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On with the questions!
How did you get into blogging?
My very first blog, around 8-9 years ago, was actually my first attempt at a project 365. At the time I wasn't aware of other people following blogs and the fact that people could interact with others, in fact I don't think there really was a 'community' like there is today.
After that blog fizzled out I set up one especially for my family to keep up with me while away on my first trip abroad alone in early 2010. I updated it in the evenings while on holiday in Disneyland Paris, though with it being specifically for that one trip once I returned home I no longer used it and returned to my Project 365.
Finally, in 2011 when starting another life journey (getting my first place) I set up this blog though back then it had a much longer and less catchy name.
What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?
If you came across this hobby via the 'popular' bloggers that make a living out of it and thought that you'd like to do that too, think again. The blog world is saturated with thousands upon thousands of blogs these days and it is very hard to stand out, become recognized and above anything make a living from.
Only start a blog if you love to do it. I see so many people complain they have nothing to write about, but if you have nothing to write about then why are you blogging? It's a hobby first and foremost and no one is forcing you to put up posts. I don't mean to sound nasty but I have seriously, not once experienced 'bloggers block' because I 100% adore doing this and have an over flowing list of things I want to write about.
So yeah haha, in conclusion - don't get into it just because you think it'd make a cool job, don't worry about what other people say a blog should or shouldn't be and don't get into the habit of looking at numbers.
|The evolution of Underland to Wonderland|
What would be your dream campaign?
By looking at other posts of this 'Tag' it seems that this means like a charity kind of campaign and obviously if you've been here a while you'll know I've done a few things for different animal causes in the past. I jumped from a plane for my 21st birthday to raise money for Monkey World in Dorset, I organized a sponsored dog walk in my town for Guide Dogs for the blind as well as sponsoring a dog from Dogs Trust and a few other little things.
I think if anything it would be something to do with conservation and education of people everywhere on the effects their choices in life have on our world, including some of the species that could be wiped out within the next 50 years.
Do you have a plan for your blog?
Yes. To keep it up for as long as I can. Come next month Underland to Wonderland will be 4 years old and it houses the vast majority of any important events and the like from those past 4 years. It's so much a part of me and it makes me want to make the most out of my life so that I can come home and shout to the world about the magical places there are in our little universe.
What do you think about rankings?
They are annoying and useless. haha That's the long and short of it. It's a horrible and bad habit to get into and is something that can get you down if you let it.
It's easier said than done to just not think about numbers but I am trying harder and harder to just not care nowadays. In this new blogging community it seems to be highly focused on popularity and cliques, so if you are not within that kind of group your rankings may not be as great as you'd like. Just don't sweat it, life is too short to care about how many people like you! haha
I'd like to tag:
Kerri of Crumbs in the Bed, per my previous statement to always do so.
Amy of Life As Amazzable
Lottie of Lottiedoesdisney
Sian of Cakey Dreamer
Kate of Pieces of Kate
Bee of Queen Beady
Jemma of Dorkface
Kloe of Skulls and Kisses
Tasha of Through Tashas Camera
Michelle of Life Outside London
Dee of Prompts by Dee
Elena of Wild Bear
I'd love to hear all of you guys answer these questions so if you do do it, come back and link it below so we can all read each others! :)