Blogger Interview With Retro Dee

Blogger Interview With Retro Dee

Super excited to share this interview with you guys- Dee’s blog is one of my favourite blogs and it’s so unique and fun I am sure you guys will love it so feel free to check it out. It will be linked at the end of the blog as always.

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

My name is Deidre but everyone just calls me Dee because it’s easier. I love music, cats, fashion and classic TV. My blog is about various topics pertaining to the decade of the 1950’s.

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

I started my blog on September 21, 2017. It was 60 years and one day after “Peggy Sue” dropped in record stores nationwide. I didn’t know what to write about for a first post, so I just wrote about that. As far as writing goes, it was pretty bad. But it was my first post! Hopefully, I’ve grown as a writer since then. I’ve always enjoyed writing, though. English was my best subject. I wanted a blog and I wanted to write about something that made me happy. The 1950’s were a very happy time and I enjoy writing about it. I didn’t know how many people would even read my blog, but I figured maybe anyone who did could get a glimpse of what a wonderful era the 1950s were.

3. Your blog revolves around the fifties- what is it about this decade that fascinates you?

What fascinates me about the 1950’s is how happy and perfect everyone seemed. I mean, maybe nothing was ever completely perfect, and the 50’s were no exception, but they did a pretty good job of making everything look perfect. I guess “perfect” can mean different things to different people. To me, “perfect” and “ideal” are synonymous. Most everyone in those days was happy, carefree and secure. There was structure, stability, manners, morals and values. People back then knew how to have fun without causing irreversible damage. All the innocence and romance of the era just enchants me. There was just the right amount of decent behavior and just the right amount of rebelliousness. It must have been spectacular to be a teenager then. I hear it was pretty great. Personally, I’m not the type who gets off on chaos and danger. I think most people are. It’s not Human Nature to be too good for too long. That’s why the manners and morals of the 1950’s didn’t last— it was just a short period of time where things were “ideal”. Even I get bored with the thought of all that structure sometimes. Even I sometimes think that life in the 50’s must have been a TAD dull… but my love for the era will never die. Without actually having lived in it, from what I can see, to me it really was “The Best Era Ever”.

4. What are some of your favourite things from the fifties?

The music, obviously. Also the clothes. I love 1950’s fashion! The cars were beautiful too, but certainly not my area of expertise… And do I need to mention, the guys? Okay, the guys! I love the way they dressed; so clean-cut and dapper.

5. What song do you think really defines the fifties and really captures what it was like to live in that era?

Definitely “Come And Go With Me” by The Del-Vikings. That song encapsulates the entire era. It’s the 1950’s in a song! Each time I hear it, it’s like being transported back in time.

6. When did you first get immersed into the fifties and why do you think you were drawn to this era in particular?

I always loved the era, but I didn’t fully dedicate myself to it until 2016. I just happened to hear some of Buddy Holly’s music that I hadn’t heard before and I fell in love! I was always drawn to the 50’s though. I’ve tried to figure out why, but there’s not one real reason. I think maybe I’m one of those people who should have been living in a different time period!

7. What is your favourite food?

It depends but I’m sure it’s probably fried.

8. What is your favourite song?

NO way can I pick ONE favorite song! 100 maybe, but not one. I’d say about all my favorites are from the 1950’s decade and most of them are by Buddy Holly and The Everly Brothers. But then there’s Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis and all the rest. And there are a ton of other early Rock N Roll songs and Doo Wop hits that I could put on the list.

9. Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Uh, middle-aged?

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

Thank you for giving me this opportunity, I truly appreciate it. I’d like to tell the readers not to believe everything they see on TV and in the Movies about the 1950’s (or any era!). Always cross-reference things with people who actually study the facts. I’m by no means an expert, so I don’t necessarily mean me. But there are historians and preservationists out there who have the answers and the truth. Anytime you take an interest in History, it’s best to go with reliable sources and take everything else with a grain of salt.


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Six Word Story #111

Six Word Story #111

Our love, soon destroyed by veracity.


As promised I will still be posting six word stories once or twice weekly- usually when I’m feeling a bit lazy to write a longer post haha 😂

Today’s Word:

Veracity

1: conformity with truth or fact 
2: devotion to the truth : 
3: power of conveying or perceiving truth
4: something truemakes lies sound like veracities

More about the word. 

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Blogger Interview With Olivia

Blogger Interview With Olivia

Super excited to share this interview with Olivia– I have really enjoyed her blog for a while now so I am happy that we could do this interview. Feel free to check out her 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.

Hi there, my names Olivia and I am a Lifestyle blogger.  I really write about everything and anything. My blog covers topics such as body positivity, interior design, self-care, mental health, blogging tips and so much more.

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

My blog originally started as a beauty blog back in 2015. I really wanted a platform to share all things hair and makeup. I blogged for about a year and then decided to stop. I had a 4-year break from blogging and came back in July 2020, mid pandemic. I completely re-branded my blog into what it is today. My original reason for starting the beauty blog was to raise awareness of the lack of diversity in the beauty world. We constantly see the same skin tones and complexions from brands. And so, I wanted to create a space for people who didn’t fit the ‘normal’ standard that the beauty world has.

I decided to re-brand and come back to blogging in 2020 because I needed a focus in life. Life as we knew it stopped and I really needed something to focus on besides work.

3. You sort of recreated your blog/brand- what inspired you to do this and what advice would you give bloggers looking to redesign their blog?

​I knew that sticking with the beauty blog I had created would have only gotten me so far. The content I was creating was far too niche and it really excluded a lot of other people. I want to create content for everyone, and although I know beauty and makeup is for everyone. I still knew there was a large chunk of potential audience that I wasn’t reaching.

The advice I would give is, if you feel like you want to re-brand your blog don’t wait until the perfect moment. Do it there and then. You don’t want to wait too long into your blogging journey to do it as it could have negative impacts. I’m glad I did it, but there were so many steps I had to do afterwards to sort of, clean up the mess. Like removing broken links with my old domain name. That was annoying to say the least!

4. How has blogging changed your life?

​Blogging really gave me a purpose. It really ignited my love for content creation. It also lead me to other avenues too. I recently created a small business selling digital illustrations. And I don’t think I would have ever done that if it wasn’t for blogging. It’s probably one of the best things I have done in life so far.

5. How do you find the time to blog while doing so many other things too and what advice would you give other bloggers looking to manage their time better?

​It’s funny because some days I feel like I’m killing it with blogging and managing everything else. And then I have other days where I feel like I am not doing well at all. Being organised and scheduling things in advance really helps me to keep on top of everything. I like to bulk write my blog posts and this helps to keep me on top of things. I put aside an hour or two and write about 2-3 posts at a time.

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

I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing brands already, but I would love to continue to work with more. I also look forward to increasing my following and hopefully hit 5k this year! Which would be crazy, but amazing too! One of my biggest goals is finding ways to help other bloggers. I know how it feels to be pretty clueless when it comes to blogging, so I want to help and support as many people as I can.

7. What is your favourite food?

​I don’t think I have a specific food, but type of food would be Mexican or Italian. Give me all the carbs.

8. What is one of your favourite childhood memories?

Being able to spend so much time outside playing games with my friends or family. Some of my most fond memories are being active and outside of the house.

9. What are some of your favourite hobbies other than blogging?

​I really love digital illustrations and calligraphy. Its a new love of mine but one I have really grown fond of over the last few months.

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

Thanks Pooja for having me on your blog for this interview. I have been such a big fan of your work for so long. You’re an inspiration to a blogger like me.


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We Were On A Break

We Were On A Break

Don’t worry I’m not breaking up with you!

I don’t have anything to post today because I decided to take a little break for the day and concentrate on just doing some fun things I enjoy apart from blogging- a lot of it involved food lol! I’ll share a What I Eat post soon so you guys can check it out then.

I have actually been taking a break from blogging for a while now which is why I have just been posting six word stories and interviews. I had a long semester and I wanted some time to just relax before getting into blogging again but I think I am ready to get back into it. I know I haven’t been very active on other blogs but I plan to be a lot more active starting tomorrow and my posts will also be changing starting tomorrow. The interviews will stay because I love doing them but there will be a lot less six word stories (*angry booing from the crowd as someone throws a tomato at me*) and I will be blogging like I used to again. If you’re fairy new you may not know this but once upon a time lifesfinewhine had more than just six word stories. Rumour has it that the writer wrote on topics like blogging/social media advice, poetry, makeup, food, mental health, lifestyle and more. I plan to get back to that and I have decided that once a week I will talk about something going on in the world that I find interesting. It will probably be a rant knowing me lol but I hope to do some research and try to make it kind of educational too. And don’t worry I’ll still post six word stories just less frequently.

I know I haven’t been replying to emails either but I will be doing so starting tomorrow. I just really needed some time off.

Anyway, have a great day!


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Six Word Story

Six Word Story

New relationship, sprightly experiences. Things change.


I genuinely have no idea if I used today’s word of the day correctly but fingers crossed lol…

Today’s Word:

Sprightly

  1.  marked by a gay lightness and vivacity 

2. having a distinctively piquant taste

More about the word.

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Blogger Interview With Jes!

Blogger Interview With Jes!

I am so happy to share this interview with Jes– hope you guys enjoy reading it and I hope you take a minute to check out Jes’s blog

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

Hi Pooja, thanks for the opportunity. I am from Mumbai and I work in the finance sector. I live life to the fullest. I love to push my limits and get out of my comfort zone. I have done all sorts of adventure activities like paragliding in Turkey, skydive & bunjee jump in south Africa. I have in fact written detailed blogs on all of these.

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

I have always been passionate about travelling and would plan my trips on a budget. My friends and family insisted that I start penning down my travel hacks which in turn led to the advent of my blog www.touristtotravellers.com

I mainly focus on hotel reviews/ staycations and travel guides.

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

For 2 years I wrote about travel and my experiences in general. Of late with the pandemic, I got an opportunity to spend some time learning about SEO. I intend to write more about what people are looking for such as day trips from a particular place, things to do in a particular place etc

I hope the blog reaches more people over the next few years and that they can make use of the travel tips. 

4. Between working, travelling and life how do you find the time to blog and what advice would you give bloggers who are struggling with time management?

Time management can be tricky. I recently delivered a baby girl and finding time to blog and balancing personal life is difficult. If you are passionate about something, then you can definitely make time. They say “If it’s important you will find a way, if not then you will find an excuse”

Also, a lot depends on your support system, my family is supportive of my dreams and they allow me a lot of space to pursue my passions. So always feel free to ask your family to step in. If you are starting out, I suggest you learn about SEO first before you start writing i.e if you want to monetize your blog in the future.

5. What is your favourite thing about travelling?

It is said that “the journey is more beautiful than the destination” and rightly so. In my case, I love planning the trip. Right from picking a destination to going through various trip advisor forums to reading up numerous blogs jotting down to do list of things to cover. I love the whole process. Of course, the exhilaration on reaching the destination, trying different cuisines, getting lost in the beauty of nature or absorbed in the history is all very exciting.

6. What has been your favourite place to visit so far?

My favorite place/ country is hands down Turkey. It has something to offer every type of traveler, Right from enriching history to lip smacking food (they too use a lot of spices similar to India), to vast shopping options, Turkey has it all!

7. What is your favourite food?

I am a foodie so I love almost everything 😊 But if I have to point one out then it will be green thai curry.

8. What are some of the places on your travel bucket list?

I have been envisioning myself roaming the streets of Morocco since a while now and cannot wait to explore that country. Back home in India, I really want to travel to Munnar or Ooty soon.

9. What is one really crazy thing you believed as a child?

As I child, I always saw things with a rose-tinted glass. I always thought that life is easy and simple. Growing up now I see that one must take things with a pinch of salt.

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

I have been following your blog and stories since the past 2 years and always loved reading them. You have come a long way and am extremely glad that you gave me an opportunity to come and speak on your platform. Looking forward to reading more of your blogs and staying connected with you.

Also, I would just like to say that life is short so live it to the fullest, Don’t have regrets. Go for that trip if you want to (office will always be there), spend some time with your kids (they grow up fast), learn that hobby that you have been planning since a while. Most importantly, be happy!


If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Jes’s blog by clicking here.


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Six Word Story #109

Six Word Story #109

Life loves to deep-six my plans.


Today’s Word:

Deep-six- destroy or dispose of (something) irretrievably.

More about the word.

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Six Word Story #108

Six Word Story #108

Your love soon became my bugbear.


Today’s Word:

Bugbear- a cause of obsessive fear, irritation, or loathing.

More about the word.

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Blogger Interview With Aadhya

Blogger Interview With Aadhya

I am so pleased to be sharing this interview with Aadhya– a brilliant young blogger that I have really enjoyed the work of! Feel free to check out her 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.

My name is Aadhya. I’m 11 years old and I live in British Colombia, Canada. I love to read, write, sing and listen to music. I love camping, cooking, dancing, swimming, origami, coding, hanging out with my friends, and trying new activities! I love dogs, cats, and pigs (yeah, I just said pigs). I am also in an organization for girls called Girl Guides of Canada. In my free time, I work on my small fundraising project to support some charity organizations. I make and sell handmade greeting cards and donate the income to Cystic Fibrosis Canada and for literacy causes.

My blog is technically how I express myself in my OWN way. I write what I’m thinking of, my thoughts, feelings and emotions (sometimes it’s really random). Even my life experiences, what I’ve been through and other stuff like that.

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

I started blogging in June of 2020 during the quarantine. It wasn’t that easy for me during that time, it was really stressful with school, being safe wherever I went and being away from family. I needed some way to release my thoughts and I did not have blogging on my mind, but it still happened, so here I am.

  1. You’re a little younger than most of the bloggers I’ve interviewed which is great- you’re getting an early start to blogging which I wish I had. What are some advantages and disadvantages of blogging at a younger age?

It’s definitely easier for me to write. Just, it goes smoothly when I start, I can add what I want. At this age, it’s ok for me to make as many mistakes as I want, that’s how we learn, although it’s not a good thing, but readers aren’t that expectant. I can express my opinions, perspectives and share my experiences. Something that is a bit hard blogging at my age is thinking of what to write. I always write a post a day before posting because it always takes me at least a week to figure out what to write and there’s still editing to be done. Also, being a young blogger, I still have school, homework, family, and days where I’m just not in the mood. It’s very time-consuming, I can’t always take time out after school to write a new post.

  1. How has blogging changed your life?

Blogging has changed my life in many different ways. I love writing and it makes me happy. It has opened different learning avenues and helped me grow as an individual.

  1. Do you see blogging as something you would like to do as a career/full-time or do you think it will be more of a hobby?

I’m honestly going to keep blogging as a hobby rather than a career. There are many other things I want to do with my life. I am a lot better at other things, but who knows, it might change in a couple of years. I still love blogging, but I’ll keep it as a hobby.

  1. What has been your favourite blog to write so far?

Okay, so um… this is a hard one. I think my favourite posts to write so far are probably The Power of Peer Pressure and The Story of My Biggest Fear. They’re both about something I went through, that’s what makes them special. My most favourite post to write so far is More About Me just because it’s about me. Lol

  1. What is your favourite food?

My favourite food is quiche. You can have it for any meal! That makes it the best!

  1. Who are some of your favourite writers?

Two of my favourite writers are, Robert Munsch, I read him a lot as a child and his books were always so entertaining (I still read his books now), and Tui T. Sutherland. At one point, I had a major obsession with her novel series “Wings of Fire”.

  1. What is one place you really want to travel to?

I really want to travel to Bora Bora, Mauritius, Tanzania, Poland and France, but if I were to pick one, it would be Bora Bora.

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

Thank you so much, Pooja for taking the time to interview me! And thank you everyone for taking the time to read! I would love for you to drop by my blog and comment, like and perhaps follow! Thanks again!


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Six Word Story #107

Six Word Story #107

Clandestine love affairs- always more fun.


Today’s Word:

Clandestine- kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit.

More about the word.

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