What is your blog called?
When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging about a year ago, mainly because my family and friends were bored of me droning on about the table I painted or getting overly excited about a new print I had bought for our home.
Was there a particular blog that inspired you to start?
By the time I started blogging there were so many amazing sites out there, it was a culmination of all those sites and a love of design that made me realise I wanted my own blog to share my projects and ideas.
How do you curate your content?
I’m really not great at curating my blog content, I write about whatever excites and inspires me, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Once I have written and photographed my posts I have my boyfriend look over a preview and tell me if it’s awful or not! My drafts are filled with posts that didn’t quite meet his approval.
Where do you find inspiration?
A lot of my inspiration comes from my work, I work in an interior design company so everyday I am surrounded by inspiring fabrics, tiles and timbers. But I also get inspired by every day life, a trip to the garden centre or a walk along the seafront can leave me buzzing with ideas and excitement.
How do you stay motivated?
Motivation comes from passion, it’s not hard to stay motivated when you really love what you are doing. Blogging is such an amazing hobby for me, I feel like it gives me a purpose and an excuse for trying new things – if anyone asks me why I have 3 pallets in the boot of my car I can blame it on the blog.
Which blogs do you read regularly?
Way too many to name them all! I love Fall for DIY, Hannah In The House, Emma Jane Palin and so many more. Since We Blog Design launched I think the amount of blogs I read has doubled because the WBD team have shed light on so many inspiring creatives, so thanks for that!
How long does it take to write a blog post?
A long time, purely because I will get distracted by something, I don’t think I have ever written a blog post in one sitting because there would always be something to distract me. Some posts end up half written in my drafts for weeks, a new sentence being added here and there!
How do you promote your posts?
This is something I really need to work on, at the moment I just tweet a link or chuck a picture up on Instagram and hope for the best. Although I have recently started using Pinterest to promote posts, I create custom photos for the site which can be time consuming but also rewarding.
How did you grow your social media following?
I have a pretty small social media following so I’m no expert on this question! Any followers I do have are probably from me commenting on their Instagram feed or joining in on their twitter conversations!
Which is your favourite social media platform?
Easily Instagram, there is no where to hide on Instagram, every photo needs to be perfect and well curated in order to make the cut and I love that. It’s such a current and in the moment platform, I treat it almost like a news feed – it was on Instagram that I learnt Zaha Hadid had passed away.