I've been super busy over the last couple of days and will continue to be over the rest of the week updating all sorts and planning the new content for you guys - plenty of which will be starting in the new year!
I get a lot of questions, and some questions crop up a lot so I thought I would put together a little FAQ post to give you an idea of what's what in the Jots world whilst I update some bits and pieces over the next few days!
Why do you hardly ever post photos of Nicky?
Nicky isn't big on having his photo taken, but also he doesn't really want to be plastered all over the blog, public social media, etc. Nicky plays and important part in the running of the website and the blog but he's not really a photo person.
What does 'tsundoku' mean on the bottom of your blog?
Tsundoku is Japanese; ‘the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piling it up together with other such unread books.’ It basically sums up my reading life, hence why I created the reading jar so I knew I would definitely read all the books that I buy!
You always talk about your niece and nephew, why do we never see cute photos? If you have your own children will you post photos?
This answer is really simple - they're not my kids to post photos of. Yes, I am really close to them and spend lots of time with them but I have to be respectful of their parents who may not want them on a public platform. If I have my own kids, it will be something that needs to be discussed with Nicky. If he's not happy then they won't be posted. I'm happy for my kids to be on my blog and social media as they will be my own kids to post photos of, but I will be respecting Nicky's wishes too.
What is your favourite makeup brand?
This one is really hard as I love makeup brands for different things... For example, the Estée Lauder Double Wear is my favourite foundation and I love their pencil eyeliner, but I have found other liquid eyeliners that I prefer over theirs. It's similar with the Sleek highlighters, which I LOVE, but I don't use their foundation or blushers.
What has been your favourite collaboration to date?
Again, this one is really hard to answer because I have genuinely really enjoyed all my collaborations so far.
Do you have a book agent?
No, I haven't right now. I need a manuscript to send them first!
Do you make money from blogging?
Not really, I tend to get a lot of products gifted rather than being paid money. I certainly don't earn enough to be able to stop working full time for a while!
Would you rather be a full time blogger or a full time author?
Both! I love doing both, and would love to create a career around both! Maybe as an author that also does blogging on the side? That would be the dream!
So there's a few answers to questions I have had a few times! If you have any other questions you want me to answer, comment below or drop me a message on social media and I'll answer them - I might even do another post!