Hey, beautiful! Today, I had the great honour of interviewing one of my favourite bloggers, Arielle from withallmyaffection.com! If you haven’t read her blog yet, then I don’t know what you’ve been doing with your life! Anyways, here is the interview.
- Let’s start with the generic question: why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I was following quite a lot of bloggers and youtubers and it seemed so much fun to do! I always loved writing and taking pictures and having a blog was the happy and perfect mix of these two.
- Did anyone encourage you to blog?
Not really. My friends and my family are not into the blogosphere at all. Even when I started they thought it was a funny thing to do but now everyone is so supportive and happy with my blog!
- What was the direction of your blog in the beginning? Has it changed?
My blog didn’t change that much. I always wanted to have a platform where I would share things that I love whether it was beauty-wise, food, fashion, travel and so on. And I am still doing it right now. The only thing that changed is that the products or things I was reviewing were the things I bought or places I went and now I am collaborating with businesses – they send me a lot of products for me to try out and to review on the blog.
- What was your reaction when a company first contacted you?
I couldn’t believe it. Blogging was and still just a side hobby for me so having a company contact me to do a collaboration was out of this world. It was also a great motivation and it boosted my blog-self-esteem as it meant that my blog reached a certain level of credibility!
- Why do you use wordpress?
I find it very user-friendly. Everything is so easy to use, there are so many forums if you have any question, the support team is great and the community here is amazing!
- If you weren’t blogging, what would you be doing?
Blogging is just a side hobby, so I guess I would still be doing the same thing, except the blogging part. I am a copywriter so that wouldn’t change. I think that I would spend all my free-time watching youtube videos and putting pictures on my instagram haha.
- What advice would you give to a new blogger.
I actually wrote 3 blog posts that might be helpful to new bloggers. I will link them here:
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