I was doing my blog post planning recently with my beloved notepad, racking my brains for more blog post ideas. One idea that came to my mind was interviewing other bloggers. I did love this idea as it helps me get to know other bloggers and lets you guys get to know other bloggers too. Plus you may find blogger that you love and they write about the kind of thing you love to read!
I put out on Twitter that I wanted to interview bloggers and now I have a long list of bloggers to interview which is great, the first blogger that replied to my tweet was Eleanor May.
I sat for a long while trying to create the best questions. Hopefully you lot like this little series I have started. Lets get started to see Eleanor’s interview.
Eleanor May – Eleaanormay.com
1. Could you tell my readers a little bit about yourself?
My name is Eleanor and I am from a little town in Wales UK. I have been blogging for 3 years now and I absolutely love it! I am definitely a body confident enthusiast and I try to show that in my blog. I have a passion for Japanese culture, kawaii things and Disney!
2. What inspired you to start blogging?
I am the type of person who feels the need to share every aspect of my life with the internet. I started to realise that what I wanted to say definitely did fit in to 140 characters on Twitter, so I needed another platform to express myself. That’s why I decided to start blogging. At first I only wrote the occasional post but after I got involved with the blogging community, I started to see how great blogging could be and it turned in to more of a full-time thing.
3. How has blogging improved/made a positive impact on your life?
Blogging has had an impact on my life in so many ways. The main thing that I have noticed is that’s I’m always thinking about blogging. Whenever something happens, one of the first things I think about is whether or not it would make a good blog post.
4. What is your biggest blog achievement?
Honestly, my biggest achievement would be making so many new friends. Making friends isn’t easy so having such a supportive community around me can be a great feeling. The blogging community is like having one big group of friends.
5. Where do you want to in 5 years with your blog?
I want to be in the same place I am but with more knowledge. I am happy writing how I do and I don’t want my hobby of blogging to process into anything further, like a career. I worry that it would just take the fun right out of it! I would however love to learn more things about things such as SEO because I really have no idea about it all.
6. What do you find frustrating about blogging?
It can get frustrating when you have words in your head but they wont come out properly on the screen. This happens to me often and can get so annoying.
7. Does your blog have a niche?
I try to keep my blog personal to me which means that I write about pretty much anything that my brain can think of. That kind of stops me from having a niche.
8. Do you blog full-time or part-time?
I would definitely say its full-time. Its a hobby that has completley taken over my life (in the best way possible).
9. Where do you find inspiration/ideas for your blog posts?
I try to inspiration from things that happen in my life. I look at my days and wonder if there is any way that I can write a blog post about it. For example, I couldn’t sleep one night so I wrote a post about not being able to sleep well.
10. How do you drive traffic to your blog?
Most of my blog traffic now comes from Pinterest which is a surprise to me. I used to get my views from Twitter until I wrote a post about bullet journaling that gets me 300 views a day from Pinterest. Its crazy!
11. How many times a week do you blog?
I upload a blog post twice a week but I’m actually blogging all day, everyday. Whenever I have a spare minute, I am writing a draft or updating an old post. If I’m not doing that, I’m scrolling through social media promoting my blog.
12. Do you have any bloggers that love and read religiously? If so name them and their blogs
I read so many blogs a day and they are all different and great in their own ways. A blog that I recently discovered was Hilary’s blog. The Cutie life (link here). I absolutely love it! It’s so cute and Hilary has a great way of writing.
Thank you so much to Eleanor for letting me interview her!
Thanks for reading as always,
Love from Liv xo