Hey! Welcome back to my blog. 😄💕 So recently, I invited you guys to ask me questions on this post. I will be answering them today!
Ooh also: did you know that Lrose5 @ My Cozy Corner is celebrating her 1 year blogiversary?? She’s doing a giveaway on her blog! You can check it all out here. Congrats on one year, Lrose5!! *parties all around* Ok back to the post.
I’ve been doing this blog since August of last year (obviously not this year because I’m not a time traveler 👀 lol). But I have yet to do a Q&A! I mean sure, my About page is pretty informative, and all of my blog posts are me talking about myself 🤣 BUT I haven’t specifically answered your questions. (imma be skipping any repeat questions for simplicity’s sake)
Now you’re gonna get to know… the real Maggie.
Let’s get to it.
a little q&a
1. What is your blogging story? I don’t think I’ve ever it heard from the start.
I joined a website called HomeschoolBlogger back in 2010! That’s where I found out what blogging was, which is basically like having an online journal (and your girl loves journaling 😍 hehe). I ran a blog there for a while, and when I got off in 2012 I moved to Blogger (wanna check that blog out? Click here!). I ran little blogs on WordPress at different times from 2012 through 2016, then I had one blog for a few years (which I’ll talk about for the next question lol). After a few tiny blogs I did in 2020, I created Chickadee Lover Maggie… and the rest, folks, is history. 😎✌️
(I’m going to share my extended answer to this question in a post sometime soon!)
2. Out of all your blogs, which one have you had the most success over?
Dreaming of Guatemala! It was a lifestyle/inspirational blog I ran from January 2017 through February 2020. It had over 2,000 followers and I think around 500 posts. I enjoyed posting there for a while, but having a fresh start in blogging (especially with this blog!) really made me happy. ❤
3. You like to do many hobbies. What are some that have died down that you want to start again?
Ooh great question! Hmm… making comic strips, writing books, and crocheting!
4. What is your favorite type of pen to draw with?
Good ole fine point Sharpies! They help me create smoother lines for my doodles.
5. Give us some music recommendations.
Sam Tsui does music covers on YouTube that are out of this woRLD (like this one!). Have you ever listened to Hunter Hayes? Please do! 😍 For some instrumental tunes, check out the epic work Taylor Davis does. And if you haven’t listened to A Million Dreams yet, nothing’s stopping you haha
1. What is your favorite color?
This changes all the time lol, but I usually come back around to turquoise/aqua!
2. What is the best thing someone has told you?
You don’t have to have it all figured out today.
3. Do you have any special talents?
I can do voice impressions really well! Just ask my family, I’m like an impression generator, haha. I’ll use that ability when singing, being silly, and when I’m joking around and being funny. 😀
4. What is the most unique idea that you have had?
Probably the idea for Living the Blogging Life! Right after it came to me, I was like it’s so perfect. This is gonna be amazing! haha then I started working with my awesome team of friends and they helped me make it a reality.
5. If you could change one thing about your bedroom right now, what would you change?
I would create a little area somewhere (preferably on my desk or bookshelf) that does a better job representing my hobbies! lol everything’s pretty much everywhere right now. So I’d like to find a way to do that! #workinprogress 😀
1. Why did you want to start a blog, and why did you choose to use WordPress?
Initially, I made one to be part of the HomeschoolBlogger website, but then I fell in LOVE with blogging! I moved to WordPress after using Blogger for a little over a year because… 🤔 wow it’s been a while. Probably because I like the customization more? OH and HomeschoolBlogger used the WP dashboard for their blogs! So I was more familiar with it.
2. Why do you blog?
To have fun, be creative, share my story, and interact with people! ❤
3. If you could remove one thing from the whole world for a year, what would it be?
Additional stress, so that the only stress we’d have for a year would involve things we need to deal with, but nothing more than that.
4. What’s your ideal vacation?
I’m sure locals would disagree with me lol, but exploring the hills and cliffs of Ireland! I’d probably get tired of the weather right fast, but it’s still so beautiful.
1. How would you describe success? (get philosophical 😂)
*clears throat, lights dim* Success, for me, can only be measured by the positive impact we have on others. Even when the kind things we do are very small, their true worth lies in how much of a help we are.
2. Favourite time of the day and why?
This changes a lot lol, but I really like the early afternoon right now!
3. If you had to give up one thing you own now forever, what would you choose?
Music CDs! The format’s kinda going out of style, so I hardly use ’em lol.
1. If you had to give one piece of advice to get higher in the WordPress community what would it be?
Write posts on a variety of topics! This helps any blogger to get out there and meet people in different niches who share interests with you. 🙂
1. What’s your fav subject in school?
English! Spelling, more specifically.
2. How much do you like your blog from the scale 1 to 10?
Hmm 9.5! I’ve almost figured out what I want my content to be (like which days of the week I write about topics), so it’s just about as perfect as it can be. 😀
Definitely Moi’s questions:
1- What’s the best thing about blogging?
Customizing themes, graphics, and featured images to my heart’s content! ❤
2. How would you describe yourself in one word?
3. What’s your favorite thing to do on lazy days?
Chill and watch YouTube on the couch haha
1. What was the most challenging part of 2020?
Coming up with many ideas of fun places to go, then having to shelve most of them because the travel destinations were closed or exposure risk would have been too high haha *le sigh*
2. Most life-giving part of 2020?
Getting to spend time doing things that truly matter to me! ❤
3. What is your favorite Disney movie?
The Emperor’s New Groove! I basically know it word-for-word at this point lol
4. Confetti or glitter?
Glitter!!!! 😀 like the kind in stock photos, because when the real stuff gets all over everything 😬 haha
5. What inspired you to put doodles in your blog posts?
Ooh great question! I hadn’t thought about this before. Well last summer, I participated in the Avenue of Art event on Evin’s blog, where I created some cute art projects! After that I drew Baby Yoda, then I did #Inktober2020, and in November of 2020 I wanted to make doodles an integral part of my blog. It helps express my personality and what I love about life, and they inspire me to keep blogging! ❤
Thanks so much for your questions guys! I enjoyed answering them. I hope they’ll help ya get to know me a bit better! 😀