Tuesday 12 July 2016

3 Ways Blogging Has Changed Over The Last Few Years

BF&L has been around for quite a while now, and despite the sporadic posting, I've watched as this whole blogging thing has evolved. Now, don't get me wrong, change is good. But in today's post, I just wanted to shout out the good ol' days and reflect on just how much has changed whilst I've been around. 

First and foremost, this has now become some people's careers?!?! Back when I started in 2012 (Yep, BF&L is that old) blogging was simply a hobby for the vast majority and sponsored posts were very few and far between. I mean, bloggers were selling ad spaces as a means of generating income, not part of campaigns worth several thousand pounds, if not more! Nowadays, many are lucky enough to be part of such campaigns, and hence blogging can become a full-time job. Who'd have thought it, ey? Amazing.

The importance of photography is another thing that I'd say has changed over the last few years. It's always been important, but over the last year or so it's become pivotal, with blogs looking more and more like professional magazines. I mean, 'flat lay' has become a phrase used in everyday conversation, and some bloggers have studio lights in their bedrooms to aid their flawless photography. But, it's nice to see that written content is still equally important as it was previously. As, after all, that's how you really get to know the person behind the blog!

Tag posts. Why aren't these a thing anymore? I mean, granted, some were a bit cringe, but they were really quite fun to write. Speaking of which, who remembers the Liebster Award? I remember being nominated and feeling as if I'd made it in the blogging world.
Back in 2014 I even made my own tag, the Makeup Mishaps tag, and I'm still shocked by the number of people who have done it?!?!?!?! It's crazy. If you were one of them, thank youuuu!

Would you say that this whole blogging thing has changed over the last few years?


  1. I miss the tags so much! You're totally right about how much its changed. I changed my URL and had a post clear out and deleted so many tag posts and weird posts which used to be the norm back 3/4 years ago..its almost sad now. Maybe we should bring a tag back?! HA xx
    Alice Rose.co

    1. They were so much fun weren't they!?
      Yesssss, let's do it ahah!x

  2. I remember the Liebster award well! Things sure have changed over the last few years....!

  3. Such a cute and interesting post. It’s nice to reflect on changes happening in the blogging world. I feel like we all take it much more seriously now, I have a feeling it’s just going to get bigger and more influential. I mean take a look at Zoella who has brought out a beauty line or Tanya who has a baking book. It’s really inspiring to see how far we have come! It made me smile when you mentioned the Liebster award, ah that takes me back. I still do my own blog as a hobby but I enjoyed reading this post! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. Thank you Helen!!
      Exactly that, it's amazing so far blogging as a whole has come!x