Hello everyone! I saw this tag floating around and thought I would give a go at it :) Also it might help people get a better idea of who I am (and I love memes I don't think I do them enough)
When did you start your blog?
I started my blog in November of 2012! I think I first intended it to be a sketchblog where I could post all my drawings and art ramblings but then it grew to be a lot more than that because of all the lovely blogs I discovered and grew to love.
Have you had any past online presence before (Other blog, YouTube)?
I think I've had an online presence since I was 14. I started a DeviantArt account to display my art (which all revolved around Sonic the Hedgehog btw.) and I also had a livejournal that i put all my embarrassing day-to-day items. Ever since then I've been on and off about updating and putting myself out there. For a while I just did livejournal and I loved making friends on there, but everyone then migrated to tumblr so I kinda followed suit.
Why did you start a blog?
Like I said, I wanted it to be like a sketchblog but I found such interesting posts and people on blogs that I wanted to be like that, too. I've always loved writing but I'm always shy about sharing it. I'm trying to break out of my shell so I can
When did you become serious about starting a blog?
Ummmm I think when I found Xiaxue and Zoella and started getting really addicted I was like "I want to do this, too. Like, really do this." So I started posting my travel log entries and my day-to-day things because sometimes Bedmar got really boring. When we were travelling it was almost impossible to update so I didn't, but while I was working and during the week there wasn't much to do, so I spent more time editing photos and writing blog entries!
What was your first post?
My first post was a picture of Vixena I did traditionally. I still love that picture. Here's my first post!
What has been your biggest challenge about blogging?
Definitely feeling like I'm not reaching out enough :/ I see blogs that get a lot of exposure for posting beauty reviews and outfit posts, and that's not really my thing so I don't do it. But doing my own thing I don't get much exposure so... it's a bit frustrating. I don't want blogging to become a chore for me, ever. It never has been, and I feel comfortable posting what I do! I hope that it reaches people that can feel inspired by what I write and do and want to do some of the stuff I do, too.
Where do you see your blog in one year?
I still want to be blogging, but I feel like a year isn't really a long time. So I'll probably still be doing what I do now and hopefully still be enjoying it.
What is the most rewarding thing to you about blogging?
I really like putting myself out there. My opinion, my photos, my art and some personal things. I like to believe that some people find what I post inspiring and want to become more creative in their life as well. I love comments and I love it when people tell me they liked my posts <3
What is the most discouraging thing that happens to you?
Same as above, when I feel like no one is reading my posts I feel sad. But that lasts for maybe a day and then I'm back to doing what I love! That's why I think it's important to love what you do. Sometimes you're going to be the only one to tell yourself that it's ok to do something JUST because you love it. It doesn't matter if it's super popular, gets a lot of views or gets noticed. If you love doing it, then you're just going to keep doing it. Sometimes we have to be a little selfish ;)
What’s your lasting inspiration or motivation?
I hope that one day I meet someone who recognizes me and tells me that I've inspired them with what I write, post or draw. My biggest inspiration is when people tell me these things, I feel like I'm on top of the world!