Hannah is the lovely and talented the blogger behind Creativity in Doses. She's also a dear friend and old college classmate. You can find here on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Here's what Hannah had to say about juggling a fashion blog with college, work and life in general:
Tell us a little about you and your blogMy name is Hannah, and my blog, Creativity in Doses, is where I share my personal style and adventures in DIY and sewing. I started reading Selective Potential, Kendi Everyday and What I Wore in 2009. At the same time, I was getting tired of my teenager-in-suburbia uniform of Uggs, jeans, Hollister tees, and North Face jackets. I had always loved fashion from a distance, but reading those fashion blogs inspired me to start exploring my own personal style and to begin blogging about it as well.
What's daily life for you - blogging included?Outside of blogging, I am a senior at the University of Oregon, majoring in journalism and public relations with a minor in business. In addition to classes, my job, internship and involvement with my school’s chapter of PRSSA keep me on my toes at all times. I will be the first to admit that I constantly struggle balancing my blog with daily life. Each week has its own deadlines and commitments, making it hard to establish a blogging routine. I do my best to fit in blogging, but, at this point in my life, I have to put my work and studies first. If anyone has advice on the school-work-blog balance, I’d love to hear it!
What keeps you inspired as a blogger?I love watching how Elsie and Emma at A Beautiful Mess grow their business. They are a constant inspiration for how blogging can turn into a real career. Another blogger who constantly inspires me is Elise at Enjoy It. I love how she combines blogging with running a small business, and she’s always so open about her behind-the-scenes process. Some of my favorite posts of Elise’s have been Anatomy of a Blog Post Part One and Two and her small business story. To see more of my favorite resources, you can follow my Pinterest board devoted to blogging here.
What's your quirky blogging ritual?Since I live on a college campus and take the majority of my outfit photos with a tripod, I typically end up shooting outfits in the cemetery on campus to avoid too many awkward encounters. It’s a rare peaceful place in the midst of a bustling campus that’s surprisingly not morbid at all, just a little unexpected and quirky.
What advice would you offer other bloggers?I would honestly say to just go for it. There’s really no harm in just starting and figuring the rest out later. I have huge plans for the future of my blog and, although I’m not in a position to pursue them now, that doesn’t stop me from plugging along when and if I can. If you keep waiting for the perfect time or to have the perfect plan, you’ll never start. Blog because you love the content you’re creating and the rest will fall into place.