‘She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.’ Kobi Yamada
Can you tell our readers about yourself and your blog?
So my name is Siyana and I came up with this very boring name for my blog – SiyanaOnline.. 😀 Apart from that, I’m Bulgarian but now existing in the UK (for three years already!). One night I decided that I wanted a blog, so I clicked here and there and got one! There are various posts – beauty, lifestyle, tips, ideas, rants, blog parties.. you know, people say ‘find a niche’, I prefer to have at least 10 😀
Describe how did you first get into blogging?
I once decided to start a blog (because there were very few bloggers back then) in blogpost I think and it was rather sad experience. Nobody was reading my posts, my pictures were more than awful and the name.. even now I can’t spell it right. So I was kind of disappointed by the whole blogging drama and a few years later I decided to try again and it was way more successful this time! WordPress is definitely more user-friendly and I’m happy that I switched because since then I’ve been enjoying every single blogging moment!
How do you manage time for your blog and how efficient do you think it is?
I don’t think I’m time efficient at all, because sometimes I would spend my whole day engaging with others, planning, taking photos, etc, and then I’d ditch blogging for a whole week! I wish I was more consistent in my activities but oh well..
What do you think is the best strategy that worked well for you to get more traffic to your blog?
Engage with others! Definitely showing yourself out there is a huge help in terms of bringing new people to your blog.
What are your blog plans for the next year?
Grow, grow, grow! I don’t gave a goal in terms of followers, posts or stats in general, but I’d really want to develop my blog, to have the opportunity to meet more bloggers in real life, to attend various events.. I don’t know, I imagine that kind of stuff 😀
Who has impacted you most in blogging and how?
I’m going to skip that question, because there’s really not a lot to say.
Who are your top 3 favourite bloggers and explain why?
You (Mrs S. LDN), Angela, and Oriana. All of your personalities and blogging styles are so different from each other, and that’s exactly what I like the most!! For example you are classy and inspirational; Angela is super sweet and easy-going; and Oriana is really delicate and creative… I love that variety 🙂
If you could only have ONE plugin on your blog which one would you pick?
The followers one, I like to keep in touch with the bloggers I like.
What do you find the most frustrating aspect of blogging?
That it’s never really bright here in Glasgow and I can’t take nice photos for my posts 🙁
Did you have any professional help or did you created the blog yourself?
Siteground helped me to move my blog from .com to .org, but apart from that, I’ve created everything myself.
Which is your favourite social media platform to use alongside your blog?
I really want to say Instagram because I love scrolling through beautiful pictures and gain inspiration and stuff, but it’s really annoying me these days with all those new algorithms!!
Who takes the majority of your photos?
Me!! I’ve just got myself a new camera so the whole process is going to be even more exciting!
I hope you enjoyed this Q&A with Siyana Online as much as I did!! A huge thank you to Siyana for joining in and being a fabulous sport!
Have you guys seen Siyana’s blog??!