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Blogger Favourites: Tape Parade - Jessthetics
I haven’t posted an interview in a while, and I’m so pleased that my first blogger favourites interview of 2015 is with the gorgeous Laila from Tape Parade! I’m lucky enough to know Laila in real life. We’ve met in London a couple of times (although it feels like more!), and she is even more lovely, energetic, colourful and fun offline as she is online. I’ve been following her blog for a long time. She writes mostly about her very busy life and adventures, including outfits, music, travels and her career. I hope you enjoy finding out a little more about her! Jess: What inspired you to start your blog? Laila: I’m not sure really, I guess I started it to distract me as I was in quite a weird bit of my life. My blog has changed hugely since I started it; as things got better for me it felt weirder and weirder to blog as I had been (mostly very generic writing and pictures of clothes). I actually wrote a post about this (called On Continuing) which I think is one of my most honest posts; I had to work out how to incorporate it into my normal Laila life and somehow integrate it with my recovered sense of self. For me that was being more personal and writing more about topics I enjoy rather than just posting generic posts. Now it feels much more like me. I hope that makes sense! That was a long answer I’m sorry! Jess: What is the thing that you enjoy most about blogging? Do you have a favourite post or favourite blog moment? Laila: Making friends and having a place to gather my feelings and document my life. I have quite a fast-paced life and it’s nice to take the time to edit photos and really absorb what happened then just flying through everything. Also, I’ve met some brilliant people through blogging and I really treasure all of my blog friends. I actually linked my favourite posts in my about section as I thought it might be interesting for newer readers – I like the ones that are more thoughtful and personal. Jess: I know that recently you have been posting more about your career and about issues that you care about, and less “typical” blog posts like outfit posts. Do you think that the blogging community sticks to the rules …