Hello everyone! How are all of you doing? I hope and pray that you’re having a fantastic Saturday!! Mine has gotten off to a great start. I don’t know what my family and I will be up to as of yet, but hey, no matter what we do, I know that we’ll have a good time. ❤
For this week’s Spotlight Saturday, I had the wonderful chance to interview a very dear blogging friend of mine. She’s been a faithful reader since I first made this blog back in January, which is pretty awesome! I hope you enjoy the interview; I know you guys will enjoy her blog just as much as I do. 🙂
Spotlight Saturday #8
Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s Spotlight Saturday; thank you so much for dropping by. Today, I will be interviewing the very first person to reach out to me when I started back blogging this year. Yup, she was Dreaming of Guatemala’s very first reader! She is such a kind, special blogger, anyway, so that fact makes her friendship that much more special to me. Without further ado, I am very happy to introduce to you Diana from La Petit Muse!
Hello, everyone! Maggie has been nothing but a blessing to this blogosphere and I am honored and excited to be a part of her ‘Spotlight Saturday’ series. Thank you for allowing me to take part in this interview, Maggie.
You’re welcome, Diana! Alright, let’s get into this. First I’d like for you to introduce yourself to us, and also: what are some of your hobbies and interests?
I am a child of God who is still learning to walk in His ways. I am also a dreamer and a Francophile. I love discovering new and interesting things hence my love of History. When I’m not writing or reading, I am learning French. I am an avid blogger and I used to run like 5 blogs before closing 3. I also love Bible studying, watching football, sightseeing and making covers for my ‘novels’.
That is so interesting, Diana. And I love learning about history, too! My next question is: Why did you decide to start your blog, La Petit Muse? What first got you into blogging?
Believe it or not, but it was football (and not writing) that got me into blogging back in 2012. Every weekend, I’ll try to catch a game so I can comment on it and talk about transfers and top players. But it was always about writing and a few years later I’ve decided that I wanted to open a blog to talk about life as a writer and to motivate amateur writers such as myself; to encourage them to tap into their talent, but things took a turn for the best… I guess.
That is such a cool way to have gotten into blogging! I wouldn’t have ever guessed that, so I enjoyed learning this about you. Next, what are your favorite topics to blog about?
I like having a variety of topics to write about. I blog about God’s love for us, book reviews, a film review here and there, a little about fashion, poetry and what I am currently writing.
I love all of those topics! Do you have a few favorite posts you could share with us? If not, maybe just tell us about your favorite from this month so far. 🙂
Thank you, Maggie! My favorite number is 4, so I’ll provide four favorite posts. My utmost favorite post to write to date is The Promises of God because He can never lie and His promises bring me comfort. Reflection is another one I enjoyed writing despite it not being lengthy. I take the time to reflect on my life on a monthly basis. I participate in NaNoWriMo annually and it led me to write What is a Story? My favorite short story to write to date is I’ll Like To Include Me In Your Will because I never thought that I could’ve written Science Fiction! I’ve gotten requests to continue it but at the moment I just can’t see it becoming a full blown story.
Thank you so much for sharing these with us! I know I’ve read a few of them, but I’ll have to go read the others I haven’t visited yet. The next thing I’d like to know is: what are your time management tips for blogging? (e.g. getting posts written in time, etc)
I don’t really have any time management tips, but if I’m busy with work or with a social event, I schedule my posts. Otherwise, I post early in the morning or during my lunch break at work.
Oh, okay! Yeah, scheduling posts is very helpful 🙂 I have really enjoyed interviewing you, Diana. Is there anything else you’d like to say before we go?
They most certainly are! To Maggie’s wonderful readers: trust in the Lord with all your heart and all your might and keep walking with Jesus. And to you, Maggie: keep up the wonderful work that you’re doing with your blog for your posts help uplift spirits. And thank you for interviewing me. It was a blast!
Thank you all so much for reading! It would really bless both of us if you were to go visit her blog for yourself. She writes on a whole number of things – films, books, her own stories and poetry, and so much more!
Happy Saturday, everyone!