Feature Interview // Maddie of Thriftary

Hey, hey, hey! I have loved this 31-day Blogtober thing....but I can't wait to get back to posting about life.  Really, I've got like soooooo much to share about our house, about how I've been doing self-employment wise, about a lot of stuff!  But for now, I'll just share with you some awesome answers & fabulous stuff from Maddie over at Thriftary, the Feature Sponsor for the month of October!

1. Why did you start blogging?

Oh man. How my intentions have changed. I started this blog when I first married Burley, to keep my scattered family posted on what was going on in our lives. That quickly changed into me falling in love with graphic design and delving into a whole new world! 

2. What is your favorite part about blogging & the blogging community? 

I love that I can, at any time, hop online and read about a bunch of inspiring women, doing inspiring things. It's like constant encouragement to keep growing and learning. I also love that I have actually made some amazing friends though the blog world, that I wouldn't have had a chance to meet otherwise!
From her post How to Shop at a Thrift Store Part 2. (She found awesome stuff!!)

3. What is the hardest part about blogging/being an indie biz owner? 

Well, since blogging is not yet able to be my full time job, I would say that the hardest thing is trying to find time for it all! Not only just creating posts, but making sure that post content is fresh & not thrown together. Making sure it is all very me and very inspired, rather than falling into the "oh crap i have to post something today... I'll just talk about what I have seen on Pinterest" trap.

4. What is your favorite feature on your blog?

I have recently started posting some videos of me singing and playing songs that I have written. I had never really found forum to share my own songs before, and the blog has proven to be a really fun and half-way anonymous (not sitting in front of a live audience) way to do that.

5. Give us the best blogging/business advice you've ever received? 

The best advice I have received is to find my voice, and stick to it. Early on, I feel like my blog was just a mishmosh of me and a bunch of other blogs I had read. It didn't TRULY sound like me. Once I kind of got rid of that "what if people hate my potty mouth" feeling, I just started writing like I talk, and people have responded really well to that. And I guess if some people don't like me... They have stopped reading my blog. And that's OK because no one has told me they have done that, so I haven't had time to feel self-conscious about it :)
I need her DIY Bar Cart

6. Give us the best advice on life you've ever received? 

You can pick your friends. You can pick your nose. But you can't pick your friends' nose.

7. What is your favorite fruit? 

Hands down, peaches. Love love love peaches. Not because I lived in GA for most of my life, but because they are the fruit of the gods.

8. What is your favorite color to wear? 

I am a sucker for a good mustard color. Or mint. that is a really hard question. Maybe mustard and mint together? Ah. I dont know. Mustard. No mint.

Thanks so much Maddie! If you'd like to connect with her please check out her awesome blog, follow her on twitter, & check her out on facebook!

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  1. definitely find your voice and stick to it! I think that's the number one key.

  2. I'm allergic to peaches! I haven't had them in years, and I would love to have one again!



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