Hi guys! This week I had the privilege of interviewing Zielle, the author of an all-new blog, “Write in the Dark”, and also a member of the Young Writer’s Workshop, a site for young, aspiring writers. I hope you enjoy this little interview about her blog, how she made it, and what gave her the inspiration.
Question 1: Why did you decide to name your blog “Write in the Dark”?
Hello! Upon joining the Young Writer’s Workshop they encouraged me (and others) to build a platform. So, I did. It took me a long time to come up with a name for my blog, so I began to search up blog name generators for a bit of inspiration. One of the suggestions was a play on words, and I remembered the verse in the Bible, ‘Let your light shine before men that they may see your good work, and glorify your Father in heaven.’ So ‘Write in the Dark’ is a play on ‘Light in the Dark.’
Question 2: What is your goal with this blog?
My goal for this blog is to be able to have a blog for my writing, to be able to share posts about my writing journey, snippets of my actual writing and general life posts, all in the aim to glorify God. This blog is by no means professional.
Question 3: What is the target audience?
My articles will be mostly aimed at teenagers; Christian and non-Christian, but the content can be read by anyone!
Question 4: When did you get the idea for this blog?
I think I mostly answered this in the first question, but the idea had been lingering in my mind ever since the start of 2019 when I stopped blogging. And it was just an idea; it stayed in the back of my mind. And then I joined Young Writer’s Workshop, and it still stayed there, but after a while, with some encouragement and more ideas, I made the decision to start blogging again. I hope that answers your question!
Question 5: Tell us a little bit about your blogging history.
I think it was back in 2015, I started a blog on Edublogs because my mum suggested it to me, and because a family friend had started one as well. I was inspired. So, I started a blog on there titled My Homeschool Notebook, where I posted after a while about life, random ramblings, and obviously, about homeschool. I got a bit discouraged in that time, because no one was reading my work. So, I moved to WordPress under the same blog name. I got a bit more traffic on there, but also because there were more blogs with authors the same age as me, and with the same interests as me, so I read more blogs. I was a bit on and off on that, but I really really enjoyed my time blogging. I did tag challenges, hosted contests and was part of contests, and met some amazing people. After I left for a while, I wanted to start a new blog, so I did, but I made it the same name; My Homeschool Notebook. At that point, I was writing content that didn’t really relate to my title. I got discouraged again and let myself compare my blog to others. I didn’t think I had any reason to continue blogging, so I didn’t. Here is a piece of advice that doesn’t relate to the question: it’s easy to compare yourself to other bloggers, but don’t let it change who you are. We all have something to tell in our own unique way, and I know this is cliche, but if everyone in the world did and thought the same things, how boring would the world be? I have so much more support now, from amazing friends and from the Young Writer’s Workshop (which I totally recommend you check out, by the way!).
Question 6: Lastly, where can we find the blog?
You can find the blog at writeinthedark.home.blog. However, you will have to wait till when the blog tour ends on the 15th of December, because that is when I will be launching it.
So that’s it! I am really excited that Zielle’s is starting the new blog, and I know you will enjoy it! So go check it out when it launches!!
As always, bye, and may god be with you.