Showcase Sunday #18 – Herminia Chow

For this week’s Showcase Sunday, I would like to introduce Herminia Chow and her blog, aspiringwriter22. She offers her supreme services to assist other writers edit or write content for their blog. She also completes thorough book reviews that are pretty impressive. Her passion for writers is astounding. She offers a lot of free advice for those of you that want to get into blogging or writing. Please check her out and dive into the wealth of information she has put together on her blog for you. Before you do though, learn a little more about who she is by reading the interview below.


What made you get into blogging?

I created a blog because I was bored one evening after school. I’m so glad I did. At the time, it also seemed like the next logical step for me because I loved to write, and I wanted a platform to share my work with others. This might sound overdramatic, but I don’t know what I would have done with my life if I never took that first step four years ago.

Have you ever had any formal training or education in your blog subject?

I write about writing and blog about blogging, so most of my posts come from personal experience or a quick search of the Web. I never had any formal education when I started. Currently, I’m doing a minor in Writing and Rhetoric at my university.

What is your favorite genre to write?

I mainly dabble in the contemporary young adult. Growing up, I read a lot of realistic fiction, so I generally base my stories on real life. I also feel like I don’t have what it takes to write a high fantasy or a complex mystery.

What was your greatest failure and how did you learn from it?

For a while, I wasn’t being myself while blogging. From that, I’ve learned to stay true to who I am. I can’t please everyone, so I shouldn’t try to. What’s more, I’ve come to accept I’m not perfect. My posts won’t be either.

Who has influenced you the most with your blog?

The person who influenced me the most with my blog is Rachel at rachelpoli.com. She inspires me to create better content. Go check her out if you haven’t done so already.

How much time do you spend blogging in any given week?

It varies but probably upwards of 7 hours. I try to publish a post every day, so I’m constantly writing or editing.

Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?

As of right now, blogging is still a hobby. That being said, I want it to be my profession one day. I started my blog for fun in 2013. I never thought I’d still be blogging in 2017.

Do you have any other hobbies?

I enjoy watching baseball and playing video games by myself because who needs friends.

What is your passion?

I love reading, writing, and blogging. Stories keep me sane. When I’m not working with words, I like to dance.

How supportive are the people close to you of your blogging?

The people close to me are supportive of my blogging endeavors, even though they aren’t bloggers, and don’t know much about it. It goes without saying that the blogging community is amazing.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

To make a living doing what I love. That would likely entail becoming a professional writer or blogger, maybe even both. I wouldn’t complain.

What legacy would you like to leave behind?

During my lifetime, I hope I can inspire others to read and write. Perhaps after I pass away, people will still read my work.

What piece of advice would you give someone wanting to start a blog?

Just start. You have nothing to lose but a lot to gain.

Is there anything you want the readers to know about your blog we haven’t covered?

I publish book reviews, poems, and stories on a regular basis. Every so often, I’ll share writing or blogging advice.

I’m working to make my blog better every day. I’d love for all of you to be a part of my journey.


Don’t just take my word for it, please visit her blog and let her know that you saw her here on “Sunday Showcase.”

As always, If you would like your blog to be featured on here, please do not hesitate to email me at craftyartistkc@gmail.com and I would love to feature you next Sunday.

Showcase Sunday #17 – Joshua Schueler

For this week’s Showcase Sunday, I would like to introduce Joshua Schueler from Rollingblogger. There are several unique items to cover regarding his blog, but I will choose just a few. First of all, his blog title names are very witty. When I see each post pop up, it pulls me in to read just what each blog is about. Another thing to mention is his strong faith is evident in his posts. Both inspirational and uplifting, his messages to others are full of compassion and real life experiences. Be sure to check him out, but before you do, learn a little more about him from his interview below!


What made you get into blogging?

I have always had a passion for writing. I have wanted to write a book for a number of years, but it just never seems to come together. With a blog, I can satisfy my writing and get instant gratification.

What genre do you want to write your book about and what is holding you back?

I want to write an inspirational novel about overcoming obstacles. I had a working title for it once, but after much criticism, I took it off the stove. My book is not even on a burner or in the kitchen anymore.

Have you ever had any formal training or education in your blog subject?

My blog subject is people and inspiration. I don’t think there really can be formal training in either of those. I just live life and write about it.

What was your greatest failure and how did you learn from it?

I would say I have many great failures. The two I would actually mention is my divorce and failing out of school. Both involve relationships. My divorce was because I was young and we were just incompatible as anything more than friends.

With being a failure at school, I learned the hard way not everyone has your best interests at heart. They may seem like nice people, but eventually, they can lead you down the wrong path if you are not careful.

Who has influenced you the most with your blog?

I don’t think there is one specific person who has influenced my blog. Maybe, from a human standpoint, my editor. She always has good advice on what to leave, what to take away, what to change and what to stay.

Otherwise, if you read through my blog you will see God influences me a lot.

How much time do you spend blogging in any given week? On any given week, I will spend between 20 and 30 hours either writing or following other bloggers and getting involved in their lives. That’s why we are here is to relate to one another.

Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?

I wish it was a profession. I haven’t figured out how to monetize my blogging yet. I hope to one day, but for now, it’s a hobby.

What is your passion?

People are my passion.

What is the best way you have found to obtain a deeper connection with people?

One word. Listen.

What is your ultimate goal in life?

The ultimate goal for me is to have all people know Jesus Christ as lord and savior.

What legacy would you like to leave behind?

I want to leave a legacy of love and dedication to my crafts. Writing and Djaying are my crafts.

What piece of advice do you have for new bloggers?

The advice I would have is to play around and have fun. Try new styles. Make your entire blog a smorgasbord of tales. It can be funny, whimsical, inspirational, serious, comical, sad, thought provoking. Anything you want. Write for the day. Write EVERY DAY!!

Is there anything you want the readers to know about your blog we haven’t covered?

It is full of so many rabbit holes and inspiration, humor and humility, laughter and love. The only way to experience my blog is to dive in and read as much of it as you can. I have been a blogger for over 3 years now so there is a lot in there.


Don’t just take my word for it, please visit his blog and let him know that you saw him here on “Sunday Showcase.”

As always, if you would like your blog to be featured on here, please do not hesitate to email me at craftyartistkc@gmail.com and I would love to feature you next Sunday.