Thursday, February 28, 2019

BEGINNINGS | Q&A Interview with Nabila About Blog Beginnings

Today on the blog we have a very special treat: To conclude February's theme of BEGINNINGS, I interviewed Nabila (who blogs over at Hot Town Cool Girl) about the beginning of her blogging journey and what she has learned! Please give Nabila a warm welcome and check out her answers in the segment below. Happy reading! 

Q: What sparked your interest in blogging?

A: My friend! She had a blog and was showing it to me. At that point, I didn't have any social media and neither did any of my friends. The thought that you could have this space that was truly yours that you could do anything with made me so, so happy.

Q: How did you go about creating your very first blog?

A: When I came home from my friend's [house] that day, I immediately asked my parents [if I could have a blog]. They said yes! They knew a bit about it because they also had blogs for work. I named it "Nabila Eve." It was very dark and had about a thousand gadgets.

Q: What advice would you give to your younger self about
beginning a blog now that you have more experience?

A: Design really counts. Also, proofread. I think one of the most important things, though, is to reach out to people! In the beginning, I thought I was a lonely blogger and there were no other bloggers around my age at all. When I actually found other bloggers and started talking to them, I felt so crazy accepted and they helped me so, so much.

Q: What advice would you give to anyone wanting to start a blog?

A: Just do it! So many people want to do things but they never do because they're too scared or anxious. Also, write about stuff you're actually passionate about. Don't start a blog just because you think it will be popular or you will make money off it.

Q: What is your biggest blogging victory?

A: I haven't done anything amazing with my blog like go to New York or get some award [but] I think one of the biggest things that has come from my blog is it has helped me find myself. I used to think I was boring and had no skill. With writing my blog, though, I found out that wasn't true. I have lots of skills and people actually like me? Like what?  

Thank you again to Nabila for the fantastic interview! It was so fun getting to 
read your answers and share the story of your blogging journey.

What about you? What kind of advice would you give to current bloggers and/or your younger blogging self? I remember when I first started blogging, I crafted an entire post dedicated to Pi Day. You read that right, folks. Share your embarrassing blog beginnings stories with me below!

This is the last post in the BEGINNINGS series! (Boo hiss.)
Click here to browse through all the posts in the series.
I'll be back in March with a new theme for you all soon. 


  1. I love blogger origin stories, especially ones that start so humbly. <3

    Advice to my younger blogging self: Don't take it so seriously! Let go of looking at numbers and share what is on your heart.

    1. Oh, me too! I love getting insight into the person when they were at the start of their journey and what inspired them to begin a blog in the first place. :)

      I totally agree with your advice, Rosie. I have definitely struggled with the whole stats/popularity battle, but it's supposed to be F U N. Thanks for reading, it means a lot to me. Have a stellar Sunday! <3

  2. Personally, it's been a year since I started my blog, and the journey has honestly been so, so amazing. If I could help out my past self though, I would tell her that I shouldn't worry about the numbers. If I just blog about what I'm genuinely interested in (like I now do), I'd be much more content.
    Great interview!

    1. Congrats on your 1-year blog anniversary! :) I completely agree that writing content that genuinely makes you feel excited is the best place to be. Focusing on number is something I have struggled with in the past but it's so much more enjoyable to focus on the actual writing and photography. Thanks so much for commenting! :) I'm glad you enjoyed the post! <3

  3. It's so neat to read about other bloggers journey. I thought I was all alone when I started too.

    1. Oh, I totally feel that! I wasn't even aware there was a blogging community and sort of had to find it for myself. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Thanks for commenting, Skye! Have a wonderful rest of your week. <3 :)

  4. Nice to meet you, Nabila! I also had a very dark colored blog when I first started haha.

    Also Erin do you have a contact form for submitting to do this sort of interview? I’d like to submit for April or May if you have openings. :) I can’t work on anything right now but after April 10th I can!

    1. Hey Victoria! :) I don't have a contact form but if you want to be featured on my blog, feel free to shoot me an email at acousticerin[@]gmail[dot]com. The post angle will be different since I switch up my theme each month, but we can brainstorm something if you want to collaborate. :) Thanks for commenting, I look forward to hearing from you! <3


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