Once in a while, we discover a hobby that we really enjoy and it becomes something that we feel lost without. Mine is blogging. Why? Well, it is my creative outlet, gives me a great excuse to spend hours with my nose in magazines and I get to spend time with some really interesting people who love blogging as much as me. That is what a hobby is.

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If you really enjoyed playing with a ball and someone took it away from you and told you not to do it anymore, it would be pretty rubbish. Right? Well, that is how it feels to be told to stop blogging. Each month I pay a small fee to host this little blog. It may not be much, but I pay to do it because it is a hobby. Others pay for gym memberships, golf club fees or dance classes. I don’t see any difference.

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There has been an assumption that I have generated an income through Lipstick and Loathing. My blog, as much as I love it, hasn’t earned me a penny. As I said, I pay to do this, I don’t get paid. People who are close to me and know my situation, know that this blog has been a great help and comfort to me in the last few months. Having it taken away from me has knocked me for six. I’m not going to turn this post into a pity party, that’s not me.

I wanted to write this to make it clear that this blog is my hobby, something I love doing and not my business, my job or an income… I’m no Zoella, Pixiwoo or Liberty London Girl… Anyone who knows blogging knows how hard it is to make a penny from doing this; and even then it is normally only a small part of that individual’s business. I don’t sell advertising, I don’t get commission from sales of any kind and I don’t take payment for posts.

I started this blog because fashion and beauty are interests of mine. By writing about them, I get to be part of something I enjoy. I didn’t set out to achieve a massive social media following and take over the world. I just enjoy writing. Simple as that…

I have no idea how long it will be before I am able to post on here again but I hope that you will continue to follow my social media pages and I’ll be back soon.

Thanks to everyone who reads Lipstick and Loathing xx


    • Gillian
      October 27, 2015 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you lady! x

  1. Donna
    October 27, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    Such a shame if you aren’t able to keep this up – nothing worse than feeling your voice has been silenced! I hope you keep writing – even if you aren’t able to publish it all 🙂 xxx

    • Gillian
      October 27, 2015 / 9:05 pm

      Thank you Donna. I fully intend to keep writing. At least I’ll have plenty of posts for the future! xx

  2. October 27, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Great to see you posting again Gillian, even if it is only a wee one. Fingers crossed you are back with a vengeance very soon. See you soon, L xx

    • Gillian
      October 27, 2015 / 9:10 pm

      Felt good to post something Lorraine. See you soon xx

  3. Lou
    October 28, 2015 / 6:56 pm

    Was so excited when I saw you back where you belong! Really hoping you’ll be back with your amazing fashion insight and tips on all things beauty, fashion and life soon! Power to you G, I miss you!!!!!!!! Xxx

    • Gillian
      October 28, 2015 / 6:57 pm

      Thanks Lou! xxxx

  4. November 3, 2015 / 10:30 pm

    I love your Blog Gill and think you are pretty awesome gal! SO glad I have met you through your wonderful blogging!

    • Gillian
      November 3, 2015 / 10:31 pm

      Aww thank you! So kind! It’s all fate…x

  5. November 23, 2015 / 6:38 pm

    Hi, Gillian ! it’s Elva here!
    I finally started blogging too.
    I feel the same as blogging is bringing me closer to the things I love 😀
    Rather than a commercialised platform.
    Take care and continue the hobby ! xx

    • Gillian
      November 23, 2015 / 7:00 pm

      Hi Elva! Great to hear from you. Are you going to the Scotstreetstyle event on Thursday night at all? Would be great to finally meet up! I’ll need to have look at your blog. So glad you are enjoying it! It really is addictive! xx

      • November 24, 2015 / 2:12 pm

        I can’t as I’m graduating on Thursday.
        But if you are going, have a great time 🙂

        • Gillian
          November 24, 2015 / 8:32 pm

          Aw that’s a shame. We’ll catch up sometime! Have a great day on Thursday!

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