The Blogger Interview

Blogging is one of those rewarding activities that just keep on giving but there’s probably nothing better than the sense of community and belonging that it provides. That feeling is never more obvious to me than when another blogger tags or nominates you for a blogging ‘thing.’ 

The lovely Ms Mistry recently tagged me for the blogger interview, and simply melted my heart, the way being thought of by others always does. So without further ado, here’s my story…

The Blogger Interview

 

How did you get into blogging?

Unlike most, my blogging career started off with YouTube. It was around the time when daily vlogging was becoming a very very big and successful thing and the likes of Charlie McDonnell were hitting 1 million subscribers for what seemed like a simple act of turning on a camera once in a while. A common misconception, really. 

My videos are still up on YouTube, though I really am neither proud of them nor advising you to watch them. Regardless, YouTubing turned out to be a very demanding activity for a foreign girl who wanted nothing more than to be British and sound British. So I quit. 

And really, blogging just seemed like the natural follow-up. It allowed me to share what’s on my mind without having to doll up or do a million takes of the same sentence.

Here’s the story of why I started blogging.

 

What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?

Create your blog, write what you love and don’t worry about the numbers until way later. Stressing about your stats and figures right from the off (or starting your blog for that very reason) will only demotivate you and destroy your blog before it has even been established.

Numbers matter. But they shouldn’t be the reason why you write. Take our word for it or learn it the hard way, it’s your choice.

 

What would be your dream campaign?

Honestly, I haven’t even worked out what my blog is all about yet. I’ve seen it being described as a “blogging tips” blog, which is quite a heart-warming label, but I’m not sure that’s all it will be. Guess that’s why I categorise it as a lifestyle blog – it just has a little of everything. 

I guess right now my ideal campaign would be encouraging people to take up blogging. Blogging is an activity that so many people want to take up but simply don’t know how to, or do not have the encouragement to begin. I’d like to change that. 

 

Do you have a plan for your blog?

I have a very long-term plan, yes, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I’ve been slacking on achieving it lately. However, as my blog does not currently pay the bills, other things must take priority, and thus a lot of my usual blog time has been diverted towards job searches and acquiring a driver’s license (theory test passed just yesterday! Woop!)

 

What do you think about rankings?

Some days I think there’s nothing more important. Other days, I couldn’t give a tiny rat’s a**. Seriously. I guess it really depends on what your blog represents to you. If it’s just an emotional outlet for feelings, stories, and general journalling, then rankings and numbers really don’t play a role in your activities. On the other side of the spectrum, if your blog pays your bills, then rankings are everything.

As I fit into the middle of that spectrum, my views change on a day to day basis. Yes, higher numbers would always be nicer, but I won’t spend my days crying over it…

 

I now nominate:

Carina from Stepabout

Jessica from The Giggly Blogger

Hannah from Hannah Heartss



Rules:

Mention the person who tagged you

Answer the questions in full

Don’t forget to tag up to ten other bloggers at the end


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