I recently posted on Twitter, asking my followers to ask me questions for a blog post. I was originally going to save this for a blogmas post, but I was really excited to answer these questions and couldn’t wait. So here it is. I want to start doing these more often so make sure to follow me on Twitter if you want to be part of the next Q&A
“If money was no object, what would you like to get/do for a loved one?” (asked by Anna and Sam)
Okay, so theres a couple of things I would do. First, I would buy my parents a new house anywhere they wanted. Second, I would pay off my older sisters student loans and put aside money for my little sisters school. Lastly, I think I would invest in some kind of family business that my parents could run and we could keep in the family.
“What did you do to improve your blog and what are your future plans for the blog?” (asked by Chloe)
When I started blogging, it really was just a hobby for me. I didn’t care if anyone looked at it, I just wanted to get my creativity out somewhere and designing a website/posts was my way to do it. Now, I want to start taking my blog a lot more seriously because it truly makes me so happy. It’s literally the first thing I do when I wake up and the last thing I do before bed. When it comes to improvement, I don’t think I’ve had a lot yet. For me, I’ve improved my blog by just being my true self. My posts come out the way I want because it shows who I am as a person. I’ve also improved my blog by having a set up thats really easy for me and everyone who looks at it. I love having a simple, clean set up.
“What’s your favorite show to watch when you want to laugh?” (asked by Paige)
I had one show come to mind when I saw this question and that is Impractical Jokers. It’s just such a funny show and its so embarrassing to admit this, but if I ever watch a scary movie, I watch an episode of Impractical Jokers immediately after so I can sleep that night. It’s just a show that makes you forget anything you’re worried about at the moment because you’re too busy laughing the entire time. I know that they just added the first season of the show to Netflix so I recommend you guys check it out, you won’t regret it.
“How and why did your blog start?” (asked by Niamh)
I love blogging questions, so thank you! This is about to sound a little sad, but I promise you I’m fine. My whole life, I’ve never had anything that I was really good or passionate at. You know, there are people that sing, people that dance, theres people who are naturally athletic or people that are just so social that they have no time to do anything because they’re always with their huge group of friends. So, when I started college, I kind of made a pact to myself that I would find “my thing”. I started looking at all the things I was interested in. I was always really into watching youtube videos and blogs because I loved how creative these people had to be to make these videos. I wanted to do something creative. I didn’t want to start a youtube because I’m just not ready to show my face anywhere. It’s not that I’m scared of anything its just that I like having something thats just mine and just I and a few people know about. If everyone in my life knew, I just feel like I would be combining the two worlds and I don’t want that yet. Blogging is my escape from my school life, work life, everyday life, really and I love it. How I started blogging was actually interesting. My sister, friend, and I started a blog together. It’s not private, but we blogged for a couple months and we really all started for the same reasons I talked about before. However, it didn’t really work out and they lost interest, and I totally understood so we ended that blog but I wasn’t ready to be done with blogging, so I created colleendenise.com. Now we’re here!
“What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?” (asked by Em)
I love Christmas! However, we don’t have too many traditions. We don’t live close to family, so its pretty much just me, my parents, my little sister, my older sister, and her boyfriend every year. We’re more of a “switch it up every year” kind of family and I don’t mind it. We’re also all grown up now, so its not like theres a lot of little kid traditions we can do. I remember when we were younger though, my dads job would have a huge Christmas party every year and we would go to that. I also remember my parents doing the most creative things when we were younger. One year, my dad left out a video camera by the fire place so we could catch “Santa” coming down the chimney. He ended up putting a Santa boot and somehow made it look like it was moving. When we saw it the next morning, my sisters and I were amazed. I also remember one year after school we came home to a bunch of random things around the house and our stockings were missing. We found a letter from “Santa” that said he took the stockings early this year and he would be back on Christmas eve. Looking back on these things that my parents did to make this time of year extra special, makes me so grateful. We always had so much fun during the holidays and I can’t wait to do some of these things with my kids one day.
“What’s your favorite thing about blogging?” (asked by Lois)
My favorite thing about blogging would probably be being able to be so creative. I have so much fun taking pictures and designing my website and coming up with post ideas. I also love being able to be part of this community and share my thoughts with so many supportive and caring people. My favorite thing about blogging would probably be everything, honestly. It sounds silly, but blogging truly has been one of my greatest blessings. My favorite thing is to be able to have something that I love doing so much every single day.
“Favorite Christmas film?” (asked by Kyra)
I love, love, love Christmas movies and I am going to have a post about all my favorites during blogmas. If I had to pick one though, it would probably be The Santa Clause movies with Tim Allen. They are just so classic and nostalgic and they give me the all the Christmas feels every year. My parents love them, I love them, I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t love these movies. They definitely are great to watch all December long.
“What’s your favorite hot drink? And what’s your favorite book?” (asked by Ellen)
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this, but I actually only ever drink water. It’s not for any other reason other than that I hate the taste of anything else but water. People always tell me how lucky I am that I feel this way because then I’ll never get addicted to coffee or soda, but I just feel like I’m more complicated, haha. I was always that kid at the birthday parties that had to ask for water with my pizza. You would honestly be surprised at how many people don’t have water and only have juices and sodas. I also always wished that I liked hot chocolate or tea because there are too many cute mugs existing in the world today. As for my favorite book, hmmm, I really love The Great Gatsby. I first read it in high-school and I was completely obsessed. I think that its so beautifully written and has so much symbolism in it, and I love, love, the movie.
I hope you guys enjoyed this Q&A! You guys should definitely check out the bloggers that asked me these questions because they are so great and supportive!