In today’s edition of Blogger Love, I will be featuring Aura from Stories and Colours. I ask everyone who wants to be featured in Blogger Love to answer a few questions so that we can get to know them and their blog so I’m excited for you all to get to know Aura a little better!
Tell us a bit about you and your blog.
The idea of the blog came to me last year, somewhere around this time. It is when I started working a bit on the stories, but the actual site came to life in December, because we also spent some time putting together the visual identity. It is meant to be a place of “beauty”, some kind of hybrid between storytelling and photography.
When I’m not blogging (meaning most of the time), I am a Learning Manager with a major IT company, looking to complement my at-work creativity with some after-hours one. Together with my husband, who is the one taking the photos, I’m just trying to build the storiesandcolours.com world, without a very definite outline traced at this moment.
Why did you start blogging?
This is actually not my first attempt at blogging. I think I started my first blog somewhere around 2006 and the second one in 2011. Both of them are discontinued now, so let’s hope that the 3 rd try is the lucky one.
What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
Experimenting. I love playing with words and images, I see it as a way of building new worlds and finding beauty.
What’s your least favourite thing about blogging?
Having a blog means that you put personal aspects out there, in the open, and everybody can judge; I was fortunate enough not to deal with any such situations, but I imagine there might be instances when people can use something you’ve posted in a wrong or hurtful way. But, as I said, I’m lucky not having to deal with anything like that; for the moment, the only downside of blogging is not having as much time to do it as I’d wish.
Tell us about your favourite blog post.
It would have to be Story #2: Diary of a Ghost, a text that is part of the short fiction stories I started on the blog. As you can easily guess, it does involve a ghost and I got to play this role in the photo session we did exactly on my birthday, at an old aristocratic estate which is now receiving guests. Bonus, I got to wear my modified wedding dress, so this is definitely one of the posts the making-off which I enjoyed the most.
Describe your blog in three words.
Beauty, creativity, escape.
What do you do when you’re not blogging?
As mentioned before, I’m living the corporate life😊 I’m very fortunate to work in the Learning industry, running development programs and interacting with a lot of people in the process. So, this naturally takes a lot of my time, but I’m always intent on finding time for exercising (almost) daily, travelling and reading.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
French fries. Period.
What would be your perfect day?
I find that all days spent visiting beautiful places are quite perfect.
What’s your top tip for getting traffic to your blog?
Have no idea! For now, I think that only my friends read my blog😊
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Thanks for reading, Em xo