Get To Know Me Q & A!

06 March 2017

Photography by Patrick Castro // Contact him here
Hey guys!  About a week ago, I thought about how I never really introduced myself on Instagram and how I might be missing an opportunity to get to know you guys more. It kind of dawned on me that a Q&A would be fun to host and was something I hadn't done yet here.  First, let me tell you my honest feelings.  I was scared that I wouldn't receive a single question, but my support group came through and you guys asked some of the most valuable questions EVER.  Thanks SO much!  I ran through all of them and really did think of making an Instagram story out of it, but I ultimately decided I would risk losing my audience if my story got too long.  So, this is where my Q & A will live and the best part is I don't have to worry about it erasing after 24 hours!  Anyway, I rounded up some questions that I think are very valuable to discuss and basically grouped them by topic.  I'm going to actually break this Q&A up into two parts so that I don't overwhelm you guys with so much content.  This post will answer questions I received about my blog life and all that fun jazz. Okay...let's do this!

1. What made you start blogging?

Sigh, where do I start.  Basically, I created Brocade Closet during my last semester of college to document my experiences in Fashion PR.  The office I reported to was in Downtown Los Angeles and I can honestly say the location played a huge role in the creation of this website.  Every day at work was a brand new adventure and I was simply inspired by the bloggers I was researching and interacting with.  That is ultimately why I created my own and figured I'd fulfill my passion of writing and creating through this platform.  One regret is deleting some old and original posts that documented my Fashion PR life during my blog re-structure, thankfully I didn't delete my very first post!

2. What's your favorite thing about blogging?

The interaction part of it.  I've met some awesome bloggers along the way and even if I've never met them in person, it almost feels like I have.  Some of my oldest followers have become "digital friends" of mine and I just always look forward to the interaction part of it.

3. What do you do when you aren't blogging?

Well I have a full time job aside from this, but job aside, you can catch me watching some of my favorite shows, shooting content or hanging out with friends and family.

4. What is the most rewarding part of blogging?

I would have to say that the most rewarding part is the feeling of creating something for SOMEONE. I never know who is going to come across my blog, but for whoever does, I hope they get lost in it and leave with some kind of inspiration or tip.  It's rewarding when you feel like you've somehow helped someone.

5. What are a few things you wish you knew when you started blogging?

I just wish I knew how to blog haha.  Like, I wish I knew how to brand myself and how to close the loop on social media.  My blog was very secretive the first year and then the second year I didn't pay too much attention to it, the third became what it should have been the first year though!  I feel like I have the hang of things now and really pride myself on creating my own authentic and original content to reach the audience I want to connect with.

6. How long have you been blogging?

I've been blogging for 4 years now!  Time flies by so fast.  Like I mentioned above, the first year of my blog was just an innocent test, the second was so wishy washy, then my third became something way more serious.  I feel like my first two years were so consumed with other things where I just simply put my blog second.  However, even through busy times, I always came back to my happy place to create something new.

7. Are you a student? if so what school & major? If not, do you have a 9-5?

No, I am no longer a student and don't plan on becoming a student again in the near future haha.  I just finished my Master's degree last year and I think I'm good with school for now!  I have a BA in Communications with an emphasis in Media Studies and then my MA is also in Communications but with an emphasis in Public Relations.  With that said, I have a background in com and currently work at Taco Bell Headquarters.

Okay quiz time! Just kidding.  But really, I hope you guys were able to pick up on more info about my blog life, why I started, what I enjoy the most, etc.  I'll be back again soon to answer all the fun questions about my style, where I like to shop and all about my favorite wardrobe items.  Talk to you again soon!

Xo..Melissa Victoria

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