The essence of blogging is listening and engaging. Off course, funny video’s, rare quality interviews and killer blogposts are great. But a blog in the end is the best tool when aiming to listen, to learn and to engage the community.
Obviously while looking back at your own blogging career, you could find many reasons to say you failed or you made big mistakes. However, to me during this last year blogging as a hairstylist in Maastricht, Limburg, I have met a lot of new people, learned a lot about Maastricht and Limburg that I would not have known without blogging.
Blogging is a community, it’s the collective experience that makes it worthwhile, it’s encouraging remarks from fellow beauty bloggers like @BeautyXchange who blogs here that helps us to improve.
@Wernerkalders noticed a difference in blogging culture across Europe and worldwide. Blogging only thrives in certain environments is my observation. It’s a community that either encourages or discourages creativity that can make or break the momentum of the experimenting first steps on the path of blogging.
I will search for hair and beauty blogs across the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany and beyond in the coming days. If you have good links, don’t hesitate to write a comment and link to these wonderfull blogs on beauty and hairstyling. If you have a great blogpost on beauty, let me know, I love to find new great content . You can off course also send me links on twitter @afrosalon .
The first year of blogging in 2010 taught me some great lessons, let’s make 2011 the year of sharpening our lens or sword, whichever way you want to look at the afrosalon blog as a tool, grid or heuristic device.