In February of this year, I reached out to the blogging community to ask if any fellow bloggers were interested in being interviewed as part of a new series on my blog. One blogger who agreed to be interviewed as part of this series was Grace, also known as gracethoroughgoodbeauty. Grace is a 21 year old UK-based lifestyle blogger and also my best friend from secondary school.
What made you decide to start a blog?
I started blogging because I had been reading blogs and watching YouTube for quite a while and really enjoyed doing that so I thought that I would enjoy writing my own blog as well. Therefore, in the summer of 2015, I decided to bite the bullet as they say and go for it.
Where do you get inspiration for your blog posts for?
My travels, my friends and also reading all of the other amazing blogs that I follow keeps me motivated and inspired.
Is blogging your full time career? If not, what is your current job?
Unfortunately blogging is not my full time career although I wish it was! I actually do not have a job at the moment but I did a degree in BioVeterinary Science at the Royal Veterinary College.
Describe your blog in three words.
Travel, Theatre, Movies
What is your favourite post that you have written?
Any of my travel ones because I love looking back at the places I have been and all of the memories or my ‘Dear 16 Year Old Me‘ post because it is the most raw post I have written and I would love to do more stuff like that.
What is one of your biggest strengths that has helped you to become a successful blogger?
I am not sure to be honest – let me know!! [Editor’s Note: I would say your organisation skills and your love of stationary!]
What makes a successful post in your opinion?
I think a post where you can tell that the person is passionate about what they are writing about always makes the best posts, whether they are writing about movies or mental health. As long as the person is passionate about what they are writing about, then that usually comes through and makes the reader passionate about it as well.
What is a milestone you would like to achieve this year?
I would love to reach 1000 followers although that is unlikely as I am currently on 800.
What is one lesson that blogging has taught you?
Oooh good question!! I would say that at one point blogging taught me discipline as during the winter of 2017, I did Blogmas alongside my coursework for my final year of University!! I hope that slowly but surely, I am getting that back.
Who has influenced your blog the most?
My friends – mainly you (cringe!!) but celebrity wise probably Carrie Hope Fletcher or Kalyn Nicholson.
Thank you to Grace for agreeing to be part of my series. If you are interested in being interviewed for the next instalment, please leave a comment below.