I have been nominated for another Liebster award and the questions are so interesting I just knew I had to answer it and it makes for an interesting post, don't you think? thank you so much Laura, there's something else I am really happy to be part of and that is guest posting on Becky from Loose from the zoo's blog, please be sure to head over there. I have been reading Becky's blog since I started blogging and I adore her which makes me super proud to be featured on her blog so be sure to check it out. Thank you honey!!
Let's get started on answering Laura's questions.
Whats your favourite part of blogging?
I have a slight obsession with wanting to travel the world and blogging brings seeing new places to life through posts but if I have to be honest its meeting new people, from various parts of the globe and learning from them. Like that crepe's are like pancakes in South Africa.
How do you balance blogging with work/school/life?
Finding my blogging sweet spot has been a long process I use to be in two extremes of either totally obsessed with it or living life and not focused enough on blogging, but these days I hope to spend a few hours totally dedicated to blogging again and the rest focused on work and life. I use the time I used to watch series etc on blogging , stealing time whenever you can really does help.
How do you come up with new blog posts?
Oh boy, after my insane case of bloggers block , do you really want my answer to this? I guess they just come to mind and I go forward full steam ahead. There isn't an exact way I go about it but life happens and it brings you some inspiration and that's my way of posting. I also make sure to jot down idea's and then try to figure out if they will work in a post.
What has helped your blog most along the way?
Readers that become friends, the encouragement and constant support I get is amazing and motivates me to keep blogging.
How long have you been blogging?
I've been blogging for around 8 months or it will be 8 months at the end of this month.
How does where you live positively and negatively affect you?
What a deep question , positively speaking I love that Johannesburg is so diverse and you can meet so many interesting people from around the world. Its beautiful. Negatives would be the exact area I stay in is so isolated and it makes me miss being at the coast because in Durban I was super central.
Do your friends and family know about your blog?
I am super proud of my blog so yes and yes!
Which blogs are your favourite?
How do you encourage reader interaction?
I genuinely want my readers opinions, so I will ask for it. I often will ask questions somewhere within the post or at the end.
How do you feel about monetizing your blog?
Some of my favorite blogs monetize their blogs but in a classy and ethical way. Their blogs haven't turned into a catalog, I am pro monetizing but only if you do it with integrity and actually care about your readers not just loading the pages with ads and affiliate links.
If you could chose another blog topic or theme to blog about, what would it be? do you have any other blogs?
I actually wouldn't change my blog topic, but then again my blog's quite open to a nice variety of topics, I can talk about food, travels, life, fashion. So there isn't a real desire to change the blog aesthetic at this point.
I want to say a huge thank you to Laura for the nomination. To read what blogs I have nominated in the past there's 11 awesome blogs for you to check out. Click here.