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Hey daydreamers! A new blogger, Soumya Thomas Mathew, reached out to me a few weeks ago requesting a blog spotlight. I thought it would be super fun for me to interview her for today’s Blogmas post! Pretend that we’re at a coffee shop together, sipping peppermint hot cocoas and chatting about blogging, and you’re listening to our conversation. XD Let’s get to the interview! My questions will be in bold, and Soumya’s answers will be in regular font!
Just FYI: some of this interview has been edited for grammar, clarity, and length 🙂 And all photos are from Soumya’s blog!
Hey! First off, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your blog?
My name is Soumya Thomas Mathew. I am a 12 year old, studying in 8th grade; living in Kerala, India. I love everything creative. I am the happiest person in the world when I am dancing or writing. My blog is largely based on inspiration, my songs, poems, writings, and reviews.
I can definitely relate to that – I also love writing and dancing! What kinds of things do you post about?
On my blog, I share inspiration for my songs, poems and writings, tips, book reviews, DIYs, and some moments of my life. I also share my monthly bullet journal spreads.
On your blog, a major topic you’re passionate about is doing what you love. Why do you think this is so important?
Yes, I believe that we can live our life to the fullest only if we follow our hearts, and do the things that we love. When we grow old, we can’t live the rest of our lives regretting about certain opportunities, dreams or ideas that we just let go…we have the full authority to chase the dream of our choice, no matter what others will think about it. In the end, it is not about money or status, it’s about being happy and satisfied with the life that we lived.
When did you start blogging, and why did you start blogging?
I started blogging during October this year. I began blogging after realizing that I needed a place where I could share my writings, rather than keeping them all to myself.
Blogging is a great creative outlet! What is your main goal for your blog?
At present, the main goal for my blog is to have the story of at least one person whom I could influence or help in some way. Having a large number of followers is a dream of every blogger, me included.
Helping people is probably the best thing about blogging. In your poem, Animal, you wrote about being your best self. What is your favourite part of inspiring others through poetry?
Yes. I would love to hear stories of people whom I have helped in some way through my writings. But that hasn’t happened yet. But I hope it will. I also like it when people give me feedback because it gives me the inspiration to never give up on writing.
What is your favorite thing about dance?
My favorite thing about dance is that whenever I dance I am very satisfied with myself that day. I started dancing just this year. I am self-taught and not very experienced, but I can see myself improving. I hope to join a dance class when the COVID problem minimizes.
How would your friends describe you in 3 words?
Approachable, crazy, best-est friend (That’s not a word, but that’s what my best friends said. Hehe!)
What kinds of things inspire you to write songs or poetry?
My best songs and poems come out when I am feeling a strong rush of some emotion. My diary assists me a lot too as I write in it as soon as I feel angry, sad or disappointed. I also make sure to note down some ideas, words or phrases which I find interesting, and take inspiration from them later.
Lastly, (since it’s Blogmas, after all!) how do you celebrate Christmas? What’s your favorite tradition?
Yes! I do celebrate Christmas! My favorite thing about Christmas season is that we, my cousins and relatives, all have a get together at my mother’s place. We have bonfires, barbecue nights, carols, and good food! Sadly, it’s not possible this year due to covid.
And that’s it for the interview! If you haven’t yet, make sure to check out Soumya’s blog and give her a follow! Let me know if you know any bloggers you think I should spotlight sometime, and I’ll see ya tomorrow!
How do you celebrate Christmas? What are you happiest doing? Have you checked out Soumya’s blog?
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