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The Blogger Tag

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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.

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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?

TAYLOR SWIFT.

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’.

So. Yeah.

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.

I TAG YOU ALL ESP YOU LOT THAT COMMENT THE MOST WHICH WOULD BE:

  • Suze
  • Kezzie
  • Kizzy
  • Ashley
  • Jackie
  • Lucy
  • India
  • Anca
  • Ela
  • Shireen
  • Victoria
  • Mica
  • Josie
  • Karen
  • Rowena
  • Oksana

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1. noun: a female blogger that writes about her own experiences, observations and opinions. 2. verb: to act like a complete idiot or to do something stupid. e.g: She did a Corinne.

15 Comments

  • Mica

    thanks for the tag! 🙂

    It was really interesting reading about your blogging history – I also had a few livejournals, and a blog before the one I have now. I always changed the name (and the associated screen names and email addresses) along the way. I have a laugh with hubby now and then when we reminisce about some of my old email addresses and ‘spaces’ online. He’s had the same emails since forever, I can barely remember half of mine. I’ve had at least 6 gmail addresses alone, and multiple blogger accounts with them! I think this current (away from blue) one is the longest I’ve ever stuck with a name!

  • Jackie Harrison

    Thank you doll for the tag –you killed me with being drunk when you did the first tag. I like keeping a journal but lately I had no time for it and no time for me. I will do the tag after next week since I do my blog a week ahead crazy I know is due to my hectic schedule.

  • Ela

    I had a diary (it was a struggle to keep, I have a brother and he was a curious one, he always wanted to read what I wrote). I always wrote small stories and I was also good at drawing. The first community I joint was Deviant Art, I loved the support I got there (due to some reasons I had to delete the account in 2009… now when I think I must say I was stupid). I knew I wanted to have my own blog however I was kinda afraid for some reasons, after years of waiting in July I said that’s it then published my first post 🙂
    I don’t really have any advice at the moment since I am still learning 🙂 I don’t have any plans for the blog at the moment, however I must say it is really hard to maintain the blog, work full time and do all other things.
    I was so concerned about the rating and the followers at the beginning however I try not to do that. I just hate the people who follow to unfollow in any platform just to get their numbers so high. I had some bloggers doing that and at first I was so naive to think that they just want to follow. So this is something I don’t do and I won’t ever do.

    Sorry for the long post 🙂 xx

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

  • Rowena @ rolala loves

    Haha I think most of us are funnier when we’re drunk and I wish we could’ve seen that version of your answers as well. I used to blog in a closed community before I took it public. I’m with you on interaction and I’d also rather have a handful of meaningful comments than a bunch of spam ones. Thanks for the tag! I’ll have to try to do this one.

  • Lucy

    You really have grown up on the Internet and was destined to be a blogger. One thing I think you could do is training for bloggers you would be great at this and could do it whilst you still work Lucy x

  • Shireen L. Platt

    LMAO! You never fail to amuse me with your writing, Corinne. If you would ever write a book, I would be one of the first to buy it, your sense of humour is sharp and sarcasm at its best. Thank you for the tag! I’ll try to give this a go…whenever the little one allows me to sit and work. LOL!

  • Sarah

    Yay you did the tag! Woop!!

    The thought of being a full time blogger just doesn’t do it for me either. Part time, one day, maybe, that would be kind of amazing. Full time? Nah. I’m with you, sick pay, pension, a dependable, stable income each month – that’s more like it for me.

    I love drunken blog posts – I should do them more often. I use to wrote some of my best uni work with a bottle of rose down me!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  • Victoria

    I don’t know whether Victoria is for me as it’s a common name but I’ll give it a go anyway 😛

    This was a good selection of questions and I would probably answer the same to a lot of them. I think I was over focused on moving the blog along and getting noticed by brands etc, but I’m trying to concentrate on content.

    No offence to your post….but boy do I wish I had read the drunken version too 😛

    Victoria xx thedaisyjaynes.com

  • Rebeca

    That post so funny, I think like you I’d rather have a few comments but felt that many senseless devote full the blog time was never my intention but there are seasons when inadvertently becomes that, you’re right, no vacation or health insurance and that’s important to live!

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