The Blogger Interview Tag

15 August 2015

Hey everyone! I've been incredibly slack at blogging this week and it's made me so very sad! I worked 6 days in a row with hardly any free time to myself. Then I had to deal with this creep which also managed to take up even more of my free time when I had to report him to the police. Then on Friday he turned up at my second workplace, no one is too sure whether it's a coincidence or not. I don't want to know. 

Moving on I hope to actually do some blogging now and in the coming weeks. As well as being back on schedule of Monday, Wednesday & Friday. With an occasional Saturday post. 

Bash from "Hey Bash" was lovely enough to tag me in this Blogger Interview Series, and I don't tend to do tags any more, but I've been so distracted lately that I thought this post can help get me back on track. Here we go!

How did you get into blogging?

So one day I stumbled onto an amazing blog "A Beautiful Mess" and I was hooked. Absolutely smitten. How can I be a part of this world? I started my creating my very own tumblr, "Nifty & Crafty" that posted and credited all of the cool DIY, crafts and articles from sweet blogs around the net. My very own DIY blog, sort of. 

I started creating my own posts thrown in there as well. I'm not very DIY savvy, but I tried my best. One of my fellow DIY tumblrs, started her own blogspot and I decided to follow suit and make the leap. Once I broadened my horizons and realised I could blog about more than just DIY. (Which I sucked at) everything sort of leapt into focus, there I was, a blogger!

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

Network! Oh my lord, I regret not networking at the beginning so much. What on earth was I doing. My blog will be 2 years old in, February 2016 and I still feel like I am so far behind other bloggers who have been blogging for the same amount of time because I wasn't networking or putting myself out there! 

Secondly, quality over quantity. You may think you need to post all the time when you first start out to gain a lot of followers. But you might just end up posting crap. So it's not worth it. 

What would be your dream campaign?

I honestly would love to just see more opportunities for bloggers in Australia, especially those in regional Australia. I could travel 2 hours south to Sydney for blogging events, and I would love to. But frankly I just don't have the time. 

My dream campaign would be anything surrounding my favourite brands, any brands that I am incredibly passionate about would be amazing to write for! Lots of fashion designers preferably. But that's not going to happen unless I put more effort into a fashion side of the blog.

Do you have a plan for your blog?

The niche or overall theme of my blog, i think is lifestyle, and I chose this theme as it is very broad and allows me to write about a variety of topics, with them all falling under the lifestyle category. Interior design and my home life is very important to me, but I am also very fashion conscious and love reading about beauty and trying new makeup products. 

In the future I would love to add more fashion posts in, especially seeing as I have a job where I can get dressed up in cute outfits, so turning those into outfit posts would be amazing. I have already started working with more companies, but I would like to continue doing so, and improving my photography skills as well. Basically I want to continue to improve my blog!

What do you think about rankings?

I would love to pretend I don't care, as does everybody but ranks are an important part of any bloggers lifestyle. Measuring overall ranking is pretty hard as your loyal blog readers can follow you on a large variety of sources. I mostly tend to view bloglovin followers as well as daily pageviews. Bloglovin' also has an overall ranking for your section, mine is under "Lifestyle Blogs". I don't think my rank is that bad seeing as I only have a bit over 400 followers, compared to the thousands and thousands that other lifestyle blogs have. Maybe one day I can reach for the stars!

Tag You're it!

You don't have to do this tag of course, but it was pretty fun and short. So here are 5 lucky ladies. 
Good luck girls! 
Also feel free to do this interview even if you haven't been tagged! It's fun!

Cya! xx

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  1. Ooh, thank you for the tag, Tegan!

    I think it'll be great to see more fashion posts on this blog, seeing as how you've got a pretty cool one from what I gather on social media; I can't wait for you to start expanding that on Permanent Procrastination! Two years? Wow! That's a pretty long stretch of time, so congrats to you for that. As someone who is relatively new to this blogging thing (I say relatively but it's been four months, really), I do believe that starting the blog on the right foot with networking has been nothing short of incredible, so that's something I definitely I agree with!

    May | THE MAYDEN

  2. Such an interesting tag to read!!! I also got into blogging thanks to A Beautiful Mess (and Tanya Burr!). Don't think you're far behind, I think your blog is awesome. My blog will turn 2 in February as well but I'd rather not think that I'm behind other bloggers. Every blog and blogger is different, what if you somehow go viral the following month and you start getting an enormous traffic!! hahaha! Seriously though, your blog is awesome. :)

    Cristina, xo // My Cup of Tea

  3. Those are really great answers. I can relate about networking. I'm trying 2x harder right now than my old blog to communicate with bloggers :)

    Dice, '96 Wild Heart
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  4. I love this kind of post!so nice to know more about bloggers and know how they think about the blog and so on. Thank you :)

  5. You've been blogging for the same amount of time as me, but I only recently started networking and I really regret not doing it sooner! I love these kinds of posts, I think that's the beauty of being a lifestyle blogger, you can cover a whole range of topics and it will always fit under the lifestyle category! <3
    Minae ♥ Minaekei

  6. I too hope you can reach the stars :D Whilst ranking is important, we do this because we love it and that is the whole point...not follower count :)

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  7. Love this! Great questions x

  8. Good read,giving more opportunities for bloggers is such a great idea! (Check out the Giveaway!)

  9. Yay! I'm so happy you did the tag! Thank you so much for doing it!

    And hey! 400 followers is still a lot! It's a great number of followers <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

  10. nice post..loved it
    I am your follower now <3 , I will really appreciate
    if you could follow back too :)

    Diaries of a hidden Fashionista


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