I definitely don't see enough blog posts in my bloglovin' feed sharing the blog love these days, and I wish I did! I haven't had a lot of time to sit down & go poking about the internet to discover new blog reads lately, so I like hearing other people's recommendations to save me a job ;) There's a lot of amazing content out there so we gotta #sharethelove!
Today I'm sharing with you the lovely It's Carson Elaine who's blog came to my attention when she chose to advertise with me in my sidebar for the month! I've asked her a few questions as a little way to introduce her to you all because you should be following her blog! (it's still brand new but isn't it awesome following a new blog & watching it grow into something amazing?).
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Well, my name is Carson and I’m 21 year old beauty blogger! I come from a small town in Massachusetts, USA where I have lived for most of my life. I feel strongly about most subjects, care about others more than myself, and worry (a lot). I love to shop but I definitely prefer a good bargain over a pricey purchase. I think I’m funny (ask my fiancé for the truth), I love to be outside, and I really enjoy playing tennis. Writing and blogging has always been a passion of mine, too. It’s my outlet.
What made you want to start a blog?
I started It’s Carson Elaine during a time in my life where I was craving a hobby. I work a lot so once I get home I am usually very tired, but found myself on my laptop for about an hour before bed reading through some of my favourite blogs. I have always loved reading and writing – it’s always been a passion of mine. One day I decided to give it a try myself! It’s been really fun to learn the ins-and-outs of blogging along with design and content. I’m always trying to find new ways to make my blog a little better.
Who/what inspires you?
My biggest inspiration is my family and my future. I’m a natural thinker – I have had a 10 year plan since I was 11 years old. I tend to think a lot about where I want to be and what it will take for me to get there. I have dreams of my blog becoming a world-wide sensation, but who knows if that will happen. If it’s supposed to – it will! I am always looking to make my family proud. My goal, similar to many others, is to have a bright future.
What can we find on It’s Carson Elaine?
On It’s Carson Elaine you’re going to find everything from beauty, fashion, home décor, lifestyle, even some random posts of pictures I took on any given day. I love photography and I love writing reviews about some of my favourite products and reviewing the products that I’ve completely finished up (yes, I save my trash too). As I’ve battled with anxiety for almost 9 years now, I also like to share my experiences with those who may relate.
You’re a fairly new blogger.. do you have any tips for someone wanting to start their own blog?
My biggest tip for someone wanting to start their own blog would be to commit to it. It can get very discouraging in the beginning. You may only have a few followers or minimal views per day but that’s where everyone started. Post 3 times per week on the same days. Take nice pictures. Have a variety of content. There are some seriously wonderful blogs out there that focus on helping new bloggers – they are what kept me going! Also, google “link up parties”! I’ve found great success there, too. Also, I’ve come across some great bloggers along the way that are now some of my favourites.
List 5 things you couldn’t live without.
This was the toughest question! Okay, here I go (prepare for some serious exaggeration)…
- My little family.
- My L’Oreal Color Riche Lip Balms in Nourishing Nude & Tender Mauve.
- My White Casablanca Lily candle.
- Modern Family.
- My iTunes Playlist.
List 5 things you do every day.
I’m a creature of habit, so this question was quite easy for me!
- I listen to Ed Sheeran. Yes, seriously! His ‘X’ album is set to my alarm clock! I often times wake up singing and dancing.
- I drive. A lot.
- I watch at least one episode of Shark Tank or Modern Family. It’s a serious addiction.
- I catch up on blogs & YouTube videos. I love to have a good laugh before bed and YouTube is usually a great way to make sure that happens!
- My fiancé and I make sure we put our phones and computers away for a couple hours at the end of the night to spend time together. We both work so much so we make sure to put us first at some point every day.
I hope you enjoyed this little interview & make sure you go and follow Carson's wonderful little blog!