Friday, March 19, 2010

chelsea: an interview

Chelsea Fuss from the blog {frolic!} has happily answered to my questions. One of the reasons why I love her blog is because it is really an inspirations notebook.
The picture on top comes from her styling portfolio ElseaChelsea.
Let's start:

Me. I have tagged your blog into my bookmarks with the tag " inspiration ", if you'd give only one tag to describe your {frolic!}, what term would you use?
(you say that your blog is your daily inspiration notebook)
Chelsea. I think the name Frolic! is extremely appropriate. It's a little gander through all the pretty parts of life. Some real. Some I dream of.

Me. What is the triggering reason that make you create a blog?
Chelsea. I was looking for a creative outlet and a place to file away and share all the lovely things I come across.

Me. Today do {frolic!}'s project coincides with your daily-job? If so how much time has elapsed before that could happen?
(I know that you are a floral designer, but sometimes blogging can be considered as a job - and you got a lot of sponsors)
Chelsea. Blogging is half my job. The other half of my job is floral and prop styling and sometimes floral design. I was blogging for almost two years before I took the leap back into freelancing.

Me. Tell me a little bit about the process of reserarching inspirations for your blog, where do the ideas come from?
Chelsea. I am researching products or styles for a client or a photo shoot and the posts are actually a result of that research. Other posts are resources I've had on file for years. Other bloggers and creatives inspire me as well. I am mostly inspired by the changing seasons and try to let my posts revolve around whatever I currently love.

Me. How many hours do you dedicate to the blog daily/weekly?
Chelsea. It varies depending on what other freelance jobs I have. Some weeks It will be a few hours a day and some weeks blogging will be like a full time job, 8 hours a day or more. I seem to always be behind on emails and ideas that I want to incorporate into the blog.

Me. What does a typical day at work involve for you?
Chelsea. As stated previously, because I am a freelancer it can really vary week to week. Some weeks, it's all day on the computer like an office job. Other weeks, I quickly check into blogs and emails in the morning and then spend the day location scouting, prop shopping, putting together ideas, photographing articles or styling a set.

Me. Do you collaborate with mag or other blogs? If possible, what?
Chelsea. I write articles for Project Wedding and in the past have created DIY articles for Once Wed. I love collaborating with other bloggers and will hopefully be able to do more of that in the coming year.

Me. How much time do you dedicate by reading other blogs?
Chelsea. Sadly it has decreased a lot over the past few months. I get too overwhelmed to read all my favorites every day. I love blogs but I truly think they are best when taken in doses and I think it's best to read them when you need inspiration, not just as an escape or a way to pass time. That said, I love the community and try to check in and comment on my favorites at least once a week. It's probably anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or two a day.

Me. What tips can you get to someone that will start a blog?
Chelsea. Blog about what you love. Do not try to be like anyone else. Don't start a blog to make money. Do it for yourself.

Me. Which are your favourite blogs of the moment?
Chelsea. Olivet, Sunday Suppers, Katy Elliott, Fortysixth at Grace, Ill Seen, Ill Said, Ruby Press, The City Sage, so many more!

Me. What are you looking forward to?
Chelsea. I just moved into a new apartment and I am excited to see if I can conquer some interior decorating projects. I think Interior Design is one of the hardest disciplines and I hope to prove to myself that I can put together something I am proud of and like to live in.

Thank you Chelsea, I love that interview.

4 comments :

chelsea said...

Thanks for the interview:) Have a great weekend!

katy elliott said...

Chelsea is the best and full of so many great ideas. Thanks for including me in your interview lady!

melissa davis said...

Thanks for the Ruby Press shout-out Chelsea!!! You're always one of our faves too!!

xxMelissa

Misha Lulu said...

Frolic is one of my favorite blogs! Love it!