IT’s friday again… so that means FEATURE FRIDAY. THIS WEEK WE interviewed sydney BLOGGER tilly. a lifestyle blogger who gives you tips and advice through her posts.
HANNAH – TILLYLOCK
WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR BLOG NAME?
My name is Tilly Lock, the Tilly is short for Matilda 🙂 My blog name is just ’tilly lock- lifestyle blog’. I decided to own my blog and just has my name as the front of it because I want people to know that my blog is personal and that everything within my content is true and honest to who I am and what I stand for.
HOW’D YOUR BLOG NAME COME ABOUT?
My blog name is just my personal name. I have had previous blogs in the past which worked for a while, but I found people preferred blogs from those that have a face and name to the content.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING FOR, WHERE DID YOUR PASSION COME FROM AND WHAT DO YOU BLOG ABOUT?
I have been blogging for around to years now. My style has changed quite exponentially. I used to write more poetry and fiction pieces, but it has now narrowed down to an everyday lifestyle guide with tips and personal advice. I have always loved writing but I was never able to put my thoughts into a written piece. Only through time have I been able to really narrow down my thoughts into articles that people of all walks of life and ages can understand and relate to.
My main goal for my blog and what it is about is to just highlight the importance of living life simply. I like to remind my readers that you dont need a lot of money, a lot of knowledge or a lot of free time to enjoy every moment. I want to act as a reminder that its the little things that can be overlooked everyday that are the things that are most beautiful, the most important and the most significant things that contribute to making our lives worth it. I think its important for people to be reminded this as we can forget it so easily as our days carry on.
WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR HIGHLIGHTS THROUGH BLOGGING EG. EVENTS YOU’VE ATTENDED, BRANDS YOU’VE WORKED WITH OR REACH A CERTAIN MILESTONE.
I think the biggest highlight in my blogging career so far is have my readers personally message me. For so long you write and post without having any feedback and then all of a sudden, someone will email or ‘PM’ you and thank you writing a certain piece or taking a certain photo. I once had a boy from highschool, who I wasn’t all that close with, email me saying that he was really thankful that I had written a particular blog about relationships and it was able to help him understand the other side of a fight that he was having with his girlfriend.
I guess it just pays off, its nice to know that what you are writing is actually being read and that doing what you love can actually make an impact on someones life…definitely a highlight that I reflect on whenever I face difficult times blogging or have any doubt about my blog.
TELL US A QUIRK ABOUT YOU?
This is a tough one! I always find that as soon as I try to say something interesting about myself I can never think of one…but as soon as I dont think about it, a thousand come to mind!
However, on that note, if I was to choose just one quirk about myself it would be that I eat pies weirdly..or so I get told!
How I eat them is I like to pull the lid off the pie first and squirt sauce inside. I’ll then eat the contents of the pie and then I’ll eat the lid and then the rest of the pastry after.
I don’t know why I do it or how I ever started, it’s just something that I have always done and it gets me a lot of confused looks! .