I am so excited to introduce you to the lovely Lyndall from Royal Milk Tea. She has a gorgeous whimsical blog that is delighful to read with a cup of tea. Lyndall is now one of my daily reads and I am sure you will love her blog as much as I do.
Blog: Royal Milk Tea (http://royalmilktea.nu)
Location: A little cottage about ten minutes away from Adelaide, in South Australia
Describe your self in five words?
Daydreamer, introverted, organised, creative, and kinda nerdy.
How would you spend your perfect Sunday?I work every second Sunday, so my favourites are the ones where I'm not at work. It would involve sleeping in a little bit, going out with my partner, B., for breakfast at one of our favourite cafes (I particularly love Big Table - http://www.adelaidecentralmarket.com.au/cafes/the-big-table, and Hawker Street Cafe - http://thethousands.com.au/adelaide/eat-drink/hawker-street-cafe/), then maybe going for a drive somewhere if the weather is nice, or relaxing at home while listening to records.
Why did you start blogging? And any tips for bloggers just starting out?
I've been blogging for a long time in a variety of places, pretty much since we got our first computer/internet connection when I was in high school. I started Royal Milk Tea as a 'news' section on what used to be an art portfolio site, but I found that I really liked using it as a kind of virtual scrapbook where I could share pretty things and little parts of my life. It's become a really enjoyable hobby and a big creative outlet for me. I love the sense of community which can come from the blogging world- I've met a lot of wonderful friends through the internet!
My tips for new bloggers…
- Write and create from your heart. Don't worry about trying to write what you think people will want to read, because it will drive you crazy! Just have fun, and create something you love that makes you happy. Don't try to copy trends, innovate, be original, and be yourself!
- Communicate with other bloggers. I love it when someone leaves a nice, thoughtful comment introducing themselves on my blog. Simple things like leaving comments and saying hello can be a great way to connect with other bloggers.
- Have a nice blog design. Maybe it's just because I'm really into web design, but I really notice it when a blog has an ugly layout that is hard to navigate. If you're a design novice, there are plenty of beautiful pre-made templates and graphics resources that you can find. Pugly Pixel (http://www.puglypixel.com/category/blog-layouts/) is one of my favourites!
- I also keep a notebook where I write down blogging ideas, and write goal lists of posts I want to do and things I want to achieve. But I'm a bit obsessively organised, so you know, don't force yourself
And final words of wisdom....
Be happy, love yourself, and find magic in the little things in life ♥