Bloggers’ Bench with Mayra Vasquez

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Let’s sit down on the bench next to Mayra and ask a few questions about her blog: Stream of May

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Welcome Mayra, can you tell us a little about yourself, and your blog?

StreamofMay previously known as MayraLaMode was created in September 2014. My blog covers fashion, beauty, lifestyle as well as brand collaborations and local fashion events. I focus my style mainly in the unisex and alternative genre, but I am open to wearing anything! The more daring the better! I write in hopes to spread love, light and self-expression.

How long have you been blogging for?

I have been blogging for almost 2 years! My blog is still a baby.

What inspired you to start a blog, and why did you choose your chosen subject?

Well, I’ve always wanted to share with others my Fashion knowledge and ideas, but I never really knew how. I’m a very introvert person, so I felt writing was a great way to communicate with millions of people without actually having to deal with awkward moments!

I chose Fashion because I have always been very passionate about anything that has to do with the art of the fashion industry, from photography to modelling. I love finding people around the world that share my ideas.

Is this your first/only blog?

Yes, this is my first and only blog, I don’t plan on making a new one since this alone is very hard to maintain. However, I am working on making a website for all my photography, but that’s a separate project.

How much time do you spend on your blog per week?

Per week I try to spend at least one or two whole days dedicated to everything relating to my blog from posts to social media engagement. Sometimes I can go up to a month without updating, but that’s because school gets super difficult specially now that I am about to graduate.

What’s the best bit about being a blogger?

I love being able to imagine a photo shoot or an outfit and being able to bring it to life. I use my blog as an emotional/ artistic outlet. I can get as intimate and as weird as I like because I know its my little space in the web.

I love how I have supportive readers who enjoy my honesty and “rawness” and that motivates me to keep being me.

What’s the most frustrating thing?

The most frustrating thing is not being able to to bring to life an idea due to time, or money. It’s so frustrating because even once I have the time or funds I feel it will be already to late since fashion is constantly changing.

Do you find that bloggers support one another?

Yes! Of course! Honestly, I find smaller bloggers or smaller blogging communities help each other more than larger blogger communities.

Do you tell people when you meet them, or friends and family that you are a blogger?

I try not to share it with friends a lot because I feel its like bribing. I sort of wait for people to ask or bring it up. I am very shy sometimes when friends look at my blog in front of me or call me by my website’s name.

Can you remember your very first post?

Yes, I remember it perfectly! I was talking about me watching re-runs from ANTM and how I always gravitate towards the awkward shy girl in every season.

What do you wish someone had told you about blogging at the start of your journey?

I wish that someone told me that no matter how tough it got to always keep up with it and make it a priority specially if you’re planning to use it as a foundation for your career.

Is there any advice that you would like to give people who are thinking about becoming a blogger, and those just starting out?

A big thing I recommend is to do it for you. I actually wrote in one of my posts (Get Lost) on how I got caught up with all the free stuff and opportunities that I started to become someone else and my blog basically became an advertising site rather than a relatable site.

Don’t lose yourself for the views and sponsorship keep true to who you are.

What’s next for your blog, any big ambitions for it?

I’m trying to make my blog more of a lifestyle type of blog rather than full fashion. I added a “Diary” section were I share with my readers life experiences I been through to show them they are not alone in whatever rough path they are currently going through. I want to show them that everything in life is an experience we all grow from.

Apart from your blog where else can we find you on the internet?

You can find me over at :-

@MayraxVasquez
Facebook
Instagram
Tumblr

Thank you so much to Stacey and Whispering Stories for allowing me to be a part of the Bloggers’ Bench!

 

I would just like to say a very big thank you to Mayra for giving us an insight in her blogging life, and we wish her lots of success for the future.

 

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