Hello! Today's post is the first post in what I hope will become a monthly series: Ask The Blogger. Each month I'll interview a new blogger with both questions of my own and questions that you guys asked. This month's is the amazing Jemma from Dorkface. Enjoy!
1. Hi Jemma! Could you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?
I'm a UK blogger/illustrator and all around social media addict! My blog is a place for lifestyle, beauty, books, art and whatever else I feel like writing about. It's a place I can express myself and share ideas, which I love doing!
2. Why did you decide to start your blog?
I had read blogs for years, and started a few of my own but never really stuck to them. In 2014 I was stuck in a job I hated, and decided to start one as something fun to do in my spare time.
3. How did you come up with your blog name?
I wanted something that expressed me - and I'm a huge dork! I also loved that it was simple and memorable! :)
I always plan ahead, and I'm always in 'blogging mode' trying to think up ideas or include topics I'm interested in. Pinterest can be a huge inspiration also.
5. What is your favourite type of post to write?
I love personal, chatty posts! Anything where I get to ramble about my life or my week is good. I also love doing creative DIY posts! - Though they are much harder to do!
6. How did you decide to become a full-time blogger?
It just sort of happened really! I was spending all my free time working on my blog and pushing it to succeed. It got to a point where I was making just enough to be able to quit my job, so I took the plunge!
It is now my career, my biggest motivation and it makes me so happy. I have so many amazing blogger friends too! I feel so inspired all the time and I get to live a creative life which I think is the best thing ever!
8. Have you learned any "life lessons" from blogging?
Yes. Nobody knows what they're doing. We're all just trying to make the best of things. Also that if you really put your heart and soul into something, you can achieve your goals.
9. Do you have any tips for new bloggers?
Be yourself, post often, promote yourself on social media often, get talking to lots of other bloggers, and don't be afraid to try something different - in fact, DEFINITELY be different. It will help you stand out :)
I hope that you guys enjoyed the interview and learned some new things about blogging! Definitely check out Jemma's blog if you haven't, it's amazing.