I am delighted to share my interview with blogger Claire O’ Mara a long-term blogger who has so many lessons to share. I love Claire’s blog because Claire’s sense of style is inspirational and you can always find colour and ideas for expressing yourself over on her blog.
Why did you start to blog?
I started blogging over 6 years ago now. I had never read a blog before and one day I was reading about a fashion challenge in New York called the Six Items Or Less Challenge. I signed up to take part in the fun fashion challenge (to wear only 6 items in one month) and that is where I read my first blog. Reading that blog inspired me to start my own. Then when I joined another Six Items Or Less Challenge, I blogged about the experience on my blog.
How did you feel when you started blogging and what surprised you?
I had never read a blog or knew what one was before this. I was amazed by blogging and reading real life stories. I loved finding new blogs to follow and read.
I am surprised how it has taken over my life. I can not eat something without wanting to take a picture of it. I can not sleep without thinking of another idea. I can not go no where without my phone, lol.
What is your blog about and why should people read it?
My blog is about lots of different things that happen along the way. Some weeks I write about all fashion,. Other weeks all travel, fitness etc. I do host 3 blog hops a week which focus on fashion, photo’s and the weekend so I try to keep to these themes.
As an over 40 blogger I like to share my life, fashion, fitness ideas and maybe these posts can inspire people around my age.
I can only write about things I love. I like to think of it as a diary. I love to look back on old posts when my children were all smaller. I also laugh about some of the things I wore so I know it will always cheer me up.
What is your proudest achievement related to blogging?
Being a model for the day at a Marisota Christmas photo shoot. It was amazing getting all glammed up and being photographed. Wearing party clothes and heels. Looking all dressed up. Then having a woman ask me on the train home if I was a model. Not like my normal days and walks around the woods.
What do you enjoy most aout blogging and what do you find most challenging?
I love thinking of new ideas. I am always thinking of something to make or write about. I can walk to the park and think of lots of things to write about. Then reality happens and I do not get time to write about them. So much so I have over 500 ideas in draft that will never get finished!
Catching up with comments is challenging. I always like to stop by and comment back on peoples blog who have taken time out to leave a comment or join a blog hop. I am always catching up.