7 questions for bloggers

24th June 2014

7 questions for bloggers

While pondering one day about my blog, I started to think about why I started blogging in the first place, and how writing a blog has impacted on my life. I started a blog because I wanted something to keep me occupied. Now, I blog regularly as a hobby, and this has in turn helped me to land a job as a blogger for a creative communications company. I just love blogging!

Just for fun, I have come up with a few questions (that I have also answered) relating to blogging. If you’d like to get involved with this post you could answer these questions in a post on your own blog too.

1. When did you start blogging?

Although I’ve been playing around with code since I was 14 (6 years ago) I actually started blogging when I was about 15.

2. Why did you start blogging?

The honest answer – I was bored and had nothing better to do. It was also a good way of releasing my thoughts and feelings.

3. What do you blog about?

I’ve always blogged about my personal life, but I’m getting bored of that now. I’m currently trying to vary my posts and blog more about travel, health & beauty, fashion and tips for bloggers.

4. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

I love having the opportunity to make new friends online by communicating with other bloggers. I also I enjoy the satisfaction I get when someone tells me that one of my posts was useful or entertaining to read.

5. What is your least favourite thing about blogging?

I hate breaking  WordPress and not having a clue how to fix it. It’s always the simplest of problems to solve but not always the most obvious.

6. Where do you see your blog in 12 months time?

I would like to see the blog updated as frequently as it is now. I’d hate to go back to blogging a couple of times a month. I’m just hoping that I can manage it on top of my 3rd and final year of university. It’s going to be a challenge!

7. What is your blogging dream?

My dream is to start and run a travel blog. Although I do a lot of travelling now, I feel like I don’t do it enough to have a whole blog dedicated to travel.

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  1. Christa

    Used your seven questions on my blog to try to spark my creativity! It’s a great survey, actually. I haven’t thought about it until now. Sometimes it’s hard to find a ‘niche’ to blog under, but I find that it’s stupid to label yourself– I like the variation. Though I do love fashion blogs or lifestyle blogs, etc.

    • Holly

      Ah awesome. I shall take a look. 🙂

      I couldn’t agree more. Whenever I try to describe what my blog is about I find it impossible. I just blog about whatever.

  2. Cseline

    Will answer those questions on my blog, sometime next week. 😀

    I also started with coding before blogging, guess this is where most of today’s bloggers start.

    WordPress maybe cool, but it’s very annoying when you screw it up even just a bit. Especially on coding themes. Ughhh it’s so friggin’ annoying.

    It’s really fun documenting about places and experiences, and sharing it with other people. Personally, I really like the concept that you don’t have to repeat the same story when you went to Niagara Falls to 10 different people separately again and again–you could just give them the link and you’re good to go. Hahaha!

    • Holly

      I absolutely hate doing anything coding related when it comes to WordPress. I get so stressed over it!

      I like that about documenting holidays/travel too. It’s a good way to show your pictures to other people, particularly fiends and family.

  3. Blogging is an awesome hobby! It gives you a road to be creative and connect with people. I started blogging for the same reason too, haha. My 14 year old self had nothing better to do at the time *_*. WordPress is an amazing blogging platform. But with that, it comes with a price- you can get hacked if you have insecure plugins/themes or break it if you have a coding problem. But thankfully there are always way to fix the problem :).

    • Holly

      Ah man, I never think about getting WordPress hacked. I’d literally have a nervous breakdown if that happened to me!

  4. Cat

    I’ve done a post very similar to this! There was a “confessions of a blogger” question list floating around last year, so I grabbed that 🙂 I was also making websites before actually blogging. It kind of came about when I was using my updates section like a blog and realized I should split it off.

    The opportunity to communicate and meet other bloggers is my favorite thing too. It’s nice to get to know different people and from all over the world. Updating very frequently is a problem I often run into. Good luck in balancing blogging and school work!

    I think it’d be fun to run a travel blog, though I don’t travel enough for it either. I think that’d be awesome to travel enough where you could dedicate a blog to it 🙂

    • Holly

      I also developed my updates section into a blog!

      Whenever I read travel blogs I get so jealous of the person behind the blog who gets to do all the travelling. It’s literally my dream job. 🙂

  5. I’m gonna answers that questionnaire on my blog too! Do chk it out…

    I would love to chk your blog as a travel blog sometime in the near future! It’s so cool to read about someone’s travels, and well, envy that person for the fun he/she had!

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  7. Ooo! I don’t know if I could ever answer some of those questions truthfully – because I don’t know. i am not sure why I started, and have absolutely no azimuth to go off of.

    Would love to see this as more of a travel blog! If you ask me, there aren’t enough good travel blogs out there.

    • Holly

      I had to use the website called waybackmachine to work out just when I started blogging. It made me all nostalgic.

      I wish I could make this a travel blog but right now I just don’t have the funds to travel a lot. Some times it sucks being a student. 🙁 But I agree, there aren’t enough good travel blogs!