A chat with… Sophia Tranter
Hello beautiful people and good afternoon,
This industry is full of creative and strong people that decided tell us a story, no matter how, no matter where but they are telling us who they are, what they are doing and who they would like to be. Everyday we watch these bloggers, influencers, makeup artists, photographers, editors etc. life trying to understand what they do and how they do it and what we can learn with them so I decided to start this new series on my blog where I ask a few questions to the people of this huge creative industry and I hope to inspire you through their words. The first one is Sophia Tranter.
• So, Sophia, tell me a little bit of you, who are you?
Okay, my name is Sophia and I am 21 years old. I am from Kent and have lived here all my life. I have literally just finished university, and I studied drama and theatre at the University of Kent. I graduate in July, so I am happy and nervous about that. I am a blogger, I blog about quite a lot of things, but it is mostly beauty and lifestyle. I blog about beauty, baking, lifestyle, travel and just recently added fashion to that list. I started a YouTube channel about 7 months ago and I love doing it so much. I am addicted to tea and Harry Potter!
• When and why have you started your blog?
I started my blog on 31st January 2017 and I started my blog because I love to talk about things. I love talking and therefore, I thought maybe I should start up a blog where I talk about anything I want to. This is also the reason why I blog about lots of different things, because I have such an interest in a lot of things, but also because I can. I am in charge of my blog and I can literally write a post on anything that I want to. I also started my blog because I wanted to meet a lot of new people and make new friends, friends that have the same interest as me.
• What inspire you on a daily basis?
My mum inspires me every day. She is such an amazing woman and I don’t know what I would do without her. She is my best friend and my ultimate rock. She supports me in everything that I do, and I don’t know a kinder person. All of my friends love my mum because she is so down to earth and literally there for everybody. She is such a hard worker and that is where I get my motivation and wanting to succeed from. I also think that because I am so motivated, that is my inspiration because I want to do well, and I know where I want to be in years to come. Therefore, I have to work hard for it.
• How is planned a typical day in your life?
None of my days are ever planned LOL. A planned day would be like going to afternoon tea with my family and having a look around the garden centre. A normal day for me would be getting up, going to the gym, maybe running errands and then really just winging it and seeing what I can do in that day.
• What do you think about the blogging community of these days?
I think the blogging community is a really great community to be a part of. People can be so supportive and really kind. Other bloggers understand you in a way because they are doing the same thing, I would like to think that we are all there to help each other. But on the other hand, there are also bloggers out there who I might not necessarily agree with or might not necessarily agree with me, but you don’t have to be bitchy about it. Just mute them or unfollow them. I don’t see why blogging at times, seems like a competition. If blogging is someone’s hobby and they have such a passion for it, then it should be about being competitive.
• How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Colourful, Trend Driven and Quirky.
• Who is your inspiration? If you have one.
My mum. She is the best.
• What’s the best thing that ever happened to you thanks to your blog?
My blog has given me a lot of amazing opportunities, things that I never thought would ever happen to me. The best thing I would say has come out of it is that I have made so many online friends. People from all over the world and I would never have made friends with them if it wasn’t for the fact that we have the same hobbies. That is really cool, especially because I am always looking for people to be friends with. Also, I think the idea of building good relationships with brands is really cool too. I think it is so crazy walking into a store and seeing products in there that you have been sent. Such an unreal feeling.
• How do you come up with a blog post idea?
I like to think about what is popular at the moment or if there is something I really want to discuss. If there is a certain topic that I have an opinion on and I want to talk about it. Or if there is a product I am obsessed with, then I will want to share that in a post. It is really like thinking about if there is anything worth sharing with others or if I think I could help someone
• Do you prefer being photograph or take the photo?
Hmm, this one is sort of both. I love being photographed because I love my pictures when I am in them. I like being able to see the face behind the work (if that makes sense) However, I am really confident behind a camera and know that I can get some really good shots. So, it is a bit of both.
• Have you ever thought to quit? Why?
NEVER! blogging is the best thing that I have ever done. I will get old friends or people I went to school with, messaging me and being like wow you are doing so well and you seem like you are really enjoying it. That is because I am, and it honestly helped me so much, regarding confidence and being creative. LOVE IT!
• What’s the advice that you would give to a new blogger?
Stay authentic and be yourself. Do not worry about if you see people blogging about a certain topic that you aren’t blogging about, because that might not be you. Do whatever you want to do and post about whatever you want to post about. Don’t let people make you feel like you need to create certain content. Also, you need to be consistent. The more regular that you are posting, the easier it will get and the more you will enjoy it.
Did you liked it? Thank you Sophia for your time and I wish you the best.
If you would like to be in this new series please send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org .