Y’all know I don’t normally participate in that many link ups but when Ask Away Friday was brought to me by Brittnei I though why not. I love reading other posts like these and for some reason I love to answer questions about myself so I am giving this a whirl. Not to mention it’s NaBloPoMo and this is easy and fun content.
My partner is Brittnei. I had to swap questions with her so make sure to head over to her blog to get her answers to my Ask Away Friday questions. If you want to link up head over The Real Housewife of Caroline County to join in the fun.
1) Why do you blog?
I blog for fun mostly. I love the community that I have built over the years and I truly feel that I have found life long friends through this medium. Blogging gives me an outlet to express myself, create memories and hopefully inspire others through my everyday life. Not that I’m all inspirational or anything but more or less we witness to others by our testimonies and life’s challenges. I think I’ve shared enough here to be a help to at least one person, because I have surely been encouraged by reading other people’s blogs.
2) I saw on your blog that you were doing a landscape makeover? Does everything look exactly how you want it to look or are there still some changes that need to be made? If you love it now, feel free to show us a picture!
I do love it for the feel that it gave the front of the house. In another sense I think it is a bit bare but I know it will fill in after time. Once the spring arrives and things start to bloom I’ll evaluate whether or not a few more bushes need to be added. Now I want to paint the door and the shutters…we’ll get to that eventually.
3) How is the bathroom going? I also saw that there was a start to a renovation there. (Excuse my interest in these two places! I love design and decor…ahhem…HGTV lover over here lol)
I don’t want to talk about it! We had an issue with the contractor and a water pipe and spraying water. So yeah. Right now that project is on hold and my bathroom has a wheelbarrow in it that I have to climb over whenever I need to get in my closet. *throws things*
4) What is your favorite and least favorite thing about blogging?
Community hands down is my favorite part of blogging. My least favorite would have to be the clicks. I understand that naturally everyone will click up based on their interests but I can’t stand when people refuse to go out of their click to support other bloggers. I find it terribly disturbing that there seems to be a color line as well. I don’t have nearly as many white readers as blacks considering that I read a plethora of blogs by women of all colors who blog about the same things I do but yet and still… I suppose we have nothing in common *smirks*
5) What are your blogging goals? Perhaps you’ve reached them already. Are you where you want to be with your blog right now?
I want my blog to grow organically. I don’t really seek blog readers like I should because I want them to come here because they wanted to not because they were forced. I am thinking I may need to put a little more effort into marketing my little piece of real estate here on the interwebs. I think my blog has had some amazing opportunities but there could be more if I put more effort into it. Overall I am proud of my blog because it’s purpose is to share my rants and raves. Everything else is extra.
6) Favorite social media site?
I love Facebook. Twitter used to be my favorite but I find Facebook more engaging especially when I have a lot to say!
7) Favorite location to blog?
In a chair by my fire place. My favorite locations vary. I normally blog within my home. I am looking forward to finishing our office space so that I can have a dedicated area. I don’t know when that will happen!
8) I love this question from my Blogger BFF Mrs. Tee: Coffee or Tea?
Both! Funny I am drinking tea now but from time to time I get a craving for coffee. Technically I suppose the answer should be tea because I have lots of tea bags and no coffee maker.
9) I love your Twitter and About Me photo. My sort of style from top to bottom. What’s your haircare process?
I am natural but I love my hair straight. Being natural isn’t a soul searching epiphany for me. I just didn’t want to perm anymore so I have no qualms with straightening my hair. I take horrible care of my hair, I usually just go to the hair stylist. I maintain by wrapping at night. I only put heat on it once a month.
10) How would you describe your style?
I’ve been told I dress like an old woman. I love classic and functional looks. I don’t like a whole lot of trendy items. Give me a good oxford, a cardigan, a scarf, a good jean and a stiletto and I’m good. I’ll mix and match those pieces and add accessories. For the items I don’t thrift I spend good money on. I would rather build my wardrobe with quality pieces than every trendy item to hit the scene. I have a few trendy items but I normally grab them from Target or Marshalls. Oh…and I love my Uggs!
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