Inside Lisa Romans’ Bird View
Lisa Romans is a teacher of English and Literature by day, and a blogger by night who loves taking pictures. She loves Jesus and pringles; obviously not in equal measure. She doesn’t know how to swim but loves how the sunset looks reflected in waters.
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I felt like I needed to be heard. I believed I had things to say that were worth listening to. I just needed a space where I could share my mind and get people’s take on things as well.
What has been your biggest blogging challenge?
I would say consistency. I struggle with putting out posts on a regular basis. I need to work on a schedule or something. I really need to do better.
What have you gained from blogging?
Connections. I love getting to know people. Reading other bloggers has given me an idea on who they may be and I’ve grown to know some of them beyond the blogsphere. I have actually become close friends with two people on a blogging challenge so, aaay to blogging!
Explain your creativity process from ideation to publishing an article.
My best ideas come to me while I am doing laundry so I usually write soon after. The raw idea could stay in my notebook for days or weeks but when I eventually decide to edit, I do it in one sitting. If I edit more than once, the post will most probably stay in the drafts forever. After posting, I go over it again checking errors and then I publish.
I’d like to be remembered as the one who tried out things that interested her, the one who refused to give up
How do you measure the success of your blog?
I love feedback! I measure the success of my blog by the number of comments. Twenty likes mean nothing to me if I get just one comment.
What factors did you consider when designing your site?
I wouldn’t say I put much thought in my site design at the start of all this. It’s only recently that I figured I could give it a new look – went for more beautiful colors, plugged in my socials, and the like. I was just trying to make sure someone could find me if they liked my blog.
How do you promote your blog?
Mainly my Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp status. I think it’s working well so far. 🙈
You recently celebrated your 5 year blogging anniversary, what would you say to a new blogger?
Blogging, like other art forms, requires time for one to become better. Don’t worry about your numbers, just keep blogging for the people who already read you. Read other bloggers’ posts, interact with them. Respond to the comments left on your posts. Share your posts as widely as you can.
3 bloggers you keep visiting for inspiration
- Pearl of pearlygash.wordpress.com her posts are always full of wisdom.
- Duchess of littleblissfulthoughts.wordpress.com her writing massages my heart and awakens my writing prowess.
- Tuape Ernest of the iamtuape.com . I feel like his writing is effortless. It’s the kind of writing I aspire to get to some day.
3 books you would recommend?
- For my negativity – Kagayi Ngobi
- Letters to my daughter – Maya Angelou
- Relationship goals – Michael Todd
How would you like to be remembered?
I’d like to be remembered as the one who tried out things that interested her, the one who refused to give up, the one who loved, the one who lived her life to the fullest.
If your blog had a personality, How would you describe it?
My blog is a toddler learning how to walk, she falls every once in awhile, but gets up every time. My blog is also a man falling in love with a woman for the first time; he’s fascinated by her but afraid of rejection so he writes her poems she may never read. Truth is; I’m still trying to figure out this whole blogging thing; but it’s been a worthwhile so far.