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.
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