You might remember the lovely Jamie when she guest posted over the summer. She’s giving us an even bigger look into her life and blog today. I hope you enjoy it, and as always, I’d love to feature you and your blog, so feel free to email me (mellow1422 [at] aol)…
Where are you from…Tampa, Florida
3 words that describe you…Positive, driven and compassionate
Occupation…Public Relations Specialist
Blog: I Look Good Today
When did you start your blog…April 12, 2011
What inspired you to start a blog?
There are a number of reasons that I started I Look Good Today. For years I have been an avid blog follower. I kept thinking to myself, “I can do that.” Probably the biggest reason, though, for me is that I wanted to connect with people. I wanted them to see that just because you might have a physical disability doesn’t mean you cannot accomplish your dreams. I wanted to be an inspiration to people to never give up. I want my readers to think, “Hey, if she can do it, so can I!”
What do you love the most about blogging? Does anything about it stress you out?
I love getting to interact with so many wonderful people that I would have never had the chance to meet if it were not for my blog. I especially love it when I get an email from a reader telling me that something that I wrote really resonated with them. It’s all about making that connection!
If you had to describe your blog in one sentence, what would you say?
If you are a lover of fashion, makeup, decorating and food and feel empowered when you leave, then this is the blog for you!
What has blogging taught you?
I have heard and read this from so many bloggers, but it is so true…being yourself is the key. Your readers want to get to know you. It is amazing how you can really touch people’s lives by just being yourself!
What advice do you have for new bloggers?
Don’t worry about the numbers. Initially, I worried about how many followers I had. I judged the success of my blog with how many people signed up to follow it. In time, they will come. The most important thing about blogging is to enjoy it.
Where do you see yourself and your blog in 5 years?
Five years is a long time away. I know there will be many new and exciting adventures awaiting me, and I can’t wait to take my blog and its followers along for the ride. I’m hoping to actually have the I Look Good Today book out on shelves for my followers to connect even more with me.
What has surprised you the most about blogging?
People’s comments. I never expected to get the kind of response I have from my followers. With every new comment I get, my excitement for blogging builds. I love each and every one!