Today we kick-start the day off by getting to know Nati who is a lifestyle, culture and mental health blogger. Nati talks about how her content helps others with similar health problems and how sometimes the downfall to blogging is you get too addicted and don’t know when to switch off in to the real world.
What were you doing before blogging and how did you get in to it?
Before blogging I was constantly looking for a creative outlet in which to discuss topics that I’m passionate about, from breaking the stigma surrounding mental health disorders to the launch of independent and creative spaces in London and the West Midlands.
What’s the best thing you’ve done so far within your blog?
I think the best thing I’ve done with my blog so far is creating content that I’ve received incredibly personal and touching feedback. The fact that my experiences can help others is something incredibly special to me, and getting to share my thoughts on other topics with those who feel similarly passionate about it is extremely rewarding.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
The best advice I’ve ever been given as a blogger is ‘Know your worth’.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love spending time with friends and exploring new places, whether that’s local independent businesses or countries abroad! My favourite cities are Madrid, London and New York.
Where do you plan to go to next?
My upcoming trips include Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam and Paris, I’m so keen to explore more of Europe because I absolutely love meeting new people and discovering new cities and cultures!
What is your favourite and least favourite part about blogging?
My favourite part about blogging is the opportunities that it brings, whether that’s meeting like-minded creatives, travelling to new places, or collaborating with vibrant and emerging businesses.
My least favourite part about blogging is how addictive it becomes in terms of reaching goals – whilst it’s fantastic to constantly be setting targets, it becomes difficult to switch off from checking your comments and stats.
Favourite beauty brands at the moment?
My favourite beauty brands at the moment are Glossier (I’ve even written a blog post about it!) and Bobbi Brown – I love brands with an ethos that promotes enhancing who you are, rather than restructuring and concealing your natural features.
How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is based around the concept of the capsule wardrobe (keep an eye out for my blog post on this one coming soon too). As with my makeup, I like creating a style that is understated, elegant and functional. I’m hugely influenced by Alexa Chung and Samantha Maria.
Drugstore or high-end gal?
Definitely high-end (though my bank account is certainly a drugstore gal) – from experience, I can tell you that more often than not, you get what you pay for!
Best advice to bloggers.
My advice to other bloggers would be to support each other – this wonderful and exciting industry has room for everyone; it isn’t a competition! Success in the blogging industry isn’t defined by your follower count or site traffic – as long as you’re creating content that you love, you’re successful.
Thanks for reading my lovelies, tune in tomorrow for my interview with Caitlin Chambers.
Sophie Joan x