Interview with a blogger

Here’s a first on this blog, an interview with a blogger in the hope that you, dear readers, will find inspiration and motivation to start your own online project.

Leslie from The graphical Muse will tell us a little bit about her blog and the challenges and rewards of blogging.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I am a wife to a wonderful husband and a mother to an awesome five year old son. I enjoy digital design, crafting, and doing adventurous things with my family.

What do you find most challenging about blogging?

I’m still a newbie, so l find it hard to getting correspondence and getting conversations going. People rarely contact me for requests, which I happily do for free on the blog. Also, coming up with content, I am afraid to be redundant.

What keeps you motivated?

The few people who do contact me and follow me on Facebook are my cheerleaders, they tell me they love my blog and to hang in there and keep moving forward. I have many sweet readers.

How do you balance your family life with the work involved keeping your blog up to date?

Well, I’m a stay at home mom, my son is now in kindergarten, so besides housekeeping, my days are free. I know that sounds old fashioned, but I’m an old fashioned girl. I will eventually go back to work once my narcolepsy improves with treatment and lifestyle changes.
vintage illustrationsWhy did you start your blog?

I have tons of vintage images I’ve collected over the years and tons of my own designs that were just sitting there, I just didn’t know what to do with them. I thought there would be a place on the internet to share such things. I was also bored to tears being home all day, I’m an introvert to the extreme, so going out to mom functions just wasn’t an option for me.

If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest?

Experiment with the different platforms that are available, gain your following, then move to your own domain. Go slowly, things don’t usually happen overnight. Just because you build it, doesn’t mean they are going to come, I suggest doing research, Pinterest is a great place to find blogging information. For instance, I started with blogger, eventually I grew out of it and moved to a self hosted WordPress site.

Thank you, Leslie for sharing your thoughts and experiences and I wish you best of luck!