Get To Know Chanelle | Featured Blogger Friday


Happy Friday readers! I hope you all enjoyed reading my latest post ‘How to create an attention grabbing blog post title‘. This post was requested on Twitter and I couldn’t wait to just sit down and write it. Your blog post title really is your golden ticket to gaining a wider reader audience and increasing your traffic. So, you must make it as irresistible as possible. So if you haven’t read the post yet, what are you waiting for? There’s lots more useful blogging tips and tricks coming your way very soon.

This week we’re getting to know Chanelle Hayley. She’s been with me throughout my blogging journey and I always enjoy reading her beauty and lifestyle related posts. She’s a Kiwi girl at heart who dreams of living in London. Her biggest passion in life is music and she hopes to be a singer or work in the music industry one day. So, let’s learn more about the girl behind the blog…

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Why did you start blogging?
I had finished high school and done a further year of study and wanted a new hobby to keep me busy while I was trying to find a job. I have since found a job and kept blogging because I enjoy it so much!

Describe your blog in five words.
Ramblings of a makeup/music enthusiast!

What helps give you inspiration/motivation?
Fellow bloggers are a huge support and inspiration. Seeing and connecting with like-minded people is inspiring as it encourages you to push on and motivates you to be a better blogger. I always like to draw on personal experience for posts so I relish any advice I can give.

How do you stay organised?
I have an Excel spreadsheet where I list all my past posts and upcoming posts by month. I also keep a blogging notebook where I dedicate one page to one week’s worth of posts. I write down the title and posting date of each as well as little checklists I need to complete in order to get the post up to publishing standard.

What type of posts do you enjoy reading the most?
I love reading posts about beauty because I have learnt so many tips and tricks when it comes to makeup but I also enjoy reading personal posts. Knowing a blogger has been brave enough to craft those words and share them is a beautiful thing.

How often can we expect posts from you?
Three days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

What’s your favourite post to date?
My current favourite post of mine is one I wrote as part of my Hey, It’s Okay… blogging series: Hey, It’s Okay… To Be Single.

What have you learnt in your time as a blogger?
To always take time to reply to comments even if it’s just a simple ‘thank you’. Not to worry about numbers, I have never put pressure on myself to have a certain number of followers. Most importantly, it’s okay to take a break. If you’re not feeling inspired, take some time out.

What advice would you give to someone starting a blog?
Make sure you have a genuine passion for what you’re talking about. Grammar and punctuation also goes a long way. I always cringe when I see misspelled words so make sure you read and edit your heart out.

What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
Learning so many new things and meeting lovely people!

Which country are you from?
New Zealand.

How do you like to spend your weekends?
At home, listening to music. Normally pretty chilled, I prefer staying in to going out but that doesn’t mean I don’t like a good boogie and won’t spend the night on the dancefloor.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

  1. Visit The UK – I’m coming in 2018!
  2. Go to a Shane Filan concert.
  3. Be a contestant on The Chase.

What do you do to relax?
Read, sleep, sing.


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3 comments on “Get To Know Chanelle | Featured Blogger Friday”

  1. Sarah says:

    Lovely post, really hope the UK and London live up to your expectations Chanelle!! xx

  2. Chanelle says:

    Thank you so much again for featuring me! It feels like just yesterday I was answering these questions 🙂 x

    1. Clarina says:

      No problem 😊 thank you for featuring! X

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