Scroll down to read my interview with Johannesburg based blogger, Taryn Victor. She is a Lifestyle and Business Blogger with a focus on entrepreneurs and start up businesses.
Tell me a bit about yourself and your blog?
My Name is Taryn Victor, I live in Johannesburg South Africa. I am an Entertainment and Lifestyle Blogger. As an Entertainment Blogger, I share with my reader’s upcoming events, theatre productions, and other exciting news that the entertainment industry has to offer.
As a Lifestyle Blogger, I use my blog as a platform to showcase the latest talent in the business and entrepreneurial sectors. Entrepreneurs and start-ups a like share their stories and journeys of what it takes to start and maintain a business. This in turn allows entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses and share with others their passion for what they do. You will also get a glimpse of the person behind the blog, as I love to share my favourite travel destinations, restaurants and books among other things with my readers.
When I am not blogging I am also a contributing writer for online women’s Magazine Swirl Magazine.
What inspired you to start your blog, and when did you know it was something you wanted to do?
I have wanted to start my own blog since 2016. I wanted a platform where I could express myself freely and creatively. In 2017 I decided that there was know time like the present and in May 2017 ‘Diary of a Whimsical Girl’ was born.
What made you choose your blog name?
I came across the word ‘Whimsical’ a while back and I was always fascinated by this word. The dictionary definition of ‘whimsical’ is: fanciful, playful, changeable and unpredictable. These are just some of the words that describe me. A whimsical girl needs a diary or journal and so ‘Diary of a Whimsical Girl was created.
Who takes the majority of your photos?
Talented Photographer Nicolene Day from Daylight Photography.
How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
When I look back at previous blog posts a part of me cannot believe that that work is mine. I write with passion and from the heart and that comes through in my blog posts. This reminds me why I love being a blogger and motivates me to keep going. One of my greatest motivators is my readers. Their positive feedback shows me that I am on the right path and this inspires me to keep on writing.
What makes you happy?
- Doing what I love
- Spending time with friends and family, even if it’s over a braai
- Seeing my mother happy
- Being greeted by my kitty that is a fur ball of love named Leo in the Mornings
- Finally accepting myself and loving myself for who I am. When you drown out negativity and let go of the past this gives you the freedom and courage, to be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to mould or change you.
What is your current beauty routine, and name a few products you can’t live without?
I cannot live without:
- Dove Bar Soap
- Olay Double Action day cream
- Rimmel London Mascara and Lipgloss
How would you describe your personal style?
It all depends on the day of the week and what event I might be going to, but I love denim and dresses. If it were possible I would live in gym clothing, it’s so comfortable and you get some really cool gym gear.
What are the first items you gravitate toward when shopping?
Shoes and gym clothing!
When you are not blogging, what do you do to relax?
I love reading, watching a movie or simply having a cappuccino with cream at a local coffee shop or restaurant.
What is your favourite food and dessert?
My favourite food would have to be Lasagne and a fresh Greek Salad. (Yum)
My favourite dessert would be a tie between Cheesecake and Lemon Meringue Pie. (They are both winners according to my taste buds.)
What are you reading right now?
Paris for One by Jojo Moyes
What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to others just getting started in the world of blogging?
Welcome to the blogging world. J Have a Niche that you love and blog about that. Be yourself and let that come through in your writing. This will allow your current and future readers to fall in love with your personality through your blog posts.
Social Media Usernames if available and Contact Information:
Blog: Diary of a Whimsical Girl
Tagline: Life is a whimsical journey, live it to the fullest!
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook : Taryn Victor Official