It’s been so long now since the last #BOF post that I bet you thought it were no more, right? Wrong! We never left due to the group (yes, there’s a legendary support group, more on that below), but soon the collaboration that started it all will be back!
If you’re not already aware I’m a moderator alongside Rossy and our host, Beth, for the #BeautiesOnFire Facebook group. What started out as an easy way for collaboration members to communicate has since become a full blown support group for beauty and fashion bloggers alike, we have different threads which are posted throughout the week for sharing our latest blog posts, affiliate promotion, social media engagement, help with a range of things and much more. Unlike many similar groups, this is checked often and all three of us are under different time zones ensuring a fast response rate at any time of the day or night, not only are us mods welcoming and supportive but so are many of the beauties who have joined. This isn’t me being biased, so many members have said the same thing numerous times. If this sounds like the kind of group you’d like to be a part of then please do find us HERE, pop in a request and we’ll soon accept you. Aside from the Facebook group we also have a Pinterest board – if you’d like to be added to that don’t hesitate to get in touch with your e-mail address so that I can then pass on the info to Beth, who will then add you onto the board. If engagement and communication isn’t your thing you’ll still be able to get so much from the group as there’s always some sort of amazing information or tips being shared from which everyone and anyone can gain and grow.
The group is still the home of the #BOF collaboration and will continue to be once it’s resumed, it will be where we discuss and suggest theme ideas ready for the poll to be created on Twitter to determine the winning theme for that months upcoming post. Anyone can suggest a theme, if they’re participating in the collaboration or not and the same applies for voting in the polls – in fact, we encourage it! Although, why not join in? It’s pretty simple, the collaboration is monthly and you’re under no obligation to participate in every month, but we’d love it if you did – you’d probably find yourself missing it if you skipped one, anyway! Which ever theme has won the Twitter poll is what will be then used for the post, if for example the winning theme is Autumn/Fall then participants would create either a beauty or fashion look inspired by the theme, being as creative as you wish. Some may choose to do both beauty and fashion and again, this is something you can change your mind on each month, in the past I’ve created looks for beauty or fashion – then sometimes both! The really fun thing is that everyone brings something different to the table. The only thing that participants must do is include the collaboration logo somewhere in their post and link it back to Beth’s post for that month, where the link up can be found.
If you’re unsure about what a ‘link up’ entails, it’s basically something Beth sets up on her host post, one click of your mouse will take you to a page where you will then add your own post link, provide a title and choose which picture you would like to use – once this is done everyone can then access your post along with everyone else’s via Beth’s post. The link up is always found towards the bottom of the page. We encourage everyone to share the love by promoting one another and leaving likes and/or comments. As you can imagine a LOT of blog traffic can be gained from such a collaboration, not only that but I’ve found my make-up skills have improved tremendously due to being pushed out of my usual comfort zones and I’ve built so many new friendships within the community too. Quite honestly #BeautiesOnFire has probably been the highlight of my whole blogging experience.
If you’d like to know more you can read my first ever #BOF post here and Beth’s introductory post here. Or simply leave me a comment below or get in touch via any of my social media platforms, I’d be thrilled to answer any questions or queries you may have! The #BeautiesOnFire collaboration is officially due to resume in January 2018, will you be joining us?
Disaster Davis & all at #BOF! x