Another chance for you to meet a fantastic blogger that I have had in my sidebar this month. It’s been an incredible month filled with so many incredible bloggers, I feel so damn lucky, but can I just say this, how is it almost September! I mean September people! Before we know it it will be Christmas! This post is a chance for you to get to know the incredible Emma! Emma blogs over at Thoughts of an Over Thinker, she is from the Midlands but lives in London. Are you ready to find out more about her and her fab blog? Let’s go!
What was the reason you started your blog/business?
I started my blog initially for myself, because I wanted to write and I loved the Internet so it seemed like the sensible thing to do, but I’ve continued my blog and made it what it is now because it’s my favourite way to communicate.
What have you learned through your blogging/business journey?
I’ve learned that I want to be a writer rather than a blogger, because being a successful blogger seems to have so little to do with the actual quality of writing, and more to do with marketing techniques etc. I do find that side of blogging really interesting though; I love the photographic and social media strategy kind of side to it, it’s like a game that everyone is trying to be the best at and now I’ve got my head around not trying to be better than people who literally blog full time, I really enjoy it.
How would you best describe your blog/business?
If I was passionate about makeup or travel, (I like both of those things haha), I probably wouldn’t have continued to blog because there would always have been someone SO similar to me to compare myself to, but I’ve not actually come across a blog like mine yet. I write about a lot of things because like I said it’s just my favourite way to communicate, but Two of the things which I write about are things which I don’t see on blogs all that much – Christianity and Musical Theatre. I have continued to write about both of those things because of the misconceptions about them both. Some trivial, others far from it. People see west end theatre as something which is only accessible to upper middle class people with loads of time and loads of money, and I’m desperate to challenge that because in some of the absolute worst times in my life, other people’s creativity in that form has helped me hugely. By no means is it a saving grace but as an art it’s something which so many people say they love, and yet don’t even know where to start with. My Christian faith, on the other hand, is less trivial I guess. Being a Christian can be absolutely terrifying – I feel like everyone thinks I’m a people hating, homophobic, ‘sex negative’, restrictive person who holds ancient views and is naive to the goings on in the world. Again, I mainly want to challenge that, without arguing with anyone. I love talking about my faith; who I am now compared to who I was before I believed in Jesus, and what I ACTUALLY believe and why, and why I’m not actually an evil human.
Name something quirky that you can do, that we might not know about you.
I can probably name the everyone who’s ever been in Wicked on the west end? (I’m exaggerating but not much) Ummmmm no that probably doesn’t count and it’s a bit lame, I can do that weird flower thing with my tongue?
What was one of your favourite posts to write or create? What about it did you enjoy the most?
I think I have two – my favourite post to create was probably my post on how to go to the theatre without breaking the bank, which I enjoyed creating because I felt like I was sharing all of my best secrets and tricks with the Internet, I felt the same about my more recent ‘results day survival guide’ post. My favourite post to write, or at least to read back now that it’s finished, is one I wrote a while ago called ‘managing pain is not freedom’. I enjoyed writing that because it’s something that I’m just really passionate about; the concept that people are always just covering up one problem after another and managing or dealing with it, and assuming that there isn’t anything any better out there for them, which makes me super sad.
Why should someone come and visit your blog/shop/business?
Hmmmmm visit my blog because I write about things that aren’t all over every other blog on the Internet, and because when my friends read my blog they say that it sounds exactly like it’s just me speaking from the page. So you’re definitely getting the real deal.
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