Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Answers (Part I)

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.

and

"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!)

and

"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).

and

"Will you be my best friend?"

YES!!



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!

49 comments:

Blicious said...

love your post!!!

xoxo
b

Meri said...

Oh god- the day long marathons of America's next top model on oxygen? I've only had the channel a few weeks and already it is trouble...

jos xx said...

Hi!!!!!!!!!


love this post!! It's so original! You're one amazing woman, we have so much in common!
This past 2 weeks, i've been so busy, i didn't have time to read my favourite blogs (including you) so I didn't know about the previous post where you asked us to ask you questions! Mind if I ask you mine here??

What kind of music do you like?
Being half-indian (i'm fascinated by the culture) what kind of religion do you practise?
and last question...how did you meet your boyfriend?

jos xx
PS: I would love to make a post like this! This experiment is great! Would you mind?

*chameleon* said...

Mexican jail???that was great one!:DDDD i like your answers,i didn't know u were doing some fashion stories in the magazine,so cool!;))
kisses
Jelena
http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

Josie said...

You've Got Mail = my life. Best movie EVER.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Leia said...

Ooh, I missed out on the chance to ask questions but I am looving reading your responses!

Leia

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

This was a fun post girl. I totally hear you about the myspace blog and all - thought you were talking about me. ;)

have a great day.

xoxo

MG said...

Great post! I too, am obsessed with Arrested Development. "heeeeeyyyy brother"

Lee Oliveira said...

Great answers.
I just watched You Got Mail movie the other day. I really enjoyed.

love jenny xoxo said...

great post!! I love Arrested Development!! Seriously, I could watch the episodes over and over and over.... :)

XOXO

Fati said...

I don't know if it's too late to ask questions, but I have been dying to know what was real and what was fake from your post from December (I even dug it up, haha: http://jenniferfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/12/what-is-real-what-is-fake.html). I'm not actually expecting you to reveal, as that's quite a bit of personal info, but just wanted to let you know I've been wondering for forever!

You really are amazing -- truly resilient. Hope you have a great week. :)

Alicia said...

Ok, I've been buys and am behind on my blog reading so I would like to add a question if you can squeeze it in!

If you could live in any setting in any time in history, where, when and why would you choose it?

Alicia said...

*Busy. Apparently I'm so busy that I didn't have time to edit my comment... :)

Tanvi said...

I specially asked that question to make you focus on something really positive!!! Loved reading all your responses :o)

♡ from © tanvii.com

Ellen ♥ said...

Love the last q and a :) sweetest! :D

ellenreviews.blogspot.com

Sherin said...

So much fun reading this! I feel like I know you a bit better. I'm living my life being fabulous as well (should probablyl find a job)!

Tights Lover said...

Love this post! Definitely some great questions here. You've been an easy person to get to know through your blog, but I feel like I know you even better now.

Can't wait for part 2!

blonde girl said...

thankyou so much for answering my question and for your advice :) but most importantly thankyou for your kind comment on my blog! it deffs made my day! im really honoured that you like my blog enough to let me guest post. (thats where id write a post for you right?) id love to although i would have no idea what i coudl write about to meet the standard of your blog!
xx

ps i accepted you on twitter and requested to follow you back (:

Sick by Trend said...

beautiful Jessica Stam! :D great ost!!

xx

www.sickbytrend.com

Couture Carrie said...

Love this post, darling!
Fabulous to learn more about you :)
Thanks for sharing; this post is a lesson in blogging and in life!

xoxox,
CC

Bonnie said...

You are the coolest person ever.
This is why we are friends.
P.S. ANTM is one of your favorite shows? SISTERS.

http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

JUST ME said...

Oh hells yeah we give a damn about you Beautiful!!

Venus In Virgo said...

Great answers! Nice to know all these things about you,your an awesome person XOXO

Mouthwash said...

AAHHH! be my best friend too!! I love your answers. haha. AND how crazy is that American Doll story?! WHAT?? And, was Kate the one who after she got sent home, she got brought back to help style, and refused? If so, I loved her.

FashionJazz said...

Loved your post and learning more about you. I agree that just being your self is the best way too :) Happy Wednesday xx

Diego R. Wyatt said...

LOL Love these answers! "I do know enough Spanish to get by if I were ever accidentally stuck in a Mexican jail."--My favorite line about being bilingual ever Hahaha...can't wait to read more answers!

Hope this made you feel better!
Diego
www.howtozipyourfly.com

Ashley said...

What a fun post! I love Arrested Development too, I've gotta find my DVDs and watch it, it's been too long!

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Oh to Be a Muse said...

this was so fab jennifer! you do have great hair and your blog is awesome. loved learning more about you. i also like to play some tennis, here and there. :)

Twenty.Something said...

Great answers! Your personality shines through them. You're a terrific writer...and I'm glad we got to hear a little more about your life :)


http://artfashiontwentysomething.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Love thus post :) so nice to get to know you a little better!

Courtney Erin said...

I second the sadness over the cancellation of Arrested Development!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Kavery said...

Loved reading your answers. This was such a good idea. Waiting for part two.

GretchTM said...

Very interesting post. I love Mean Girls too!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for answering! I have a new best friend...SCORE!

You made me laugh out loud with the "styling doll hair since the 80s" thing. So funny.

David L Macaulay said...

I am starting to think the answer to most questions in life is Penguins - hang in there...

issa said...

awwww great get to you know you post!

Tara said...

woahhhh i love the photos, super cute girl playing with the doll , so cuteeeee :)

Nicole✗✗ said...

I love learning about you!! Arrested Development is the shit!! I love Buster!

tattytiara said...

Blogs rarely stay confined to their original vision, and that's fabulous. I love the way the things evolve.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I love the hairstyle question :)

lifeontherocks said...

loved this post. had fun reading it!

Beautycountry said...

Good answers :D

And all the pictures you've found is soooo cute! :)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Okay, I know someone already asked this, but given the fact that I love you about a billion times more now that I've read this...will you be my best friend too? :)

Pop Champagne said...

love the answers, I always like reading your blog and your opinion on things, cuz you're really good at story telling!

La Tendedera said...

Arrested Development is the best.

I think you should join me and pump gas at $10.01, because fabulous people do this kind of thing. :)

shooting star said...

good to know so much more about you!!!

Michelle's Style File said...

Great post!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

btd. said...

I find myself fascinating also, but you, man you are amazingly fascinating! :)

Katie said...

Thanks for the answer darling!