Why I Started a Blog + 50 Facts About Me

“I want to share my passions with you.”

For as long as I can remember I’ve always needed to express myself in a creative way. Whether it was reading books, writing or taking pictures, I’ve constantly looked for new ways to express my thoughts and feelings. As I grew older I discovered blogger.com and my love for writing became bigger than ever. My blog is the perfect place for me. It’s a combination of a number of different things, things that I am passionate about individually; writing about what I love, coding web pages, photography and social media to name a few. I’ve owned numerous different blogs but I’ve never managed to keep my attention focused on them. I think I was too young to really know what I wanted to do or too young to set myself a proper blogging goal. But now I’m here.

I started this blog because I wanted to share my passions with you, and it’s fair to say I have quite a few! Cruelty-free beauty, lifestyle, photography, travel and veganism are just a small number of topics I write about. And since I haven’t ever written a proper introduction about myself, I thought that starting with 50 facts about me was the perfect opportunity! Here we go…

    1. I studied PR and Communications at Northumbria University
    2. My birthday is 10th August 1994, which makes me 23
    3. I’m a Leo
    4. I’m such a perfectionist. I have pages and pages of fully written blog posts that I’ll probably never publish because they’re not quite right
    5. I’m the fussiest eater I know
    6. I don’t have any siblings
    7. I love herbal tea – green, peppermint, chamomile, fruit, earl grey. But I never forget coffee! I can’t drink a normal cup of tea. Ever
    8. I say Hi to animals on the street
    9. I believe in spirits, but I’m not sure if I believe in ghosts
    10. I procrastinate because I’m scared that the outcome wont be perfect
    11. Every piece of furniture I own is from IKEA
    12. I get sleep paralysis and see scary people/things in my room when I’m half asleep
    13. I love cats more than anything, have you not seen my Instagram?
    14. I’ve been vegan since May 2016
    15. I’ve never dyed my hair
    16. I rarely wear foundation
    17. I’m not a morning person and I’m not a night person, although I feel more inspired at night
    18. I believe that everything happens for a reason
    19. I used to work in Perfume and I could tell you tons of random facts about perfume bottles, brands and notes
    20. I try and avoid using heat on my hair, including blowdrying

 

    1. I’ve never owned a pair of straighteners
    2. I don’t pluck my eyebrows properly, I prefer them to look bushy
    3. I hate the idea of my blog being another lifestyle and beauty blog. I think the blogosphere is oversaturated, but yet I love it so much! You’ll probably notice I avoid branding my blog like that
    4. I have every single Naked palette up until Naked Heat. I’ll never buy one again, they’re not vegan
    5. I struggle to put on weight
    6. I have 6 rings that I wear 24/7
    7. I have 11 piercings
    8. I prefer Pepsi over Coke
    9. My favourite movie is Donnie Darko
    10. I used to study French
    11. I’ve never been out of Europe
    12. My cocktail of choice would be a Mojito or a Gin Fizz
    13. I panic when I’m hungover
    14. I love Indian food
    15. My favourite fictional author is John Grisham
    16. My favourite self-help author is Eckhart Tolle, read ‘The Power of Now’
    17. I would never donate to a charity that tested on animals regardless of the cause
    18. My favourite colour is black
    19. I love Lana Del Rey. My favourite song of hers changes all the time, currently it’s “Without You”
    20. I could quite happily be alone for days before needing to speak to someone. This is probably because I’m an only child

 

  1. I love plants
  2. My personality type is INFP, “The Mediator”
  3. People think I’m shy, but really I’m just listening (see #42)
  4. My middle name is ‘Heather’, but I like to spell my name as ‘Emily-Heather’ online, it’s more unique
  5. I really don’t like when people try and replicate meat products with vegan food
  6. Although I love tea my favourite drink is water
  7. My favourite vegan restaurant is Vantra Vitao on Oxford Street even though it’s super overpriced
  8. My dissertation was about blogging and YouTube
  9. During my final year of uni. I realised I wanted a job in social media
  10. I got my first proper camera on my 23rd birthday and I can’t wait to up my blog photography game!

And that’s a wrap. I hope you enjoyed reading 50 facts about me as much as I enjoyed writing them! I urge you to do the same on your blog. Let me know if you have in the comments and I’ll check it out.

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Emily

 

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