Hi there! ❤ I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend 🙂 In this post, I had the privilege of interviewing a kindhearted blogger with a beautiful soul. Her inspirational posts add so much light to my Reader – I’m thankful to have met her! If you’re looking for a new blogger to follow who will encourage and motivate you, I highly recommend that you go and check out this one!
Hi there! I hope you’re having a great weekend! ❤ In this post, I will be sharing the third Spotlight Saturday I’ve done this summer! I know you’ll love reading about this blogger. Not only does she have a unique and interesting blog, but she always has me cracking up with her comments and content! I hope you enjoy!
Hello! Happy Saturday to you 🙂 In my most recent blogging updates post (which you can go read here!), I shared that I’ll be doing Spotlight Saturday interviews every other weekend throughout the summer! It has been so much fun to continue learning more about other bloggers, because each one’s writing journey is so unique. I hope you enjoy today’s interview – this blogger, who I met pretty recently, always shares wonderful posts and is so sweet!
Hi there, and Happy June to you! I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend. ❤ I have a very exciting post to share with you today! While thinking through how I’d like to blog throughout June, as well as the whole of the summer, I have decided on two different things. The first one is that I will still be blogging every other day in June, and the second one is very exciting: I’m doing Spotlight Saturday posts again! The last one I did before today was in December (featuring Gracie, go check her out!), and I absolutely miss doing them now. That’s why I’ll be doing one every other Saturday throughout the summer! (And maybe into the fall, as well!)
Introduction aside, I’m very happy to share this week’s spotlight with you. It features an absolutely amazing blogger that I’m so happy to have met on WordPress! I hope you enjoy!
Hey guys! I hope you’re having a beautiful weekend. x Today, I’m happy to share with you today a new interview that I recently wrote with one of the nicest bloggers I know! I hope you all enjoy!
Spotlight Saturday #19
Hey everyone! Thank you for coming by this Spotlight Saturday post. ❤ This week, I have gotten to interview a lovely blogger that I met last month. She writes about her life, such as photography, crafts, and her other hobbies! Please welcome Gracie from Through the Eyes of Gracie!
Hello everyone!! I am very excited to be a part of Maggie’s lovely blog!! This should be super fun!
Yes, definitely! I can’t wait to get started (: Let’s begin with this first question: Why did you decide to start your blog, Through the Eyes of Gracie?
Good question, haha. Well, over a year ago I found my friend Sophie’s blog and thought it would be fun to start a blog, and post crafts so I started Craft Time I posted occasionally, but not very often. Then this past August I started posting more often. But mostly photography and everyday life, so I decided to change my blog name a month or so ago, and that is where I am at now. 🙂
That’s awesome! I love it when friends and family inspire us to try something new. 🙂 Blogging is such a wonderful experience! My next question for you is, what are your favorite kinds of posts to write? And can you share some posts you shared recently that fall under those categories?
Hehe same!! I love writing a variety of posts, as well. Those are all great posts that you’ve shared! Your ‘Thankful For Photography Challenge’ was a lot of fun to follow along with. ❤ Here’s my next question: what inspires and motives you to blog?
Thanks! I am not sure, I would probably have to say, my followers. I have many awesome followers, and they are all so encouraging in what I am blogging about! ❤
You’re welcome! And that’s wonderful 🙂 Followers are such an encouragement. ❤ Do you have any blogging advice you’d like to share with other bloggers?
Yes. It is kinda common advice but, DO NOT get discouraged if you don’t have a ton of followers, it will happen! Also …
” … even if you don’t have lots of followers, post like you do, because one day you will, and then you will already have great posts for them to read!”
That’s really good advice! It’s discouraging for most bloggers at first, but if you’re consistent in posting and reaching out to bloggers, they will come! ❤ Now that we know a good amount about your blog, tell us about yourself! What are some of your hobbies and interests? Why do you love them?
I am really into photography, blogging (obviously), violin, and crafting. I love photography because it helps you capture the beauty of God’s creations! I’ve kinda already told why I like blogging. I have wanted to play the violin for years, then a few years ago my Dad’s parents found a violin at GoodWill!! I was so excited, I did not get lesson until a year or so after that. I have been playing for about a year and a half now. 🙂 As you can probably tell, I am a very artist-y girl, I love being creative and expressing that!
Ooh those all sound amazing! What a wonderful way to begin playing the violin. I love surprise finds at thrift stores! It always makes my day! ❤ Aw I’m the same way! Being artistic and creative is so much fun. Here’s my next question for you: Why are you thankful for blogging?
I am thankful for blogging because it allows me to shows others DIYs, photography, and encourage other blogger and readers. But, most importantly, show the love of Jesus Christ.
Amen! Those are all beautiful reasons to enjoy blogging. Thank you so much for letting me interview you, Gracie! I really enjoyed this. 🙂 xx
Thank you. That was so much fun!!
Thank you so much for reading!
I know that you guys will enjoy Gracie’s blog. ❤
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Happy Saturday to all of you!
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Do YOU follow Gracie?
Happy weekend, everyone! I have an awesome new interview to share today. 🙂 I highly recommend that you guys check out this blogger! She is amazing! I really enjoyed interviewing her, and I hope y’all will enjoy reading the interview, as well. Let’s get right into this!
Spotlight Saturday #17
Hey guys! Welcome back to my Spotlight Saturday series. ❤ This week, I’m getting to interview a lovely blogger I know who has an absolutely fantastic blog! She writes about all of the different occasions and events that go on in her hometown of Hull, England – please welcome Amelia, the writer from Amelia in Hull!
Hi guys!! I’m so honoured that I get to be interviewed by the amazing Maggie for Spotlight Saturday!! It’s such a good series idea and I can’t wait to answer all the questions for the interview.
Thank you for accepting the invitation! I’m looking forward to doing this with you. 🙂 The first question I’d like to ask you is: what inspired you to start Amelia in Hull?
I’ve always loved to write from a very young age so my parents encouraged me to write a blog where I could write a post every single week about Hull being City of Culture 2017. Also, I wanted to be able to show people how amazing my home city Hull is.
Aww that is so cool! I’ve never thought about blogging about the area where I live, but I’m sure that it would get me so much more interested in its history and current events! So, what are some of the main topics you like to write posts for on your blog?
I do quite a lot of reviews on events or independent cafes I’ve been to in the area in and around Hull. I do some travel posts as well and some history of Hull posts about famous people from Hull or interesting history events that occurred in Hull.
That’s great! Oh, I love your historical posts; they’re my personal favorite of yours. 🙂 What are two different posts that you enjoyed writing recently?
Those are great ones! Sometimes, it’s the posts that take more time to write that are the most fun.. 🙂 My next question for you is, what have you learned about blogging during your time on WordPress? (Any helpful tips or tricks?)
I’ve learnt that you should focus on your own blog and what works for you instead of falling into the trap of constantly comparing yourself to other people. Also you can’t expect to get loads of followers all at once when you first start blogging; you’ll gradually gain followers over time as your blog progresses and grows.
You need to focus on writing about things you’re passionate about.
Great tips, Amelia! Thank you so much for letting me interview you; I’ve really enjoyed this. 🙂 Is there anything more you’d like to say to my readers before we go?
Thank you Maggie for this great opportunity to be interviewed for your spotlight Saturday series and thank you to your readers for reading this interview!! If you like the sound of it, please feel free to check out my blog!!
Thank you so much for reading, guys!! We really enjoyed writing this interview. If you would like to check out Amelia’s blog for yourself, where she writes about her wonderful hometown of Hull, you can click the button below!
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Hi guys! I hope that you’re all having a beautiful weekend. (: I have a fun interview to share with you today! This is the first one that I’ve done in a few weeks, and I had a great time interviewing this amazing blogger! I hope you all enjoy! ❤
Spotlight Saturday #16
Hey everyone! Thank you for coming by this week’s Spotlight Saturday. 🙂 Today, I have the opportunity to write an interview with a lovely blogger that I have known for a short while. She shares posts on her travels, doodles she had drawn, and other little lifestyle posts, as well! I am happy to introduce to all of you the writer behind the blog Oxria!
Hi everyone! I hope you’re all well! Thank you so much for offering me this great opportunity, Maggie! I love your Spotlight Saturday series and it makes me so happy to be part of it! I never thought I’d be interviewed one day, which is why I’m really excited to answer your questions!
You’re welcome! I’m so happy about interviewing you. xx These spotlight posts are always so much fun! My first question for you is, why did you decide to start Oxria?
To be completely honest: I was bored, haha. I had nothing exciting going on, and I thought blogging would be a fun thing to do. I also liked the idea of having an online diary where I could share my memories, experiences and doodles with others. So I decided to create Oxria – a place where I could do all these things. And it was one of the best decisions ever. Blogging is a part of my life now, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
Hahaha I began my blog for much the same reason! Blogging is a great boredom buster. 🙂 I’m so happy that you joined the blogging world! The next thing I’d like to know is, what are some of your favorite things to write posts about?
Aw, thank you! I’m glad that I joined the blogging world too. It’s such a happy place!
I blog about many things: art, travel, fashion, beauty, lifestyle… and I really enjoy writing about all of them. My favourite ones though, are the travel-diaries, as I love the fact that I can always go back, read the post and relive the experience, and the fashion related posts, because I really enjoy putting cute outfits together. 😀
You’re welcome! It certainly is. 🙂 Those all sound great! I love reading (and writing) travel posts, as well; they’re a great way to transport back to a particular time and place! Fashion posts (especially yours!!) are a lot of fun, as well. Can you share a few posts with us that you enjoyed writing recently?
Aww I loved those, as well! I still need to check out the last one you mentioned, though. It sounds wonderful! Also, I was wondering, how did you come up with your blog name – Oxria? I love how unique it is!
Thank you :)!
Oxria is a nickname I created one or two years ago, out of boredom, by combining my first and middle name. And when I decided to start the blog, I thought it would be the best name for it. (Speaking of blog names, I also love yours!!)
Thank you so much! And you’re welcome. ❤ haha I love that! I’ve never thought about combining my names. I don’t think they’d make a cool combination like yours do, though, lol! My next question for you is, do you have any blogging advice you’d like to share with other bloggers?
Aw, I’m sure they would though, haha! ❤ and hmm… advice…
I’m not a pro at blogging, in fact I still consider myself a beginner when it comes to it, but if I had to share some advice with other beginner bloggers, it would be: be yourself (as cliché as it may sound), because being different is a good thing and your personality may be the reason why people choose to follow you, and have fun – write about anything you like and make friends with other bloggers! I think these two things are very important if you want blogging to be a fun activity! 🙂
” … being different is a good thing and your personality may be the reason why people choose to follow you.”
Awesome advice! Authenticity is so important as a blogger, as is writing about what you love! xx The next thing I’d like to ask you is, what are your plans and goals for Oxria in the future? (Posts you’d like to write, milestones you want to reach, etc.)
Ooh, this is a big question.
I don’t really plan things when it comes to blogging, but I do have some things I want to achieve. For instance, I want to write more travel-diaries, lookbooks and lifestyle posts in the future – because they’re my favourite ones to write, and they’re really fun :). Another goal for the future would be doing giveaways, to thank my followers for being awesome (+ I really enjoy buying gifts for others, haha).
It’s always fun to keep up with series / types of posts that we have fun doing! Our readers enjoy it, and we love writing it, as well. 🙂 Aw giveaways sounds great! I have yet to do one myself, but I still love the idea. Thank you so much for letting me interview you, Oxria! This has been so much fun. Is there anything else you’d like to say to my readers before we go?
Thank you for having me on your blog! I still can’t believe you gave me this amazing opportunity! ❤
I’d like to thank your readers for taking time to read this interview. I hope you guys got to know who this “Oxria” is a little better, haha. If you want to, feel free to check out my blog and see if you like it. I’d love to know what you think of it! Thanks again Maggie and I hope you all have a great day! 😀
Thank you so much for reading this Spotlight Saturday, guys! Oxria is such a fun blogger, and I highly recommend that you check out her blog! She writes posts on her travels, shares fashion lookbooks, and snippets of her beautiful doodles!
Happy Saturday, everyone! Let me know in the comments below:
Do YOU follow Oxria?
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Hi everyone! I hope that you’re having a beautiful weekend (: I have another interview to share with you today! I wrote this one with a blogging friend that I’ve known since the spring; I was very happy when I found her blog! (We’re both Georgian bloggers, haha) You guys are going to love this interview! Enjoy!
Spotlight Saturday #16
Hello everybody! Welcome back to Spotlight Saturdays. Today, I’ve had the wonderful chance to interview a fellow blogger from Georgia who loves blogging about beauty, fashion, and everything in between! Please welcome Brittney from Southern Lights, Atlanta Nights!
Hey y’all! I’m so excited to be a part of this week’s Spotlight Saturday Series! I have been reading this series on Maggie’s blog for a while and have always dreamed about being a part of something like this! I love interacting with all of you in the blogging community and have really enjoyed getting to know Maggie over the last few months!
I can’t wait to interview you for this! So, let’s begin. The first thing I’d like for you to do is tell us about yourself. What are some of your hobbies and interests?
Hey guys, as most of you know, my name is Brittney and I’m a (newly) 30 year old that was born and raised in the South. My interests are kind of all over the place, which I suppose isn’t a bad thing! I’m interested in writing (hence why I got into blogging), fashion, beauty, faith, nature, southern culture and all things SPORTS! Some of my hobbies include blogging, DIY projects, dancing (I did it competitively for years), playing sports, working out and I’m trying to get more into cooking! 🙂
That’s awesome, Brittney! I’ve been trying to cook more lately, as well – that has gone pretty well so far! So, what are the main topics you write about over at Southern Lights, Atlanta Nights?
I think I have the true definition of a lifestyle blog….at least as it pertains to my lifestyle – lol. I talk about beauty, fashion, fitness, mental health and I sprinkle in sports posts when I can. If I’m being honest, I could write about sports all day everyday but I’m not sure this is the best place for that, so for now, I just sprinkle it in when I get the chance! 🙂
That’s awesome, girl!! Haha I also have subjects I would enjoy writing about all the time, but I do my best to give my blog variety. 😉 So, what are a few posts that you had fun doing recently? What are they about?
I have really enjoyed creating my fashion lookbook posts; while they definitely take a lot of time and energy to put together, I thoroughly enjoy the finished product!
Another favorite is my Wednesday Spotlight post where I highlight my cousin’s journey in becoming a St. Jude Hero (again)!
And lastly, my post about my personal experience with an eating disorder. It was incredibly difficult to write but so rewarding in so many ways. I like that my readers were able to see a little more of me through that piece; makeup and fashion is fun, but sometimes I just want to connect with my readers on a deeper level!
Oh I love your fashion lookbook posts! They’re so much fun to read, and I’m sure that they do take a good bit of time for you to assemble. The spotlight post about your friend is such an inspiring one! And I actually haven’t read the last post you mentioned yet, so I’ll have to check that out. So, this past summer, I know that you went self-hosted on your blog! Can you tell my readers about that whole experience? What advice do you have for other bloggers thinking about going self-hosted one day?
Aww, I’m so glad you enjoy the fashion lookbook posts, I hope to continue them in the future!
I did go self-hosted this summer! I will be honest, it was a bit more challenging than I anticipated it to be but in the end it all worked out. I would say to anyone that’s thinking of taking the leap, be patient and understand that it might take a little longer to get all the details ironed out before you see the progress you were hoping for.
Make sure you do ample research and look into different host sites (BlueHost SiteGround, etc.,) so that you feel comfortable with the choice you are making. I chose to go with SiteGround and had nothing but a pleasurable experience with their customer service team. WordPress CS on the other hand, left a lot to be desired.. Just stick with it, ask a lot of questions and remember that it’ll all pay off in the end!
Thank you for sharing your experience and insight! It’s helpful to know a bit more about how it works. 🙂 My last question for you is, do you have a bit of advice for other bloggers on staying inspired to post?
I think the thing to always remember is to stay true to who you are and always write about things that bring you joy and that you are passionate about.
When you start looking at other people’s blogs and comparing your content to theirs, you can start lose sight of your vision and that makes it incredibly difficult to keep going.
I find that writing about the things that I love (despite what anyone else thinks) makes it feel less like work and more like play! Just have fun with it and don’t be too hard on yourself if your “regular schedule” gets a little messed up; life happens and your readers will certainly understand and not hold it against you! 🙂
Awesome advice, Brittney! That is the best way to blog; because it’s fun and you enjoy doing it! When it begins to feel like work, that’s when you know you’ve strayed from how you originally enjoyed blogging. Thank you so much for letting me interview you, Brittney! I had fun with this. Is there anything else you’d like to tell my readers before we go?
Thank you so much for interviewing me, Maggie, I have thoroughly enjoyed doing this with you! And I’ll leave your readers with this; enjoy the ride and be yourself, everything else will fall into place! 🙂
I hope that you guys go and check out Brittney’s wonderful blog! She is an awesome lifestyle blogger; her fashion and beauty posts are absolutely fantastic.
Happy Saturday, guys!
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