Sunday, 9 April 2017

What is Too Primadonna?

Since starting this blog back in 2014 I have always had questions asking what "Too Primadonna" means and why even name my blog this? I even have people who know me in person and read my blog refer to me as Too Primadonna which I do find amusing. I get asked this so frequently that I realised I have never actually posted as to my reasoning behind such a broad name and even as to why I started blogging in the first place. So today I thought I would share a post on what started my blog, why "Too Primadonna" and even share some photos from my first ever blog posts.

Why did I start blogging?





I officially started my blog around July 2014 when I was 18 years old. There was a few contributing factors as to why I started it. Firstly I had read blogs and watched YouTube videos since I was 14 and knew I wanted to make my own content. As a shy person back then I thought having my own blog was the best thing and for a while I did not share my blog around but as I grew more confident I started to share on my social media and received positive feedback. My second reasoning is that I was going through a tough time in my life, I had recently left sixth-form and no idea what to do next which was causing me a lot of stress, to add to that I had also recently been dumped and needed something to distract myself with. My blog was an outlet which I focused all my energy on and I can honestly say it has helped me grow as a person. My third reason was for the simple fact I loved anything fashion and beauty related, I'm not saying I am an expert (which I am far from) but I had always been told I had a talent and really wanted to start building a platform around that. I had never been able to do any fashion related subject at that point so my blog became my own fashion project and until this day is something I love doing. 

Why "Too Primadonna"?

According to google definitions "Primadonna" means:

"a very temperamental person with an inflated view of their own talent or importance."

I wanted to name my blog by describing my personality and thought Primadonna was the most fitting,

Obviously I am completely joking, the truth is I am a Marina and the Diamonds fan girl. Ever since the Family Jewels had been released I was obsessed with her and her music. She is my idol and I adore what she stands for. When thinking of blogging names I wanted to name it after one of her songs, Electric Heart is my all time favourite album and at the time "Primadonna Girl" was my favourite track. My blog was originally called "Too Primadonna For You" but got shortened to "Too Primadonna" as of last year. I really wish there was a witty or scandalous reason behind my blog but in all honestly I just wanted to incorporate my idol into my blog.



My First Posts

I wanted to reminisce about my first posts and see how far my blog has come so I thought it would be nice to include an earlier outfit. For my first few posts I did not post photos of myself but after a few months I got a bit braver.



When looking back this is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I remember getting a very confused friend to take these and feeling incredibly awkward to pose, now I can happily pose wherever in public and not care about the odd "what is she even doing?" comments but back then I had to find the quietest lane and hide whenever someone walked past. I actually remember ordering this bowlers hat with the intent of posting an OOTD but it looks like I didn't even wear it in the end! Oh the differences compared to my current posts!

I hope you enjoyed this post about my blogs history and the reasoning behind my name. I like doing these more personal posts, next I am planning a post on what I got up too after leaving sixthform! 

Shannon x

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31 comments:

  1. All the best for your blog. I do like the name

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  2. I think it's a great blog name so it's nice to hear the story behind it. Great to see how you've grown in confidence with your blogging too.

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  3. I love your blog name and the reasons behind it x

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  4. I'd love to start doing OOTD on my blog but like you said it's a bit daunting at first! I think i'll just have to force myself to do it once and then I'll be fine! Thanks for sharing! x

    Lauren | www.thelifeofastudentblogger.blog

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    1. It takes a bit of time to get used to it but once you have it becomes so much easier :) x

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  5. It's nice to look back and see how far you've come. I think it's a great name!

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  6. Thanks for letting us know the reasoning behind your blog's name, I think it's great that you wanted to incorporate your idol in your blog name. I enjoyed your look back to one of your first OOTD posts as well x

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  7. It's nice when we look back on to how we first started blogging. It's funny how you decided on the name of your blog and its significance for you. If I hear the word Primadonna I would probably think about opera singers. :)

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    1. I have seen that definition as well haha, who knew primadonna had so many meanings?! X

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  8. I love hearing about why people started blogging and their first posts!
    I got into blogging when I first started uni and used to do lots of carbon sale hauls - I may bring them back :)

    Dani x

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    1. Uni is such a great time to get into blogging :) x

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  9. I love finding out reasons why blog names are chosen its great u picked a name that suits your personality

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  10. I always wonder what inspires blog names so thanks for sharing! I think the name of your blog and the reason behind it is awesome!

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  11. I love your blog name, its so unique and I haven't seen anyone else with something similar :D

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  12. I always like finding out how people came up with their blogging names.

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  13. I do like to read the reasons behind a blog name, mine simply works with my wife who is Beautyqueenuk!

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  14. I had a feeling that it was a Marina and the diamonds reference. It is amazing how much blogging has helped you and look where you are now? A very successful woman in her own right x

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    1. I'm glad it is recognisable :) Thank you so much! x

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  15. I'm not really an OOTD person, I don't think my outfits are cool enough!

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  16. I like the 'too primadonna'better! It also sounds a bit more rememarable!

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    1. That's what I thought when I changed it, it is better shorter :)

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  17. I get the same query about my blog, Tales of Annie Bean. My last name isn't bean... As soon as I say that the questions start! Blogging has done so much for me too

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    1. I think it's nice to have a little story behind a blogs name :) I'm so happy to hear that :)

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  18. I always love reading more behind the reasons for people's blog names, especially when I have been reading them for some time. Thank you for sharing x

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  19. I often take photos of items and also fashion ones with the children in local parks and people always look to see.

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  20. Love your blog name great idea...good luck lovely

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  21. I love the blog name it's really cool. I always get similar with my blog name. Dungarees & Donuts! x

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  22. I think it's so interesting to hear these stories too! It gives a lot of insight into how the blog started and developed :)

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  23. I'm new to blogging, but I'm already beginning to appreciate what it can do! I faffed so much behind choosing a name, so find other peoples naming process fascinating! Samantha JL

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  24. I love the name and the reasonings as to why you originally started your blog.

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