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Wednesday

The Person Behind The Computer #1-Ellie

Hello everyone! We are officially starting the interviews, woo hoo! Today we are going to learn about the wonderful Ellie! Take it away girl!



TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
 
My name is Ellie, I’m 14 years old, and I have a blog called On the Other Side of Reality. I love fantasy - reading it, writing it, obsessing over it……. I also really love music - instrumentals and alternative are two of my favorite genres. And I’m also married to Thorin Oakenshield. So hands off.
 
WHAT'S YOUR BLOGGING STORY?
 
About seven months - I started on December 31st, 2014.
Sometime in October of last year, I discovered Adi’s blog AG in the Shire. I totally loved it, and through the buttons on her sidebar found more awesome blogs, like DollsOnMyMind and Oh My Dollies. I’d kind of wanted to have a doll blog in 4th grade, but never got around to it. Now I thought of doing it again. However, I soon noticed that a lot of doll bloggers were getting unsatisfied with their blogging. They felt like they couldn’t fully express themselves on their doll blogs, and so created personal ones. I thought to myself, “Hold on. I don’t want to have to go through all that. Why don’t I just make my blog both human AND doll-related in the first place?” So that’s what I did, and on December 31st, 2014, after months of deliberation and daydreaming, I finally decided I would start my own blog. And I’m super glad I did. 

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FANDOMS?
 
The biggest one is definitely Tolkien - from Silmarillion to Hobbit to Unfinished Tales, I love everything. I also really like Discworld (another fantasy book series), Pirates of the Caribbean, Harry Potter, Pentatonix, and Fall Out Boy. (YESSSSS -Noor)
 
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF BLOGGING?
 
Sitting down and typing up a post. I love words and using them to express how I feel, plus there’s something about the clickety-clackety sound of typing that really makes me happy. :)
 
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR HOBBIES?
 
Reading, writing, playing piano…...does fangirling count? (haha, of course it does -Noor)

WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND YOUR BLOG'S NAME?
 
On the other side of reality. It’s kind of where I live, you know? I’ve always been in my head, existing in imaginary, fantastical lands - I’ve never found much particularly appealing about the real world.

WHO ARE YOUR INSPIRATIONS AND WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGERS?
 
My inspirations for writing are J.R.R. Tolkien, Terry Pratchett, and Robert Jordan. My inspiration for blogging is Maddie (DollsOnMyMind).
Favorite bloggers include but are not limited to Adi (AG in the Shire and Silhouette), Kelsey (Empty Boxes), Gwen (Alone in Doll World) and Nora and Maple (The Doll Wardrobe).

WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A FRIEND?

 
Someone who is easy to talk with. Someone who appreciates peaceful silences. Someone who balances me out - I am a very fiery, energetic person, and I often like people who are calmer and a bit more grounded.
 
GIVE SOME ADVICE TO NEW BLOGGERS
 
1. Don’t try to be someone you’re not. I know you may have blogging idols to whom you look up and about whom you think, “Wow, I want to be just like them!” I certainly was that way. But being who you are - not who someone else is - is not only more effective in gaining followers and friends, it’s also tons more fun and a lot less stressful. 
2. Blog at a pace that’s comfortable for you. If you feel like posting twice each day, go for it! If you only have the time or energy for posting once a week, do that! Don’t push yourself to post more or less frequently if you don’t want to or can’t - do what works for you.

. AND THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION. Chocolate or vanilla?
 
Vanilla, man. Yum yum.
 
That was the amazing Ellie everyone! You should go check out her blog, here.

9 comments:

  1. Awesome interview! I LOVE her blog! Can I be your next victim (a.k.a. interviewee!!!)

    - www.whatlexieloves.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you so much Noor! I love the title, btw. :)

    - Ellie

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  3. We started blogging on the same exact day!

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  4. This is such a great interview! It's great to learn more about other bloggers ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  5. Yay, Ellie! Great interview!

    xoxo Morning

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  6. Go Ellie. Great interview. It would be cool if you could interview me some time.

    http://hottowncoolgirl.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love love love these guess posts that you do! I am so tempted to start doing stuff like this on my blog, it definitely changes things up a bit and gives my readers some more content other than fashion/beauty bits! Lovely post and I love hearing how everyone starts blogging and what they love about it! xx

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