Tiffany at The Coffeehouse is hilarious and real, which are probably two of the most important qualities I like in a person. Not to mention, I get the feeling she's sincere. One could say I have a blog crush. I about died at the post she wrote about her dog eating the couch. (Make sure to check that one out!) Her blog is one of my recent faves. I wish I had found it sooner. Today, she's sharing a little bit about herself and blogging thoughts through my blogging secrets interview series. A big thanks for participating Tiffany!
What do you blog about?
Hi there. I'm Tiffany, husband is Dan and lab is Sherman. I blog over at The Coffeehouse, a blog that has absolutely nothing to do with coffee. Instead, I blog about everything, everyone and their dogs. Literally. I love dogs.
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because my husband had just started his 214th hobby (truly. he has that many) and all I was doing was going to work all day and walking my dog at night. I have always loved to write and at the time, I was just getting in to photography. So, a blog seemed like the perfect hobby for me.
What's something your readers don't know about you?
I am 110% introvert. I think most of my readers might think that I am an extrovert. Ha. Oh man would that be the day. Nope, all introvert. Every single personality test that I've taken says so.
Describe your personal style in five words.
Cheap. Casual. Comfy. Cheap. Cheap.
What can't you live without?
Although ... he literally just ate off the armrest to our leather couch, so maybe I could live without him for a little while. Nah, I don't think so.
What inspires your blog posts?
Mostly my husband (and Sherman). They are my life right now. And what happens day to day ... what happens in our little life ... that is what inspires me. I don't live a glamorous life by any means. But, I think if you write about what you truly love, it will interest people.
What about when you feel uncreative?
Ha. I just had this happen to me HERE. I was at a loss for good blog ideas. So, I just started looking around the house. Looking for something to spark an idea ... something I could take a picture of ... something I could write about ... and BAM. My crappy old phone jumped out at me. And there you have it ... a blog post about a crappy old phone.
How has your blog changed over time?
Picture sizes. That's a big one. When I first started blogging several months ago, I thought my medium-sized pictures were ginormous. Well, now my pictures are "large" and I still feel like they could be bigger.
How has blogging changed you?
Blogging has made me realize that there is a whole other world out there. Awesome people ... great friends. People I can connect with. People who have gone through some of the same things I have. It's reassuring. It's refreshing. It's blogland.
What advice do you have for new bloggers?
Number one would be ... enjoy it. And if there is a day that you don't enjoy it ... take a break. I've realized that although I love to blog almost every day, everyone needs a break sometime. Take that break and feel good about it.
Also, if you want to make a button ... go HERE.
Please do not try to make buttons without first reading the WIKI instructions. Trust me ... it will take you three hours.
Last but not least! What blogs inspire you?
How much time do you have?
Well, I love Casey @ Casey Leigh / The Wiegands because I can look at pictures of kids all day long.
I also love Erin @ Living in Yellow because she's my best friend.
Ok, that's a lie. She knows me, but she probably doesn't go around telling people that I'm her best friend like I do. But man oh man is she hilarious. And awesome.