Happy Labor Day, everyone! I hope you are all enjoying the long weekend. I’m working today because the university is open, but it should be a quiet day which is perfect for getting projects completed. I enjoyed a weekend filled with football, pizza, photo shoots and brunching. I couldn’t ask for more.
I love making friends in the blogging world and meeting them in person is even better. When I was at #SBScon in July, I met so many amazing and inspiring ladies and it reinforced my decision to keep blogging. LaTisha from fashion and lifestyle blog Blushing Black is one of the wonderful ladies I met in Atlanta. If you aren’t familiar with Blushing Black, I highly suggest you check it out, it is filled with fashion inspiration, tasty recipes and a lot of soul. She invited me on a blog tour so I could share a behind the scenes look at my creative and writing process.
What am I working on?
Currently, I have a lot more ideas than I could ever have time for, which is extremely refreshing. I document them all on my planning calendar and work them out in my sketchbook. I’ve been gearing up for the switch to fall and focusing some posts around that. I have a great closet update post, a beauty post and giveaway, a very personal post and more. I’ve been working diligently with Twin Stripe the past few weeks, but I’m hoping to get ahead next Tuesday, when I take a day off.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I realize that everyone leads a busy life and doesn’t have time to make a DIY or cocktail with 50 steps and endless materials or ingredients. I try to keep it simple and classic on Twin Stripe. If I wouldn’t make it, wear it or buy it, I won’t share it.
I recently started style posts, I love fashion and I believe it should be affordable and wearable. It was a bit intimating to post that first set, but I have received some great feedback, so I will keep sharing outfit posts 1-2 times a month.
Why do I write what I do?
I try to write and create posts that are inspired by my own life. If I’m hosting a party, I love to share how I decorate, what I serve and drink and highlight other special details. I am also inspired by the seasons. I am very mindful of the time of year in my own life, so I try to carry that over to the blog. If I’m looking for a healthy salad recipe, I will share recipes that use in-season produce. I turn to the internet for inspiration and I know others do too.
How does your writing process work?
To be perfectly honest, my favorite part of putting together the post is the planning, excution and photography. As I put more and more blog posts together, I’ve become more comfortable and confident in my writing and am working on finding my unique voice. Typically, I put the images in the post and write after that. I try to make notes in my sketchbook when I have time, but time sure does fly!
Thanks for reading my blog tour of Twin Stripe! I hope you learned something new about the blog. Coming up next, I asked a few more lovely ladies to share their blog tours over the next few days:
My fashionable friend from the Southern Blog Society, Madeline of Style Me Thrifty, will be joining the blog tour. Ever since I discovered her blog, I’ve loved her affordable outfits and killers sense of style. She has also been extremely supportive as I launched my own style posts.
A local blogger, Lura of Light on a Hill, will also be taking you on a tour of her fashionable blog. I met Lura a few months ago at a Greensboro blogger meet up. I’ve enjoyed getting to know her and reading her blog, be sure to do the same!
The last blogger I tagged is Gina of Gina-Alyse. She is a senior in college at Elon University, where I work. Many of Gina’s projects or ideas are centered around college, but so many of her ideas can be applied to any age. I’m looking forward to grabbing a cup of coffee with Gina soon.
I hope you loved the Twin Stripe blog tour and have a better understand of what it is like on a day-to-day basis. Have a great week!