Hello there and welcome to this week’s #PoCoLo - if you were here last week, thank you - it was great to see you, and if you’re new here this week then hello, you’re very welcome. Both Morgan and I are confident you’re going to find some great posts to read.
It’s just a short intro from me this week as I’m not sure how much internet I have so this is, I hope, a predictive taste of something good.
Blogger Showcase: Marina Rosie from Marina Writes Life
1. Who are you?
Hi, I'm Marina Rosie and I'm a 16 year old British girl living in Western France, blogging about beauty, lifestyle and my other passions on my blog, Marina Writes Life.
2. How did you discover blogs/blogging?
I discovered blogging through my sister who began before me. I used to see how happy she was with the content she churned out and want that feeling of satisfaction for myself.
3. Why did you start blogging?
I began my blog during a time in which I felt alone - I'd only just moved to France and, at that point, didn't speak a word of French and had no real life friends to talk to and converse with. So, I thought I'd make some virtual ones! I've also always had a real passion for writing and beauty, so mixing those two together was my idea of a perfect pastime.
4. What do you find most challenging?
For me, the most challenging thing about blogging is finding the time to write the content, create the flatlays and imagery etc, as I'm, obviously, at a stage of my education that requires me to focus a lot of attention on exams and schoolwork and that's got to be the priority.
5. What is your favourite topic to write about?
My favourite topic is always beauty, particularly makeup over skincare - I've got draws and draws of palettes and lipsticks! I can't get enough!
6. Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?
I am, at the moment, just blogging for fun but, if in the future, when I come to choose a career, I'm still just as devoted and passionate as I am now, it could definitely become more than that.
7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
My favourite thing about blogging is definitely the wonderful comments I receive in the bottom section of each post - I love interacting with the people that have given up time out of their days to read my content. It makes me feel amazing. Of course, I have had some negative comments in the past but, in my case, the good definitely outweighs the bad!
8. Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?
No, I haven't but I'd love to in the future to learn a bit more about how I should be going about things to continue to grow my platforms and social media influence!
9. What are your 3 best posts?
My 3 best posts... I've got to go with my most recent one "Channeling My Inner Unicorny Mermaid" (I tried some WACKY products within that post), my "Love Lola Makeup - July 2017" post because I'm still confused as to how I managed to take such a beautiful cover photo with not a creative bone in my body and, finally, my "May Beauty Favourites" post - surprisingly, something so simple became my most viewed post of all time and I loved making it.
10. Describe yourself in three words!
If I were to describe myself in three words, I would go with makeup loving maniac because, well, I'm obsessed with collecting and reviewing cosmetics and can be a little loopy sometimes!
11. Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person?
I'm going to have to say tea and biscuits as I'm not a coffee drinker but I'd love to be able to mix the two and say tea and cake because I do LOVE a bit of cake!
12. What's your idea of a perfect night out?
My perfect night out would consist of a roller disco (I love roller skating, especially to music and with good company) followed by a delicious KFC to put back on all of the weight we lost from the skating - marvellous!
13. What's your idea of a perfect night in?
My perfect night in definitely has to be a late night takeaway and some reality TV (guilty pleasure) with my grandma, Maeve - we have such a laugh when Come Dine With Me is on!
14. What would your best friend/OH/mum say is your best quality?
Most people would say that my best quality is my humour - I'm a very silly person with not only a visual but also a sarcastic sense of humour which means I can make everybody laugh and lighten the mood in a heavy situation.