Monday, 14 April 2014

The World of Blogging: Different Interviews with Different Types of Bloggers!

Heyy! Its phoebs :) 
Today I have a very exciting post for you today! I asked in a previous post that I needed bloggers for a blog interview post. Luckily some bloggers were interested (unlike when I tried to do an ask phoebs post back in january, oh dear haha) so I though of questions catered towards to bloggers I was working with, and here are the answers! All the blogs are very different and I love them a lot, so after you have read this post please go check out their blogs, coz they really are lovely. 

First Blogger is a teen blogger who describes her blog as a 'beauty fashion and lifestyle' blog. Of course, it is Guilianna Marie! (formerly amazing alex) . Guillianna posts throughout the week, she tells me during the school week she 'posts beauty and fashion' and on Saturdays she posts her journal entries where she talks about 'relationships, school, boys and feelings' I love her journal entires, they are such a personal, unique part to her blog. Like myself, Guilanna is also a keen songwriter. She describes herself as an 'undiscovered Taylor Swift'. You can check out her songs on her blog here. On with the interview! 

 on Guilianna's blog) 

You give your readers quite an insight to your life on your blog. Do you find it easy to post personal problems on your blog?1. I love this question. Yes, indeed! It's hard for me to express myself when it comes to having words come out of my mouth. People aren't always there for me in some cases, so blogging is an alternative when it comes to expressing myself. I can share my thoughts and feelings in a way where I feel confident.
How do your school friends feel about your blog? 

2. My friends don't really have much to say. They don't think much of it, to be honest .

You live in america, and I live in the Uk. How do you feel knowing your readers are across the globe
3. I absolutely love it! I think it's so cool. The fact that people take the time to read my posts is incredible. It makes blogging more exciting and more powerful knowing people are actually reading what I compose. And the fact that I have readers across the globe is unreal. 

What is the best thing about having a blog4. There are so many wonderful things that have come along with blogging. I've found the meaning to dedication. I've realized what I want to do with my life- I want to find a career in journalism. Although, I must say the best part was making friends through blogging. I can talk to people I have a lot in common with. It's extraordinary!

Most teenagers love social media. Are you one of them? Do you keep all of your social media connected with your blog? 5. Yes, I am 110% guilty of being addicted to all forms of 
social media. For the most part, I keep all of my social media connected with my blog. All of them consist of the same username and what not: @amazingalex13. Right now, I can't seem to manage my time between Twitter and Instagram. Those are my go to social media websites when I'm bored.

Finally, How has blogging changed you as a person?6. There are so many ways blogging has changed me as a person. Blogging is a way of expressing myself: my thoughts, my creativity, my feelings, etc. Blogging is a constant practice that I do. I've found that my teachers have complimented me on different writing techniques, my writing in general, etc. The true writer inside of me is starting to pursue to more I blog.
 Thanks again for letting me participateNo Problem Guilianna! 

Next up we have a lifestyle blogger, Sophie from Blunts Book Blog! Sophie is a 'twenty something year old teacher at an all girls boarding school'. She tells her viewers that she is 'inspired by the young girls she teaches'. As well as blogging, Sophie loves 'to travel, read 

books and watch movies' Lets get going! 

 (picture found from the about me tab on sophies blog)

1. I understand you must have a busy life, as you also have a full time job. What is it like trying to juggle work and blogging?

Being a teacher I work odd hours but I also get fantastic holidays. I try to spend the holidays getting inspired, going out and doing things that I can write about. I find that my super organisational skills help an awful lot during term time. I try to write 5 days a week. I don't beat myself up if I miss that target. Blogging is meant to be fun!  I have just started a second blog... I think things will only get busier for me as I intend to keep both blogs running.

2. We first met through twitter, so how do you use social media site to promote your blog?

I have been blogging since 2012 but have only really taken it seriously sinnce October 2013. If i'm completely honest I didn't even realise you could use social media to promote your blog, to meet other bloggers and brands. I guess that I must have been living under a rock!! Now I use it to get my blog seen and to connect with new bloggers. This is especially useful as I am trying to create an online community for my new blog Dear women, we care X. Twitter and facebook are great for that. I'm trying to get a group of like minded people together to make a change for women. Twitter/facebook/bloglovin...can also provide almost instant feedback on what you are doing right and what you may need to change. Socila media is a game changer. It can turn a tiny blog into a big sucess. I love it.

3. To you, what is the most important aspect to create a good blog post?

It has to come from the heart and you should want to read your own posts. If you are not proud of what you are writing then whats the point in doing it? If it comes from the heart then you will also find your individuality. There are a million beauty/fashion/travel/cooking related blogs out there.  You have to quickly work out what is going to make yours stand out from the crowd...if what you are writing about is coming from the heart then it will stand out and you will have to make no apologies for it...I feel that I wrote from the heart a million tiems in that answer. But it's true. It has to.

4. What does your blog name, Blunts Book Blog, mean to you?
If i'm completely honest not an awful lot! I started out in this blogging game by writitng about books. Then that matured into more of a lifestyle/book/food/travel blog. I am thinking of changing the name as I feel it may mislead readers. My new blog: Dear Women, we care. X means an awful lot to me. Its about showing women out in the world who have no voice, no right to education, no access to medical care, who are lonely, scared and frightened that we care and that we are trying to do something to help.

5. Your blog is about a bit of everything. So what great blogs have you discovered through the massive blogging community?
My biggest favourite at the moment more recongised blogger than I am, but I adore the way she writes. She writes about things that matter and her feelings. You can tell that it comes from her heart. Thats what makes it a great blog.

Next up is the 21 year old fashion blogger Sheren from The Fashion Junkie! Sheren tells me she 'has a passion for fashion and an eye for style' She also confesses she is a 'shopaholic' . Sheren loves finding pieces that are 'affordable yet stylish'. Sheren posts great OOTDS, hauls, product review and lots more. Lets get started. 

(picture found on Sheren's blog)

Hi (or should I say Ciao!) Sheren! How are you?
Ciao Phoebe! I'm very good thank you. Hope you are well too :)
You have been blogging since 2011 I believe? How do you keep yourself motivated and inspired to blog?
Yep, I started blogging in 2011 but only really started taking it seriously mid 2013. At the beginning of this year I set myself the goal of trying to push my blog forward and to a different level than it was on last year. I often keep that in mind and use that as a source of motivation. I also seek inspiration from other bloggers; reading their blog posts makes me want to write a new blog post and often gives me ideas.

What does your blog name, The Fashion Junkie, mean to you? 
It basically sums me up. I have an insane love for fashion and I'm quite the shopaholic. I'm sure those people who know me would agree that I definitely have a fashion addiction so I guess you can say that I'm a junkie to it. 

What do you spend the most time on when creating a blogpost? The design, photos or the actual text? 
I definitely spend the most time on the actual text. I can spend absolutely ages on it that it's actually quite annoying at times. Haha! Hmm I guess you can say that I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I like to ensure that everything flows well and is engaging for my readers.

How do you use social media to attract attention for your blog? 
Believe it or not but up until three months ago I think I was one of the rare few individuals who didn't have a Facebook or Twitter account. I recently joined Twitter knowing that it could be a great way of promotiong my blog. I try to engage in as many blogger chats as possible and comment on those questions asked by other bloggers.

Finally, how has blogging changed you as a person? Do you think your life would be different without blogging? 
Blogging has enabled me to fill my spare time up with something that I love and enjoy doing. As cheesy as it may sound, blogging makes me happy :) I currently work full time in retail so often get home at 9pm. Despite how tired I may be I always spend a good few hours doing blog related stuff (i.e. putting together posts, visiting other blogs and engaging in blogger chats). That's how I know I love it because it's something that I happily dedicate my time to and look forward to doing. With that in mind I would say that my life might be a tad bit boring without blogging.

Finally in my line up of bloggers, is a fellow teen blogger who blogs about 'almost anything and everything'. It is Katie from Katies View! She is 14 years old and is 'Irish and proud'. Things Katie loves are 'food, chocolate, blogs, reading, films camogie and art' . Here we go! 

(blog header on Katies blog) 

You, like myself, are a teen blogger. Do your school friends know about your blog?
1. Nobody knows about my blog. Not even family, I kind of feel
embarrassed about it and I would rather strangers reading my thoughts
than people I know.

How do you find keeping up with school work and blogging?
2. I usually get my homework done fairly quickly and I don't have to
rush or anything. I always have a few blog posts written up in advance
if I know I'll be busy or I need one quickly.

If you didnt blog, do you think you would of found some of the blogs you read now anyways?
3. I had found some blogs already but no I don't think I would.
Twitter is great to chat especially the #tbloggers chat where its only

What do you do to keep you motivated when your blogs stats are not the best?
4. I just carry on and share my posts on Twitter and comment on lots
of blogs. Eventually my stats should pick up!

Finally, any advice you would give to teens thinking of starting a blog? 
5. Shedule your posts. Take part in Twitter chats. Share your blog on
social media as much as possible!

That is it, I hope you enjoyed it, although it has been quite hard to write up I have thoroughly enjoyed the process. Tell me what you thought of this posts in the comments below, I would love feedback as this is a very different type of post for me.


  1. great post thanks for letting me take part!

  2. This was a really interesting post, was great getting to find out about these bloggers, I'll definitely be checking out their blogs!x


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