“What makes a good interview?”

Good morning.-

Can I be honest? It has been a privilege for me to interview various people from the age of fourteen-and I love it. It’s one of my favourite parts of blogging. But you could probably say that it’s unusual. (And I’m eighteen now!) At first it wasn’t something to be taken seriously-this blog was kept separate from my educational life-otherwise I would have probably been mocked. (I was, back when this blog was in a more infant stage.)

But what makes a good interview?

Mine have largely been through email, because famous people wish not to be bothered, or they can’t make the time for you. Therefore, the questions have to be thought of in advance, and written in a format understandable to the interviewee, concise enough to convey enough information and able to get to the point. Plus, your audience has to understand them, otherwise, why read the interview?

See? There’s a lot of work that goes into these.

And the sad truth is, people only largely agree to interviews because they are promoting a new product, be it a book, album, CD, live show, giveaway, etc. There are exceptions, of course. But in order to promote whatever it is, add this in, and then ask other questions gradually, which are about other subjects. You’ll get a mix of both hopefully, rather than just standard answers.

And anyone of interest is always good for your blog hits; remember my interview with Marc Martel? My stats rocketed.

Lydia

XO

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I am pleased to announce that I am working with Basic Beauty Tools. If you go to their website via this link , and order the Spongedry, you can get an extra free foundation blender by adding under ‘Note To Seller’ your colour code: LYDIAPINK for pink, LYDIAPURPLE for purple, and LYDIABLACK for black.

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