Friday, May 11, 2012

Featured Blogger Friday-PrettyRiot Personal

Hello all my dear readers. It's been a long time; have you been well?

I finally wrangled myself a blogger for today's Featured Blogger Friday and to say she proverbially 'fell in my lap' would definitely be appropriate!

Well, fell in my email is more like it. 

Jessica of PrettyRiot Personal emailed me asking if she could feature ME on her blog-little did she know I'm always on the lookout for bloggers to feature as well, so I'm sure it was a nice surprise when I asked her on T.E.E :)

Enjoy her interview!
 Q. What’s your name and blog? What other information would you like to share?

I'm Jessica and my blog is PrettyRiot Personal. Other info...hmmm..... I tend to crave ice cream frequently.
Q. Why did you choose that name for your blog?

Well PrettyRiot dot com exists and it is my Houston based blog where I write about local music and artistic things of the like. I have been longing for a way to incorporate more personal things into that blog but it just didn't seem to fit so PrettyRiot Personal was born and here we are :) 
Q. Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging about 4 years ago when I was newly single, entering the corporate world, still partying a lot but struggling with becoming a young adult haha. I chronicled some of my dating and a few dark times while I was writing that blog. It was anonymous and it was a great outlet. My life has changed and there are new things to write about!
Q. What kind of stuff do you cover with your blog? Is there a specific genre you write about or is the sky the limit?

For now, it's kind of a sky is the limit approach. I want to be able to blog about whatever has inspired me to write. That is the difference with the personal blog, I couldn't do that type of thing at the parent site so now I get to have much more freedom and I am looking forward to it!
Q. What is one must read post that you have written {Include Link}?

Well, this blog is kind of new so I don't think this can apply yet...but I'm sure it will come soon and naturally :)
Q. Name one thing you love about your blogging job.

I love that blogging can be done anywhere! If you want to blog at a coffee shop then do it. If you want to blog on your couch then you can. If you wanna blog at a mexican restaurant and eat queso for three hours, that's possible too (as long as they offer wifi). I don't recommend eating chips and queso for three hours though...your skinny jeans won't fit long after.
Q. Name one thing you’re not quite fond of about your blogging job.

Well the personal site is freedom so on the parent site I kind of dislike that I have parameters to stay within. It makes total sense and I get it, I mean, I can't write about how cute my dogs are when I'm supposed to be writing about the band of the week! (I did anyway) But I prefer to be free and to write only about what genuinely inspires me. I don't like to be limited.
Q. What’s one random fact about you?

I will take off my shoes at any given moment. Sometimes I do it without even realizing that it's happening. I slide them off and I will sit with my legs folded up in a chair Indian style. Weird and totally random habit. I like to be comfortable, sue me. lol
Q. Inspiration comes in many forms for different people. What inspires you?

Good music, fashion, life, things that are funny, making money, entrepreneurs. I love a good rags to riches story. They make me feel like if that person can overcome whatever crazy thing tried to hold them back, then there's no reason why I can't be a billionaire. The fatboy slim sample in that one Kanye West song,"Harder, better, faster, stronger." Gets me every time.
Q. Where else can we find you(Personal Website, Etsy Shop, Twitter, Facebook, Etc.)?
Instagram: Jess4PrettyRiot
Twitter: PrettyRiotHou

1 comment:

Unknown said...

She sounds a super fun blogger. I already like her!