Hi Sophie! Thank you so much for having me on your blog, it's very nice of you and makes me feel all special-haha I need to get a grip! On with the interview!
I started Sprinkle of Glitter almost 2 years ago. I had just bought a house with my fiance and was really into homey/interior type blogs. I was spending a lot of my time making soft furnishings, upcycling furniture and visiting craft fayres so I decided to write about it. Then once my house was a bit more sorted I decided not to leave my blog but to turn it to something I was really in love with (aside from Matt!) and that was and is cosmetics and beauty products. Along the way, I have had my big pink wedding, been pregnant and had a lovely baby girl! Yowzas!
Do your friends and family know about your blog?
Yes they do. I don't think many of them really understand the blogging community or what it means to me, but they know it's there.
Do you think you'll still be blogging in 10 years time?
I'd like to think so, yes. I hope blogging is still going and we haven't all had funny little microchips injected into our brains so our computers are in our eyes and we telepathically type, or something equally crazy!
Would you consider yourself good at HTML/CSS?
I'll level with you, I don't even know was this 'CSS' business you speak of is!! As for HTML, errr no! I had to have my friend Zoe (you might know her as Zoella) teach me a tonne of -to most people- simple stuff like putting links into text and making pictures large, let alone coding. In a nutshell, no, no I would not.
Do you like to take part in the #bbloggers chat on Twitter?
If I'm online I do take part. It's a great tool to learn from and interesting to hear other people's views and opinions.
Have you ever been to a blogging event?
I'm very lucky and I have. I really enjoyed them. It was so much fun to meet the people behind the blogs I read and chat to them. I always go to these things thinking "I'm cool, stay cool" or "I am a sophisticated lady with interesting conversation and a brraaainn", but then I end up making a total fool of myself or saying something utterly ridiculous. Soon I shall give up and accept the inevitable- je suis une baffoon.
Who are your favourite established bloggers?
Well this is easypeasylemonsqueezy- Zoe from Zoella. She is my real life friend (we actually hit it off an a blogger event last year) and she comes to stay and play. She is an absolute hoot and I love her dearly. Zoe is a very on the ball kinda girl and incrediably empathetic to other people, I think these are rare gems to have so I cherish her.
I also like Bubblegarm and am looking forward to seeing her little baby girl, I also read a blog called Saidos Da Concha which is a homey/lifey one and she has just annouced she is pregnant too! Did I start a blogging pregnancy trend?! Haha!
Who are your favourite new bloggers (under 18mnths)?
Hmmm this is a toughie because I read soooo many blogs! If I had to pick one I like I would say Coleyyyful's blog. She makes cute jewellery and seems like a really sweet girl.
There are other blogs I read but it would take an eternity to list them all and you'd all be very bored indeed!
What is your favourite post from your blog and why?
This is a really tricky one, as I don't have a particular favourite. I had a look through and one that stands out to me is my 40 Week Pregnancy Update. I was over my duedate and waiting for Baby Glitter to arrive. I was saying cheerio to my life pre mummyhood and looking forward to having a daughter to care for. Two weeks later my life changed forever. I'm glad I documented the changing of chapters.
Which camera/device do you use to take photos for your blog?
I use a cruddy old Kodak cheapy digital thing which I bought 3 years ago for about £80, before the blog began. I am hoping to nab a snazzy camera off my Dad soon so I can have better photographs, but he is taking me to Miami and Orlando (on business- I'm going to be his assistant!) in September so I don't like to ask for too much! Haha!
Name one thing you like about blogging?
I never feel alone. Even if it's 3am on a cold Wednesday night, I know there will be a Sprinklerino to chat.
Name one thing you dislike about blogging?
I often feel frustrated that I don't know how to do swish techy things that would make my blog look really fancy. If anyone would like to teach me, I'm all ears!!
And a weird one, would you rather be a tiny rhino or a giant hamster?
A tiny rhino. Silly celebs would pay thousands to have a tiny rhino because it'd be uber cute, much better than a huge rodent anyway. Then I would live a life of pampered luxury in the hollywood hills and get carried about in expensive handbags.
I won't lie, Louise is probably my favourite blogger because she's just such an amazing person! If you would like to check out her blog click here- she mostly writes about beauty with a few lifestyle posts thrown in. She's just a fab person and has nicknamed me Silly Billy Sophie, I feel famous! Louise is so down to earth and willing to have a chat.. you won't believe how kind she is.
little note to Louise- thank you so much for your friendliness over the last few months, and thanks for being able to take part in this series for me. you're amazing!