Tag | Blogger Interview Series

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Tags. So much fun, and a suprising amount of work. 

A few days ago, the ever-amazing Colleen from Coo Coo for Coco tagged me in the Blogger Interview Series Tag. It's been ages since I did a tag post, the Versatile Blogger tag in March. A lot has happened since then, and I thought this tag was a great way to answer some questions about blogging as well. 

So let me say hey, and answer some general blogging questions! 

How did you get into blogging?

The idea of starting of blog had been a reoccurring one. One random day in the middle of last year, I decided to just click 'Create Blog.'

Initially, I started blogging to showcase my makeup portfolio. While I still do makeup as a freelance job, this blog has definitely expanded. Writing has always been a love of mine. Something about jotting down endless lexicons soothed me. I wanted a place where I could write, and be proud of what I wrote.

What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?

Just do it. As Nike as always tells us to.

The greatest fear when blogging is that our content won't be as good as everyone else. It's a justified fear but an irrational one too. The truth of the matter is, we're going to suck. No one is ever going to be good at first try. I say this as someone who cringes at her old blog posts and badly edited photos. You will suck but you will get better. All you have to do is just do it.

What would be your dream campaign?

Shouldn't I join a campaign first before I have a dream campaign?

I'd love to be involved in a campaign for children's needs, education, and/or women. To join one that helps the world out is always an incredible experience. I love working with children, promoting education, and women's rights to a wider audience. If I could do that through blogging, or in any way I can, then it's the dream. (Oh, and traveling to Paris would be nice too)

Do you have a plan for your blog?

Oh so many plans.

I tend to be prepared and planned for everything, blogging included. I have a blogging plan that I stick to and used well. But I will admit, I have been putting blogging aside until exams finish. There are so many things to do that I am excited to do but I will have to wait to do. As much as I love being a blogger with plans, I am a student with ambition first.

What do you think about rankings?

I have a fickle relationship with rankings. Like every blogger does honestly.

On one hand, rankings don't define quality of work, nor are there important in real life. On the other, it shows I have a significant readership and have the empirical evidence. There are days when followers are important, and days when followers are insignificant. In reality, its content that matters. And I hope my rankings reflect my content.

So who are the unlucky few I'm tagging?

Rachel from Willow Tea
Lily Kate from Joli House
Ira from Journal of Style
Dara from Hola Darla
Nadia from Nutmegazine
Fifi from The Rustic Trove
Amanda from Amanda Says

Check these lovely ladies out and try out the tag! It's such a fun tag, especially when you need to know more about you and your blogging experience! So I'd love to know things about your experience!

What made you start blogging?


  1. I loved this tag, it's a really good idea ! I will check out all the other bloggers you tagged.
    To answer your question I don't remember why I first started blogging. I think it seemed like a normal thing to do at the time (I was very young when I had my first blog). But for the one I'm currently using I guess it's just a desire to share and express my point of view and opinion on various subjects.

    xx, Charlie

  2. Thanks for the tag girl! This is one that I'll definitely do! xx

    1. Dear Bash! So sweet of you to tag me, dear! It would be a pleasure to do this tag post. Very intersting to read, why you've started blogging and ever since you're doing a great job! Also agree with your advice for newbies... it was a shame of mine to wait so long for an oppurtunity to blog! I love your attitude to make this world a bit better, you're such a brave heart!!! <3 As a student too I totally feel you and furthermore coulnd't agree with you more on rankings.

      xoxo Ira

  3. I was bored and that is how I got into blogging :p haha

    Colleen also tagged me must get around to it!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. Such a great tag! Love the post!


  5. Great tag, I really like that Colleen wants to take a part in campaigns, which help the world! :)


  6. Lovely thoughts indeed, thanks for sharing!

  7. I was just bored and stressed that I couldn't get a job after finishing my MSc so I made up my mind. Got the domain and after that it took me 6 months to post my first post *shame*


  8. awesome post! I am always interested in hearing others blog stories.

    I made mine to document my fashion, I wish I had started sooner!


  9. I had so much fun reading your answers. It was really interesting and we indeed have similar opinions on some things! I hope you will become better and better each day.

    xx, Victoria // http://lifewvicky.blogspot.com/

  10. amazing interview

  11. I love reading more personal posts like this one!

  12. Love this tag, it's very simple and honest, I love the questions!


  13. I love reading more about you and blogging! I started a blog since I had so much about Paris and fashion in my head and wanted to write about it. Great post!


  14. I really enjoyed reading this interview!

    Bella Pummarola

  15. This is a great way to know you and your blog, Bash. :) I might do this too

    Joyce | bitsofjoyce.com

  16. Knew it ;) Thanks for tagging me beautiful, I loved all your answers!x


  17. Yayyy thanks for tagging me! I haven't seen this tag before but it looks pretty cool - I'll have a go at answering the questions soon! For my 2 year bloggiversary maybe?

    Love your answer about the campaigns! It'd be nice to be involved in something promoting a real cause as well as just pretty dresses wouldn't it?

    lily x

  18. Great thoughts about blogging! <3

  19. I loved it!

    Please click on the link on my blog

  20. Yay I'm so glad you did this too! I totally agree with you - you just gotta take the plunge and start posting!


  21. Pretty interesting answers! I'd love to be in the same campaign as well. I most probably wanted to be in a movement where women are treated fair and with respect. Anyway, I think what made me start a blog was when I became so stressed that all I could really think of was to let out my feelings in an online diary. I guess that counts, right? Blogging way back then involved more of rants than the contents we see today, I guess. :)

    Mimi Gonzales | The Foxy Heroine

  22. Great post! I love reading tags like these to get to know the blogger more! :)

    Pop over to my blog!


  23. What a fun little interview to be tagged in! Great to read a bit about your blogging backstory!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  24. Hope you had amazing day, Bash!


  25. Dope post BASH! I enjoy reading the more personal ones :)

    XO K

  26. Great advice about just do it. That's so important for new bloggers. I know how it can be a bit overwhelming since there are already so many other bloggers out there (especially the well established ones), but believing in yourself and just starting is the best advice.


  27. Thanks for tagging me lady! I'll definitely try to squeeze this one in :)

    PS- I really liked reading all of your answers!

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

  28. Thank you SO MUCH for tagging me in this one, Bash :) it's super sweet of you!! I can't wait to give it a go, it's been ages since I did one of these, too. The questions really make you think about how it all started, it'll be interesting to go over that. Have an awesome weekend!! x

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

  29. Great post! So interesting to learn a little more about you :)

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  30. I would love to work with you & possibly be part of your series down the road! I found your blog based on a comment you left on another blog (it really works when you leave those links!) & love the layout and high quality photography! xx adaatude.com

  31. Blogging is so different than it used to be five years ago when I started, so it's nice to read form other bloggers. Great post.
    Autumn Wants