Saturday, 7 April 2012

Talk To the Blogger #2: Futures


Hey girlies! SO I finally got round to interviewing another blogger and here we have the beautiful Bex who blogs over at Futures! I love this girl and her blog! = Fact.



Hi Bex!
First sorry this took so long! I’m so bad at time management! So I’d love to ask you a few questions about you and your blog!

So what inspired you to begin blogging?
I originally started blogging back when I was 15 on good old Xanga, making new friends along the way. I soon grew tired of that though and made various blog on Blogger,Wordpress,Livejournal and Tumblr before starting Futures last January. I'd seen a few other girls starting their blogs and really wanted to start one again. I made a vow to myself that this time I'd keep it going though - and here we are, 15 months later!

You’re a mum now too with a beautiful baby boy! How do you work around blogging, and being a full time mum?
Blogging time is very scarce nowadays. With housework, looking after Jack and just getting time to relax, I find it very difficult to catch up. I generally blog when Jack's taking a nap or leave him in the living room if his Dad is around. I also make one day a week a blog day where I catch up on emails, write posts (and sometimes schedule in advance), answer my comments and comment on other blogs. I always try to keep up with everything blog-wise through Twitter, though. Even if I'm in the car, I'll take a quick look on my phone to see whats new.

A reason I love your blog is because you connect to real people about real things and do a lot of networking! How are you inspired and get ideas for your blog posts?
Aww, thanks :) I take inspiration from everything. Books I read, conversations I have, experiences I've had. Sometimes I take inspirations from other bloggers too - it can be any number of things.

What is your favourite thing to blog about and if you could blog more about one thing what would it be?
I love blogging about Jack but at 4 months old, there's a limited amount I can write about without being repetitive! I also love to blog about beauty and fashion, and wish I could blog more about fashion. However, whenever I aim to write an OOTD post, you can guarantee Jack will throw up over me just before I plan to take the pictures....

We all have our favourites with things, but who is your favourite blogger and why?
Oh, that's so hard! I have favourites for different things. At a push, I'd have to say you and Rachael from Island Girl Insights @ http://islandgirlinsights.blogspot.com/ - I can't pick between you! You both write fab posts, always leave fab comments on my blog and are both amazing girls who I love to chat to!

Aww thanks! She's too lovely isn't she!? When it comes to networking and followers, how have you networked to have the amazing followers you have?
Some of the girls I met originally through the More! magazine facebook page and they often mention me on their blogs, introducing me to new readers. I also often guest in blog interviews such as these, participate in blogger chats on Twitter and I also like to introduce new features on my blog which also often bring new people to my blog, wanting to participate. I also use sites such as Bloglovin', HelloCotton and more to get my blog out there. I also try to comment on other blogs as and when I can and have made some fab friends this way!

Are you a commenter or just a reader?
A commenter, but it is definitely a lot harder now with a baby. I often have to make do with reading on my phone, which makes it a lot harder to comment. If a post really interests me though, I will leave a comment, no matter how hard it is.

Let’s talk beauty and fashion! We all love knowing each other’s favourites! What is your favourite must-have beauty product?
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip protectant stick SPF15. When I've got dry lips, this is the only thing to sort them out. It is my Holy Grail product - nothing worked before and this did the job within a day. Brilliant. 

Every girl loves her fashion! What is your favourite thing in your wardrobe at the moment?
I have a gorgeous LBD which I break out for special occasions and I adore it! Most people don't believe me but I actually bought it from Ann Summers. They actually sell 'proper' clothes now and most of it is absolutely gorgeous. The dress isn't as revealing as you may think, in fact it's quite demure, but it's my favourite dress because it goes with everything!

One last question, what is your favourite thing about blogging?
Meeting new people, definitely. I've only met one blogger so far (only for about two minutes as well, sad times) but I'm planning to meet many more, as you know. I'm planning a Herts/Beds blogger meetup for the summer sometime and I can't wait!

Thanks for your time Bex! It was nice to find out more about you and your blog! And I hope to see you at the meet in the summer! :)
If you want to follow Bex, click on THIS LINK to go to her blog Futures!

4 comments:

  1. Oooh, I like reading blogger interviews :) Thanks for doing this!

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    1. You're welcome! I love doing them! It's nice to read about people and their blogs and why they do it! xoxo

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