Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blog-erview with Polly from This Enchanted Pixie

Its Wednesday and time again for another Blog-erview!!!
Lets welcome Polly from This Enchanted Pixie 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):
I live in North Wales, UK, amongst the hills and valleys with my love and our three daughters. I'm a stay at home mama and we are also a home schooling family. I started blogging at This Enchanted Pixie just over two years ago to record the little moments of our lives, I discovered my great love for blogging and it has all grown from there. I also have a shop, where I sell my handmade, bohemian jewellery, which is inspired by my love of nature.
How did you first get involved with blogging?
I was active on a forum, and after hearing a few of the other mamas discussing their blogs I thought I'd give it a try too... at first I only posted sporadically but then the bug hit and now I blog daily.
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.
Very much. I have always created, but never sold my creations. After showing a few of them in various blog posts, and receiving positive feedback, I decided to open a shop and try selling my designs.
How do you come up with material/content for your blog each day, What inspires you?
I'm inspired by my daily life. I like to blog about our daily life, about the crafting I do both by myself and with my girls, if we've baked something delicious I'll share the recipe on my blog. I also like to keep my blog as an inspiring place. I'm currently running a 'happiness is....' series, where two bloggers tell us about what happiness is to them each week. 
What has been the most challenging moment in being a blogger?
Keeping my blog a positive place when I was going through a bout of depression last summer. I didn't want to blog all the time about how rubbish I was feeling... and some days just even blogging felt like too much - keeping going and not giving up was challenging but I'm so glad that I persevered!
Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?
Some of my favourite bloggers are:
Deer Little Fawn   - Beth is a lovely friend and her blog is always full of beautiful things;
Laughing with Broken Eyes- Amber is a beautiful lady, who is very honest and posts the most inspiring poetry and
 Tales of a Tumbleweed- Beca's blog is a very inspiring place to have a nose. She inspires me to pursue my dreams and never give up
If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest?
Don't blog because you think you should, or because you want free things, or to be popular.
Blog because you want to - because you want to share your life for others to see. 
Be true to yourself - write about what you know/love - people can tell if you are honest.
Be friendly - talk to bloggers you like, make friends and just enjoy blogging!
Share lots of photos - people like something visual to look at
Customise your blog design to fit you.
What Social Networks are you on?
You can find me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest!
What networking do you do, that you feel helps your blog and/or shop the most?
Twitter. I've made some amazing friends through twitter, and I love being able to chat with people who read my blog. There is an amazing community on there and they have really helped me build my blog and shop.
What goals do you have, if any, for your blog/shop right now and in the future?
Blog goals are to keep on blogging! I'd like to grow my blog some more, as well as adding more fun diys and recipes.
Shop Goals - this past year has been fantastic, I want to see my little shop grow, to add some new lines, to venture into wholesale possibly and to take my creations to some craft fairs!
What has been the best thing about blogging so far, feel free to share any exciting triumphs or milestones you have had or reached! :)
The amazing ladies that I have met along the way and the support that they have shown me. Sometimes I step out of my comfort zone and post some confessional posts like this one and this one - the support that I received blew me away!
Is there anything you know now that you wish you knew before you started blogging?
To make sure photos are as large as will fit on your design - I cringe when I look back at my first posts!!!
Is there anything else you would like to share with my readers?
I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about me! I'd love for you to stop by my blog and say hi :) 

Polly, it was so nice to "meet" you and get to know more about you!
I LOVE your wonderful answer to the question on suggestions for someone starting a blog.
So true, so good! Thanks for your interview!

Much Love & Hugs,


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  2. I loved reading about Polly's blogging experience and advice.
    BTW I still don't figure it out how to make sure photos are as large as will fit on my design:(

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