Hi everyone, I am Melina the girl behind MacElina which is a fashion and beauty blog. I am 20 years old and have an Engineering Degree in Information Technology. I started this blog as a fun/passionate getaway for me to express my love for ‘all things that keep me happy’ which apparently is the tagline of my blog :). I have an older brother who currently lives in California. He too is an IT professional.
1. When did you begin blogging?
I began blogging in April 2015, I used to write for another blog where I would fetch $5 per post. This inspired me to make my own blog to meet people just like me. I love writing stuff of my own.
2. How did you decide on a name for your blog?
MacElina was first coined by my older brother when I was really small (we have an age gap of 11 years), it basically is my family member’s initials and my name, Melina.
3. What inspired you to start your blog?
Like I said earlier I used to write for another blog, but since I can’t settle for smaller things in life, I wanted to take my writing skills to a whole new level.
4. What is your favourite thing about running a blog?
I write a post or two every day, due to which I come across a wide array of readers and fellow bloggers having diverse content on their blog. Most of my free time goes on reading those blogs and learning new stuff.
5. What are your must read blogs?
This is a hard question since I read so many blogs almost every day. Chanelle’s blog is obviously one of them, since she has started this awesome “Meet the Blogger “ thing. I really love this concept. Otherwise I have some favourites like Linda’s Creation, Mishka’s Beauty Blog, Makeover and Fashion, Ordinary Adventures and Beautitude.
6. What do you want to achieve with your blog?
On my blog, you find product reviews, some makeup tutorials, fashion ideas, DIY’s and many more posts to come. I hope all these will help beauty lovers choose what’s right for them. Just trying to make the world a beautiful place.
7. What advice do you have for new bloggers? Tips, pointers etc.
I would like to advise the one thing I have learnt through my experience, be yourself and let that show.
8. What keeps you blogging?
Due to examinations (May 2015), I took a blogging break and made a post about it. Many fellow bloggers and readers told me to come back as soon as I am done with exams. This encouragement to date has led me to believe that I have the ability to win hearts through my writing skills which I do not want to keep hidden in that personal diary I maintain under my bed.
Quick fire questions:
9. What was the last song you downloaded or bought?
Bad Blood by Taylor Swift.
10. If you could invite any three celebrity guests or famous people to a dinner party, who would they be?
I would love to have Jensen Ackles (my childhood crush and still my crush now), Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell (I love these two on Modern Family).
11. Favourite colour?
I love coral.
12. What’s your guilty pleasure?
Playing totally addictive games like Skyrim and GTA.
13. Finish this sentence. I wish…
…All my wishes come true someday.
14. Where else can readers find you online?
15. Lastly, is there anything extra you’d like to mention you haven’t already?
Thank you Chanelle for featuring me on your lovely blog and thank you to all my readers who take a few moments out of their day to read my blog. It means more than you will ever know!
Thank you Melina. If anyone else would like to be featured on Chanelle Hayley in the ‘Meet the Blogger’ section, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.