Shannon from Brass Honey
How long have you been blogging and what motivated you to start your blog?
I started Brass Honey almost five months ago, first and foremost to meet new people. It gets harder and harder to develop new friendships when you're older, and I thought blogging would be a great way to connect with people who have similar interests. Additionally, as a 34 year old professional, married and living child free (by choice), I felt really under represented. I know I'm not alone, but the majority of bloggers seem to be twenty something and/or parents.
What inspires you?
Entrepreneurs, people who are self made, people who work their butts off and aren't afraid to hit a few dead ends and then turn around and go in a new direction. I love hearing other people's success stories, they fuel my fire.
What do you like to do on your spare time?
Blog. A big part of the reason I started Brass Honey was because I needed a hobby. I had a lot of free time (remember no children) and I needed something to focus my energy on. When I'm not blogging, I enjoy shopping, going out for drinks or dinner and taking long walks at Torrey Pines State Reserve.
The happiest people in life don't have the best of everything, they make the best of everything.
How long have you lived in San Diego? Tell us what you love about SD.
I've come in gone, which is a true testament to how great this city is. "If you love something set it free, if it comes back to you then it was meant to be" or something like that right. I met my husband in October of 2003 while visiting San Diego for the weekend with a friend. Six months later I made the move and we lived in a tiny little condo on Friars Road until March 2007 when we moved to NY. We spent a few years there and then headed to Miami before finally returning to San Diego in late 2010. I've lived in a lot of different locals over the course of my life and nothing beats San Diego. The sunshine, the beaches, the laid back demeanor. There's no place like it.
What advice would you give to others who would like to begin blogging?
Ha! I've actually got an entire series chalk full of advice and personal experiences meant especially for new bloggers, "Is There Anybody Out There." If I had to narrow it down to just one tid bit, I guess I'd say, just start blogging. Don't over think it. You don't have to be perfect because you'll learn as you go. Don't sit back and wait for X, Y or Z to fall into place. If you're doubtful, go back and look at some of my first posts. They're terrible, but it's all a part of the process.