Interview with a blogger - lorenxalicia♡

Hi guys! I have decided to do an Interview with a blogger series every Wednesday, and I hope you'll be able to join me! This is so fun and I hope you enjoy reading the answers! This week I am interviewing the lovely Loren from lorenxalicia.

1. Tell me and my readers a bit about your blog and what makes you different.

My blog covers a wide range of areas to be honest. I have posts where I show my readers where I have been or what I have been doing. As well as that, I love to share products I have enjoyed using and my first impressions on them. And I also write posts covering my favourites from beauty to music and TV. I love figure skating and baking also, I am hopefully going to begin to integrate them topics into my blog soon!

2. How did you first get into blogging?

I have always been interested in website building since I was little. I used to have a lot of Piczo websites back in the day and enjoyed putting them together as well as creating my own graphics for them. Going back about 5 years I think I entered the world of blogging after being influenced by the likes of Zoella and Sprinkle Of Glitter etc, however I wasn’t comfortable to start a YouTube channel, so a blog it was. I had about 3 blogs in total before settling on one I truly loved and have been using lorenxalicia for about 2 years now! My previous blog names were plainsparkle, lifeasloren and I think I tried a skating one too, but I can’t remember for the life of me what that was called.

3. What do you do outside of blogging?
Outside of blogging I have a full time job. As well as this, I am a figure skater in training and have taken part in 3 shows (4 as of December 2017) and 1 competition at my local rink since I started back in 2014. I have also passed my Skate UK Level 1 to 10 and just finished my Skate UK Star Singles Bronze and I cannot wait to learn more!

4. What bloggers inspire you?
In October last year I attended a halloween party where I met a group of bloggers who I have kept in touch with ever since. We have a group Whatapp chat where we bounce ideas off one another, share knowledge and partake in general chit chat. Therefore these girls inspire me the most to keep blogging, as they are always there if you need to talk to them about anything life or blog related. The girls are Hazel from fleurcharms, Amy from purelyamy, Nikki from justaroundtheriverbend, Kirsty from kirstyleanne, Hayley from strangenessandcharm and finally Alice from alice-tilly. I also enjoy keeping up to date with bloggers such as itslittlelauren and palegirlrambling.

5. How do you motivate yourself to blog?
I find that it takes me a while to get in the blogging zone but once I am I could write and plan out so many posts in one go. When I am home by myself I am more focused and motivated to blog as I can just sit down, put something on the TV, sit at my laptop with a cuppa and just type away. If I go out for the day and take some photos or buy something new to try, this also motivates me to write about it as I physically have something there to write about – in a sense.

6. What is your greatest achievement in regards to blogging?
During my 2 years of blogging more consistently, my favourite achievements have got to be able to visit so many places and events as well as getting the opportunity to work with some wonderful brands.

Hope you'll join me next week for another interview! Ashleigh♡xoxo