Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Blog-erview With Brianna of Baubles, Accoutrements and Garb

Its Wednesday and time again for another Blog-erview!!!
Lets welcome Brianna from Baubles, Accoutrements and Garb to Agape Love Designs!!

If you are new here, find out about the Blog-erview Series, as well as a list of previous blog-erviews {here}!

~ Tell us a little about yourself and Your blog (and shop if you have one)
My name is Brianna and I love pretty things! I’m a small town girl with a big love for Fashion/ Beauty and Interior Design. I work as an Interior Designer and as the Owner of Baubles, Accoutrements and Garb Blog and Bres’ Baubles Vintage on Etsy.
I am addicted to thrifting/ treasure hunting and collecting/ selling vintage. I adore lazy Saturdays and love to spend hours on Facebook and Twitter entering sweeps!
I post a "What I Wore" series on the blog. See images below. I just started a new series called "Your Style" so that my readers can send in their looks and be featured.


~ How did you first get involved with blogging?
I started B.A.G. in May 2011. It has grown tremendously in a short period and I am so proud! I love where its headed!
I hadn’t planned this blog as much as thought up a name and opened an account one day. I dabbled in a few other personal blogs previously, but hadn’t found a connection to the outside world as much as I was journaling my day.
My husband uses the word “accoutrements” all the time. He will say, “Baby, did you pack all your accoutrements for the trip?”
So, that word was fresh in my mind and I chose to incorporate it as well as my love for pretty baubles and garb!

~ Has blogging played a role in the start of or development of your shop? If so, how? If not, tell us how your shop came about.
Blogging definitely allowed me to pursue my Etsy shop. After I gained a following, I realized someone is reading my blog and likes MY style! So, I thought I would share what I know about vintage and open an affordable shop that is well within reach of everyone so that all could own something unique and vintage of their own.

~ How do you come up with material/content for your blog each day, What inspires you?
I am inspired by so many things. I think of myself as wearing so many different “hats”. Like my personality, I cannot stick to one thing day after day on the blog, so I change it up whenever I feel like it. If I want to write about my outfit that day- I DO! If I watched an awesome episode of America’s Next Top Model- I SHARE! That simple!

~ What has been the most challenging moment in being a blogger?
The numbers! It’s easy to get obsessed with reaching the masses! But, it’s difficult to put yourself out there and sit and wait. You can’t sit and wait but you can’t force it either. I have learned how to engage with my audience via social media and that helps me to forget the # and focus on the people involved.
~ Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?
Eisy Morgan is such a fun and creative blog. Ashley the author covers a wide range of topics and posts link up parties for readers to share photographs, DIY, etc.
Kendi Everyday is one of those blogs that you really want to LOOK at! With an enormous following, it’s easy to see why it is so popular! Kendi posts her style looks and shares with us where she found the pieces. Photography is excellent and so is the styling.
The Shine Project- Ashley the author shares with us her philanthropic efforts and lovely outfit posts as well. Offers a challenge group for others to participate in weekly.

~ If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest?
  • Do your research
  • Post often
  • Be yourself
~ What Social Networks are you on?

~ What networking do you do, that you feel helps your blog and/or shop the most?
Facebook, Twitter, Email, Contests

~ What has been the best thing about blogging so far, feel free to share any exciting triumphs or milestones you have had or reached! :)
When I hit 10,000 page views in less than 8 months, I was in shock! Now my page has almost 18,000 hits and I am so proud of my little baby aka my blog B.A.G.

~ Is there anything you know now that you wish you knew before you started blogging?
Blogger Promotion/ Networking/ Learning groups exist! There are networks dedicated to helping you help yourself. Here are a few that I found on my own that I wish others had shared with me!
Blogelina- I learned so much using Blogelina when I first started up. Members are so willing to share ideas and help you grow.
IFB- Independent Fashion Bloggers is a community for Fashion specific blogs.
She Speaks- women connect and share reviews, offers, coupons, deals, articles, discussion and product samples.
~ Is there anything else you would like to share with my readers?
Discount Code to my Etsy Shop for an extra 10% off already low Vintage prices!
 Use code 10OFFNOW

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