Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Hope everyone is having a Terrific Tuesday! Today we have lovely Shelby, she blogs over at Chasing Birdies. She is taking over the blog to introduce herself, soooooo take it away girl!

Tell me a little bit about yourself

Hey there, I'm Shelby! I'm 18 years old, and I'm a high school senior in the Midwest. If you asked me to describe myself, I'd probably tell you that I'm an avid golfer, a perfectionist, and a very hardworking student. All in all, I'm really just a normal teenage girl trying to find her place in the world. 

I've had the same best friends since I was seven years old and a family that is always there to support me. I’m looking forward to blogging about my adventures as I begin my freshman year of college in the fall!

What/who inspired you to start blogging?

About a year and a half ago, a good friend of mine told me he had started a blog. I've always been a creative person, so blogging struck an interest in me immediately! After reading a few of his posts, I decided to start my own. And the rest is history.

Where can we find you?

What kind of posts can we find on your blog?

Oh goodness, I blog about anything and everything! I mostly focus on my life and the obstacles I’m facing, whether it is with school, friends, or relationships. Occasionally you can find beauty and fashion posts, and don’t forget about golf. I love golf.

What are you loving at the moment?

I love New Girl and the Mindy Project on Tuesday nights, and of course Nashville on Wednesdays. I love my Burt’s Bees pink grapefruit lip balm, and my Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer (which I have in way to many colors). I love my friends and family who are always there for me, and I love blogging!

Do you have anything special going on with your blog?

My Small Business Giveaway, which features seven Etsy shop owners and their amazing prizes, will go live on March 10th! Be sure to stop by and enter. If you’re interested in sponsoring Chasing Birdies, you can use the promo code BIRD to receive 30% off!

And finally, what advice would you give other bloggers?

I will be the first to tell you I’m no expert when it comes to blogging. After nearly two years, however, I do have just a few tips that will be especially helpful to those of you who are new to the blogosphere!

-          Make sure your blog has a design and layout that is both functional and pleasing to the eye. I hate to say that blog design matters, but its true! First impressions may make the difference in whether or not someone sticks around to read your post.

-          Social media is one of the BEST ways to gain new followers! Most people use their twitter and facebook much more often than they do a blog reader, so it is extremely effective to share your blog posts on those websites. I was late in the game joining twitter and facebook, but now that I have them, it has made all the difference!

-          It’s cliché but I have to say it: be yourself. If you are genuine, honest, and write about things you are passionate about, your readers will be able to see that in your writing. Don’t try to be exactly like the blogger who has 2000 followers.

Thank you so much, Jessica, for having me here on your blog today! I’m so happy I could do this interview.


It was such a pleasure having you Shelby! Make sure to stop by her blog and say hi! Let her know I sent you :)