Hi everyone! Today I have an interview with Rachel Martin from Seashells + Sparkles. You can click here to head over to read her blog. This is the second interview I have done, and you can go read the first one here. Also, I was interviewed by Natalia from Sincerely Natalia, and you can check that out here.
Hope you enjoy :)
First, can you introduce yourself, your blog, and what you do?
Hi! I’m Rachel, I’m a college student, and I have a lifestyle blog! Through my blog, Seashells + Sparkles, I hope to inspire, motivate, and guide ladies through their 20’s one cocktail at a time!
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging about a year ago when I was home from college on break. I wasn’t working and had a lot of time on my hands and was trying to figure out how I could put that time into real productivity. I started S+S as a hobby, and it still is my hobby, but it’s also grown to be much more than that. The blogging community is awesome and even though I was bummed I wasn’t working that college break, I’m so glad where it led me!
What are your favorite blog posts to write?
I love writing them all! Depending on my mood and what’s going on in my life, I might be more inclined and motivated to write a post that mirrors that!
Do you have any tips for other bloggers just starting out?
Don’t get too wrapped up in what everyone else is writing about. Be yourself, write like you would talk to your best friend, and don’t conform just to conform. Be consistent so your readers know what to expect from you and when to expect it from you. Have fun with it!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
There’s not one place I really want to live! I do want to live in different places, experience different lifestyles, and meet different people – hopefully those places don’t go into the single-digits in the winter!
How would you describe your style?
I don’t think there’s one straight way to describe my style, but I would consider it a mixture of practical, comfy, and classic with a trendy spin!
Current favorite outfit?
I’m seriously addicted to wearing leather leggings! They’re such a fun twist on the basic legging, and still really comfy. I love that I can wear them casually with a pair of loafers and a button down or can throw on a fun shirt and some heels for a fun night out.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I’m a terrible long-term planner, I’m more of a here and now type of gal – even ask my friends! I do hope that I’m living on my own, have a job that I love, and my health! I just want to be enjoying life and take it as it comes!
Do you have any goals for your blog in the near future? If so, what are they?
I really hope to keep up my consistency and maybe even start posting every day of the week instead of just Monday-Friday! I’d really love to expand my blog into a place girls can come for all sorts of information and guidance through some of what I consider the more difficult years when it comes to figuring out what we want to do with our lives, how we’re going to get there, and who we truly are!
Thank you so much Rachel for doing this interview! I know that other young women will be inspired by your responses, and maybe even start their own blog. Once again, click here to read Rachel’s blog.