When and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging in 2008. It started with very different intentions than I have now. My best friend had a blog and it was silly and goofy and funny, so I wanted to do something similar. Seriously, check out my archives. It was a totally different blog.
How would you describe your blog?
My blog is my voice. It’s what I’m wearing, what I’m doing, what I’m lusting over. I never try to tell people what to like or what to wear. I’ll share what I’m liking, and if you like it to that’s great! If not… that’s totally fine too.
What would you not be able to live without?
The internet. People seem to think that’s a bad thing, but it’s 100% the truth. I’m obsessed with the internet and I’m not ashamed to admit it!
What/who are your inspirations?
My blogger peers are my biggest inspirations. I love watching someone’s blog that I really admire grow, and I love seeing deserving people get the recognition and opportunities they deserve. I find there is some jealousy in the blogging world (ex. someone being mad about another blogger getting an opportunity they did not) but I truly think any victory for a blogger is a victory for the community as a whole. Someone getting recognition just proves that people are watching and responding to what we do.
What is the worst thing about blogging?
Having to be self motivating. I envy people who share a blog with someone else. It’s sometimes hard to tell if people actually are reading/caring about what you’re putting it out there, so it can be hard to motivate yourself. It’s more work than people give it credit for!
What do you think it takes to become a successful blogger?
Just be honest. The best bloggers are just their genuine selves. They love what they’re doing, there is a sincerity to everything they do, and you can tell. Also, don’t ever set expectations for a blog. Go with the flow, be truthful and be yourself, and the readers/opportunities will follow. People respond well to authenticity.
What can we expect from you in the near future?
I’ve done a very, very soft launch of an online shop (http://pullteeth.bigcartel.com) and am planning on developing that over the next little while. A mix of items from my closet, hand picked vintage treasures, and hopefully some original products as well. Like I said earlier, I really try to go with the flow… so I never really know what my future holds.
Will you still be blogging in 10 years?
I really doubt it. I’ll definitely be doing something on the internet, but I think the era of blogging is sadly coming to an end. Who really knows…
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