It’s time for another Spotlight Saturday! We’re just gonna jump right into this post because I am excited!!!! Today, I’m going to be interviewing Justine Machin of Girl Gone Dreamer!
Welcome Justine!! So, first off, what is the title of your blog? Where did you get the idea for the name? Any specific meaning behind it?
Justine: The title of my blog is ‘girlgonedreamer’ which also seems to be the name I go by on all social media these days too! I ummed and ahhed for days before settling on it. Initially I had started a blog on WordPress under the name Just Captivates but it never felt just right somehow. So when I decided to go for something new and snazzy on blogger, I also wanted a name that I felt would best describe me. And I am by all means a dreamer. Always have been. Probably always will be!
Being a dreamer is probably one of the best possible things! 😀 So, what gave you the idea to start blogging? Was it sort of just ‘Hey, I should write a blog!’ or did someone suggest the idea?
Justine: To be completely honest, I had never heard of blogging until I read about Zoe Sugg aka Zoella in a magazine article last year. But as soon as I made the discovery of this wonderful world where a person can share their passions etc I was like ‘I HAVE to do this!’ I have loved writing since I was a child. (My dream has always been to complete and publish a novel.) Blogging sort of fits in with my love of everything creative! I get to write, take photos, put together features and it’s so much fun! And hopefully people enjoy what I post too! (Crosses fingers!)
I think your posts are wonderful! and I love Zoella! She is a fantastic YouTuber. Now, with that said, what can or will people find on your blog upon arriving? Do you have a target audience in mind?
Justine: Girlgonedreamer is a bit of a mix. I have a huge passion for books, fashion, and anything beauty/makeup related so you’ll find my posts mostly reflect that. As for a target audience? I don’t write with a specific age range in mind. I hope people of all ages enjoy what they read, but that said, I’m aware a lot of blog readers are girls in their late teens and early twenties. Some posts will be written with them in mind.
Is there any social media sites where people can follow you and still get notifications about your posts or something? (Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook etc.)
Justine: I update my Twitter, Facebook and Instagram on a daily basis. All new posts will be announced on all three of these. And I genuinely love to hear from everyone! It’s so lovely to chat to like minded people!
Wonderul! And last, but not least. Feel free to give me a link (or links) of a couple of your favourite posts on your blog 🙂