Wow, I really did not expect so many people to respond!
I am excited about all these questions because I love to talk about myself. I find myself to be incredibly fascinating and I feel like everyone else should think so too.
Here are my answers to the first half of the questions. Grab a glass of wine (or warm milk), sit back, and enjoy!
Molly asked, "When did you get started into blogging?"
I first started blogging about six years ago on Myspace. It was a place for me to bitch about my crazy family and talk about how awesome I was. People actually read it, which shocked me. I eventually gave up that blog a year later when I realized Myspace wasn't cool anymore.
A little over two years ago, when I was a newspaper reporter, my editor suggested I start a fashion blog. I took his advice and this blog was born. Although it has become more of a random blog than a fashion blog...
Venus in Virgo asked, "Besides writing what other things interest you in life?"
I love shopping, playing tennis, dancing, and being a history nerd. I could read Archaeology Magazine all day long and be completely happy. I also love ghost stories because I think there are real aspects to them.
Katie asked, "Do you speak french, or just read the subtitles?"
I read the subtitles! I don't know any French, I'm afraid. I only speak English. Although I do know enough Spanish to get by if I were ever accidentally stuck in a Mexican jail.
La Tendedera asked, "When pumping gas, do you ever put $10.01 just for the heck of it?"
Gah! I'm so boring. No, I haven't.
"What's your favorite tv show?"
(Aimee also asked this question).
This is an incredibly difficult question, as I have so many favorites. But if I had to pick one, it would definitely be Arrested Development. It was a sad day for television when that show was cancelled.
Blonde Girl asked, "I'd like to know how you managed to get so many followers? did you just post and then more and more people followed...or do you have a secret to success?"
(Mariah Smile also asked this question)
It started as a snowball effect. When I first started my blog two years ago, my once-famous friend Kate, who was a contestant on Stylista (the Elle magazine reality show), became my first follower. One of her fans, a prominent fashion blogger, became extremely close friends with me. She introduced me to the fashion blogging world, actually. That was when the followers started coming. Now they randomly come from all over the place. I don't promote my blog or have any special tricks for getting followers, I'm afraid. I wish I did!
But really, my advice to anyone with this question is to keep your blog original. Show your personality through your blog. People are more likely to follow a blog that shows the girl (or guy) behind the curtain. It makes it more personal and interesting.
Beth Dunn asked, "I'm curious about your job. Where do you work?"
Right now my job is being fabulous. Ha. But seriously, I'm an unemployed journalist who freelances, until a more permanent position can be found.
Anonymous asked, "Have you ever considered becoming a hair stylist? I would totally go to you. You have gorgeous hair and a great personality."
This question made my week. I love you. I'm flattered. It also comes at funny timing, because a couple weeks ago I actually did apply to be a hair stylist for the dolls at the American Girl store here in town. But I was rejected because they were looking for an actual licensed cosmetologist. Not kidding. (Even though my resume stated I had experience styling doll hair since 1985).
Stephanie asked, "Cupcakes or cake-cake?"
Both (Omg I'm drooling right now!)
"Do you watch anything (movies, TV shows) that aren't "classics"?"
Of course! I am a faithful viewer of Desperate Housewives and America's Next Top Model. Some of my favorite movies of all time include Mean Girls, Clueless, Splash, and You've Got Mail. (Although those all should be considered classics. Let's be real).
"Will you be my best friend?"
Tanvi asked, "What do you love the most about your life?"
Crap. This is a hard question! I've been sitting here for ten minutes trying to think of something. That's sad. I guess right now the best thing about my life is that I have a boyfriend who loves me and parents who spend time with me and friends (like you) who give a damn about me.
I'll post more answers soon!