Thursday 14 May 2015

BeckyBoop Takeover

Hello readers of ShoutJohn!

BeckyBoop is taking over for today…Parrtaaay…shhh, he’ll never know!

I would explain who I am and my blog more, however John kindly provided some question prompts for this post which cover that anyway, so happy reading! I'm looking forward to getting to know you all better

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

 I'm Becky, from BeckyBoops. I'm a lifestyle blogger - I like to write about things going on in my life, and my interests and hobbies. I'm in my twenties, currently work in London, and live with my long-term partner Andrew. 
Beckyboops couple picture

2. What made you start blogging?

While I was at university my friend - Pip form RoanRider - suggested I start a blog about my weight to keep myself accountable, and to keep track of it. So I did (BekBek19) which later spurred me to create a second blog, about the clothes I was hoping to get back into and the clothes I wasn't able to wear anymore. This was called My Wasted Wardrobe, which then morphed into BeckyBoops, and here we are. Now I love blogging and reading other blogs, and wouldn't have it any other way!

3. What is your favourite thing about blogging? 

I enjoy the writing side of it, and I enjoy connecting with other bloggers and seeing all the different writing styles and designs on their sites! Blogging helps me to be more creative and enthusiastic.

4. Everyone has a favourite post on their blog - what is yours and why? 

My first thought when reading this question was I don't have a favourite post. Buuut, then I gave it some thought. I wrote a post about watching the musical Avenue Q last year, I felt proud of it when it was posted. Shortly after I did, one of the actors in the tour favourited my tweet - how awesome is that!!

5. If you could blog full-time - would you?

Yes! In a heartbeat. If I was earning enough from it to keep a roof over my head etc... I would need to learn a lot more about HTML, writing, and keeping myself inspired and motivated though!

6. What are your favourite types of post to write - lifestyle, life updates, beauty, fashion, gaming ...?

hmm...recently I've been favoring book reviews that relate to my 2015 reading challenge, but I've also got a beauty post in the pipeline which I'm really enthusiastic about

7. Name some bloggers whom you read/love/enjoy etc.
I read a lot of bloggers on the Bloglovin' app, I'll pick just a handful:
The Fat Girl's Guide to Running - great resource for tips on being an overweight runner
Hannah Gale - entertaining posts with some mental health reality thrown in
Bloggers Bookshelf - good team of book reviewers, I've nabbed a few good reading suggestions from them
Spot Me Girl - Health and fitness - specifically weightlifting, has some great tips and ideas
And, of course, ShoutJohn himself. A great guy, with varied and enjoyable content.

8. What do you do in your free time when you're not blogging?
When I'm not blogging I'm usually reading - I started a book club at work so I have to make sure I'm on top of that reading list! Shopping is a big vice for me - definitely a hobby. I'm a bit of a closet gamer on occasion - I blew through Bioshock Infifite when that came out. Other than that, I enjoy spending time with Andrew, my friends, and my family.

9. How would you describe your post writing process from start to finish?
I'd say it was a simple, very linear process.
  • think of an idea or be inspired by something
  • note it down on Google Keep
  • When I have some time, sit down with my laptop and draft a post. I like to finish a draft in one sitting if I can, if not I'll come back to it a few times to complete it
  • source any images I want to include
  • create any custom banners or titles
  • read through post, make any edits or changes
  • Add labels/tags
  • Hit publish
10. For someone just starting out (with a new blog) what advice would you give them?
I would advise them to not worry about the number of views and page visits, those come with time. Avoid solely writing content you think others will want to read - your writing will lose its individuality and soul. Post regularly - make a schedule if you can. This is something I need to work on! 

Aaand...that's a wrap! Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it 

Huge thanks to John for letting me take over his blog! 


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