Individually Chic was one of 11 blogs nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by ILIKETODABBLE.
Thank you so much! I am honored and moved by what you said about my blog.
The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring.
Once nominated, the blogger is required to write a post in which they:
- Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog.
- Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.
- Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.
- Notify your nominees and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.
My answers for the questions that I was given:
How long have you been blogging for?
I actually started just about a month ago, maybe a little bit under.
What made you want to start a blog?
I had always wanted to start a blog about my interest in fashion, but I never really got the motivation do get it started. I have an unrelated tumblr blog. I was working at a bridal shop and asked to write a few blog posts for their website. I actually enjoyed doing the work and that was really the kickoff for me to get motivated to write about what I wanted to write about with no direction.
What are your goals this year for your blog?
I’d really like to grow my following and do some networking and make friends with similar interests as me.
What is your favorite thing about having a blog?
I love being able to manage myself and talk about anything that I want to talk about and share it with people who are truly interested!
What is your least favorite thing about having a blog?
I don’t have a least favorite part yet. I’m really enjoying it!
If you could go back in time to when you first started your blog and give yourself some advice, what would it be?
I would tell myself to buy the domain name right off. I bought it soon after, but I spent all the time making a free blog, then had to redesign and move everything over after I bought the domain name.
What is the biggest struggle you have with your blog?
Doing all of the social media. I’m using Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pretty regularly, but need to get the other ones going at a similar rate.
Do you monetize your blog and if so, how?
My favorite way that I’m monetizing is Shopstyle Collective. They have a large range of fashion-related items that you can promote to others. I want to be able to recommend products that I would own myself, and this has such a large variety through real stores that I shop at. I love it!
I’m also using Amazon affiliates, during which I handpick all of the items because I only want to promote items that I actually support.
I’m also using the Shareaholic WordPress Plugin.
What are some of your hobbies outside of your blog?
I love adventure. I worked on a zipline for a few years before I had to move away a few months ago. Ones I found my sense of adventure, I’ve conquered most of my fears and am up for almost any type of adventure now.
I also do photography and video. I majored in film production, but love doing both as a hobby when I get the time.
Who is your favorite blogger?
My favorite blogger of all time is Le Happy. She’s beautiful and her sense of style is perfect. I’ve been following her for a long time and she was kind of an inspiration to want to blog.
Give us something to think about! A good ‘last thought’ about blogging and life lessons! What is something you would like to tell your readers?
What really is the whole vibe of my blog is: You can be fashionable while being individual and unique. No matter your taste, you don’t need to dress like Kim Kardashian to be fashionable. Create your own sense of style and rock it!
If you’ve been nominated, here are my questions for you:
- What inspired your blog name?
- What is one of your favorite pieces that you’ve written and why?
- What is your favorite social media network?
- If you could interview anybody and write a piece, who would it be?
- Is blogging your full time job, part-time job, or something that you do for fun?
- What is your favorite television show?
- Where is your favorite place that you’ve traveled to?
- What is your favorite daily style item?
- If you weren’t blogging in the niche that you chose, what would you be blogging about instead?
- What is your favorite form of collaboration?
- How are you inspired?