Blogger Interview: Christina Thompson from Blahnikgirl
You can visit Christina’s blog here.
What is your blog about?
It is a lifestyle and travel blog in which I also explore current fashions, especially my obsession with shoes. I wanted to create a place to celebrate all the beautiful shoes out there, as for me shoes are the most important part of an outfit and should never be an afterthought. I usually buy the shoes first and then look for an outfit to match them
What inspired you to start your blog?
Writing has always been a passion of mine and I was penning stories as soon as I could physically write. I am a shoe and general fashion addict and thought why not combine the two passions. A friend actually gave me the final push to set up the blog.
When did you start your blog?
I began in April 2011 when I moved out of home and in with my boyfriend who is now my husband and a great supporter of my work. When I started I was navigating my 20’s and now I’m in my 30’s but I hope my blog can adapt and grow with me, after all fashion is relevant whatever age you are.
How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
I don’t need to motivate myself because I so enjoy doing it – ideas come into my head long before I start tapping at my keyboard; although finding sufficient time to devote to it can be challenging!
What do you find the most frustrating aspect of blogging?
Getting recognition – although I fundamentally blog for myself as I enjoy it – it would be nice to get more feedback from like-minded bloggers and get it shared by them to expand the reader base; some interest from companies in terms of advertising and invites to media events would be very welcome too.
In the future where do you hope your blog will take you?
I hope blogging can become my full time job. I have started to gain access to media libraries and hope to soon set up my own URL so that I can personalize my site more.
Have you met anyone interesting/famous on your blogging journey?
Not as yet but there’s still time! Ultimately would love to meet my idol Sarah Jessica Parker.
If you could do only ‘one thing’ today then what would it be?
Spend the day with my Grandma who passed away two years ago – she inspired me to write a diary as a child and I feel like blogging is an extension of this. I owe the person I am to her.