Thursday, 16 June 2016

June's Ask The Blogger: Bash Harry from Hey Bash

Hello everyone! It's been a while, hasn't it? I'm back today for June's Ask The Blogger with that amazing Bash Harry from Hey Bash. If you don't know what Ask The Blogger is, each month I'll interview a new blogger with both questions of my own and questions that you guys have asked. This was originally supposed to be published in May, but both of us had crazy schedules, so here it is now!

1. Hi Bash! Can you tell us a little about yourself and your blog?

Hey! Well, I’m 18 and currently waiting for university in September. I enjoy coffee shops, my house and anywhere with free Wi-Fi. Because that’s where I can access my blog, Hey Bash. Hey Bash is a life-style blog mostly focused on beauty with the occasional snippets of little life and attempts to be ‘stylish’ and failing miserably.

2. How did you choose your blog name?

Funny enough, Hey Bash was originally named Bash Says Hey, which was a then-reference to my old Instagram name HeyBash. I changed it when I realised I liked Hey Bash even more. Though I always knew I wanted to keep the blog name simple so I could use it as an umbrella. I didn’t want the blog to be limited to only one genre. Hence it wasn’t aptly named ‘Beauty with Bash’ or ‘Bash The Beauty’ which friends did suggest. 

3. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

The ability to educate, even if it’s not what is expected. Though I doubt I'll talk about quadratic formulas or World War I in my blog, being able to give helpful information is always something I'm fond of. Providing tips, reviews and opinions that can help make informed decisions, whether for makeup or clothes or thoughts. That's awesome.
 4. What is your biggest blogging accomplishment?

I don't know if I have any big accomplishments per say. Looking through my blog, there are a lot of things I'm proud of, but wouldn't necessarily consider accomplishments. It's really re-configuring your goals after every accomplishment. My biggest blogging accomplishment, is having my own website. Which is a small goal, but having a new layout and having my own domain gave me more confidence to blog.

5. What is your go-to nail colour?

I don’t use nail polish at all, it's been ages since I've painted my nails. What can I say? I like going bare.

6. You have both a blog and a YouTube channel, are there any similarities between the two?

I've only started doing YouTube videos for a few months, compared to blogging, which is about two years or so. Two different mediums but both take a lot of work, and a lot of help to make it right. YouTube definitely has a bigger audience than a blog, but I feel like blogs have a stronger sense of community.
 7. How has blogging changed your life (if it has)?

I never thought it would but it did. It changed my public life. People recognise me and ask for pictures. I’m invited to events that I’d usually never attend. People think I’m actually stylish when I prefer dressing in my grandmother’s hand-me-downs. I hope it hasn't changed my personal life though, I still have the same friends, same young adult struggles I hope won't be broadcast online. If anything, blogging has taught me to keep close my personal life, despite how small it is.

8. What is your favourite type of post to write?

As much as I love writing reviews and putting on makeup, I love writing discussions and think pieces. If there is a discussion to be made about topics of interest, then I hope I can lend a voice and have others share their own opinion. I think that's why my personal favourite posts are discussions of beauty and its subjectivity. A happy medium.

9. Have you learned any "life lessons" from blogging?

Perhaps I should but the only thing I can think of, is that blogging taught me to be in the moment. That it shouldn't be the most valuable thing in my life, and the most valuable things in life shouldn't be online. Blogging helps create that balance between work and life for me, something I'm always learning.
 10. Do you have any tips for new bloggers?

Just do it. You shouldn't start thinking you will be automatically great at it, because I wasn't, still isn't. Starting off slow, and learning how to improve is how I did it. And you can't do it unless you start. So just do it.

11. What do you dislike the most about blogging?

The unwarranted stress. Unwarranted critics. Unwarranted comparison. There are great pros to blogging but there are great cons as well. A lot of it, hitting your self-esteem. Perhaps taking a step back helps, but these feelings come around often. You just have to trudge through.

12. What would you say to the people who want to start blogging/youtube channel but are still hesitating?

As I said before, just do it. Acknowledge what is holding you back then proceed with fear. It will go away in time. Everyone feels hesitant when making such a huge step. Just know people are there to help.
I hope that you guys enjoyed the interview and learned some new things about blogging! Definitely check out Bash's blog if you haven't already, it's amazing and inspirational.

-Amy


54 comments:

  1. Can you please do an ask the blogger about me?
    -Dani

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    1. I'm sorry Dani, but I try to only interview blogs that are similar to mine so that I think that my readers will be interested, but I still love your blog! ♥

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    2. Hm... Would it be ok if i kinda... take this idea? I mean, I'll give you some credit but... ya know?
      -Dani

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    3. Hmmm, well it depends on what you mean by "take this idea". If you mean have monthly interviews with other bloggers, that's totally cool! I'm sure that I wasn't the fist person to think of that. I would appreciate if you simply said that you got the idea from me, though :D

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    4. Yeah! Totally! Thanks Amy!!!
      -Dani

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  2. Im first time on your blog:) you are very beautiful :)

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    1. Haha thank you Paulina, but that's Bash, not me! She is gorgeous though, isn't she? ♥

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  3. I really love Hey Bash and have been following her for a while now. Both your blogs are gorgeous!
    - Sanjana
    peridotcove.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh my, what a beauty she is! And speaks wisely.

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  5. Love this "Ask the Blogger" post, she is beautiful. Currently stalking her, heh :P

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  6. Hey Bash sounds like one dedicated blogger! Not to mention great fashion style ;D I especially love the way she takes her hijab! Definitely going to check her blog out :)

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    1. She totally is! You should check out her blog for sure ♥

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  7. Beautiful Street Style
    Awesome!

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    1. She does have a lovely style, doesn't she? ♥

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  8. "Hey Bash" is such a good blog name tho! :D well, I wasn't really a follower to the blog, but I do subscribed to her youtube channel.

    Loving what you're doing here, Amy. Thanks for introducing me to new blogs. ^__^
    ieyra h. | blog

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    1. Isn't it just perfect?
      I'm so happy that I can help introduce people to new blogs, and I hope to continue doing it with this series! ♥

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  9. Oh look it's me! HEHEHE. Thanks so much for picking me Amy! Oh you're absolutely wonderful, thanks so much <3 <3 <3.

    ALL THE HEARTS.

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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    1. Awww, thank you so much Bash! Thank you so much for being a part of this ♥

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  10. wow I really enjoyed this thread!! bash sounds super cute!! I love this "ask the blogger" idea so much!! <3 <3

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Ally! I'm so happy that you like it ♥

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  11. What an awesome idea for a monthly feature and a great way to intro other bloggers! Your blog is really cute : ) x

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thank you so much Tiffany, I'm so happy that you think so ♥

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  12. Loved getting to know Bash more! I love her blog and I've just discovered yours too! Love the idea of this :)

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  13. I've always thought Bash was really very pretty! Nice interview!

    aroseisinbloom.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, I do too! ♥

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  14. I love Bash's blog and I have been following her since I first started blogging! This monthly blogger post idea sounds really nice and a great way to find other bloggers :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Thank you so much Sarah, I'm so happy you think so ♥

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  15. I love Bash! I'm following her for more than a month now and she never fails me with her blogposts. What an inspiration. I loved reading this post and knowing a little bit more about her, thanks for sharing!

    Love, Fads
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    1. Thank you so much Fahda! I totally agree, all of her posts are amazing ♥

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  16. I've seen her blog... she is very beautiful! =) Thanks for sharing! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  17. Omg I love both your blogs and have been following you both for a while! It's so nice to see how the blogging world is like a little community :) Great post!

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
    sarahinks.co.uk

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    1. Awww, thank you so much Sarah! I'm so happy that you liked it ♥

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  18. I follow Bash's blog! She's the cutest!


    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  20. I love reading your interview posts :) Bash is a beauty! :) x

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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  21. Ah I love this, I loved reading this! I am always looking for new blogger friends and I think your blog is lovely, let me know if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  22. I adore Bash and her blog so this was such a fun post to read, she's such a beautiful soul and I love everything that she writes <3 I'm loving this series Amy, keep it up! x
    www.britishmermaid.com

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    1. Thank you so much Cara, I do too! I'm planning to, haha ♥

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  23. such a lovely interview! will go and check out her blog now! :-) xx

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    1. Thank you Laura, and I'm sure you'll love it ♥

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  24. Such a lovely interview, this was so interesting! I love Bash's blog, she is so beautiful and has an incredible intellect and makeup skills :D she's really inspiring for me! Adore your blog Amy :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

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