Guest Post | Interview with Lady Fascination
I'm excited as todays post is a guest post with the lovely Georgina from ladyfascination.com and we've done an interview, so you can get to know Georgina:-) I've also done an interview on Georgina's blog, which you can read here.
1. Can you tell my readers about yourself and your blog?
Good Morning World, my name is Georgina Bradley, aka Lady Fascination. I am 17 years old and am currently in my second year of Sixth Form studying Drama, Biology, and Psychology; drama being my personal favourite. I am obsessed with reading plays and novels, especially Oscar Wilde; who is not a stranger to my blog. On the other end of the spectrum I also enjoy extreme water sports like wakeboarding and slalom skiing. I first got into these sports from my dad who has over 30 years’ experience in this field and from a young age I took to it like duck to water (no pun intended).
My blog consists of mainly fashion, beauty and lifestyle posts. I adore the way I am able to share so much of my life with the world around me, and I can't help but love this blogging community. Fashion is also a regular addition to my blog, and dare I say it is by far my biggest kryptonite.
2. How do you manage time to run your blog effectively?
I can't say it is easy, however when you have a passion for something you will always make time. After doing something I would consider 'blog-worthy' I immediately go home to my computer and get to work. I tend to schedule my blogs weeks in advance, that way I know that something will go up and I won’t be rushing around to get blog-worthy content. This way I am able to keep on schedule with my blog without falling behind on my studies.
3. What is the biggest difference in your life post blogging?
Blogging, as cliché has really helped me to grow as a person. A few months back I went through a very distressing family issue, which threatened the life of someone very close to me. This resulted in my motivation and overall happiness to fall, it got to a point where I wouldn’t leave the house or speak to anyone. Anyway, one day I decided to take a stand, to seize control over my life and really feel proud of something. This is when I decided to create lady fascination. I used it as a way to distract myself from my home life, and focus on creating good worthwhile content. It made me want to get out of bed and do things; made me want to fill my schedule with blog-worthy material in order to satisfy what readers I had.
4. What do you think is the best service a blogger can provide to their readers?
Blogging is a creative outlet that can appeal to anyone, a place to distract them from the outside world and transport themselves into a domain of creativity and wonderment. Personally, I want to provide my readers with an environment to which they feel like they are talking to a friend. I want to provide a place where people can go when they aren't very happy with how their life is looking, to which I have some hilarious anecdotes from my life that are sure to make them chuckle, or even just a place to get inspiration and fashion advice. I look at blogging as a dinner party, the hostess being myself, and the people I cook for being you.
5. What inspired you to start your blog?
A few years back my friend Caris and I started a YouTube channel, which after a few months fell to dust as we couldn't keep up with the extensive demand of videos we needed to film and because of school it was nearly impossible to meet up every week. After doing YouTube for a good few weeks, I got the brilliant idea that we should both set up blogs, so that is what we did. The only difference being that she kept hers and I fell into a creative block. But a few months back I started to miss the blogging experience and decided to start up another blog where I could literally let my inhibitions fly.
6. In the future where do you hope your blog will take you?
Like many people I am not looking to achieve anything from my blog, I like to write for myself as a little momentum to look back on when I am older. From as long as I can remember I have always kept a diary, expressing my inner most thoughts and feelings, to this day I still have all 8 years’ worth of heart felt messages and love poems. A blog just felt like the perfect place to continue my story in a more sophisticated manor.
However, if I think my blog could take me anywhere I would hope that it could help me travel the world, and for fill every crazy entry on my bucket list.
7. On average how much time do you spend writing a post?
Depending on the type of post, I can spend between an hour to a whole day writing just one post. I am such a perfectionist when it comes to my own work that I have to go through every line with a fine tooth comb before I press publish. This can be a good and bad thing, the positive being that no matter how many views I receive or how many new followers I gain, I always have an overwhelming sense of accomplishment towards particular post. My most proud posts being, Barley Fields, Good Morning World! and Freedom in a Seaside City. However, the negative side to this being that it is very time-consuming, and sometimes I feel like it is a wasted effort if no one gets to read it, so I make it my duty to force my friends (who know about my blog) to read every word.
8. Tell me about your proudest achievement?
My proudest moment. It took me a while to think about what moment I was going to talk about, but after a few hours of reminiscing I narrowed it down to my 'proudest' moment. As I have mentioned previously I do A-level Drama, and for our final performance in AS level we had to perform a play, and a monologue each. We did The Importance Of Being Earnest by none other than Oscar Wilde, and for my monologue I performed a scene from The Seagull. After a heart racing, blood pumping performance, I had Harry and Kris (who are our schools drama stars) come up to me and call me a dark horse, and that they weren't expecting me to be that good. It was the best feeling that I outshone someone's expectations of me. Also, I had Coral, who never speaks to me, tell me that I inspired her to take up drama, and she cried though my monologue performance. Hearing these comments made me feel so much better, as when I came off stage I thought I was going to cry because I believed I could have done so much better than that. So to receive that many complements, I truly felt my heart melting within my chest. I ended up getting a high A in my performance, I couldn't have been more proud, (I would just like to point out you can't get an A* in AS, so woop top grade).
I really hope you enjoyed this post, it's the first collab I've done and I was so excited to upload it:-)! Thank you so much Georgina for appearing on my blog!xx