Sunday, July 31, 2011

August blogger of the month: Royal Milk Tea

I am so excited to introduce you to the lovely Lyndall from Royal Milk Tea. She has a gorgeous whimsical blog that is delighful to read with a cup of tea. Lyndall is now one of my daily reads and I am sure you will love her blog as much as I do. 


Name: Lyndall         
Blog: Royal Milk Tea (http://royalmilktea.nu)
Location: A little cottage about ten minutes away from Adelaide, in South Australia



Describe your self in five words?
Daydreamer, introverted, organised, creative, and kinda nerdy.

How would you spend your perfect Sunday?
I work every second Sunday, so my favourites are the ones where I'm not at work. It would involve sleeping in a little bit, going out with my partner, B., for breakfast at one of our favourite cafes (I particularly love Big Table - http://www.adelaidecentralmarket.com.au/cafes/the-big-table,  and Hawker Street Cafe - http://thethousands.com.au/adelaide/eat-drink/hawker-street-cafe/), then maybe going for a drive somewhere if the weather is nice, or relaxing at home while listening to records.


Why did you start blogging? And any tips for bloggers just starting out?
I've been blogging for a long time in a variety of places, pretty much since we got our first computer/internet connection when I was in high school. I started Royal Milk Tea as a 'news' section on what used to be an art portfolio site, but I found that I really liked using it as a kind of virtual scrapbook where I could share pretty things and little parts of my life. It's become a really enjoyable hobby and a big creative outlet for me. I love the sense of community which can come from the blogging world- I've met a lot of wonderful friends through the internet! 


My tips for new bloggers…
- Write and create from your heart. Don't worry about trying to write what you think people will want to read, because it will drive you crazy! Just have fun, and create something you love that makes you happy. Don't try to copy trends, innovate, be original, and be yourself!
- Communicate with other bloggers. I love it when someone leaves a nice, thoughtful comment introducing themselves on my blog. Simple things like leaving comments and saying hello can be a great way to connect with other bloggers.
- Have a nice blog design. Maybe it's just because I'm really into web design, but I really notice it when a blog has an ugly layout that is hard to navigate. If you're a design novice, there are plenty of beautiful pre-made templates and graphics resources that you can find. Pugly Pixel (http://www.puglypixel.com/category/blog-layouts/) is one of my favourites!
- I also keep a notebook where I write down blogging ideas, and write goal lists of posts I want to do and things I want to achieve. But I'm a bit obsessively organised, so you know, don't force yourself

And final words of wisdom....
Be happy, love yourself, and find magic in the little things in life ♥  

22 comments:

  1. Ah, thanks for sharing!! I like Lyndall's blog so much. :)

    Here's to a happy weekend for both of you. But it's nearly over in Down Under, not?

    XOXO.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. And the "Be happy, love yourself, and find magic in the little things in life" smacks it! :)

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  3. This is fantastic thank you :)

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  4. She's so cute! I wish I were half as organized as she is. It's not in my blood!

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing! Lovely little post with some grand ideas.

    lovelovelove,
    autumn jordan
    http://we-are-infinite.blogspot.com

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  6. An intriguing and inspiring interview. I especially like her tips for new bloggers - so true.

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  7. Ooh, how is it possible that I've never read her blog before?!

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  8. Thanks for sharing, she sounds great, I will check out her page :)

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  9. Oh she sounds lovely. I definitely want to check out her blog now. Thanks for this Megan :)

    And you must come to Brisbane one day. It would be awesome. x

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  10. I love finding new Australian bloggers!

    x Jasmine

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  11. Haha, 'But I'm a bit obsessively organised, so you know, don't force yourself' had me laughing, I'm definitely going to check out her blog, it's so sweet of you to do this little segment :)

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  12. I am so proud of Lyndall! Her blog is just so lovely, as is yours. <3

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  13. Im loving those tips :) Thank you for that !

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