glostix.net: A Snapshot of 2011
While I have blogged at different sites since the late 90s, this was the first year that I started viewing beauty blogging sites. I had been into makeup and fashion before, but had fallen out of the habit of fussing about it a few years ago. Viewing beauty blogs, however, rekindled my interest, and encouraged me to go on my first beauty shopping spree in years. On posting about my haul, I asserted that “this is not a beauty blog”. The next few beauty-related posts, I still adamantly stated that this was not turning into a beauty blog. But after some encouragement and positive feedback from friends and folks who read my reviews on other beauty sites, I asked myself, what if it was?
And so, glostix was reborn. No longer would she be a dusty chunk of webspace, used only for random image storage and a cool email address. She would actually have a purpose.
I learned a lot in 2011, and tried many new, cool things. I’ve also met some wonderful people through beauty and blogging, proving that beauty isn’t about being pretty or painted, but having the whole package. These people are funny, kind and giving. The beauty blogosphere and indie makeup community is bursting at the seams with strong men and women, and I consider myself blessed to know them.
Simply because I find these sorts of things interesting, here are some stats that reflect the activity of glostix in 2011.
Total unique visitors: 20,067
Total page hits: 118,653
Top ten posts of 2011:
Bath & Body Works Semi Annual Sale 2011 Guide
Happy Haulidays Giveaway
Sugarpill Burning Heart Quad
e.l.f. Eyelid Primer: New Colours, New Review
High Voltage Cosmetics
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters
UDPP Tubes at Sephora
Clearance Crawl: Hot Topic & Target
Paris Amour Giveaway!
Top 10 Thingy
Top Ten Search Keyphrases:
high voltage cosmetics
bath and body works semi annual sale
elf eyelid primer champagne
urban decay eyeshadow swatches
elf eyelid primer
revlon lip butter swatches
revlon lip butter peach parfait
urban decay sale
elf eyelid primer swatches
At first, I worried that I would not have enough material to cover to keep this place interesting. I most definitely don’t have to worry about that now. The problem at this point is finding the time to test, swatch, review and post everything that I want to say about various articles I’ve acquired. I definitely hope to do so more this year! I plan to write more, and engage with my readers by responding to comments much more regularly than I had before. I also have one giveaway planned in the Spring to go along with my birthday, which should be exciting. Lastly, I want to make sure that I can stay connected with my readers through Facebook.
I hope this new year brings excitement and opportunity for everyone. May all your resolutions be successfully achieved, and all your needs met!
Much love and warmth,