I don’t often to tags, but when I see one I love, I always give it a go. So when I was tagged to do one called THE BLOGGER TAG. I was like HEY I’M A BLOGGER. I SHOULD TOTES DO THIS. This brings us to today.
I’m frustrated though because I already answered the questions once. Then somehow the post got deleted. And I was half drunk when answering them so I’m not sure what I said. But you can guarantee that it was FUNNY AS FUCK because drunk Corinne = HILARIOUS.
and sober Corinne = mediocre at best.
How did you get into blogging?
If blogs were a thing before I was born, I would probably have been planning mine in the womb.
My whole life I’ve wrote diaries. Handmade my own books, designed the front covers, created magazines, created superhero comics, designed computer games with felt tips.
When my Dad got our first computer, which had windows 3.1, I think I was about 9 years old. I spent hours writing stories in the word processors.
As soon as I connected to the internet, I was in love. My friends played games, downloaded ringtones, sent free text messages on bolt blue.
I joined forums, joined chatrooms, connected.
I had a livejournal, deadjounral and xanga. All under the name skinnedcartree.
I had diaries on forums, I was a part of the literature community on Deviant Art (well, I guess I still am!), I had a photo blog at university, a travel blog when I moved to France..
What I’m saying is, that this blog was always something that was going to happen eventually.
When my friend started a dress blog in December 2012, I didn’t need much convincing.
That’s when this blog was born.
BET YOU’RE GLAD YOU ASKED THAT NOW AREN’T YOU LOLOLOLOOPL.
What advice would you give to a blogger starting out?
Put some thought into your blog name. Don’t pick something fucking stupid like skinnedcartree. You’ll have to live with it for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
Or at least every time you introduce yourself at events. Or people ask about your blogs.
It’s kind of like when celebs give their kids really shitty names. Only it’s you that has to live with your poor choices, not them.
What would be your dream campaign?
Do you have a plan for your blog?
I have no idea.
I did have a plan of eventually going full time. But I’m starting to see that this is probably not the right thing for me right now.
The idea of it is amazing, but no paid holidays, no sick pay, no benefits like I get at work. No consistent salary.
I’d love to think that maybe in the future, if I was ever to marry and have kids – I might have the chance to give blogging a shot instead of returning to work after maternity leave.
But I’m not sure anyone is stupid enough to marry me, let alone have kids with me. So that’s that.
What do you think about rankings?
I think it’s nice to know how your blog is going but I’m not sure it’s that important.
I’ve worked on campaigns and seen bloggers bigger than me and smaller than me also work on them – so I’m not sure rankings themselves are that important unless a brand is wanting to work with you for SEO reasons.
I have always thought that interaction is most important. Comments and engagement on social media.
I’d much rather have only 200 followers on bloglovin but 20 very thoughtful comments on each post, than 20k followers and only a couple of comments, or comments such as ‘nice post, follow for follow’.
I used to be obsessed with rankings. Having my DA go down would have crippled me a few months ago. But I’m a lot more chilled out which blogging now since I’ve decided that going full time isn’t my lifetime mission.
My lifetime mission is to complete Dragon Age Inquisition. For now.
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