Your Name: Maggie McMichael
Blog Name: Classy & Confused
Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from? Family? Pets? Hobbies? Etc.
My name is Maggie and I am from Jefferson City, MO, but currently live in Kansas City. I have two cats, Luna and Phoebe and I am OBSESSED with them! I literally could spend all day just hanging out with them and I would be perfectly happy. My hobbies include reading, blogging, and taking Pure Barre classes.
Tell us about your blog. How did you start your blog and why?
If I had to describe myself in three words, I would say I am classy, creative, and confused. I took my blog name, Classy & Confused from that and it has stayed the same since I started the blog a few years ago. I started my blog literally because I was an English major in college with graduation looming over my head and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my life… so I decided to start a blog!
Has it been a smooth road? Have you encountered struggles that you could share?
No! I have spent so much time on Classy & Confused and have done so many things wrong! My biggest struggles revolve around the technical side of running my blog. I am not as tech savvy as I would like to believe.
What do enjoy the most about what you write? What do you enjoy the least?
I love how it feels to finish a good post. I am a writer at heart and so nothing gives me the warm fuzzies like writing something I know is good!
The thing I like the least is definitely the logistics of blogging. I am not a computer person and a lot of times I feel like I get in way over my head with trying to set up and run certain aspects of my blog.
Who is your target audience?
My target audience is twenty-something women.
What inspires you?
Oooh, I think I am inspired by tons of things! I am inspired by amazing outfits or places that I visit, other bloggers that are just killing it, and my amazing friends who are doing great things of their own.
What is your farewell piece of advice for someone interested in starting a blog?
So many people tell me they want to start a blog to make money and that is NOT how blogging works. Building a blog takes so much time and there are so many things you have to do to make it work. I would tell someone wanting to start a blog that if you are in it solely for the purpose of making money, it won’t work out. Make sure you really want to write or post pictures or have an actual interest in creating content. If you are loving what you do and put your heart into it, the money will follow.
What is your favorite Candy Bar?
I don’t like chocolate so I don’t really have a favorite candy bar. I am pretty serious about Reese’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups though!
What is your favorite Childhood Memory?
Getting my first journal and writing what I thought were awesome poems.
You are a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be?
A light ballerina pink.