What’s the name of your blog?
When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging in June/July last year so I’m still relatively new to the scene and working out where I sit within the blogging world. I wanted to develop my editorial skills, but also create connections with other illustrators, graphic designers and generally just creative people.
Was there a particular blog that inspired you to start?
I can’t really recall the specific moment when I decided to start blogging but I have blogging friends within the music and fashion industry so I guess they slowly inspired me to start writing myself.
How do you curate your content?
I attend a lot of designer/maker events and take a LOT of business cards. These go towards creating interviews and designer profiles. If I see something I like I will generally go and take a look at their social media and website before getting in contact as I want to make sure they are ready for any potential exposure. I try and mix things up a little with content as there are so many things I’m interested in, it’s hard to stay niche!
Where do you find inspiration?
I think my main friendship group acts as a constant source of inspiration for me. Everyone is very motivated and passionate about their career. We’re a big bunch of creatives but all interested in different fields. Oh and Instagram, obviously.
How do you stay motivated?
I’m still at the stage where blogging is really bloomin’ exciting so I don’t find it that hard to stay motivated. I’ll travel an hour just to take a picture of something I like and I tend to write things up when Iâ€™m inspired and excited, which is normally on the tube home. I guess other successful bloggers motivate me to produce more and be much stricter with myself when it comes to staying up that extra hour in the evening!
Which blogs do you read regularly?
I read a lot. It’s kind of my job to be up to date with EVERY blog so I make an effort to read a selection each day. I love discovering new bloggers doing a good job at being creative and original. My recent favourite is And Projects for her beautiful imagery and elegant posts – definitely one to watch. I also recently discovered Young Gold TeethÂ run by Emily Beeson, a whirlwindÂ of creativity and wonderful people, with wishlist galore.
How long does it take to write a blog post?
Although this definitely depends on content it also depends on my mood. Sometimes it takes me hours spread over a week and sometimes I can get everything I want to say on the page on the tube journey home, although this does occasionally need a once overÂ after one or two glasses of prosecco at an event!
How do you promote your posts?
I’m not the best at promoting just yet but social media is obviously key. The designers I feature are normally really pleased to be featured so I like to think of it as a joint promotion. If anyone has any tips, send them my way.
How did you grow your social media following?
Again, this is still very much in progress, although Iâ€™m getting there on Instagram. I’m not a fan of too many hashtags on my own personal accounts so I find it quite difficult. I try to go with the approach of meeting lots of people and making a good impression in person. Obviously great photos help too.
Which is your favourite social media platform?
Definitely Instagram. I’m a visual person and it’s the first app I look at in the morning over a cup of coffee. I also screenshot of lot ofÂ things like events and openings when I’m out and about so that I don’t forget later on.