Another week, another fabulous blogger to introduce! This week on Meet The Blogger I’m chatting to the lovely Karalee from Tales Of Belle to find out all about her blog and the inspiration behind it’s creation as well as discovering a little about the lady behind the screen. Check out our interview, plus of course be sure to pop by Karalee’s blog and social media too.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your blog
My name Karalee Shotola, I currently live in Roskilde, Denmark, but I am originally from Texas. I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and I am now studying Child Studies at the master’s level.
How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging for over four years now.
What or who inspired you to create your blog?
When I was in college, my friend had a blog on tumblr, and I thought it would be fun to join her. However, I did not feel like I was part of the community, and I ended up switching to WordPress and deleting my tumblr.
What’s your favourite thing about running your blog?
My favourite thing about blogging is being able to share my thoughts and starting a conversation with others.
How do you stay motivated?
Lately, it has been hard to stay motivated, but I find that not forcing myself to blog has helped me enjoy blogging even more, which in turn keeps me wanting to write new posts.
What’s been the most challenging part of your blogging journey to date?
The most challenging part of blogging has been managing my studies for my master’s program and blogging. During the day, I would be reading textbooks and studies, watching presentations and videos, or writing assignments, and after spending the day doing that, I usually did not want to spend more time writing and promoting my posts or reading other blogger’s posts. It has been challenging finding the time for blogging.
Tell us about your favourite blog post
My favourite post is The Worst Advice for Bloggers. I shared bad advice I received as a blogger that I believed should not be followed. I also had other bloggers share the bad advice they received as well.
Describe your blog in four words
Beauty, books, and lifestyle.
What are your future hopes and dreams for your blog?
I hope in the future that I will still be blogging. After I complete my master’s program, I hope to continue onto a PhD program, and I am not sure how blogging will fit in. More recently I have been doing paid collaborations with brands, and I would like to continue making money from my blog. I do not plan on being a full-time blogger, but it would be nice to have a side income from blogging.
QUICKFIRE GET TO KNOW YOU QUESTIONS:
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Night in or night out?
Ketchup or mayo?
Summer or Winter?
Tea or coffee?
Bath or shower?
Pizza or Chinese?
Dog or cat?
Movie or box set?
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Karalee for taking part. Check out next week’s post as I welcome another fabulous blogger.