Written by Megan.
We are so lucky to live in such a great place full of all kinds of wonderful things, including bloggers! I think Portland has so many hidden gems including its fashion. I am making assumptions here when I say that I don't think most people think of rainy Portland as a style and fashion hot spot, but trust me. Walk around our streets a bit, you will see all kinds of style. We have edgy folks donning lots of black, classy queens, the outdoorsman with impeccable cleanliness, and of course the hipster. I think something that makes the style of Portlanders so interesting is that we must be prepared for everything, so we must master layering. Thus, you will find lots of eclectic styles that don't fit into any sort of category. I would say the majority of people here don't play by the rules, we just do as we please while attempting to stay dry.
I have made it my mission to learn more about other local bloggers. Rachel Cossette from One Pot Slop and I had lots of fun this summer taking photos, but she also graciously did an interview with me!
Check it out if you'd like to learn more about her blog!
1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Oh lord this question haha! I never know what to say so when this happens IRL I usually ask them what they want to know! I would say I am an out going person who loves to make other people laugh. I love my cat, reading real books, travel, and dressing up. My boyfriend is my best friend and my blog is my soul child and is always "in progress". I love both tea and coffee, always prefer savory over sweet, and believe that working on ourselves is the best work we can do. If you have any specific questions let me know =)
2. What does your blog name mean?
I wanted a name that wasn't specific to any one thing I would be writing about, was personal to me, and unique. One Pot Slop was a dinner dish growing up that was basically Mac n Cheese with anything else you wanted to throw in there. OPS is like that, where my personal style is the base, and beauty, travel, and life articles are the extra goodies I throw in.
3. When did you start blogging?
I started the blog about 3 years ago.
4. Why do you blog?
I blog because I want to help people and make their lives easier by recommending products that might help them with beauty issues they have or provide inspiration for their daily life. You can read a full article I wrote about it here: http://www.onepotslop.com/why-i-blog/
5. What is your blog about?
I write about my personal style, beauty favs, "life" (as I call this category), travel reviews, and a few recipes thrown in.
6. What bloggers inspire you?
I love reading Chronicles of Frivolity for her ability to make you feel like you are best friends, and Brooklyn Blonde and Wendy's Lookbook for beautiful photography inspo. Sea of Shoes is also a great inspo blog and her food blog is mouth watering as well.
7. How much time do you spend blogging?
I can't even really say because I work a full time job besides blogging so keeping track of the broken hours spent researching, writing emails, working at home, shooting, planning, writing, brainstorming... An honest guess would be 40 hours a week. I always say blogging is my full time job and my other is the "pays the bills" job! I think a lot of people can relate to that.
8. How do you take your photos?
I work with other bloggers mostly to shoot the photos I'm in otherwise I take them myself, and I use my Canon Rebel and 50mm lens.
9. What would you say is the biggest challenge in the blogger world?
The biggest challenge in the blogger world would have to be 1- building your audience and 2- not comparing your growth to other bloggers. Everyone grows as fast as they are meant to. I feel like blogging is a way to get to know yourself and that makes comparison pointless.
10. Do you have a favorite post?
My favorite posts of mine to write are always fall into the "Life" category. Two of my current favs you can read here(http://www.onepotslop.com/5-love-languages-book-review/) and here (http://www.onepotslop.com/how-to-get-through-a-breakup/)
Here are a few photos from our shoot from this summer: