Name Faith Blumberger
Location North Yorkshire
Blog URL With Love From Opal
What is your blog about?
My blog started as a way to find my voice as a writer and now it’s a full blown hobby! It’s a lifestyle blog with occasional fashion and beauty, and tries to encourage positivity in myself and others as much as possible :)
Is this your first blog?
I have a Tumblr account but had never really written anything on it, so yes
When did you start your current blog?
I started my blog in August 2013 so it’s not even a year old yet!
What made you do it?
After I started writing for magazines I fell back in love with writing and realise how much I really wanted to write about my thoughts and wanted to use writing to help and inspire people. I wrote a piece for Cosmopolitan magazine and got really positive feedback and it gave me a huge confidence boost to start a blog.
What was your first blog post about?
It was like a diary entry about a Saturday I’d spent working in retail and how frustrated I was at folding lingerie for hours on end
What do you think is the most useful tool to you as a blogger?
I think Google Images is a massive help to me because I love finding positive quotes that say exactly what I’m trying to express. Plus they’re so pretty!
Do people in your real life know about your blog?
Yes – my blog has helped me in terms of giving me the confidence to pursue what I want to do and want to achieve in life
What has been the one thing (blog post, project, etc) that you have been really proud of?
One project I was really happy with was the Stay Positive Project which got really good comments from people :) It was to inspire people to look on the positive side of every day, and so many people wrote about how it made them think differently and happier
Where do you see your blog in a year?
I’d like to have helped even more people. Hopefully it’ll have more readers in a year!
What do you wish you knew when starting your blog?
I wish I’d spent longer deciding on a blog name, I’ve changed mine about three times now and I’m finally happy with it!
What do you wish you know more about now?
I wish I knew little bit more about blog themes and design
How do you keep motivated to post?
I start projects that require either a daily post or a post every other day, and about something I really care about. It really helps me to stay focused.
Anything else you’d like to add?
If you want to blog, blog!