Today’s post is very unique and different from what I usually talk about on here. Recently, I was lucky enough to join a group of women who are all very talented Bloggers. We worked together to come up with a list of questions that will help you get to know the women behind the Blogs.
Starting a new blog requires a lot of time & patience, and it is certainly important to engage with your community to meet others with the same interests as you. It’s also a great way to connect with an audience that is interested in what you have to say. This post will share more information with you about who I am as a person and as a Blogger, as well as provide you with a list of some very talented bloggers to go check out for yourself!
Below each question, I will link the Blogger who asked the question, and then will go ahead and answer the question as best I can.
I hope you enjoy!
1. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START A BLOG?
I started my blog in April of 2018. At the time, I was working in a position that required me to work long and boring evenings. I had so much spare time on my hands and would look for anything to keep me distracted during many of these shifts. I have always loved to write, and even had a Blog a few years back that focused on Beauty. Funny enough, one day around this time, a co-worker of mine mentioned my old Blog & told me how much she missed reading them. Instantly, this inspired me and I quickly remembered how much I’d loved using writing as a way to creatively express myself. Almost immediately, I began working on ideas for a new Blog, and that is how Twenty-Five-Thoughts was born.
2. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE POST YOU’VE CREATED?
“Why I Quit My Full-Time Job” and “My Journey with Self-Love” are posts that I have written from the core of my soul. They are the posts that mean the most to me, because they required me to be completely authentic and vulnerable as a writer. I feel that these posts can provide a lot of inspiration & hope to others, as well.
3. WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE YOU FROM?
I am born and raised in a suburb called Mississauga. Mississauga is one hour west of Toronto, Ontario.
4. WHAT COUNTRY IS AT THE TOP OF YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Thailand is the country I would like to visit and spend some time in the most.
5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE WAY TO RELAX AT THE END OF A BUSY DAY?
Depends on the day, but curling up with my puppy and a good book usually does the trick! Otherwise, I will spend some time focusing on self-care, whether that means yoga, a face mask, a glass of wine, or some Netflix time.
6. HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR BLOG NAME?
I was twenty-five when I started my blog. I felt that this age had been quite significant for me, and had provided me with quite a learning curve. Thoughts tied in nicely, because I always strived to make my Blog a place where I freely shared my thoughts with my audience, without holding back. I’ve been questioned a lot on what will happen with the name as I age, but to me, it’ll be a reminder of the significance behind my journey, in both life and Blogging.
7. BIGGEST GOAL AS A BLOGGER?
My goal as a Blogger is to be able to inspire other women to live a life that makes them truly happy. I want to show women that we all go through the same struggles, and we are all human. As long as I am able to inspire or motivate one person who reads this blog, then I have done my job.
8. WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU HOPE PEOPLE GET FROM VISITING YOUR SITE?
Similar to my previous answer, but I really hope that other people feel inspired and like they are not alone. I often spend time on my blog talking about things that have helped me in my own life journey, but I also make a point to talk about the things in life that AREN’T always so great. I think that really goes a long way with actually connecting me with my readers, on a more meaningful level.
9. WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE BEGINNER BLOGGERS?
Try to enjoy every single minute of your Blogging journey. Focusing too much on the numbers and what you “should do” can really take the fun out of it. For me, I started off by posting twice a week. Eventually, Blogging began to feel like just another thing to do on my to-do list, so I scaled it back to one post per week. Since doing that and focusing more on the quality of my posts, I’ve enjoyed it a lot more, and it’s also helped me to acquire a more genuine audience. Focusing on creating quality content that comes from your heart, is what will bring you the audience meant for YOU. The numbers will come.
10. WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR HOBBIES?
Yoga, reading, trying new restaurants, playing with my dog, and anything that involves laughter.
11. WHERE IS YOUR #1 FAVOURITE PLACE TO EAT?
That’s a tough one, as I’m all about trying NEW places, as much as I can! One of my favourite restaurants is called Union Social Eatery. It’s actually just a casual chain in Toronto, but they have the BEST veggie burger I’ve ever had! I also love Moxies & Scaddabush!
12. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PART ABOUT BEING AN INFLUENCER?
I definitely don’t consider myself an Influencer, nor do I want to be one. I consider myself to be a Writer & a Blogger. If someone resonates with something I’ve said or chooses to try a product I mention, that’s even better. My goal is not to influence someone else or change their opinion, but to share my own thoughts & experiences. That being said, my favourite part about being a BLOGGER is the fact that it gives me a space to creatively express myself and share my thoughts, almost like an online diary. I also love that Blogging creates a community of such encouraging and loving liked-minded people. It’s really been amazing to meet some of the people I’ve met throughout my (still very new) journey.
13. WHAT IS THE MOST ADVENTUROUS THING YOU’VE EVER DONE?
I would have to say cliff-jumping. I still admire my sixteen year old bravery, as I don’t know if I’d do it now! HA!
There you have it! I hope you get a chance to check out some of the other Bloggers in this group!
Have a fabulous day and I will talk to you soon!
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