Day: November 19, 2015

Illustrated Blogger Interview Challenge

Aquileana from La Audacia de Aquiles  nominated me for the Blogger Interview Challenge.  Thank you so much for considering me!

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I am following Aquileana’s  blog for more than a year, and I always re-read her posts because we both share the love for Mythology, for the times when Gods mingled with people, and ” the World was younger than today”. Aquileana is doing a thorough research on her subject, and her posts are always adorned with beautiful art and poetry. I invite you  all to visit La Audacia de Aquiles blog – you will want to follow  🙂

Now the interview. To make it more fun, I illustrated it with my images. These are the questions:

How did you get into blogging?

Since the time the Internet was invented, I have always dreamed of having a space  where I could share my experiences, memories and, sometimes, opinions. When I visit a beautiful place or meet a beautiful person, I want to spread a word so that other people know of it.

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I started with installing WordPress using WAMP so that I could play with it offline before I decided on the theme, pages, widgets and style.  A whole month I explored my options and web tools, and wrote, and deleted. My first idea was to combine my advertisements and my personal thoughts. I chose the simplest, mobile friendly and lightweight theme. Finally I mastered the courage and went live, shy and uncertain. It was after St Patrick’s day, March 2014.  The advertising part didn’t survive: I changed my mind about it. This post is one of the first five posts written offline. My first attempt on blogging 🙂

My blog is not a portfolio.

What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?

Blog about anything you like, and post as often, as you wish –  once a month, every hour; but do your best.

do your Best

Make your blog posts accessible. Only your loving family members will be willing to struggle through the numerous links until they find your latest post ( I have done it too …).  Your SEO advisers might tell you that using internal links helps with traffic, but they usually mean the ‘deep’ links, not the ‘surface’ links, if it makes sense. Also, when they speak about the internal linking, they often use a phrase ‘killer content’. Something to think about.

simplicity

For all bloggers – please, make sure that clicking on your Profile Picture and Name opens your blog page, or at least your Gravatar page with a link to your blog! You are working hard – you should be heard! 

Enjoy what you do. Slow down when you feel that this becomes a burden. Everybody will understand.

slow down

Be nice with your fellow bloggers, even if you had a lousy childhood. It will pay off, and make you happier in return in your real life.

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 What would be your dream campaign?

Inspire, not impress. I love this statement.

inspire

Do you have a plan for your blog?

I have been blogging less than two years, a toddler’s age. I will grow. My plan is still the same – to show how good is the world, and how good are people.

kilsheelan

What do you think about rankings?

To be honest, nothing.  It sounds like a part of some competition to me, and I am not competing with anyone for a very simple reason – I have neither the time nor the energy  for that. I am afraid  I don’t really understand what it is about. Traffic? Likes? These two not necessarily reflect the greatness of the content. I know fantastic blogs with very little followers and likes. ‘All is vanity’…

Give yourself  rewards, regardless of your “ranking” 🙂

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I would love to nominate the following very different bloggers – please don’t feel that you have to accept the nomination. No pressure, no obligations, just your free will 🙂

Praying for Eyebrowz

Photobooth Journal

Traveling Rockhopper

PEDROL

Souldier Girl

Milford Street

There are the rules:

* Mention the person who nominated you
* Answer the questions in full
* Don’t forget to tag up to ten other bloggers at the end

Thank you again Aquileana for the opportunity to answer questions and promote other bloggers!

IneseMjPhotographyHave a wonderful weekend everyone!