Please introduce yourself and your blog
First name Amy*. Last name Juicebox*. Your friendly neighbourhood lifestyle blogger in the land of Hockey and poutine! (Canada). I own and write over at [now a word or two] on a myriad of topics including: dating/relationships, pop culture and social issues. I’ve been blogging for 4 years, but took a few leaps in the last year.
*First name and last name not really Amy nor Juicebox
What is your favourite thing about blogging?
My favourite thing about blogging is when an idea strikes you, and you can knock a post out in a few minutes and know when you hit publish that you hit it out of the park.
What is your least favourite thing about blogging?
The pressure to write, be consistent and the marketing/promotion of it all.
What have you learnt from blogging? Has it shaped any of your goals for the future?
I’ve learned to go outside my comfort zone which leads to bigger and better opportunities. My goals for the future are a lot bigger than they used to be (which is exhilarating and scary at the same time).
What advice would you give to new bloggers? Is there anything you would do differently if you were to start again?
- Write what you are passionate about first and foremost.
- Write even when that voice says you can’t or you shouldn’t.
If I had a blog do-over, I would:
- Have kept my original blog/following
- Established a niche early on (helps with monetization)
Do you have any favourite blogs that you read?
My blog reading is all over the place! The big ones I follow are Awesomely Luvvie and Very Smart Brothas. Smaller ones include personal blogs such as Truly Tafakari and That’s What Gem Said.