Yoo hoo!! Join me in welcoming our next blogger to be on the hot seat with us ,answering all our fun questions. This beauty is from Scotland who previously loved sharing fashion styles but eventually decided to share with us a lot more and that is everything she is passionate about. I am so glad to get the chance to know her through this post. 🙂
Her electric ocean started out solely as a fashion/beauty blog aimed at teenage girls under the name “my turquoise summer dress”. However, as time went by, I found that while my interest in fashion and beauty have remained, I enjoyed writing lifestyle-focused posts much more. Thus, “My turquoise summer dress” changed to “her electric ocean”. Now, this lovely little blog has a focus on positive living from a young woman’s point of view; from my thoughts on life, happy thoughts, and little gems of advice, I write in the hopes of encouraging and inspiring people just like you.
- When did you start blogging?
Come to think of it, I don’t really know when I actually started blogging. When I was a kid -around 10-11 years old- I had this awful blog on wordpress, which thankfully nobody read! I’ve always really had an interest in writing, which is actually really nice because I can see the gradual improvement in my writing.
2.Describe your blog in 5 words.
Girly, positive, & full of lists!
3.Based upon your experience, what is the best thing about blogging?
The best thing about blogging… hm… Well, I guess it would have to be the rewarding nature of it. You know, I write solely because I want to and because I enjoy writing, but there’s something so nice about appreciating your blog’s success. So it really does brighten up my day if I put up a post and it gets a bunch of comments, or if I reach a goal in terms of how many views I’ve got.
4.What is your favorite post and why?
I love Louise’s “Amazing advertisers” posts on her blog sprinkleofglitter.blogspot.co.uk. Every month, she posts a new addition to the collection of bloggers who want to be advertised by her. I love how Louise gives her own description of each blog and her personalised opinion of what makes each blog great; and it’s such a good way for me to find new blogs to read!
5. Do you take pictures for your blog yourself or someone else does that?
It depends, really. If I’m on a tight schedule, I have a bank of images that I have purchased from shutterstock or pixbay, which I usually edit to suit my needs. However, a good handful of pictures on her electric ocean have been taken and edited by myself. It’s a lot more rewarding when I post with my own pictures; I know it’s 100% my work.
6. How organised are you when it comes to blogging?
I think I’m pretty good with being organised on my blog, but things haven’t always been that way. Ever since I started my last year of school, I’ve had a lot more free time to commit to blogging, so I’ve decided to schedule one post every Saturday.
7. Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block? If so, how do you deal with it?
Absolutely! I think bloggers block has become a pretty common problem recently, and a lot of bloggers I read have put out great posts advising you on how to combat bloggers block, which has been really helpful for me. Personally, I’ve found that it’s become increasingly important for me to keep track of all my ideas, and all the posts I’ve done, so I keep a ring-binder and a notebook dedicated to organising everything to do with my blog. Also, whenever I feel inspired, or am on a writing roll, I’ll make sure to write a few posts that I can save as drafts and put aside for the times when I’m just not up for writing.
8. Where do you see your blog in the next 2 years?
Honestly? Who knows! I hope that I will continue writing frequently, and that when I get into university that my student life will give me more perspective for writing and not hinder it, but it’s all up in the air right now. I hope that my blog will continue to grow in success as it has done in the last year, but I haven’t got a clue how it’ll end up.
9. Do you find most/some/all of your fellow bloggers helpful?Share one good experience with a fellow blogger.
Absolutely! I love being a part of blogger support groups on facebook, it’s such a nice community to be in, where you can share tips and advice with each other, and promote your recently published posts.
10. Favorite item in your wardrobe.
I love my black leather jacket; it’s great as I can dress it down with jeans and a plain top, or dress it up with a pretty dress and heels.
11. Best qualities about you.
I’m quite welcoming, so when I meet new people I always make sure they feel comfortable. I love making new friends, haha!
Finally, I am always organised. I’m the kind of person who has blog posts scheduled a month in advance, and I always pack a week -or more- early when I’m going away from home!
12. Worst traits you want to change.
I’m very self-critical, and everyone says that I’m too harsh on myself. I’m very good at picking out the negatives in myself, which is why it’s so important for me to have my blog where I try my best to give a positive angle to my life.
I also find it very difficult to say “no” to some people, which can end up with me having way too much on my plate, and very little “me time”
13. On a scale of 10, 10 being the highest. Rate yourself as :
- photographer 6.5/10
- writer 8/10
- artist 6/10
14. Your favorite blogger/Youtuber.
I love Hannah Gale, she’s such a humorous writer, and her pictures are always wonderful!
15. Best tip you can give to a new blogger.
Keep at it. Don’t give up, even if you’ve been writing for weeks and you’re not getting many -if any- views. It took me years of blogging to get my level of daily views, and I still don’t have that many followers; but it doesn’t matter. Don’t judge your blog’s success on it’s statistics!
16. We all need to relax at some point. What do you do to relax yourself?
I’ve actually written a few posts about relaxing, and taking time out for myself, such as ‘Calm the mind, change the world’. I recently bought a new book “Calm” by Michael Acton Smith, which encouraged me to try out meditation, which I am now trying to do 10 minutes of once a day. It’s definitely hard disciplining myself to take those 10 minutes out of my busy life, but when I do it’s so rewarding and relaxing.
17. What is your dream job?
I would love to write as a career. Ideally, I would love to be a full time blogger, or a journalist for magazines that focus on popular culture!