As I mentioned in a recent post sharing my favorite blog posts of the month, I’ve been quite busy over the last month. But finally, am happy to feature Sophie in this month’s Blogger of the Month.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Sophie and I’m a nineteen year old blogger! I dabble in almost every style of post imaginable; vegan food, mental health, general lifestyle and fashion. My favourites to write about are mental health related ones because growing up (and still now) I have struggled with an array of mental health issues so they feel the most “me” when I’m writing them. I just finished my a levels so I’m studying history at a Birmingham university! People deem history as such a boring thing to study but I am personally such a history nerd that I read about it in my spare time hahaha!
How did you get into blogging?
I got into blogging because I wanted a platform to be creative. I used to write short stories in my spare time but I didn’t feel like that was enough so I tried writing a couple blog posts on a community blog which unfortunately isn’t a thing anymore! I enjoyed that so much so I made my own and here we are! Quite possibly my favourite hobby!
Tell us about your favorite blog post.
My favourite blog post I’ve ever written is definitely “You Don’t Need to Lose Weight in 2018“ which is basically about the struggles and demands around making new years resolutions to lose weight. I think that’s such an important topic to write about because I have fallen victim to thinking I NEED to lose weight after Christmas when really, you don’t need to. If you want to lose weight that’s fine, but it should only be because you want to. Also, I’m a fan of my 19th birthday post where I talked about how my life has improved since being younger!
What are you doing when you’re not blogging?
Honestly? Thinking about my next blog post. I write about mental health and my life so it’s hard to not be constantly thinking about my blog! Other than that, I frequently find myself watching Doctor Who or Sherlock! Or listening to music on my record player!
What are your favorite vegan meals or snacks?
This is a super hard question because I love food so much hahahah! Favourite vegan meal has gotta be something related to pasta with garlic bread on the side. I don’t think you can go too wrong with pasta. A nice tomato pasta with a TON of veg is normally my go to! My favourite snack, probably gotta be banana bread! I make the meanest banana bread and there’s a video over on my Youtube channel showing you the recipe I use!
What are some key similarities/ differences between blogging and vlogging? Do you have a preference?
It’s hard to say I have a preference because I do think that both blogging and vlogging are very unique in their own ways. A similarity has gotta be that they take the same amount of effort and thinking behind them. I can’t just get up one day and be like “I’ve gotta blog post/video due today, lemme just do one!” because it doesn’t work like that. On the other hand, all depending on whether I have an idea already planned for a blog post, I can quite literally wake up and write a blog post in my bed without moving, whereas with vlogging, I have to at least look a little bit presentable! It’s a lot easier to get away with not brushing my hair or putting makeup on with blogging because no one will be able to see you! So I feel like for that reason, blogging may be my favourite because I get to be somewhat lazy haha!
Where else can we find you?
Photo by Arnel Hasanovic.