only follow you if you give stuff away and the second they don't win they unfollow. I also feel like some bloggers have become very popular because of their giveaways and not necessarilly because of the content of their posts : / It seems so unfair that blogs like yours aren't more popular, but don't worry, you'll get there : ) I personally love your blog and enjoy reading everything you have to say. <3 xx

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    1. Awww, You are so sweet Lau! I didn't know mine was recommended-feel very tingling inside with joy! Thank you so much and glad you like my blog :) xxxxxxx

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  13. This was a lovely post to read. Support within the beauty community is always a refreshing thing to see. Lau is most definitely an amazing, wonderful, supportive blogger. She deserves every word you wrote!

    And she brought me here! =)

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    1. I remember I enjoyed reading other blogger's favorite blogs. So i've decided to do it my own and thaadaa now I feel better that I can do something for other bloggers with my little space :) Glad you popping over here to check it out Leah. Lau is absolutely supportive and thanks to you and her both for leaving me such awesome comments<3 xx

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  14. That's really shocking, I have never heard of such fake giveaways before. For me, I will simply do a giveaway because I have extra vouchers or products for them to try out :)

    http://thesnowflowerrr.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's what the giveaway should be. I think it shouldn't be misused it as gaining more follower though. :)xx

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  15. I still cannot believe that people are doing fake giveaways. That is one of the silliest things I've ever heard of. I completely agree with you - I would love to have followers, but it's more about interacting with others than having hundreds of followers. Thank you for sharing these blogs, I love finding new ones and am going to check them out.

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    1. You're very welcome Natalie :-)xx

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