The New Generation Of Bloggers // Interview With Nabila
Sometimes, life has a funny way of reminding you about what is important. When I came across Nabila's blog the other day I was completely thrown off course. I think I've been so caught up in reading blogs by other people in their late teens and early 20s that I'd almost forgotten about the amazing and vibrant community of young bloggers. I know that if it wasn't for that community, the one I started in 7 years ago, this blog would not exist. Nabila is 11 (almost 12) and as I explored her blog I became very aware of how much it reminded me of my own blog when I was her age. Now, from experience, my blog at that age wasn't all fun and games, which you can read about here if you're not already aware of my blogging history. Those experiences left me a passion for making sure this new generation of bloggers are able to have a safe, creative and positive space on the internet where they can blog without having to suffer through the negative energy and sometimes frightening experiences which were common for so many of us growing up online.
That is why, when Nabila emailed me asking about an interview swap I jumped at the chance to find out more about this incredible girl and share her lovely blog with you.
WHO IS NABILA?
Nabila is an interesting girl (well at least she thinks of herself as interesting) who likes many different things. She has a blog and loves blogging, taking photos, singing, reading, writing, and talking. Nabila lives in Texas, USA.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO START A BLOG AND KEEP AT IT?
I first decided I wanted a blog in 3rd grade. My friend had one and she was showing it to me for the first time. It looked so cool and fun. The thought amazed me really. A place on the web where I could put whatever I wanted. And so when I got home I asked my parents. After a lot (and when I say a lot I mean a lot) of nagging them they said yes. So I got a private blog where I didn't post much. But then when I turned it to public and actually posted, people looked at my blog and I had so much fun. I still have fun. That is why I keep blogging.
WHO DO YOU THINK HAS HAD THE LARGEST INFLUENCE ON WHO YOU ARE TODAY?
Probably my mom and my parents. They are wonderful people and they taught be how to live pretty much. I love them and they always influence me.
IF YOU COULD IDENTIFY WITH ONE FICTIONAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Who do I identify with. Hmmm. So who am I like? Probably Hermione from Harry Potter. I am absolutely in love with Hermione. She is strong, fierce, intelligent and she has opinions. Personally I like to think that I have all of those qualities.
WHAT'S SOMETHING YOU HAVEN'T DONE THAT YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO?
Fly in a hot air balloon. It has been my lifelong dream since about a year ago. They just seems so cool and mystical.
WHY HAVEN'T YOU DONE IT YET?
Because it is too expensive and I have never really gotten the chance.
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST DREAM?
To become some kind of famous.
WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST THING YOU'VE EVER DONE?
Hmmmmm. I don't know. I have never really done anything that crazy. The one things that comes to mind currently is when I was at my friends cousins house and we threw ice at the boys who were jumping on the trampoline. That was very fun.
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU BELIEVE IN THAT NOT EVERYONE ELSE DOES?
God I guess. I am a Christian and I of course believe in Him but not everyone does. I don't really believe in like the tooth fairy or anything like that.
IF YOU HAD THE DAY OFF SCHOOL TODAY WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Play on my computer and blog. Hahha.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY PET (REAL OR IMAGINARY) WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I would want a talking cat that would know everything.
WHERE IS ONE PLACE WHERE YOU FEEL MOST LIKE YOURSELF?
On the internet.
WHAT DECADE DO YOU FEEL YOU MOST BELONG IN?
There you go. Welcome Nabila, I absolutely can't wait to see your blog growing in the next couple of years and I wish you so much luck with everything. You can find out more about Nabila and read my interview on her blog: Hot Town Cool Girl.