11.6.12

Blogger Interview - Kate Elizabeth Blog


Let me introduce you to Kate Elizabeth Blog.  


Kate's blog is hosted on Wordpress so can not host the GFC button but you can still follow her. All you have to do is on the blogger dashboard your reading list has an add button, hit the button and then add via the URL http://kateelizabeth.co.uk/. You can also follow her on Twitter @__kateelizabeth



1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I'm Kate, a 23 year old hailing from Manchester. I studied for an Art and Design Foundation degree before doing an English Literature degree which sums up my life's loves: design and writing. I'm a creative person that feeds off creativity in all forms: writing, music, photography, art and design, food - the list goes on. 

2. Why did you decide to start your blog?
I've been reading blogs for about two years now, and originally started a blog over on the Blogger platform just over a year ago as a way of documenting my life but felt I couldn't give it the time and attention whilst completing my degree. I always wanted to keep a diary but never managed to get into the swing of it, so blogging felt like the perfect way to attempt to document my life in a more visual way so that I can (hopefully!) look back in years to come. After relaxing into my work/life schedule, I decided to relaunch my blog a few months ago on Wordpress and have been hooked since.

3. How would you describe your blogging style?
I hope it's relaxed and easygoing and that it focuses on visuals and well-written content. I like to share things that inspire me and I love looking at visually striking blogs, so that's what I'm aiming to achieve. I love writing though too, so I try to balance posts out with a mix of words and pictures.

4. What do you think is the best thing about blogging?
I've discovered an amazing little community in the blogging world. For the most part, everyone is so courteous and happy to give each other the time. On a more personal level, I like the fact that even if I stop blogging tomorrow, there now exists a record of parts of my life, my inspirations, my current likes and dislikes and my thoughts for me to look back on. Plus writing is quite cathartic!

5. What inspires you when it comes to your blog?
Great design, great products, great music and life in general. What inspires me isn't going to inspire everyone, but I like to write for me and it's always a huge compliment if someone else finds what I write inspiring or interesting. I'm in awe of so many other bloggers across the world. We live in a time where you can type something out, click publish, and seconds later have someone across the globe read it. If that isn't inspiring, I don't know what is!

6. What do you find most challenging when blogging about your topic?
Originality and freshness. It's easy to be inspired by other blogs but its hard work to try and produce posts that haven't been done before - or if you've taken influence from another blogger, to make sure that you pay homage to them rather than just copy. I don't want to read the same blog over and over again, and I don't want my blog to be a carbon copy of another in all but name. For me, it's more about finding a way of adding your voice to the community out there already, not competing to shout the loudest. 

7. Where are your favourite places to shop? (high street or online)
I'm a big fan of TK Maxx for finding more individual items of clothing and homestuffs. I get frustrated with the high street sometimes as I feel like it used to be so varied but now stores have so many items practically the same that it's difficult to feel like I have an individual style. I'm not a big online shopper - at 5"1 I have to try things on for fit or I find my feet being swallowed in fabric more often than not! In terms of beauty, I'm a Boots girl for basics, but I've started investing a little more in places like The Body Shop and EcoTools for their ethics, and taking more time to think about what's in a product before purchasing. 

8. Has blogging changed the way you make purchasing decisions?
The biggest change has been taking the time to think about and research my purchases be that clothing, beauty products or food. As a teenager I had relatively bad skin and that's when my allergies developed so my body was all over the place. As I'm getting older, I'm realising the benefit of taking the extra time to think about what's in a beauty and food products especially. In terms of clothing, I buy less throwaway fashion and more classic staples from brands that will last. 

9. What is your all time favourite brand? (cosmetic, clothing or anything else)
I don't know that I have one! Is that weird? I'm constantly on the lookout for things that work for me, be it clothing or beauty or food or anything, which makes it hard to commit to one brand. I'll always love H&M for basics and it's got to be full-fat Coke over Pepsi but Pepsi-Max over Diet Coke all the way.

10. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
Waste not, want not! I'd like to see things being held onto or reused instead of disposing of them so easily. Make do and mend goes a long way. I wear things until they can't be mended any more, anything else goes to charity shops or gets recycled. Waste not, want not is probably my life's motto!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for letting me be a part of this! Kate x

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    1. Your welcome, it is nice to share some of the blogs that I enjoy reading :)

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  2. ahh love the idea of this post - get way of discovering new blogs! x

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    1. Thanks for the feedback, glad you are enjoying the series :)

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  3. I found you on the blog hop!! :D

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    1. Thanks for hopping over to my blog, hope you enjoy :)

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  4. I'll be heading over the check out Kate's blog :)
    Thanks for sharing!
    I am a new follower over from the bloghop, be sure to stop by my blog and say hello :)

    http://superficialsydney.blogspot.com.au/

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