today i am back with my favorite segment, Khat with Kate, in which I bring on some of my favorite bloggers to interview for my blog itself!!
today on the blog i have…
Olivia from Classy Girl with Curls,
i really wanted to ask her some bogging related questions and some life questions, so here we go:
1. When did you start blogging?
I started blogging about 3 and a half years ago (January 18, 2013)
2. How did you get into blogging?
I started blogging halfway through my junior year of high school. I was freshly seventeen and started to really come into my own in the sense of finding my style and experimenting with the “preppy” aesthetic. In all honestly, I had absolutely zero fashion sense prior to age sixteen. The summer before I entered my junior year I decided I needed a change and fashion/beauty sparked a major interest for me. Aside from a newfound interest in clothes and makeup, I was going through some issues with my friend group. Blogging was definitely my outlet to escape from the temporary drama and express myself. Surprisingly, my blog was actually a secret at the start and I slowly started to talk about it with my family and friends the more it became a bigger part of my life.
3. Why do you enjoy blogging?
This question is hard for me because, truthfully, at the moment I feel very uninspired. I know my best content is when it’s the most organic and I’m passionate about what I’m putting out there on the interweb. However, something that has never faded is that my blog is a space solely to be myself. Nothing is better than putting something out there that you worked on for hours and you get great feedback from people all over the world. It will always blow my mind how connected I am to the world.
4. What do you like to do for fun?
I’ve really been into going on adventures recently. I started a new segment on my blog called “Out & About with Olivia” (you can link it, if you want: https://classygirlwithcurls.com/2016/06/04/union-market-washington-dc/) which showcases all the fun places I go to with my friends. I really enjoy this segment because it allows me to make the most out of my summer by exploring more of where I live, getting creative content, and creating memories with my friends. When I’m not exploring I’ve really gotten into cooking! I went Vegan this past January and since then my love for cooking and baking has increased tenfold. I’m constantly on Pinterest, pinning away different recipes (shameless Pinterest plug : https://www.pinterest.com/oliviaraec8/).
5. What is your favorite social media platform for showing your blog off?
My favorite social Media platform is by far Instagram. My blog/personal instagram doesn’t necessarily “show off my blog” but I think it does show of my creative side and photos that I put up on my blog. (instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviarae_c/)
6. What would your advice be for other bloggers? What would your advice be for bloggers looking for getting into the game?
My biggest advice is to stay true to yourself, not to your upheld “brand”. I did a post a few months ago(you can link the post, if you want: https://classygirlwithcurls.com/2016/03/17/where-ive-been-life-update/) where I discussed changes I was making in my life and I touched on how my style has been evolving into a more trendy/chic/classic vibe. Due to my fashion, and inevitably life, evolution my content has been lacking because I feel like my readers know me/expect me to post preppy outfits and looks. When I started blogging I’ve always promised myself that my blog will always be an accurate representation of who I am. The second you try to be someone you’re not it will all fall through, people can pick up very easily on “fake vibes”.
i really loved chatting back in forth with olivia and some of my other fave bloggers which you can see here:
hope you enjoyed!
(aka kate wins!)