today i have another installment of my new segment with
Sammy from Preptista
here are a few questions i decided to ask Sammy! her answers are in baby pink and all of the photos on this blog were taken by her!
-When did you start blogging?
I started blogging in April of my sophomore year of high school.
-How did you get into blogging?
I was stressed academically, had just quit dance at my school, and needed some sort of creative outlet to clear my mind. After going on at length to a family friend about a lipgloss I had recently purchased, she suggested I should start a blog – the rest is history.
-Why do you enjoy blogging?
There are so many reasons to love blogging and I think the longer you do it, you start to fall in love for different reasons. When I started out, I loved having a place to say what I wanted without interruption or fear of bothering someone else. I felt like it was my own space that no one could take from me. Now that I’ve been doing it a while, I still love it for that aspect, but what I love even more is the people I’ve met, both readers and other bloggers. Every time I receive an email, tweet, or tumblr question from a reader I instantly get excited. I never expected anyone to really read my blog because that wasn’t the point for me and so it is crazy for me to think that there are people out there who actually seek out what I have to say. I will never forget the first time someone came up to me in a store to ask if I was the girl from Preptista. Luckily for me, I have also made some of my very best friends through blogging.
-What do you like to do for fun?
I’m a big reader. I used to be the kind of girl who could read through four whole books in one weekend. Now that my social, work, and academic life have expanded though, my reading time has cut down a lot. When I have down time I just love getting to spend it with my friends and family doing literally anything. It’s the time with them that I cherish more than anything else.
-what is your favorite social media platform for showing your blog off?
I love Instagram because I absolutely love to style photos. It annoys a lot of my friends because whenever we go out I stop to about ten times to take a picture of something or ask them to take a picture of me, but it’s just something that I think is so much fun. Snapchat is pretty cool too because you can show a behind the scenes to readers that is a little bit more raw.
-what would your advice be for other bloggers? what would your advice be for bloggers looking for getting into the game?
My advice is pretty much always the same.
1) Be patient because readers, page views, followers, whatever you’re anxious for will all come with time, but make sure you are blogging for you. The waiting can get a little bit unbearable if you aren’t doing it simply because you love it. The other stuff should all just be the icing on the cake.
2) Trial and error is your best friend. In order to figure out what platform is best, what content people like, and how to edit your photos to convey your aesthetic, you just need to try everything until you find where your comfortable.
3) Be authentic and find your niche. Try and find what makes you unique from other bloggers out there and try and figure out why people should come to your blog for information/inspiration/advice as opposed to others.
i love love LOVE Sammy’s blog, make sure to check it out!
I hope y’all enjoyed another interview post!
(aka kate wins!)