Is blogging your full time gig? What do you even do in life?
No. Blogging isn’t currently my full-time job (although a number of hours I spend behind the computer screen definitely make me feel like it is). I’m currently a full-time student, studying Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) in London. I’m in my final year at the moment and about to start taking my last ever exams at school (eek).
Why blog and what’s your ‘blogging niche’?
I’ve always loved reading and fact checking in equal measure… When I stumbled on the first blogs I read in early 2015, I fell in love with their short, sharp style of writing and the way the conversation flowed as if the writer was among friends. I’ve always had around 15 million random facts and thoughts in my head and nowhere to put them. Now I definitely do!
Like many people, I initially started this blog when I was depressed, bored and had no idea where my life was headed. Well, I kinda still don’t know what direction my life is headed in but this blog made me realise that it’s okay! At the beginning of solosophie, it was nothing to write home about (ha! It probably still isn’t…): Bullet points and poorly checked grammar came for free.
Today, I’m still searching for my ‘blogging niche’. To be honest, I think that finding a blogging niche kind of sucks. At a push, I guess I’d say that it’s ‘travel and culture’ because those are the two things I’m most passionate about.
Why ‘solo’ Sophie?
Great! Well I’m glad you asked me that because the answer is pretty straight forward. When I initially started this blog, I did 100% of my travels solo. The name stuck and although I’m not always on my own anymore, it’s just kinda stuck and even become a nickname that a friend or two calls me.
How do you edit your photos?
Well, this is something I’m working on because I’m kinda pretty lazy… so I edit 99% of my photos on my phone using free apps. I’ve written a whole post about it here.
What Camera do you use?
I use the Sony A6000 with kit lens.
Where else can I find you?
When I’m not snapping away on my camera or updating solosophie, you can find me writing away about France and all things French on C’est La France (cestlafrance.co) (My attempt of a play on words: ‘C’est la Vie!’, ‘C’est la France!’)
My site is update daily so you’ll always find new article, tricks and tips here. If you want to find me elsewhere online, you’ll find me on:
Instagram (I love taking pretty photos!)
Facebook (I spend way too much time here!)
Bloglovin’ (Never miss a post)
Pinterest (Again, I love pretty pictures…)
Other publications I’ve contributed to (just a fancy way of saying that I love writing!)