Have your blogging goals changed?
I started both of my blogs over a year ago and my initial goal was just to post regularly and not abandon them after a few weeks or months. Now I have set new goals. For my doll blog my goal is to create pages for each type of doll I own and to write regular posts featuring my large collection of Barbie and other fashion dolls. For example at the moment I’m doing a series of posts about Barbie’s Fashion Fever Closets. I am trying to feature a new one each week hoping that it may help fellow collectors identify outfits that they have bought at flea markets etc.
My goal for this blog has changed too. At first it was just for writing about things that interested me that were not doll related, pets, hobbies, opinions and so on but after a few months I decided that the theme of the blog would be to show off places in my home state of Tasmania. I still blog about everything but I feature photographs and articles about Tasmanian places every week.
I have not set goals like getting x number of followers because I don’t want to write for a specific audience. I just want to be me, talking about things that are important to me.
If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?
There is no way in the world that I would ever want to perform in a circus. Being a trapeze artist or tight rope walker is way too scary for someone with a fear of falling and I don’t look good in tights anyway. These days you don’t really see animal acts. I’d probably enjoy doing something with performing dogs but I don’t really think that chimpanzees enjoy wearing clothes and pretending to be human and even when I was young it used to worry me to see elephants balancing on two legs on a stool. I was always afraid they would be hurt. I saw a brilliant juggler at a circus once, maybe it was the Moscow Circus, doing amazing things with spinning plates but I’m a born klutz so that’s not for me either. If I ran away to join the circus I’d be the one selling the tickets.
If you could go back and talk to yourself at age 18 what advice would you give yourself? Or if you are younger than 25 what words of wisdom would you like to tell yourself at age 45?
I think that I would tell myself to find something I wanted to do and study for a qualification so that I could get a better job. Probably I wouldn’t listen to myself though. At eighteen I was happy to be out of school and earning a wage so that I could save up to travel overseas.
What is your favorite comfort snack food?
I love my comfort foods. Chocolate would be right at the top of the list although I don’t buy chocolate all the time because I know I would just eat too much of it. When my sister and I get together once a month we love to share a packet of Tim Tams which are chocolate biscuits. They come in quite a lot of different flavours, Original, double coat, white chocolate, choc orange, well you get the idea. Recently I discovered Red Velvet Tim Tams and bought a packet of them to take to my sister’s house for a birthday treat. They were very nice too.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week was a good week for me. The weather was beautiful and I was able to spend a lot of time out-of-doors. I went to a model railway show, a doll show and took part in a rally where I heard some inspiring speeches and learned the words of the song “Lean On Me”. This week will be quieter with time at home for baking biscuits, blogging and hopefully taking some more doll photos.