So today I thought I would answer a few questions about myself, my blog, and my blogging journey- all of them asked by you! I had such a brilliant response to the tweets I posted asking for questions, and I’ve included as many of them as I could.
Check out my answers below, and see if I’ve included your question 🙂
Question 1: Why did you start blogging, and what keeps you going?
Thank you for this question, Anita. I started this blog because I’ve always loved to write- and I wanted to find a place I could write down my thoughts about books, films, and topics that were on my mind. And what keeps me going is simple- I love it!
Even while I try to build my blog into something I can earn a little money from, blogging never feels like a chore to me and it’s the thing I look forward to the most everyday. Truth be told, my 2020 would have been much more difficult without it.
Question 2: What’s your favourite thing to write about?
This question came from Lauren Ken, one of my favourite bloggers! And I think this is a brilliant question, as for me I love to write about anything and everything.
On my blog, my favourite posts to write are personal ones- about my blogging journey, or just about the life of a 20-something graduate. But I’ve also written articles for other sites and publications as it’s one of my favourite things to do- and so I really do love writing about everything.
Question 3: What is the underlying message/theme of your blog?
Thank you to Jeanine for this question. I first started my blog as a book blog, and have since moved more towards lifestyle and entertainment posts.
I think now I would consider my theme “lifestyle” and I like how broad that is as a niche- it can encompass blogging posts (which I love writing) and also means that I can continue to write posts about relevant TV series’ and films that I love!
Question 4: What do you prioritise on your blog when life gets super busy?
Great question from Ellie! When I was very busy with University, I definitely neglected my blog! But when I did blog during busy spells, I prioritised writing content above all else.
I love that when I have time, I can engage on social media- but I definitely prioritise writing above all else when I’m busy.
Question 5: What’s the main goal you would like to accomplish this year?
This is a brilliant question from Lauren and Lottie. I have lots of goals for my blog this year! I’d like to create a product for bloggers, such as an ebook or template. I would also like to earn more from my blog, and gain more sponsored opportunities in the coming months. In terms of numbers, I would like to beat my 2020 yearly views- and I would like to try and reach at least 8k Twitter followers.
Question 6: Has blogging ever affected you in a negative way? If so, how did you bounce back?
Thank you to Damion for this question. This one made me think. To be honest- especially for the past year- blogging has been one of my favourite things to do.
I think the main source of negativity is when I feel unmotivated. I think as a blogger, you experience times when you are super creative, and times when you have a bit of a lull in ideas or engagement. But usually I just wait for things to bounce back of their own accord, or try my best to find inspiration.
Question 7: What’s your favourite blog post you’ve written?
Thank you Jo for this question 🙂 I think my favourite blog post is my post about 21 Things I’ve Learned From 2020 as it was really fun to reflect on my 21 years- plus I wrote it during the rare good times of 2020 when I could start seeing my boyfriend again and things were a little less restricted- so I liked sharing that one!
Question 8: What’s one life lesson you’ve learned from blogging?
This question came from the lovely Della. I think one life lesson I’ve learned is that writing is a fantastic outlet. This year I’ve used blogging to distract myself from the situation in the world, and writing/blogging is just the perfect outlet to express myself- and also keep myself busy!
Question 9: Who do you write for? What does your audience look like in your head when you write?
I love Laura’s question- thank you! I had to think about this one, because it’s interesting to think about what my audience looks like when they’re reading my posts. I think at the moment I imagine someone like me- someone navigating the blogging world, interested in similar hobbies to me, and enjoying the subjects that different blogs have to offer.
I think I imagine a mainly female audience- but I get such a wide-range of readers- and I love that I get comments from people all over the world and in different stages of their life. It makes blogging so interesting.
Question 10: If you could invite 3 celebrities around for dinner, who would you pick?
I love this fun question from Tash to end with! I love Taylor Swift- and she seems like she’d be fun to have around, so I would definitely invite her. I also love ‘Gilmore Girls’ so I might have to invite Lauren Graham. I think she’d have some interesting things to say, and I love her book.
I think I would also invite the author Celeste Ng- I’m currently reading her book ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ and I think if my Mum came along we could all have some lively discussions.
That was so much fun! Thank you to everyone who asked me a question and shared their thoughts, I loved writing these answers and I hope you enjoyed reading them.
What questions for a blogger would you ask? Do you agree with my answers? Have you done a Q&A on your blog?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x