Blogger Interview With The Confessions of a Random Blogger

Blogger Interview With The Confessions of a Random Blogger

I have been a fan of this blog for a while and therefore super excited to share this interview with you guys! Be sure to check out the blog- as always it will be linked below.

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

Well, I’m 17 years old and I’m a first year college student. I’ve lived all over the world, but I’m currently in India. My blog is sort of a cocktail of every single niche out there; it’s kind of hard to describe! I simply talk about whatever is on my mind at the moment. I write about music, movies, cooking, poetry, psychology- you name it! My blog, quite simply put, is the confessions of a random blogger.

2. When did you start your blog and what inspired you to start a blog?

I started my blog in June 2020, right in the middle of the COVID-19 lockdown. I was going through a lot mentally, and I really just needed a creative outlet. I needed a place where I could say whatever I wanted without feeling like I was burdening the people around me. I started noticing that a couple of my friends had their own blogs where they published niche content every now and then. I’ve also always loved writing- many of my blogs have been drafts sitting in my notes app for years that I didn’t know what to do with. So, I decided to start my own blog!

3. What are some of your long term blogging goals?

I would be lying if I didn’t say the typical goals that almost every blogger has- views, likes, followers! For now, my long term blogging goals are just to be consistent. Maintaining a blog while trying to manage university can be extremely difficult. However, if I’m dreaming bigger, I would love to be featured in larger forms of media such as magazines and newspapers. Maybe even write my own book someday?

4. What inspires your posts/inspires you to write?

Almost everything around me inspires me to write. From movies, to music, to conversations with friends. For example, the other day I was watching a movie about the supermodel Gia Carangi, which inspired me so greatly to the point that I wrote an entire article about it. Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to find it.

http://theconfessionsofarandomblogger.com/2021/02/05/the-tragic-demise-of-gia-carangi/

5. What are some of your favourite topics to blog about?

Although my blog does sort of cover every niche out there, I would say that my favourite topics to talk about are movies, music and psychological analysis.

6. How has blogging helped you as a person?

Blogging has completely transformed me as a person. Before I started writing and posting regularly, I always felt this sense of incompleteness. It was sort of like I knew exactly what I was supposed to be doing but I didn’t know how. Blogging has also helped my anxiety both due to the pandemic and otherwise. As many of my fellow bloggers will testify to, blogging is hard work! It takes a huge amount of time and effort to consistently post. Therefore, it has really helped me to have an outlet to pile my extra energy and time into. There’s also a sense of belonging that comes with blogging- the community is always so welcoming and supportive!

7. What is your favourite food?

Tough question! I know it doesn’t necessarily count as a food, but coffee! Coffee in an IV please!

8. Where would you love to travel to if you could go anywhere in the world?

This is an answer I always have prepared! So I was born in Peru, but I only lived there for a year, which I obviously don’t remember. So if I could travel anywhere after the pandemic, it would definitely be Peru! I’d like to be able to answer the question I keep getting asked- “What is it like there?”

My second answer would absolutely have to be Paris. If you know me personally, you know that I cannot get through a conversation without mentioning France or The Eiffel Tower at least once.

9. What are some of your pet peeves?

Ah this could be an entire blog post! I’m one of those people that’s easily irritated by almost everything. However, since this is a blogging interview, I’ll talk about blogging pet peeves. I absolutely HATE those spam comments that are either trying to sell some sort of useless product or are literally just promoting their own blogs. I mean…what sort of answer do they expect? “Thank you so much- I’ll take two?”

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.
Thank you to the readers that took the time to read this far; things are so incredibly uncertain right now, and the fact that you decided to take the time out of your busy schedule to read this interview means so much to me. I would also like to thank Pooja for interviewing me! Your blog was one of the first that I came across when I started blogging and you have been nothing short of an inspiration ever since.

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Quote Of The Day #12

Quote Of The Day #12


A big thank you to Tom Schultz, a fellow blogger and friend, who was kind enough to share this quote with me and consequently all of you guys! Feel free to check out his blog by clicking here.

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Six Word Story #104

Six Word Story #104

Adulated by all. Loved by none.


As you guys may have noticed I have been trying to learn a new word every day and I have been trying to use some of these words in my six word stories to help me remember. Since these words are new to me I am guessing they are new to some of you too so I decided I would add their definitions along with the six word story and maybe you guys could try using the word in a six word story of your own in the comments section! We can learn a new word together and have fun doing it 😀

Today’s Word:

Adulate- praise (someone) excessively or obsequiously.

More about the word. 

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Blogger Interview With Derrick

Blogger Interview With Derrick

I had such a wonderful chat with Derrick and I am so happy to share this interview with you guys- I hope you enjoy reading it because we had a lot of fun with the interview and if you did enjoy it check out Derrick’s blog which will be linked below.

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

Thank you Pooja for this opportunity. My name is Derrick Ogara, I blog about wellbeing, I’d write about anything that touches on our wellbeing from mental health to fitness.

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?

I started blogging in June 2020, we were under a lockdown, I wanted something to keep me busy and distract me from the outside world that’s when I figured blogging would help me sail through those moments. I didn’t only help me sail through the pandemic, it also became part of me. Initially,  I wanted it to be my health journal to trace my own progress health-wise  and help my readers at the same time. Nothing changed, I am still working with the initial plan.

3. What are some of your long term blogging goals?

I have always wanted to touch lives and that’s what I live for. As long as my writing is helpful to a soul out there, even if it’s just one, I won’t stop writing.

4. You talk about a number of topics on your blog- where do you draw inspiration from for your posts?

My life and the things I come a across on a daily basis. To help others improve their wellbeing, I have to improve mine first and that’s what inspires me. I even wrote about living by my words in my post “blogger backsliding”  http://healthcheck.health.blog/2021/02/18/blogger-backsliding/

Lots of reading has also helped me pick inspiration for blogging.

5. What are some things you love about blogging?

I love the blogging community. Bloggers here are so friendly and supportive, that’s priceless.

6. What are some of your blogging pet peeves?

I don’t know how to answer this… I’m always focused on the positive side, I can’t think of any pet peeve I have come across or let’s just say I have not been around long enough.

7. What is your favourite food?

I have two; corn and chicken prepared in any way.  Haha!

8. What animal would you love to have as a pet if you could have any animal in the world as a pet?

I would still choose a dog. Dogs are outgoing, friendly and intelligent, I just love them.

9. What is your current favourite tv show?

Breaking Bad will always be my favourite, the creativity behind it is unmatched.  I also love animes.

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

You can stop by my blog here

https://healthcheck.health.blog/blogs/


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Six Word Story #103

Six Word Story #103

Green leaves, colourful flowers, chirping birds.


Happy Earth Day everyone- leave your Earth Day inspired six word story in the comments below!

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Crossroads (Winds of love): Poetry and Prose By Jude Itakali

Crossroads (Winds of love): Poetry and Prose By Jude Itakali

If you have been following my blog for a while you probably know that I really admire Jude’s blog and I am a huge fan of his writing. I was so happy to hear that he had put out a book and it was now available to preorder. I wanted to share this news with you guys because I know a lot of you are fans of poetry and I think you will really enjoy his work.

If you guys have a minute feel free to check out his book on Amazon by clicking here. I think it’s always a good idea to support one another in the blogging world and I am sure he would really appreciate it if you guys took the time to read his book. He is a wonderful writer, blogger and person and I am very proud of him for his achievement and I have no doubt that there will be many more wonderful achievements in his future.


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24 Thoughts While Turning 24

24 Thoughts While Turning 24

So, I am officially turning 24 today. It’s a weird birthday- perhaps as weird as last year because there is another lockdown in Ontario and I can’t really do much and even if I could I would not do much because I have a 15 page paper due today.

Anyway, back to the point- I’m 24 today. Notice how I used a question mark and not an exclamation mark. Well that’s because I don’t really know how I feel about turning 24. Nothing much has changed, I don’t feel older, I hope I don’t look that much older than I did last year although the forehead wrinkles and grey hairs say otherwise, I don’t sound any wiser that’s for sure. But at the same time I feel like everything has changed. 2020 left it’s mark and 2021 is doing a great job mimicking it.

I feel like I have grown up a lot in the last year, I have learnt new things about myself and the world around me, I know what I want in life, my goals are a little clearer and closer to being achieved. Everything has changed and nothing has changed. I don’t know if that makes any sense but it does to me. However, I must admit I have been working on my research papers for a few weeks now which means I am running on coffee and occasional naps so I am not exactly in the best shape or even fully lucid… But my blog is called lifesfinewhine for a reason- at 24 I fully intend to whine and ramble on till WP tries to kick me off this platform again.

Either way, I wanted to share some things I have learnt or just thought about in the last twelve months. I did this last year too and I really enjoyed it and a lot of you guys did too so I thought I’m not WordPress I’m not going to try to fix something that ain’t broken. I’m going to keep doing what works which is sharing personal details of my life and thoughts to strangers because it’s 2021 and what even is privacy anymore?

  1. Life goes on- one thing I have really learnt over the last few months is that no matter how bad it gets life goes on. Nothing is permanent- not the good stuff and not the bad stuff.
  2. Change is a constant in life. People change, things change and you change. That’s okay and I need to learn to embrace change instead of fear it.
  3. Something are out of our control. I like control and I like to always be in control of things but over the last few months I have realised that we really have no control over anything ever. We think we can control aspects of out life but the truth is we really can’t. And that’s okay because something that’s for the best.
  4. People come and go. Cherish the good memories but don’t hold on to the person because they may no longer be the person that made those memories with you.
  5. Take every opportunity you can get. You may feel like you’re unqualified, you don’t have enough experience, you’ll never make it but the truth is you never know until you try.
  6. Your emotions exist for a reason- even the negative ones. The only way to deal with them is to embrace them.
  7. Ice cream cures pretty much everything. Pizza and fries help too.
  8. Always try to be the best version of yourself.
  9. STOP PROCRASTINATING!! Life moves so fast stop wasting it and just finish your paper already!
  10. Work towards your goals and don’t get disappointed by set backs.
  11. Patience is a virtue. It will take a while to get to where you want to be but keep going.
  12. Cats are the best.
  13. The Universe always has your back- trust it even when times get bad.
  14. It’s okay to ask for help.
  15. Don’t overthink things because it may be too late when you finally make a decision.
  16. Cherish the people you love while you can.
  17. Don’t constantly apologise because you’ll get desensitized and the word “sorry” will begin to lose it’s meaning/importance. Only apologise when you mean it.
  18. When you do apologise don’t add a “but” to it. Take responsibility, learn from your mistakes and move on.
  19. When someone apologises to you don’t say “it’s okay” because they will think their behaviour was okay and they can get away with it again as long as they apologise. Instead, say “thank you for apologising” so they know what they did was wrong.
  20. If someone adds a “but” to their apology they probably aren’t sorry they are just making excuses and trying to manipulate you into thinking they are sorry.
  21. Do what you’re passionate about- forcing yourself to do things you don’t enjoy is only going to make you miserable. Sometimes we have to do stuff we don’t want to- like finish research papers- but when we are able to chose something we love over something we hate we should always choose what we love doing.
  22. Moisturize- just a friendly reminder that I’m not getting any younger and I need to moisturize if I want my skin to keep looking good.
  23. True friends will stay by your side no matter what. Others that you thought would be in your life forever will leave and that’s okay.
  24. Love wins every time. Do everything with love and try to be the most loving and caring person you can be.

Well that’s it for now. Next year when I’m half way to 50 maybe I’ll have some more things to share with you guys but for my 24th birthday this is pretty much it. I hope you guys enjoyed reading those and let me know in the comments if any of them resonated with you. Also let me know what you have learnt in the last few months and what you wish you knew at 24 if you’re older than 24.

I’m going to get back to my paper now- if anyone was wondering it’s about Cuba and the Cold War. The Bay of Pigs invasion happened right around my birthday so that’s an interesting little bit of birthday history.

Anyway, I hope you guys have a wonderful day and since it’s 420 (coincidence? I think not…😂) I hope everyone celebrating has a lot of fun!


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Blogger Interview With Rachel McAlphine

Blogger Interview With Rachel McAlphine
I have been very excited to share this interview with you guys! A couple of weeks ago I was able to chat and interview Rachel McAlphine who is a writer and blogger. At 81, she has accomplished so much and continues to keep going which is so inspiring! I hope you guys enjoy the interview and take some time to check out her wonderful blog which will be linked below.
1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.
Hello from New Zealand! I’m a lifelong writer who now writes mainly poems. Previously I was a pioneer in digital content and so I’m a geek with a poetical streak. My blog is about the facts, perils and joys of growing older. It includes cartoons about aging and news of my cat, who fancies herself as a social influencer. But the main focus is on finding your personal strategies for growing older the way you want.
2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?
This particular blog is not my first. The first one, long ago, was just a kind of a database for my poems. Then I blogged for my business. I started Write Into Life about six years ago when I was almost 75 and suddenly began to wonder how much longer I would live. The shock of finding the answer was probably “99!” set me thinking, researching, taking action…and blogging.
3. What are some advantages and disadvantages of blogging at an older age?
Speaking for myself, I know heaps and have experienced heaps. This means that I can think fast, even if my memory causes me to judder sometimes. Also, I can often see things in proportion and I am less volatile. I really, really appreciate being alive. But my energy is lower and I can be very lazy and easily distracted.
4. How has blogging helped you as a writer?
Production! As a writer I have no outside pressure to write and very few deadlines. So I welcome the self-imposed requirement to blog once or twice a week. Also, writing is essentially a lonely job so it’s marvellous to get instant responses from readers.
5. With writing, blogging and a podcast among other things you have a lot going on which is great. What inspires you to keep going and trying new things?
Um, I’m not sure. I think it’s just my nature. I like having just slightly too much on my plate. I’ve always written for the joy of it and every time I finish one project my busy brain pops up with a new one. (They say “energy begets energy”.) At present I’m focused on sharing my book How To Be Old with as many people as possible, which means a busy year with readings, festivals, house concerts, and a one-day workshop.
6. What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a professional writer?
Just do it. If it’s not fun, something’s wrong. Embrace mistakes and messes. Abandon perfectionism. The time to tidy up is when you’ve written a lot … for fun. Keep reading: reading is feeding your brain.
7. What is your favourite food?
Vegetables.

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Blogger Interview With Tenywa

Blogger Interview With Tenywa

I want to thank Tenywa for participating in this interview. It was so much fun and if you enjoy it as much as we did be sure to check out Tenywa’s awesome blog which will be linked below!

1. Thanks so much for being a part of this interview. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what your blog is about.

Woooww, am so pleased to to be interviewed. I can’t believe it. Am I dreaming?

I am Tenywa Cositantine from Uganda, East Africa, the Pearl of Africa. I am single and not contented, seeing someone already. I love children, actually I have worked with kids for the last three years as a Sunday school teacher. I am a Christian. My blog is about motivational articles, I write about self-help and inspiration life stories with life lessons. I use story about anything to bring out life lessons.

2. When did you start your blog and what made you decide to start blogging?

I started writing in 2019. I started writing out of passion. I am an aspiring motivational and I listen and watch great speakers. I realised that most of them are in advanced ages and the young people hardly listened to them. So I though I Could step in to cater for the young era. There are time when the world feels like its against you and all you need is some to whisper into your ears and tell you, “its going to be fine.” Inspirational words are powerful. Thats why I thought I could use blogging to inspire and motivate the youths.

3. What are some of your long term blogging goals?

Acquire a big following so as to reach as many young people as possible.

I also intend to use the blogging platform to market my books because I am an author. I have written two books so far. I also want to coach people on how to use blogs for positive change.

4. What inspires you to write?

Life inspires me a lot. Life has many stories, lessons, memories and setbacks that teach us if we pay attention to it. If I achieve something, I write about it. If I fail at something, I learn from it and write about it to help others not to fail in the same thing.

5. How has blogging helped you or changed your life?

Blogging has helped to see everyhing in life as a lesson and also I now know that whatever happens in life has a lesson. When I write about something, I feel am giving hope to someone out there.

6. What is your favourite thing about being a blogger?

Getting opinions from different people all over the world about life.

7. What is your favourite food?

Bananas and Smoked beef in ground nut stew. In my country bananas are eaten as food and we call it “matooke”. The bananas are cooked, smashed and then steamed.

8. What was your favourite subject in school?

Mathematics

9. What is one thing you have learnt about life this year?

Not much, I learned most of my lessons last year, the historical pandemic year.

10. Thanks again and please feel free to add anything you would like to share with the readers.

I can’t thank you enough. I am pleased x10000000. Life is a beauty and a practical study guide. Writing is fun.


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