Okay, I am very aware that it is no longer Friday but this blogger is a very dear friend to me. She pushed hard to get these answers done for me and gosh darn it, she deserves to be featured this week instead of waiting around for it to roll around again. Life just got hectic…very suddenly. I will be making my way to the beach soon though so hey, it can only go up from there ;] In the meantime, enjoy this post about my amazing friend, Reisha.
1) What is your blog about and why did you start blogging?
My blog is about my life (and all my craziness), advice, reviews of music/movies, and my journey through college. There’s really no simple way to put what my blog is about. I’m all over the place as some people like to remind me! I first began blogging when I was 15. I began my blog because I wanted a place to put my poems and thoughts. Sort of like an online diary. However, I couldn’t dedicate as much time to it as I had liked because I wasn’t interested in blogging for myself. 3 years later during the same month I began my blog in, I came back to it because my high school teachers encouraged me to spread my writings. I’m very glad I did because I have met some amazing people along my one year of blogging.
2) What is the best thing you have gotten from blogging?
The best thing I have gotten from blogging is the satisfaction of no longer feeling imprisoned in my head. Due to being the shy person that I am, I don’t have many friends. Nonetheless, I am the friend that everyone vents to yet they never ask how I feel. Therefore, blogging has become my outlet. I can talk about anything I’d like (with some limitations). But, more importantly, it has been my way to connect with others who are like me. I am forever grateful for that experience.
3) What are some tips that you would give to someone who is starting out?
I would tell anyone just starting out to stick to what you feel comfortable with. If fashion is your thing, pursue it. If not, but you’d like to give it a shot, go for it! Do not allow anyone to block your creativity! However, do not feel as though that’s the only way someone will read your blog. If you focus on gaining viewers, your posts wont be as meaningful. Unless your blog is a business blog, it should be for you and ran by your thoughts! From experience, that is why 16-year-old Reisha decided to quit blogging in 2010. Another piece of advice is to be careful what you post. Do not post anything that will help someone easily track you. For example, employers tend to look you up before giving you a position. This is why some bloggers choose not to disclose their location, name or even their face. You don’t have to go to extremes to keep yourself from the employer’s eye; however, be aware.
4) Name three of your favourite blogs.
Top 3? That’s so hard!
– You have inspired me to really get into blogging! Back when I thought I’d NEVER find someone my age who blogs. Google guided me to your blog for a reason and I thank Google for that!
– This blog’s posts are written by several bloggers! I love the blog because it is very thought-provoking with deep messages and inspirational.
– She is extremely fashionable. Her posts often help me to find similar outfits of hers or to learn my aura and colors. I’m not big on fashion due to being a broke college student but Gabi makes my life easier when I want to look my best for graduations and such.
5) If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? (I would be quite happy to eat sushi for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the rest of my life ;))
Only one? Just one? Are you sure just one? How can anyone choose just one? Ummm, I’ll go with barbeque boneless chicken! I think I would be able to live off of that for the rest of my life. Or corn on the cob. Such a hard choice lmao. I’ve never had sushi before. The day we meet, I must try it!
6) If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
If I could go anywhere in the world at this very moment, I would go to the Puerto Rico. I’ve only seen pictures but that place is beautiful. Plus, the men aren’t half bad 😉
7) If there was one thing – good or bad – you could change in the world, what would it be?
If there was one thing in the world that I could change it would definitely be society’s definition of a beautiful woman. All women are beautiful — every shape and every color. Sadly, magazines and fashion companies do a horrible job helping women feel comfortable with their bodies. They only use women that have the figure of a Victoria Secret model to sell their products to a specific body type. I hate that so much. I hate how biased companies are when they create their clothes. Yes, I know it’s their company so it’s their choice, but it’s still not right.Yes, I am one of the women who have fell victim to the need of being slim. Perfection is a disease and the fashion world tries to sell us that we need to fix something when we do not. It is their soul who needs the surgery.