I was tagged by Bronagh of Bronagh’s Beauty and Books to take part in the Blogger Interview Tag and as I haven’t done many of these on this blog, I figured I’d do one over here at the Cabinet, instead of on one of my other blogs.
After all, why have a blog if you’re not going to use it? Mine’s gotten a little quiet since I stopped posting Friday flashes every week, although I’m trying to keep up to date with useful posts about the writing process. I’ve made these mistakes so you don’t have to!
How did you get into blogging?
I started in about 2009 (I think) as a place to share my fiction. Once I got involved with the #FridayFlash community on Twitter, it became a place to talk about writing and all manner of things related to publishing. It’s been a good way to get to know other writers, and readers, and to explore different types of writing. Now I’ve branched out and I have my make up blog at Wicked North, and my craft blog at IcyHandmade too.
What advice would you give to bloggers starting out?
Decide on your topic and work out exactly what it is that you hope to achieve. If you want to share your passion or enthusiasm for something, that’s great – you can use your blog as a space to explore that, and then combined with social media you can get to know other people who feel the same way you do. If you’re hoping to get rich quick then possibly think about something else which will have better returns in the short term…
What would be your dream campaign?
I think this question was more relevant to the beauty bloggers but I’d love to do something with one of the major publishers.
Do you have a plan for your blog?
I want to keep using it to connect with people, to continue offering advice to writers who are just starting out, but to share my interests with people who enjoy my writing. Expect a lot more Gothic posts in future!
Now that’s done, I tag…
Nadia of Abso-knitting-lutely
Adam Byatt of A Fullness in Brevity