These are all frequently asked questions I get asked on my blog, YouTube Channel and Instagram and so I thought I would put them all together in a FAQ page.
How long have you been blogging?
I have been a bloggsince July 2012 and have been YouTubeing since October 2012. .
Are you fully blind?
No, I am registered as severely sight impaired in the UK, I have 10 percent remaining vision in my left eye and none in my right. But I still have some remaining sight.
Why did you call your blog Fashioneyesta?
I decided to call my blog Fashioneyesta because its a play on the classic word fashionista, spelt with an I, so instead my blog is sounded as Fashion then eye sta. The eye reference is due to the fact that I have a visual impairment, but that with my remaining sight I use it to help make fashion accessible.
Do you accept guest blogs?
Not anymore, I get a high volume of requests and so I no longer accept them.
I’m a student can I ask you some questions/collaborate for my project?
It depends, this very much depends on my commitments and how much time I have. I get a huge amount of requests from students each month and sadly it’s so many that I can’t answer everyones surveys and questions. I have a job and run my blog and so my time is very limited.
But you can check out my fact file where I’ve covered some key information for students by clicking here.
How do you get people to notice your blog?
It’s difficult I admit, but you have to make sure to promote your content well on social media. But of course the main thing is time and patience and a little help from some blogging neighbours. Make sure to cross network with other bloggers you post on their blogs and they post on yours. It really helps to broaden your audience and to spread the word about what you do.
What Camera do you use?
I use a Cannon 750d with a Sigma 17-55ml lens and a Canon 50mm F 1.8 STM lens for videos and blog images. I also use a Canon M3 for vlogging and on the go pictures. Before I used Sony HX400v (which is a bridge camera) for my videos and blog shots and a Samsung MV400 which is my vlogging camera and I also use my iPhone.
What do you use to edit your videos and images?
I use Final cut and iMovie on my Macbook Pro to edit my videos.
i use Pic Monkey to edit my YouTube thumbnails and images and I also use Adobe Photoshop CC to edit my photos.
What are your tips for blogging?
Blogging can be as fun as you make it, my tips are write about what you love, cross network with other bloggers and just go for it!
Click here to view an extensive blog post on my other blogging tips.
Is that your natural hair colour?
Yes, I am naturally red-haired.
What is your Guide Dog called?
How long have you had your Guide Dog?
What breed is your Guide Dog?
Labrador/Goldren Retreiver Cross.
What is your eye condition?
It’s called Septo Optic Dysplasia which affects the Optic nerves and I also have Nystagmus.
Won’t glasses help?
No, I would wear them if they did.
Can you read print?
Yes, but not for long periods of time.
Do you read braille?
No, I never learnt to.
Do you use any assistive technology?
Yes, my iPhone camera to take an image and to zoom in and my looky magnifying glass and voiceover, zoom and speak selection on my iPhone.
Do you use a cane?
I do sometimes, but not as much as I used to, I still own a number of them.
Where did you get your cane customised?
Glamsticks and Queen Alexanders College.
What did you study at University?
BA English Literature and a MA in Children’s Literature.
Can I add you on Facebook?
On my Facebook Page by all means, I’d love to have you on my page. But, as I’m sure you will understand I want to keep some parts of my life private and my Facebook is one of them.
Click here to join my Facebook Page.