Blogger interview: Get in the spotlight!

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I am starting a series of blogger’s interview on Blog Formatting and I’d love for you to participate if you don’t mind answering 5 easy questions below.

I think that answering these questions is going to help me know and help you better, and also help you clarify your own blog mission.

Blogger's interview: Get in the spotlight!

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1) When did you start blogging and what prompted you to do so?

2) Why do you blog? What is your blog purpose?

3) How do you come up with blogging ideas?

4) What is your biggest blogging struggle?

5) If you were to start all over, what mistakes would you avoid?

What do you think of the questions? Would you like to be featured on this blog? Then check out these simple rules:

No adult blogs, please keep it General audience.

You must be blogging relatively consistently, once a week (more or less).

Here’s how it works:

1) Make sure you like Blog Formatting on Facebook.

2) Make sure that you follow Blog Formatting on Twitter.

3) Comment on this post with a link to your blog. CommentLuv will normally pick up your link, but just in case, add it in the comment also, in a format like blogformatting dot com.

I will reply to your comment and by email with detailed information. So make sure you are checking your email regularly.

It also useful if you are subscribed to get notifications from this blog by checking the box Email me with replies to my comment, right under your comment.

Be patient because it can take a while until I get to reply to everybody :)

Your turn!

Are you up for it? Go ahead and post your comment now and share this post so other can benefit. Have a great blog!


  1. says

    Thanks Delia, once again you are offering a great opportunity to help us with our blog project. I will join this new project with pleasure! Clara

  2. says

    1) When did you start blogging and what prompted you to do so?
    I started blogging February after thinking it over for two years post-graduation. I took a Youth & Pop Culture course in college which opened my eyes to how media in all its forms are dictating and often times stealing childhoods. I then followed that up with studying a cartoon for my cultural communications thesis on a little cartoon called Winx Club (never hear of it? count your lucky stars). Riveting stuff, let me tell you!

    2) Why do you blog? What is your blog purpose?
    I have this seemingly *wacky* notion that children deserve to have their uncompromising, unapologetic, untarnished innocence, at least for a little while. The sheer amount of girl power[less] examples constantly shoved down our throats by the oh-so-darling media dramatically desensitizes kids from the minute their born. I mean, pink or blue bonnet?
    Over at The Shattered Glass Slipper I aim to smash girl stereotypes into tiny smithereens while simultaneously (I’m quite the multi-tasker!) ask the question, “why can’t girls just be girls?”

    3) How do you come up with blogging ideas?
    I get a lot of my ideas from pop culture, online articles, scholarly books and other female bloggers.

    4) What is your biggest blogging struggle? Making time to proof read a post over and over again before I actually hit “publish.” I just get so excited to get my stuff out there!!!

    5) If you were to start all over, what mistakes would you avoid?
    I would probably have the design, social channels, custom email address all set up before I made it live! Also, though I heart WordPress, I should have registered my domain with an outside host because it’s been a PAIN to switch it over so I can get that custom email…alsdfjalsd. I’m still frustrated.

    shatteredslipper dot com

  3. says

    Hi there! I would like to be featured and I think I will be the first Nigerian to be! I tried to leave my link but it was impossible. It You can find me on twitter and facebook as Sisi Yemmie. Thank you!

  4. says

    Hi Delia, I am a newbie on the blogging landscape. Would luv to draw more readers on my blog and so would love to featured on your blog for the same reason. Hope, i am sounding reasonable enough. Blogging is a lonely job, and readers comments is what keeps you going. Probably for all of us bloggers.
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  5. says

    Hey Delia, great idea. I’m fairly long-winded in my answers to questions like these, so will keep an eye out for an email if you’d like to feature my responses down the road. See you on FB & Twitter, and have a great weekend!

  6. says

    Hey Delia,

    Greetings for the day, hope you are doing great :)
    By the way your blog typography seems awesome, luv the fonts!

    I would like to participate. My Blog is: “VineetGupta dot net”

    I am waiting for a reply from your end.

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  7. says

    1) When did you start blogging and what prompted you to do so? About 3 years ago under a different name.

    2) Why do you blog? To share ideas for Home Entertaining and Celebrating life’s social and milestone moments. I noticed people rush through life and are even cheating themselves out of celebrating moments they will never have again.

    What is your blog purpose? To give inspiration and motivation to the masses to celebrate their lives and how -to’s for themselves if they don’t/can’t use my company to plan their celebrations.

    3) How do you come up with blogging ideas? I try to resolve problems, challenges while planning a celebration, or things I think are creative, easy to do or fun.

    4) What is your biggest blogging struggle? Finding new things I think will interest the readers on a regular basis.

    5) If you were to start all over, what mistakes would you avoid? Worrying about perfection in articles and trying to be so very different. People just want the information you have in the simplest form.

    What do you think of the questions? Thought provoking to make you remember why one blogs.

    Would you like to be featured on this blog? Yes I would. I think the blog world has lots to offer in a variety of genres and formats.

  8. says

    Hi Delia! I would love to be featured on your blog with an interview. Please, let me know if you’re interested.Here is the link to my blog: leanlena dot com
    Thank you!Lena

  9. says

    Hi Delia!
    1) When did you start blogging and what prompted you to do so?
    I started blogging only a couple of weeks ago because I am a very opinionated stay at home mother with a lot to talk about!

    2) Why do you blog? What is your blog purpose?
    My blog is meant to be an eye-opener for people. I talk about issues that people ignore or dont want to see which is why i named it the power of babel; a language that nobody addresses because they are scared to speak their mind or dont want to face the truth.

    3) How do you come up with blogging ideas?
    Blog ideas come to my mind every second of every day; however, I am highly inspired when i watch Morning Joe.

    4) What is your biggest blogging struggle?
    My biggest struggle is to focus on one thought and not veer off into another subject.

    5) If you were to start all over, what mistakes would you avoid?
    I am very new to blogging so I am not aware of my mistakes yet but hopefully I will catch them early on!
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  10. says

    I would like to do this. I’ve struggled more lately with the direction of my blog(s) than I have in the past. It’s been quite a journey over the last ten years or more. Starting off at My Space then Blogger then WordPress.

  11. says

    I’d love to take part please. I run a blog to help petite women to find clothes that flatters and fits. I’m over at petitestyleonline dot com. For some reason this page won’t let me add html code for my website.

  12. says

    I’d love to be involved. I’ve been blogging for just over a year, try to do at least one post per week and have been an active participant of your Blog Commenting Weekend since the beginning, when it was only Blog Commenting Friday! My blog is all about life in the south of France, running a gîte (holiday rental), travel, French culture and whatever takes my fancy roughly reating to these themes. You’ll find me at www dot loumessugo dot com slash en slash blog

  13. says

    1) When did you start blogging and what prompted you to do so?
    I was ghostwriting a blog for a CMO on social media and after about six blog posts, I thought, “I can do this.” So I started my own social media blog at the end of 2010.
    2) Why do you blog? What is your blog purpose? I blog to help people and for credibility in my field. I’m a social media consultant and trainer and I find it really helps.
    3) How do you come up with blogging ideas? I come up with most of my ideas from reading other blogs and news articles in my niche.
    4) What is your biggest blogging struggle? I blog daily so I think coming up with enough interesting content that the readers will find useful is probably my biggest struggle.
    5) If you were to start all over, what mistakes would you avoid? I’d change the format of the titles of my blog so that evergreen content is not lost in SEO just because the date is older.

    My blog is: socialstrand dot com slash blog
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  14. says

    Interviewing other great bloggers is always a best idea to know more about blogging.

    I am running blogging interview series on my blog from last 4 months and it have grown my blog in a very big way. People are very much interested to read about awesome people on every Saturday.

    I would love to be interviewed on your blog if you can give me chance. :)

    All the very best for your future interviews.
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  15. says

    Oh, yes, this is a great idea! I’ve done the following and liking and I would love to be in your loop. Blogging isn’t easy, but it has so many benefits. You know where I live:
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  16. Rachel says

    I’d be happy to take part! Should I answer the questions here or wait for you to contact me? My blog address is rachelheller dot org.

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  17. says

    Hey Delia,

    This is a great idea and interviews are something I am planning later in the year. I am toying with podcasts at the moment. Would love to take part in yours. My site simplebloggingnetwork dot com


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  18. says

    Interesting post! I think this is a lovely idea for it not only encourages us to think about WHY we blog but WHO we might be writing for. You do have lots of comments already, but count me in if you’re looking for a writer/blogger (I’ve been blogging since I think 2004). Sounds like fun to read what others write as well.
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  19. says

    I think this would be interesting and I am would answer those 5 questions. I already had liked your facebook page from UBC and I just followed you on twitter. I hope you like my page and follow me on twitter @kathyhadley, too.


    I look forward to hearing from you.

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  20. says

    I would love to join in as well, Delia. I have 2 blogs – one that is 3 years old and one that you’ve seen that is a week old. Let me know if you are still in need of participants. Like Paula, it won’t let me put the URL’s in.

  21. says

    Delia,This is a great idea, and I\’d be happy to participate if you’re interested! You can find me at And, incidentally, the interview questions all sound great to me and had my mind buzzing from the start. I don’t know how I’d answer the last one, though, because I haven’t been blogging for very long.
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  22. says

    I’m just starting my blog (only a couple of posts) but have a couple more in the editing stage and have a “plan” including Bloggy Boot Camp in Charlotte this weekend. Would love to participate when I get a few more posts up, although this is a pretty ‘instant-feedback” type of a world so I’ve got some answers for you already! Thanks!
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  23. says

    I´d love to participate! My blog is “Happysnappy, a storyteller with a camera”. I tried leaving a link in the comments but kept getting a “You have too many URLs in your comment. Please go back and remove some” Hopefully you can find me through the mail here.
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  24. says

    1) When did you start blogging and what prompted you to do so?
    I started blogging back in 2003, as a journal. The journal quickly evolved into something more.

    2) Why do you blog? What is your blog purpose?
    The purpose of my blog is to share information that can be hard to come by, to show others that it is possible to live your purpose despite obstacles, to show others that they\’re not alone it what they\’re going through.

    3) How do you come up with blogging ideas?Something inspires me to write, and I write. I also have some regular features.

    4) What is your biggest blogging struggle?
    Getting the right people to find me :)

    5) If you were to start all over, what mistakes would you avoid?
    Switching from WordPress to Joomla. (I\’m back on WordPress now)
    Having way too many categories
    Hanging on to an old look for too long
    Not actively sharing my posts

    I couldn’t add my link, because it won’t let me. I hope commentluv picks it up
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