This month, we meet Cintia, the brains behind the crafty blog, My Poppet
How do you describe your blog to people you meet who haven’t read it before?
My Poppet is a blog which encourages and inspires readers to be creative and resourceful. It features one original DIY craft based project a week which are aimed at readers of all skill levels. It’s colourful, fun and a happy place to hang out.
When did you first start blogging and what made you first hit the keyboard?
I started blogging in 2007 after opening my bricks and mortar children’s boutique, back then the blog was a marketing tool to get customers into the store. I’d been reading blogs for a few years at that stage and I think I secretly opened the store just to have something to blog about. After having Emma (she is now 3) I closed the shopfront but was hooked on blogging and just couldn’t stop. The My Poppet blog has evolved a lot since then and has had several changes in direction as my own life and interests have changed.
What is the thing you most enjoy about blogging?
I love how blogging challenges you to develop new skills and gives you opportunities to broaden your experience. Since I started blogging I’ve improved my photography and writting skills, learnt some HTML and how to use photoshop, challenged myself to try different craft techniques, become comfortable with social media, and more…
What is the coolest thing your blog has helped you do?
The coolest thing for me has been the friends I’ve made, connecting with like minded creative folk has really changed my life. Oh and also I’ve been invited to speak on a panel at the Problogger training day, which is just mind blowing for me.
What piece of advice would you give someone just starting out their very first blog?
Write about what you love, but have a clear focus. Sticking to a topic helps give you direction and makes it easier for your audience to find you.
Tell us about your pets, friends, hobbies, star sign, shoe size… whatever!
I love to travel! I’m off the the airport at any opportunity and am surprised I’m not a travel blogger. You can check out some of my travel related posts here
Do you have a particular favourite post that you think is My Poppet at its best?
I’m not really attached to any particular post, I have different reasons to love them all. I’m sure this is true for most bloggers, my most popular post is not really my favourite and vice versa.
I was super proud of this dress I made and I felt so happy on this day and every time I wear this dress.
Recommend a blog to us! If you like your blog then maybe you’d like…
If you haven’t checked out Draw!Pilgrim you must! Pilgrim is taking a little break from blogging at the moment but her archives are full of goodness.
What do you love about Nuffnang?
I like that Nuffnang gives bloggers an opportunity to earn some money from blogging, but more importantly they work to increase awareness of our little blogging community and that’s super cool.
If you were Prime minister for a day what would be your first order of business?
Who has time to be Prime Minister, I’ve got things to do!
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