Jordanne is one of my favourite Bloggers at the moment; she runs Life Of A Glasgow Girl (click here to see her blog). She has a great USP, an eye-catching blog header, and is a lovely pen pal. For today’s post, I emailed her a few questions about writing, blogging for business, and brands.
Firstly, how were you introduced to blogging?
When I was about 16 I started using tumblr then it escalated to reading blogs on different platforms. After reading them for so long one day I picked up my Micellar water and decided I wanted my opinion to be heard. I have been reading blog for so long now that it’s amazing seeing how much they have changed from basic web design with pictures taken on old smart phones to now all these fantastic layouts with such established photography.
What gave your blog its name?
My blog started off as just “Jordannelee” but then I wanted to re-brand, Thelifeofaglasgowgirl just kind of came to me one night and it’s been that ever since. Sometimes I want to re-brand again but I’m not sure what to, but for now I’m content.
What do you think about blog opportunities for Glasgow-based bloggers?
Locally wise I wish there were more but saying that I still get quite a lot which feels amazing. I like knowing that we matter as well, that we have opportunities and bloggers are getting more recognition.
What do you think about blogging for business?
If that’s what floats someones boat then I’m all for it, Live and let live is my motto.
What do you think about working with brands?
I love working with brands, I have come across the odd brand that really aren’t worth a second look after the way they have treated myself and fellow bloggers but 98% of the time it’s amazing. I really love that bloggers are taken serious now, our voices matter and it’s shown in the figures as more people are reading online content than ever before.
How would you suggest for bloggers to monetise their blogs?
I really am not the best person to ask about this as I know nothing about this haha I have been trying to figure out how to do it myself but I’ve not gotten much further in my search.
For a day at the office what would we find in your handbag?
Probably everything barr the kitchen sink if I’m honest haha I take so much with me for “just in case moment” My most loved items have to be my brush, water, purse and some gum.
For bloggers, do you have any tips?
I know it’s cliché and it’s said so many times in the “bloggers tips” places but BE YOURSELF! It honestly helps SOOOOO much. Also write about what YOU want to write about, not what you think other people will want to read because that does not work. No one wants to read content that’s flat, boring and has no personality what so ever. If you don’t enjoy your content then people will pick up on that, believe me!
Also, get involved, reach out to people, take part in twitter chats, join some facebook groups and just get involved, that helps so much.
Thank you Jordanne for agreeing to this interview; don’t forget, you can check out her blog here.