Monday, 9 March 2015

Interview with Angel!

Hey bloggers!

I've realized that's kind of become my trademark introduction now. That's alright, I think I like it.

I've been really busy these last couple weeks, and I had a whirlwind march break so I've had not a ton of time to post during the last week or so. Or do anything, social media wise. I actually like the break, but I'm not going to quit posting or post less often. I'm back now with a severe lull in the activities in the school year so I promise I'll be posting much more often! My Cheer Al Year tag is under construction right now and I plan to release it by the end of March. Thanks Morningtime4 and Jollygirl for giving me some much needed advice.

Today, I have an interview with a lovely blogger and friend of mind who I know in my real life as well as trhough social media. Her screen name is Angel Creativia, and she is from the lovely blog The Crafter's Curse! I've had her interview in the planning for a while now, and I'm proud to present to you... Angel!


ME:  First of all, introduce yourself. What makes Angel tick? What are her hobbies, her interests, her pet peeves? We want to know!

AC: Hi, Well my Name is Angel, although that’s not my real name. The reason I chose angel was that I was told many times when I was young, that my  name in  means angel and it just stuck in my head. I love to craft and I actually (try to) sell some  of my better ones on my blog. I also love to read and lately I’ve been really trying to write some stories but I only get about as far as the idea. I love to travel and actually right now, I am in New Zealand!  I also love Photography and Art and Dance and a whole lot more in the Creative section. The only part I can’t stand about all of this is that I’m just not getting noticed! I know so many other people that have gone so far and I can’t seem to get anywhere. One thing that annoys me about myself is that I find I’m a very jealous person. And I have to say I don’t like that part of me at all. I try not to be jealous, I really do, but with my blog not getting any views without the help of my English teacher, I feel like I’m getting nowhere.

ME: That's okay! I know a lot of us can sometimes feel jealous! And let's hope this will get you some visibility.Why did you start blogging, and what are you trying to accomplish in the blogging world?

AC: I started a blog about a year or so ago mostly because a lot of my friends were doing it. The only difference was that I actually wanted to go somewhere with it. I started making more crafts and taking really nice photos of them and put them on there. After a while I decided that it would be cool if I could sell them to people so I put a store section on there. And from there, my blog just grew. I have been told by my mother that a couple of her co-workers what to buy my things a while ago, but they still haven’t even looked at my blog, counting on the stats. What I really want to do is be one of people’s best part of their day. I want to put a smile on their face with my very (awkward) and realistic words. (Realistic as in, how someone would really speak).

ME: I totally agree that we can use some more realisticness in the blogging world. The first thing I noticed about your blog is your super cool design with the waves in the background! Why did you choose that design?

AC: Really, there’s nothing really special about the background. When I started my blog I was just scrolling through the basic designs until this one caught my eye. Just lately, when I was checking out some of the features my blog had, I noticed that you could actually change the background. I looked through all of the different ones and I actually found some crafting backgrounds, but I wanted to stick with the waves. There was something about them when I first chose the website skin that made me like it more than the others and that same spark just stayed with me. It could be that I only ever dream of living by the ocean or something, but it just stuck.

ME: Talk to us about your blog. What do you normally post about, and why? What makes it different?

AC: I normally post about my crafts in the blog section. I have a couple of other posts like, an  about something (like why I’ve been away so long) and on Halloween I posted about my Cosplay. Lately, I have been posting everyday in the travel section of my blog. I am in New Zealand and in the 18-day-super-long-stupid-me-why-did-I-start-it-that-early-countdown, I promised that I would be keeping a journal about what I did everyday and I plan to do that on future trips as well. When I’m bored or I just feel like I haven’t posted in a while, I do a review on books and movies and then I post a chapter from one of my friend’s almost-a-book-stories. I posted one on you too, Oakstar, and I plan on doing so for a couple more if you don’t mind. Only because they are actually really hard to make, I only occasionally post a video blog (vlog). I’ve actually just started to post some of my Photography and I plan on trying to sell the digital copies, the printed copies, the printed copies framed and un-proffessional photo shoots. I think my blog is very different from others because I’m trying to actually sell things on it and not to mention, I have a lot of different sections!

ME: What are your blogging goals for 2015?


AC: I really want to make my first sales this year, I mean, I just got business cards too! Another thing I want to do, is post more often and be more reliable to the 3 people who do check my blog more often. 


ME: What do you look for in the blogs YOU read? 

AC: I don’t necessarily look for anything in a blog. I just read and most of the time I find it very interesting. The first two thing I look at in a blog though is the title and background. If i’m going through a whole bunch of blogs, then the title will definitely catch my eye and if the background is just plain white or something, I might not want to click on it. I know it sound like I judge the book by it’s cover, but that’s because I do. If you don’t have an interesting look, most people won’t want to stop and look at your blog. Make it interesting and more people might see your blog. (A couple words of wisdom, hehe). 


ME: What's your favorite book? Movie? TV show? Fandom? Am I asking too many questions?

AC: Okay, I have a gigantic list (mentally) of all my favourite things. Favourite books, is more like favourite book series, and thats plural too! I love the Harry Potter series, Canterwood Crest Academy, Wings of Fire, The summer series (The summer I turned pretty, etc.) , Eon series, and a lot more! Favourite movies include Brave, If I stay, Harry Potter (obviously), How to Train your dragon, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and (once again) a lot more. I’m very sorry I’m giving you so much, but I still have more. TV shows include, My little Pony, How I met your Mother, Phyc, and probably more but that’s all I can think of now. My Famdoms include My little Pony, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings/Hobbit and Star Wars.

ME: How often do you post?

AC: I usually post when I come up with a new craft I can sell, but lately (as I said earlier) I’ve been posting every day in my travel section. I try to post as often as I can though. A lot of times, I just have trouble coming up with crafts so I post in my other sections that are easier to update/write about.

ME: Are there any other elements to your blog you'd like to tell us about? Like a different section?

AC: I have 10 sections in my Blog. The first is labeled “Home” and it’s just the overview of what you’ll find on my blog. The second is called “Blog” where I post all of my crafts. The third section is the “Store” where you can buy my crafts/photography. Then I have “Reviews” where I take a certain movie or book and write a review. Then there’s “Travel Adventures” where I just started to write about all of my travels. “Photography” is where you can see some of my photos that you might want to get or to convince you to get a photo shoot. I don’t really post ver often on “Vlogs” because they take a lot of time to  make and not to mention you have to have the right lighting, etc. “Stories” is where I post some of my friend’s stories and somewhere in the future I will be posting my own. Then I have the “About” section where there is one paragraph about myself and “Contact” section just so that you can say anything you want to me.

ME: What is something you're excited about in 2015?

AC: I am really excited about all the travels I’m going to be doing this year! Right now I’m in New Zealand, so that’s a start. Then during Easter break, I’m going to Orlando so I can go to Universal Studios’ Harry Potter World (I AM SO EXCITED!!!!) And I’m going to Germany on my own this summer for 3 weeks to visit my cousins! Another thing I’m really excited about is all the new possibilities I have now that my parents know that I’m really serious about this blog thing. I might be able to start selling my crafts this summer at the local craft market. And so much more.

BONUS: Anything else you'd like to add before signing off?
I can’t thank you enough for interviewing me and I can’t wait to read more of your stories. 
Anyway, I hope you liked it! And don’t be afraid to be “Cursed” ;)
~Angel

It was really my pleasure! And sorry it took such a long time to get out!
Next few posts: Cheer All Year, Wanderlust: Paris, People Can Be Amazing

See you next time!

-Oakstar

4 comments:

  1. Nice interview! :) I'm kind of glad I'm not the only one; there are some people in my life who want to start blogging to because of me. They get really surprised when they found out. I remember one of my friends back in November was fangirling because I have a blog, and she's still reading my blog to this day. (Whenever I bump into in public, she will scream, "LOOK, IT'S MORNINGTIME4. AND SHE BLOOOGGGGGSSSS." Gosh, I still love her to pieces, even if she does yell out loud about me blogging. I will now to go and check out Angel's blog. ^.^

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Haha! My friends think I'm famous or something even though barely a dozen people actually read it... but it's so sweet.

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  2. I'd love to say thank you soooo much! And I can't exactly put my thank in words so thats all. Thanks!
    ~Angel

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