Q&A with Ellora from Creatively Southern
Here on the Terrys blog, we take inspiration from a huge range of source, but a valuable source of inspiration comes from other blogs from all across the web. Creatively Southern is a perfect example of the types of blogs we love; Creative, design loving, and friendly! In this article I Have a chat with Ellora, who set up and runs the blog as a place to showcase her creative ideas and share with others in the design, craft and DIY communities.
Q1/ What inspired you to start blogging?
Q2/ Can you tell me about your readers?
I have such a unique group of readers and I'm so thankful for every single one. Anyone that enjoys crafts, cooking, DIY projects, or just looking for some inspiration on how to create a home using what you have, Creatively Southern has it all. We also have a blogging tips for anyone that is starting their own blog or interested in starting one up.
Q3/ What do you think are the most important key rules to follow when creating a blog?
Keep it simple. A lot of bloggers go all out on their theme and graphics, and fill their sidebar with a lot of unnecessary things. You want your blog to be easy to read and not take away from your actual content. Pictures are everything, so take the time to work on your photography and
Q4/ What has been your favourite aspect of working on your blog?
I really enjoy interacting with my readers and getting to know them. I love getting to know other bloggers and realizing that there are other people out there just as crazy as me. As far as the technical part of blogging, I enjoy learning how to work with CSS code and how to change the appearance of the webpage. Learning the best layouts and components to have on your blog to attract readers can make a big difference! I'm completely self-taught and there is so much more to learn!
Q5/ how would you describe your personal tastes/style?
I would say my style is more laid back and toward the cottage and farmhouse style. I'm more drawn to light neutral colours while using accessories to bring in accent colours. I like a comfortable, lived-in look and weathered finishes. I'm working on making over a few rooms in the house one at a time, and decorating with beadboard, baskets, and natural fibre rugs are definitely in the plans. I don't like many floral fabrics and tend to go toward a modern style in some fabrics and accessories. I like anything that is casual, breezy, and I've lately had a thing for anything vintage. My style is really a bit of a combination of things, but that's the great thing about having your personal style... it's all your own and what you make of it.