This week's bloggin' lady is my new friend and pen pal, Susannah! She is the sweetest and most helpful girl around. Take a moment to get to know her! <3
What is something interesting about you? I have no "name" names. My first name is a song, my middle name is a vegetable, and my last name is a bird.Why did you begin blogging? I started with Livejournal in high school because my friends were using it. Over the years my relationship with blogging has changed, from a place to lurk to a place to document my knitting projects, and eventually on to a place where I can talk about what I do and what I like, and where I can meet people who are into the same kind of things as I am. I love that I've made some amazing friends through blogging, and it's honestly made me more confident in myself!
How long have you been blogging? Technically six years or so, but I've only been serious about it and pleased with my blogging life in the last year.
Who is your inspiration for writing? My blog is very much a place for me. I vent, I daydream, and I share things I like. I definitely talk to my boyfriend Chris about my blog a lot, and I love getting his opinion, but usually I just do what I want anyway! I guess I blog for my future self (and maybe one day my kids!). I love the idea of having this little virtual time capsule where I'll be able to look back and see how I was feeling or what I wore on a particular day.
Where do you get your ideas? Everywhere! A color, a song, my cat, my shoes... Anything and everything! Other bloggers are definitely an inspiration. I love how much I am exposed to just by reading other people's blogs.
Do you have any advice that you want to share with fellow lady bloggers? I would say that being genuine is the most important part of blogging. Don't be afraid to be emotional! Blogging isn't a popularity contest. There will be people who don't like you or your blog, and they might be rude about it, but that's just comes with the territory. Don't let it discourage you! My biggest pet peeve is when people expect to get stuff because they blog, or are greedy about things.
What is one thing you are looking forward to most in your future (blog or otherwise)?
I'm looking forward to a super fun roadtrip coming up in March, listing a line of summer accessories in my Etsy shop, and seeing what this year has in store for me!
[Thanks, Susannah! <3]