Jaelynn|21 years old| http://pardonmyffrench.blogspot.com & http://www.closetmob.com
What is something interesting about you?
I know sign language- not fluently, but I can definitely hold a conversation. I am actually a huge lover of sign language and the whole deaf community. It’s such an amazing, beautiful language and I really want to get my certificate in sign language within this next year.
Why did you begin blogging?
I constantly have ideas, photos, thoughts and random obsessions that I would want to share with everyone- when I discovered blogging, I realized that I could do just that. It was an online journal- a nook in the vast world of the internet that I could call my own. This excited me and I was instantly hooked. I’ve always loved web design and even took a few courses in high school and college to further my knowledge in it. My blog then became my own ever-changing portfolio of work to share with all my readers. (Not to mention my overwhelming amount of photos)
How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging in February of 2008 on a different blog that I ended up abandoning in June of 2009- to start pardonmyffrench. I’ve been blogging there ever since.
Who is your inspiration for writing?
I would be lying if I tried to pin most of my inspiration on someone else other than myself. I’m not trying to be conceited in anyway- I am just a very self-driven person with a lot to say. I do however look to my mother A LOT for inspiration and we tend to bounce ideas/creativity off each other constantly.
Where do you get your ideas?
Most of my ideas for new crafts/projects can be inspired from things I find that I end up saying; “I could make that!” I tend to say that often on the urban outfitters store/website. As for blogging ideas- it’s all about what’s going on in my life currently. It could be a range of things from a type of shoe I’m obsessing about to a new favorite band. Whatever it is- I love sharing it with all of my readers.
Do you have any advice that you want to share with fellow lady bloggers?
My biggest advice is to BE YOU. One of the most annoying things a blogger can do- is reblog what everyone else is blogging about. Always keep in mind that people subscribe to your blog for a reason and it’s probably not because you like what all 100 other top bloggers like. If you aren’t actually obsessed with cupcakes or owls – then don’t be. Blog about what YOU are actually obsessed about. You would be surprised to find how happy and proud of your blog you’ll end up being.
What is one thing you are looking forward to most in your future (blog or otherwise)?
I’m always looking forward to the next steps in my life. I have a lot of goals for my online shop- closetmob.com. It’s truly a never ending experience and I would love to one day even share a giant studio space with foundandmade.com where we can have amazing photoshoots, create new product constantly and continuously grow as companies with the support of each other. I’m also hoping for a fun road trip out to San Francisco or Oregon this next spring/summer. Oh, and saving up for a new fancy camera. : )