My Thoughts On Blogging & Social Media in 2018

Blogging in 2018You may not know this about me but I’ve been blogging since college. I started my first blog “Studded Bows” after discovering other beauty blogs and wanting a way to express my fashion & beauty style. I started posting about my favorite products, what I was wearing, and what I was up to.

As the blogging world got bigger, I decided to rebrand and that’s how “The Luxe Minimalist” was born. With a better name and a brand new blog theme, I was ready to delve deeper into the world of blogging. Blogging has always been something I’ve done as a hobby and something that’s so personal that I’ve kept to myself. I never really promoted my blog, which is partly why it hasn’t grown in readership by much.

Another reason I started my blog is because I admired the blogging community and wanted to find like-minded people who were obsessed with beauty and minimalistic style. Which leads me to blogging in 2018…

With Instagram now more popular than ever and a very big part of blogging, every interaction within the blogging/beauty community seems to be more about gaining followers than making a connection. I really appreciate those few who have remained authentic and genuinely interested in this community.

While I do love some of the new content, I missed the days of favorites, unbiased reviews, Bath & Body Works hauls, commenting and starting a dialogue about a beauty product or fashion look. I’ve let the pressure of gaining new Instagram followers stop me from creating the type of content I love but I’m back to doing what I love. Hopefully, I find my tribe of people who are interested in what I put out. But even if I don’t, I’m only posting things I’m truly proud of.

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I'm Coreyiel, founder of The Luxe Minimalist, a lifestyle blog focusing on sharing life's little luxuries in beauty, style, food, travel, and wellness. My goal is to use TLM to document my experiences in life and inspire, educate, and entertain other women. Don't forget to follow along on Instagram and come back for new posts every week!

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Luxe Minimalist (n): lover of timelessness, simplicity, and quality key pieces.

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