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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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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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!


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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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Blogger Interview With Robin

Blogger Interview With Robin

I am so excited to share today’s interview with the absolutely lovely Robin– she is such a wonderful blogger and I really hope you guys take a few minutes to go 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.

Well, first, Pooja, thank you so much for the opportunity to tell you about my blog! I would describe my blog as being a conduit for the voice I felt I lost early in life. I started journaling at a young age because no one was listening to me. Of course, what I wanted them to hear were my feelings, so maybe I was asking too much. A little later, life confirmed that I was alone and so I felt I had no voice. That’s why I named my blog Proof of My Existence and the subtitle is “ . . . she left breadcrumbs.” It appears over the title in the header. This blog is my breadcrumbs, giving me back my voice and proving that I do exist and am worthy of being heard.

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

I started my blog in February of 2020. Of course, this wasn’t my first blog. I had started others in the past but abandoned them. This one though, this one has stuck; this one I’ve settled into and it’s settled into me. I can’t imagine this one not being. I originally started it for two reasons. The first reason is because I wanted to set up another future business for myself. I’ve been working freelance for probably 18 years or so by now and, in addition, I’d been in the performing arts in multiple ways since the early 70s. Over the last 10 years I’d been teaching dance-fitness and also performing as a dancer and I’m just tired; I’m talking bone tired. So I knew it was time to start thinking ahead to something new. Then the pandemic hit and in the space of just one week I lost all 13 of my assisted living communities where I was teaching. I knew that blogs don’t make money overnight but still, it was my intention, at the time, to turn my blog into a business. The second reason I started it – and this is actually explained in the very first entry, Parallel Lives (The Long Intro) – is because of frustration over having to prove to New York State that I am actually the daughter of my deceased father. (eye roll going on)

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

As far as long-term goals for my blog, well, I just want to keep on writing my voice, speaking my thoughts and sharing things I learn about myself and about life along the way. Ironically, I did try to do the whole this-is-how-you-make-money-with-a-blog thing but, to be brutally honest with you, that just doesn’t resonate with me; my efforts felt false and made me feel ashamed. I am not motivated by money (maybe that’s why I’ll never really have a bunch – HA!). When money is the goal, I sort of go limp and get bored and frustrated. It can’t be the reason I do anything. I have to have some meaningful purpose behind any activity to even bother with it. I hated trying to monetize. Now, I’m not naïve; I know eventually I’m going to have to make this a thing, so I guess I will one day. I’m hoping that it’ll find me as opposed to me having to find it. Now, that is naïve!

4. You write about a number of topics- what inspires you to share these posts especially the more personal ones which can sometimes be difficult to share?

Well, I’m really glad you noticed that. My favorite posts are the personal ones. I share personal experiences because, one, I need to speak them to the air; that having-a-voice-and-proving-I-exist thing again. And two, because personal experiences do tend to be universal. We all share common, human experiences. Sharing my experiences and reading and commenting on the experiences of others is a sort of community-building. I’ve always been a misfit: existing in so many different types of communities and yet always feeling like the oddball – no, knowing I’m the oddball. I think in a lot of ways creatives are always some level of misfits; sharing my experiences helps me to find my peeps, so to speak. I’ve also learned, over decades, to live and manage my life in a way that makes me satisfied and grateful, despite the underlying depression that is simply a permanent part of my being. Sometimes, because of this blog, I get to try to be encouraging to others who deal with the same issues.

5. I love that you talk about mental health and wellness on your blog. What are some tips you would give to people who may not be feeling the best they could be?

Well, first I would tell people never, ever stop trying. Do not give up! I believe with all my heart and soul that life is an ongoing project, not what you’re doing right here, right now, today. I had to stop paying so much attention to the events of my life (because seriously, doing that was killing me) and I had to start seeing my life as a whole. What I wanted for my whole life was not about any single events that occurred, no matter how bad they were. I wanted, on a whole, to feel important and valuable and so I started to do things for myself that made me feel important and valuable. I say that like it’s so easy but, no, building your life for you, your way is hard. I probably swung too far in the opposite direction but I most certainly did stop letting others dictate – by their words or their behaviors or their insinuations – my value, my choices and my direction. But again, this is not easy; I hope I’m not coming across as though it is. And it’s not quick. Again, it’s a lifelong learning process and, I believe, the most impactful educational process you’ll ever go through. But one more thing: gratitude. I’m not being Pollyanna-ish here (is that a word?). It’s absolutely imperative that you start realizing that, whatever your circumstances are, you do have reasons to be grateful. Start acknowledging those things everyday and the other things will get smaller and smaller as your sense of gratitude gets bigger and bigger. Again, this is a long-term, lifelong process. Start today.

6. How has your blog evolved over time?

Well, right now I’m in a poetry class. Prior to starting the class, I knew nothing – for real, NOTHING – about poetry except that I like spoken word and that once I took (stole) a poetry book from my college library (I sent it back) because I just couldn’t let it go out of my life, I was so struck by it. It was a book of poetry by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. So I’ve been dabbling in poetry on the blog, both as assignments and as personal attempts. I don’t believe I’m a poet although I believe that sometimes I might wax poetic when trying to get my thoughts across. I really think I’m more of an essayist. I’ll have to explore the differences and definitions between poetry, prose and essays. At any rate, right now I’m sort of in an experimental mode on my blog. I try not to be afraid. If something works, that’s fine; if it doesn’t, that’s fine, too. I want to be honest about things, including failures. I think I’ve even included a little art, very little, and that will increase because I’m starting to delve into fabric art now and I’ll probably want to share a little of whatever I make. Maybe.

7. What is your favourite food?

So, favorite foods is a very difficult question to answer because I don’t tend to have favorite things. I have so many favorite foods that I had to stop calling them that: all things Italian; steak (which I’ve cut back on a lot in the past few years); junk food – pizza with extra sauce!; my own creation called The Big, Stinky Salad (tastes and looks a lot better than it smells): lettuce, tomatoes, onions, broccoli, tuna, feta and cheddar cheese, and a hard-boiled egg. I make this salad as a meal, not a side dish; Chinese food; all things crab, especially steamed crabs; homemade minestrone, chili, bean soup. All of these things bring me joy! See what I mean?

8. What is your favourite hobby?

My number one favorite hobby is going out dancing with my hubby. We hand-dance and we’re very good at it. People are always stopping us to talk about it and trying to figure out what style we dance. We tell them we were teenagers in the 70s, during disco; we’re both Zumba instructors and love Latin dance; and we’re old, married people (31 years), so our style is undefinable and totally our own. Going out to dance with my husband is also the number one thing I miss losing because of the pandemic. We used to go out a minimum of twice a month. Sometimes we dance in the living room or out on the deck when a great Latin song or an old-school jam comes on but it’s not the same as going out and dancing in the middle of a crowd of other dancers. Funny thing, the moment we join hands and start dancing, I start laughing! It happens every time!

9. What is your favourite movie?

Favorite movie, hands down, no time needed to think about it: Gaslight – Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Angela Lansbury, Joseph Cotton. “Elizabeth, Elizabeth! Elizabeth, Elizabeth!” I watch it EVERY time it comes on. I need to buy it.

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

Again, thank you so much, Pooja. It’s such a privilege to be interviewed by you. Your questions really got me thinking! I shared some links in the answers; I hope they prove helpful to your readers. Thanks, again!


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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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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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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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Blogger Interview With Devika

Blogger Interview With Devika

I was such a pleasure to chat with Devika and I hope you guys enjoy this interview. Be sure to check out her wonderful 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.

Hi Pooja, I am glad I could come and join your stunning blog in exchange for our conversation. My name is Devika Mathur, a lover of nature, believes in mindfulness and who hates small talk. I love everything that moves a soul through art and poetry. I blog about poetry at my valiantsoul. You will find everything that can make you feel melancholic, loved, gloomy and all the emotions that instil our heart and minds with things sometimes unnoticed.

  1. When and why did you start blogging?

If you ask about writing poetry, I think I have been doing that since I can remember and for that as I can recall I needed a platform, so blogging happened when I was in the darkest phase of my life. Nobody would believe but I chose my passion, hard work over things that made me feel trivial back in 2014. I used to be lost at words, feeling quiet and would hardly have the confidence to present my abstract thoughts to the world. So, when blogging happened, I remember the amount of love and support I got on WordPress, people would be so kind that it nearly overwhelmed me.

I consider writing is nothing but liberation to me. I needed to bleed somewhere, in some form and so My valiant Soul happened.

  1. How has blogging changed your life?

As I said, WordPress is my first home when it comes to writing. I have tried and experimented with a plethora of platforms but the genuine love that I receive here is so surreal. Writing poetry on my blog did make me believe in the life that I chose. I chose to inspire rather than being a nobody. I feel it is good that we humans have such a tremendous gift of producing things, of creating things out of nothing and when I created words, sentences, poems here it made me feel something. Something better.

  1. Your blog primarily consists of poetry- what is it about poetry that really draws you towards it?

So there’s this saying “If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you done”. And something treacherously was burdening me. I have had moments of anxiety, severe panic attacks and multiple sleepless nights .I still do often but I needed to explode or direct my emotions into something beautiful yet calm. I write poetry to feel that feeling of calmness. As I am mostly a confessional, surrealist poet my work is dark, my imagery is dark and writing dark makes me calm. See, we can’t confine definitions according to one person. To me everything is art and art soothes me only till the time it is there in a conducive form.

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

Sadly, off late I am not much active on my blog as before as I started curating my newsletter. I was busy with my poetry book that was released in 2020 ‘Crimson Skins’ published by Indie Blu(e)and various other anthologies by Indie Blu(e) Publishing and others. I started so many various projects that I was left with almost no time in hand to write my poems for my kind readers. But I see myself expanding my horizon, I see myself working on my areas, spreading shades of my art or whatever I could possibly generate that can help inspire people. I might start some or the other projects soon..you never know!:)

  1. Is blogging something you would like to pursue long term or is it more of a hobby for you?

Yes, I think this is very imperative for me to know as well. I would say it is in a hybrid form. I can’t make myself attached or a representative of my blog forever. It has to be much more than that. How about, if we say blogging is a part of my life and not the entire life? I feel, when we don’t make everything our complete, whole part it is better. But I see blogging as a long term as well as a hobby to me.

7. What is your favourite food?

I love my Indian cuisine, everything home cooked and also love Thai, Continental.

8. Where would you love to travel to?

Ah! Everywhere possible before I die.

9. What is the most inspiring thing someone has ever said to you?

 “Indulging in self -care is such a beautiful thing. Once you begin it, there is no way you feel connected to things that are only trivial”

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

It is completely my pleasure Pooja! I am beyond grateful to my dear readers, anybody who has found some peace, home in my works. If anyone is interested, could check out my published works by visiting my blog. I also happen to dispatch weekly mindful, self- care along with classic poetry newsletters. If anyone wants one, they can subscribe for free! I wish everyone Love and light!


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