I've Been a Blogger for 8 Years! | 11 Facts About Me

The lovely Keira tagged me to this a while back and came up with these amazing questions so I thought I'd answer them since I've been immensely busy with all the craziness of life... #collegestudent

Also, I'd just like to mention that the other day was the anniversary of when I became a blogger... Eight years ago. I think I speak for everyone when I say that's insane. 
I've been blogging for almost a decade. 
And here I am now! A highly obsessive pizza lover with an undying love for the color yellow. Wow, have I grown! Many apologies to those who have stuck with me over the course of time (looking @ you, Rosie).
Now what you have been waiting for...

What is your favorite genre to read?

My favorite genre is YA and my favorite genre within that genre may have to be contemporary? I like fantasy as well. Sometimes I like realistic fantasy. Honestly, I'll read anything. Contemporaries are just short and quick which is why I lean towards them more. But I normally read books because of the characters

If you could choose a different name for yourself, what would it be and why?

Pizza Queen. It seems rather suiting, doesn't it?

What is your favorite thing about being an artist/creative?

Oh gosh... Well, for one, I feel super exhilarated whenever I am able to get creative. I love making something and feel proud of the end result. I also love the process of it... And the beauty that comes with being a creative. I simply live to create. 

Favorite song/soundtrack to jam out to?

I fake honestly you cannot out answer by this, twenty it one is pilots too hard. 

Or Electric Feel by MGMT.

How has the internet made your life better + How has it made your life worse? What do you do when you feel overwhelmed by it? 

Wow, this is such a good question and something that you don't think about considering how accessible and dependent we when it comes to the internet.

It has made my life better because it has given me a place where I can creatively be myself. It has also made me feel more aware of the world and myself. I'm an introvert so I'm not going to put myself out in the world-- the internet has made this a bit easier. It has also allowed me to make a lot of amazing friends. 

I'm a big advocate for the internet and how amazing it is but I will say... I waste so much of my time on it. I find myself endlessly scrolling and looking at stupid things (not that pet memes are stupid). Let's just say I could have been more productive with my time.

When I'm overwhelmed with the internet I usually take a hiatus. Because I'm soo dependant on it, I usually make a few acceptions... But sometimes I'll delete instagram for a week and end up not coming back for two weeks... It's nice. I like closing myself off from the world for a little while and try to get my creative juices flowing again. It doesn't always work but it helps. I often find myself comparing my work to others' and that's not fair to them or myself.

Link to something that has inspired you this month (it can be anything: blog post, video, book, song, podcast).

Hmm... It's been so long since I've actually sat down and read a blog post. I guess what has been inspiring me lately is my instagram explore page, looking at art on pinterest, and my fellow creatives. Thus, I sadly do not have anything specific to link here. 

Do you listen to podcasts? if so, what is your favorite?

What is your favorite place you’ve traveled to?

My favorite place has probably been cleveland, ohio   Georgia. I went on vacation with my family there a few (quite a few) years ago and we stayed right on the beach and... it was just a happy place. 

What goals are you working on right now? 

Right now I'm just trying to stay sane. o-o I'm just trying to keep myself intact and still work on my creative interests... We'll see how it goes.

Tell me how much you love snail mail.

Dude. Snail mail is dah bomb dot com. But we kinda have a love/hate relationship... I don't nearly do it as much as I'd like and I enjoy putting a lot of effort and thought into it, but it gets to the point where it's almost draining. I think it's just my inner perfectionist getting the best of me. Also, sometimes knowing that I have to go to the post office gives me anxiety?? Idk man.

What’s one piece of art/project/thing you’ve done that you’re really proud of?

UGH THIS IS SO HARD. Because I'll be really proud of something at first and when I think about it more, I gradually slip into "eh, I could have done better". 

But one thing that came to mind was a piece I wrote last year and you can read it right here.

Also, I was looking at one of my sketchbooks and even though I wasn't satisfied with them at first, I really like these two sketches I did last month:


How long have you been blogging for? WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE PART? Has it helped you grow like it has for me? WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE FOR A BLOGGING EXPERT LIKE MYSELF (not really but really)? 

xx Kenzie

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  1. Staying sane is pretty much what I'm trying to do too.
    I like your art!

  2. UMMMM YES THAT SONG> and THE ALBUM. I haven't gotten too into twenty-one pilots but it's about to change haha gotta follow my PIZZA QUEEN. You'll get the hang of school, life, and everything.


  3. These sketches are so good!
    Hope your February is amazing!
    Ann x

  4. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!! I loved reading all your answers to these questions! <3 and wow yes the internet really is a blessing and a curse all at once, but definitely more of a blessing since HECK I WOULDN'T KNOW YOU IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE INTERNET. ;)


    rock on.

  5. jeez you're old.

    but then again so am I... I've been blogging for almost 8 years myself. o-o

    Happy Blogiversary, Kenz! I can't believe how much you've grown as a person and a blogger over the years. Here is to 8 more years. ;)

  6. Love your sketches + fake me out gets me every time! Blogging & the internet are a roller coaster in general haha so congrats on 8 years omg!!! ♡

  7. Oh my, I’d forgotten about this tag until now. Many, many congrats on your blog anniversary!! Eight years, wow. #goyou

    Also, these sketches are lovely you should be proud. *hearteyes*


  8. Wow that's amazing! Happy 8th year!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a message, it truly means a lot to me. I try my best to respond to each and every one of them, so come back and let's have a conversation.

xx Kenzie