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Hello Sophie.. Well to begin with, I mostly just watched YouTube Videos on beauty and all things makeup related, then I discovered that a few of the gurus had blogs on the side, which I then went on to read daily. I thought "I reckon I could do that", and on one very boring day, Zoella was born :)
Do your friends and family know about your blog?
Yes they do, and most read it, which I never thought they would. Obviously the men in my family aren't so keen, but that's understandable. ;) I found it a bit odd at first, but if they all enjoy it then I don't mind them reading it once in a while.
Do you think you'll still be blogging in 10 years time?
Who knows! I'd like to think so, how weird would that be, looking back over 10 years of my life all documented on the internet. Everyone will essentially just be watching me age, and acquire wrinkles...scary!
Would you consider yourself good at HTML/CSS?
No way! I'm terrible. Most of the things on my blog (besides the header and the sizing) I've had to ask people to help me. I'm actually currently looking at getting a total makeover on the blog, (there's some exclusive info for you there haha) so hopefully it will all come together nicely and be a bit more pleasing on the eye. I get bored very easily, so change is sometimes needed.
Do you like to take part in the #bbloggers chat on Twitter?
I have done a few times, I think it's a great idea, although because my tweets are protected it's a bit harder to get involved as only a certain number of people can see my tweets.
Have you ever been to a blogging event?
Yes, I've been to plenty. They're a great opportunity to see what goes on in different companies and to get up close and personal to new collections. It's also great for socializing with other bloggers :)
Who are your favourite established bloggers?
I'm not sure what you mean by established, but there are so many blogs that I have followed for years and read on a regular basis. To name a few, LLYMLRS, SprinkleOfGlitter, MARIANNAN, Fade to Black, IHeartVintageX, Sophia's Journal, BUBBLEGARM and many many more. I follow over 600 blogs and love and read them all :)
Who are your favourite new bloggers (under 18mnths)?
I follow way too many blogs to even think about it haha. I don't actually know how old any blogs are that I read, and I don't actually ever check. If I see a blog I like, I generally whack the ol' follow button. :) Maybe I should look more closely at the newbies, but some are so good, it's hard to know who are new in the blogging world and who have been doing it for years.
What is your favourite post from your blog and why?
This is so hard. I think it's got to be my "Why are you so skinny" post. I love to take pretty photos and review beauty items but I think that blog post really helped a lot of people to feel better about the way they looked and how others perceived them, and it's really satisfying to know that I've encouraged many young girls (and older for that matter) to share similar stories and boost their body confidence. It made me feel all happy inside :)
Which camera/device do you use to take photos for your blog?
Recently I was given a Canon EOS 600D for my 21st birthday, so in more recent blog posts that's the camera I've used. I love it, it's my baby.
Name one thing you like about blogging?
The many different opportunities that come from doing something I just love to do aswell as meeting new people and making lifelong friends.
Name one thing you dislike about blogging?
People that judge you on what you provide them. It's very difficult to get across your personality just in words and pictures, and unfortunately some people think they know everything about you by these two simple things, and really they don't at all. I also don't like that people try to add members of my family and my boyfriend on social networking sites. It just makes me question how much of my life I really want to share as clearly these people just need to know EVERYTHING, when actually, I think sometimes they forget I'm just a normal girl.
And a weird one, would you rather be a tiny rhino or a giant hamster?
A tiny rhino! How cool would that be haha.
I think it's easy to say Zoe is one of the most inspiring girls on the blogosphere, and I really look up to her! She's absolutely hilarious (mentioning no monkey suit) and is just stunning. I'm sure you have all seen her blog before, but if you've been missing from the blogosphere in the last few years you can visit her beauty/fashion/lifestyle based blog here! :)