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getting personal (sisterhood of the world bloggers award nomination!)

I am beyond honored that Venus of, has nominated me for the sisterhood of the world bloggers award! I mentioned in my last post how grateful I am to be part of a community that prides itself on uplifting, respecting, and encouraging women. This nomination only reinforces my previous thought. That being said, the tables have turned and it's me with questions under fire..

1. What made you decide to start blogging?

Truthfully, I was working at LinkedIn and bored out of my mind. I was busy with work, yes, but nothing was satisfying my creative edge. A co-worker commented on how into fashion I seemed and why don't I start a blog? I thought to myself, why haven't I done that already? was born.

2. How did you came up with your blog name and blog url?

Funny story, it was actually already my Instagram handle. I remember in 2011 when Instagram first arrived on my doorstep and a good friend of mine was hounding me to make one (isn't that how it always happens?) However, I was real blocked on creating a cool handle, it was actually insanely frustrating. I remember thinking, "Wow just kill me now.." I think you can see what happened :)

3. What is your number one blogging DON’T?

This is something that is different for everyone. For me, it's to never write about mundane hour x hour details of my day or to post photos of lovers/friends. My blog is something I hope will become more professional and I want to use it as such. A little bit of personal makes you relatable, a lot of it reads more like a diary. 

4. What are your trade secrets in gaining lots of follower on your social media accounts?

I'll let you know when that happens.. On that note, go follow me! IG + Twitter: @kell_menow

5. Do you plan your blog post or #OOTD post?

Hmm, define plan. If you're asking if I choose my outfits knowing that I will take photos, the answer is no. I've always been a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl.

6. When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

Veterinarian. I've always had an immense love for animals, or rather for helping those so dependent on us. Animals never had a voice and I always wanted to save them and give them the recognition they deserved. 

7. Aside from blogging what are the hobbies you enjoy?

Reading, traveling, writing, working out, museums, volunteering at the humane society + local soup kitchens, learning to play new instruments, learning new languages, drawing, sketching, singing (not well), and coming up with ideas for my company.

8. Do you want to learn any specific languages? Why?

Wow, you'd think I'd cheated and read ahead (I normally do) but I didn't! French, probably. Aside from the U.S. + London, France is the largest fashion capital in the world. Given I am going for a masters in fashion and plan to start my career in that field, learning French would behoove me. Plus, it'd be rad to learn a language other than American English and American Sign Language..

9. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

Damn. What a loaded question! Probably Tulum for the ancient ruins which have always fascinated me or Mustique because it's just so ridiculous to get there, you have to really want to go. 

10. If you were to give a newbie blogger an advice on blogging, what would it be?

Don't think you aren't good enough, ever. It's normal to have doubts and a lowered sense of confidence in starting something new that's, well a really big part of your creative self. But guess what: you are good enough. It takes a lot to put yourself out there in line for ridicule. Just getting started is half the battle and already something to be really proud of.

There you have it. Hope you enjoyed this post and Happy Monday fun day, you're all tremendous!