So the lovely Jamie from Snap Ginger (top right) asked me to be a part
of the Tour Through Blogland series that a bunch of bloggers are becoming a
part of. Jamie is a fellow NJ blogger
like moi. Check out her original post
here about her tour as well! Now let me
answer a few questions so you can get to know Jersey Girl, Texan Heart a little
working on now?
question is, what am I NOT working on? I
feel like what I should work on is learning to relax and just sit down for a
few minutes but lately I have been doing so many things from my Jars by Monica
business, to Christmas outfit/nail art posts, to baking for the holidays, and
so much more. I guess something that I’m
excited to eventually start doing is a collab with a photographer/videographer. He actually approached me and I was taken by
surprise because well that’s pretty awesome!
That probably won’t happen until a few months from now but at least it’s
in the works!
How does your work differ from others in its genre?
feel like my blog offers a little bit of everything. I talk about fashion, beauty, nail art
tutorials, baking, fitness, and my life.
I feel as though my blog is more of a magazine because I offer so many
different things. I don’t even know how
I started branching out into different topics, but I feel like in the fashion
industry you can only look at pictures of someone in different outfits so
much. I even started getting bored of my
own blog and that’s when I decided I needed to rebrand and spice it up a
Why do you write/create what you do?
be honest, this is a tough question. I
write/create everything in this blog for so many different reasons. I started this blog in 2010 because I needed
a creative outlet and then life got in the way so I stopped. I didn’t really feel confident enough to
start back up again until 2013. Then I
realized that I really missed blogging.
I missed communicating with other bloggers. I work in corporate America and it gets
really monotonous after a while. My blog
keeps me wanting to try new things and being adventurous. I dedicated this blog to my good friend
Dan. Everything I’ve done in the past 2
years has been thanks to him. He opened
my eyes to see the beauty in everything, and that’s what I intend to do both in
life and in this blog. So honestly I
feel like there really isn’t an answer to this question because there are so
many reasons why.
How does your writing/creative process work?
inspired by things in my everyday world.
If there’s a day where I’m not inspired, that’s the day I won’t
blog. I don’t want to write terrible
quality content when I know I’m just having an off day and tomorrow I’ll try
again. There are days where I don’t want
to blog and I just want to catch up on all of the other blogs that I missed out
on in the week. I never want to force a
post out of me because I’ve done it in the past and believe it or not those
were the posts where I had the least amount of views on. I also keep myself very organized with my
blogging. I have a planner that I write
in almost every day to figure out which days I want to post what and I write
down all of my ideas for posts because well most of them I think of while I’m
stuck in traffic so as soon as I get home I’ll write it down and save it for
when I can finally sit down and blog. I
also have a lot of exel spreadsheets to keep me in check with my budget. There are a lot of times where I’ll
specifically buy things for my blog and for blogging pictures/purposes, I keep
track of all these purchases so I keep in mind how much money I’m
spending. This girl still has to pay her
the fun part, introducing some of my blogger pals that I highly recommend you
should go check out!