The latest featured blogger is Nicole E. of Pretty Opinionated.
Here’s a little bit about her:
When did you start blogging?
I started back in 2009, but didn’t get serious about it until early 2011
Why did you start blogging?
At first, I started a personal blog as an outlet for my feelings and what not. I didn’t really keep up with it too much though, and it was all over the place. In 2011, I started Pretty Opinionated because I love talking about my opinions on different products, and that was the blog I ended up focusing on the most.
What do you like to blog about?
I mostly blog about products that I love, andt one of my favorite things to talk about is books. I especially love working with independent authors. As a writer, sharing the work of others authors is important to me. I think the writing community strengthens when everyone works together to support each other.
What do you like most about blogging?
I love that I’m constantly evolving, discovering new products and topics to write about, learning something new every day, and forging lasting connections with people who share my interests. Up until I started blogging, I never really felt like I fit in anywhere. Over the last year, I’ve made friends throughout the blogging world that totally get me, quirks and all.
What’s one tip you’d give to someone who’s thinking of starting a blog?
Be yourself. I can’t stress that enough. I was so stuffy and uptight when I started Pretty Opinionated, trying to be this professional when really all I wanted to do was let my goofy, flawed side come through. Now, I flat out admit that I’m a cooking and crafting disaster, I’m addicted to coffee and Pinterest, and I let my kid watch way too many cartoons. It’s your blog, so make it YOUR blog.