There is nothing more rewarding than admiring and respecting someone from afar, only to realise that they are truly that genuine, clever and lovely in person. That was my experience when I was lucky enough to meet and work with Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day last year in Melbourne.
Oh Happy Day is the ultimate craft playground, a visual carousel of inspiring eye candy that continues to produce what I consider to be some of the best original content in the blogosphere. Jordan gets it. She's smart, talented and I have admired her blog and watched it grow long before I moved to Australia. One of the things I really love about Jordan is that despite her success she still maintains such a personal, down to earth tone on her blog and its that familiarity and accessibility that immediately draws you in. So as you can see I'm a huge fan. HUGE. Getting to work with her last year was an incredible experience and both her and her husband are just as cool, fun, cute and clever in person. If you missed it, check out photos here, it really was an awesome night.
So it therefore shouldn't come as any surprise that I'm interviewing the very talented, very crafty Jordan on this week's Behind the Blog Scene series. Read on below for an interview that promises to make you smile (I mean how can not fall in love with any blogger who references Beyonce when describing what happens behind the scenes of her blog??) And finally a huge shout out to Jordan for sharing her thoughts below...enjoy.
Describe your blog in 3 words…
Happy, Fun, Colorful
What is your blogging manifesto?
Make People Happy
Top 3 blogging essentials?
Macbook, Crepe Paper, Cake. I can't live without my computer, Crepe Paper is my material of choice to make projects with and I love cake. Any excuse to have a cake in the studio and I take it.
My biggest blogging moment/milestone was....?
I don't have one big milestone but 2011 was a great year for me. I really focused on making content and my site grew a lot. It's sort of when everything "clicked."
My dream collaboration would be?
I would love to do a line of party supplies. I've even designed them already!!!
Right now I'm listening to...
Songza. It's my favorite music app because the playlists are chosen by humans not an algorithm. My favorite playlist while I make things is "Sunshine Indie." Also we play lots of Beyonce.
Best piece of advice to a newbie blogger?
Be consistent, invest in your own site, and create original content.
If I wasn't blogging I'd be...
Making products or eating donuts.
Behind the scenes of my blog looks like...
A Beyonce video
In 2014 I'm most excited about...
I'm working on a few secret projects that I have to keep mum (I'm the worst at keeping my own secrets.) I also just bought a house after living in tiny San Francisco apartments for 10 years. I'm excited to decorate it.
Images courtesy of Oh Happy Day