Thank you all for asking me amazing questions and celebrating my 2,000 WordPress followers with me. Below are the answers to your questions! 🙂
1. Has your blog followed the path that you wanted it to take or has the content you published changed? What’s been the biggest influence of that change?
So my blog has definitely taken the path I wanted it to take, but the content has really changed. It started out as a relationship blog called Hookup Culture, but as I evolved and grew (this blog is three years old as of the end of October) I changed it to Rosie Culture and made it more personal. The biggest influence of that change was graduating college and then ultimately leaving behind the single life and entering the relationship I’m currently in.
2. What’s your favorite blog post that you’ve done?
I really love the series I did on being better off without my exes. You can start here and go backwards.
3. Least favorite?
Anything I wrote when I was first starting out lol. I really had to dig deep for this one, a very dry post about Tinder.
4. What sort of influence does your blog have on your real life (or vice versa)?
When I was in college, it was almost kind of a negative impact because boys would ask me if I was writing about them and it just created like this weird vibe when I was dating people. Now, it has been super helpful to me mostly because of the advice I’m offered and I have an avenue that I’m not judged on.
5. What do you like most about the U.K?
While it’s on my list of places to go, I’ve never been to the UK! I have to say my favorite thing that I know about the country though is the awesome accents and slang! 🙂
6. How long have you been blogging, and what are some of your favorites to follow?
At the end of this month, it will be three years! Here are some blogs that I really love 🙂
7. A question for my boyfriend: Do you read Rosie’s blog? Is it helpful to your relationship to read her insights or do you feel awkward knowing certain posts are about you that random bloggers are reading?
I do read Rosie’s blog! I check it almost every day, and I actually read it occasionally when it crossed my path in college, back in the Hookup Culture days.
I think it’s super helpful to read it. Sometimes it’s a little weird to know things are about me and strangers are reading them, but I’m comfortable enough with myself and with us that it doesn’t make me uncomfortable. I think that in relationships, the most important things are honesty and communication. And it’s not always easy to be honest about the tough things, or figure out a way to express how you’re feeling. The blog really helps me understand where Rosie’s head is at on things – how she’s feeling, what she’s feeling, what works, what doesn’t – and it even gives me insight into how things have made her feel previously. Our relationship is successful partly because of this blog and the WordPress community because both provide her with an outlet to clear her head and get her thoughts out there. Plus, she literally puts checklists of what she wants to do each season up, which is like handing me date ideas on a silver platter.
8. How do you balance blogging, work, social calendar and the other things life throws your way?
I think it’s a little easier for me because social media and writing come very naturally to me. Usually I write my blog posts during my lunch break or while I’m walking on the treadmill then schedule them. I also have a content calendar for my Instagram. I just kind of consider it a second job that always needs my attention!
9. What makes you more excited on your own blog?
Sometimes I ramble when I write, so I get pretty excited when people leave comments and actually understand what I’m saying lol.
10. What makes your readers get connected to your blog?
I don’t really know. I know my break up and dating posts help a lot of people because it’s not something widely talked about and I always try to be as honest as possible.
11. Have you ever regretted a post that you’ve written?
No, but I do feel bad about how hard I was on some people I wrote about.
12. Do you ever struggle with how much of your life you want to share on your blog? Are there any topics/issues that are off limits?
I do struggle sometimes with how much I feel like I can really put out there because of my professional life. I limit my cursing and anything inappropriate. One thing I almost never talk about anywhere is politics.
Thanks everyone for reading! xoxo