I wanted to bring you, my dedicated readers a series of interviews from the top beauty bloggers on the Internet. Inspired by their originality, witty words or interesting style I wanted to find out more and now I’m sharing it with you. Here’s episode 1: An Interview with The Nailasaurus
What inspired you to start your blog?
I stumbled across nail blogs in late 2009 and I couldn’t get enough of them. I was reading all the blogs I could every day but I still wanted more. I wanted to see a blog that posted nail art every day but there was only one I knew of at the time – http://www.thedailynailblog.
What is your favourite aspect of blogging?
I think the best part about blogging is being involved in an online community of people that share a lot of your passions. So far I haven’t spoken to anyone in the community that I didn’t have more than nail art in common with. Whether it’s food and shopping habits or movies and music – we always have something to chat about!
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Wow, I haven’t really thought about it! If you asked me three years ago where I would be today I would never have guessed I’d be a ‘nail blogger’! At the moment I’m just taking things a day at a time and waiting to see where they lead me!
How would you suggest newbies build up their blog in order to receive press samples/invites?
Don’t assume it’s your right as a blogger to receive freebies. You have to have something to offer the other party (i.e. a dedicated readership) so focus on making your blog the best it can be and building your online audience. If you have a good blog, those opportunities will find you. It’s important to be original and, though it sounds corny, be yourself! It’s obvious when someone is in it for the freebies and normally those blogs fizzle out in less than a year.
What is your favourite post?
That is such a hard question! Probably my gradient nails tutorial. I still get lovely emails and tweets all the time from people who have managed to ‘nail’ the technique after picking up some tips from that post. It’s just great to know that people are finding my words and pictures helpful.
Tell me in 50 words your ultimate blog moment?
I think it was when my Studded Manicure which was inspired by a Michael Kors dress was featured on the designer’s official Facebook and Twitter pages. That was definitely a good day!
Do you prefer to write articles or review products?
Neither! I’ve never been much of a writer so I rely on my pictures a lot on my blog. Most of my posts are a bit of chat with 3 or 4 pictures of my nails and that’s how I blog!
How did your blog become so popular?
I honestly couldn’t tell you. I like to think it’s a case of ‘you reap what you sow’. I work really hard hard on my blog and it’s something I enjoy doing so in return, I gets a great response from my audience.
Finally, any other tips?