Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Behind the Blog

When I asked for post feedback, a lot of people told me that they loved getting to know the person behind the screen! While I feel like I definitely am pretty transparent with who I am, I do find it difficult to just share random facts about myself! I found this behind the blog post and felt inspired to make my own! Here we go...


Name // Tori! (But hopefully you got that from the URL/title of my blog!)

Age // 21, almost 22 in November!

Nationality // I am a proud American.

Occupation // I go to school full time at the University of South Carolina, but I also work part-time at my local Ronald McDonald House, and have an internship with the in-house production department at USC, Gamecock Productions.

How I Take My Coffee // Pretty strong, with flavored creamer (or regular half-and-half if I'm at a coffee shop) and two splendas! I only have one cup a day unless I'm really busy, so I drink it while I watch the morning news or catch up on blogs.

Favorite Food // Top three: Mexican food of any kind (literally), pineapple pizza, lasagna.

Favorite TV Show // Parks and Recreation, hands down.

Favorite Movie // Harry Potter series aside, either Legally Blonde or 10 Things I Hate About You.

Favorite Book // To Kill a Mockingbird.


Favorite Posts to Write // I love writing Bachelor/Bachelorette recaps and anything involving food.

Hardest Posts to Write // Weekly Recaps. I read so many articles and watch so many videos each week, but so so many of them are politically charged and I just don't want to share them on this space! That's why sometimes I'll have as little as two or as many as six or more, it just depends on what's happening in the world around us!

What I Get Most Frustrated About While Blogging // Lack of followers. I have a lot of interaction on my page and my readers are very engaged with me and what I'm writing about, but I don't have the physical numbers to prove it to myself.

Where I Find Inspiration // All around me! My life is pretty dramatic and hilarious so that definitely helps me come up with content. I also love going back into the archives of some of my favorite blogs (really!! I'm talking like 2011-2012). Pinterest is also a source of inspiration for me!

My Favorite Bloggers // I love Carly, Julia, and Rosie, each for different things! I feel like I can really relate to Carly, I love Julia's style, and Rosie's travels are just so unreal. (Plus, who doesn't want to live in London like her?!)


Guilty Pleasure // Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I'm obsessed with them you guys. I follow most of them on Instagram, Kim on Snapchat and Twitter, and I even play her game still from time to time!

In the Car... // You can find me rapping along with Drake, crying with Adele, filming a music video with Taylor, or putting on a one-man rendition of Les Mis or Hamilton.

Favorite Place // So far, my favorite places of all that I've visited is Greece! I've been to Athens and Santorini. I love the food and the people and just the overall atmosphere of the country! Not to mention, the history (and current political events!) is on fleek. ;)

Mountains or Beach? // MOUNTAINS! All the way! I've been skiing with my dad every year since I was 3 years old! I think this will be the first year I'm not going (assuming I get an actual big girl job!).

If I won the Mega Millions Lottery... // I would donate some of my winnings to the Ronald McDonald House, buy a gate at Williams-Brice Stadium (our football stadium) named after me, and then spend the rest traveling the world!

Language Barriers // I speak a little bit of German! I used to speak a lot more (AKA when I lived in Austria for 4 months) but I've had little to no practice with it since coming back!

Is that all? // That's all for now, folks! I really enjoyed doing this and it actually came pretty easily when I sat down and just focused on getting it done. If there's anything else you want to know about me leave me a comment down below!

34 comments :

  1. I love these sorts of posts! Mexican food is the best, and I LOVE 10 Things I Hate About You. I just watched it for the first time in 6 years and it was fun to remember how hilarious it is!

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    1. I know almost every line - so embarrassing haha!

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  2. Loved getting to know you and your blog a bit better. Good luck finishing up at USC. I live in SC too but am a Georgia (UGA) girl. :-)

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    1. Ah so fun, I'm originally from Atlanta so I know a ton of people at UGA!

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  3. Umm so this was SO MUCH FUN to read!! I kind of want to do something like this on my blog!

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    1. Do it and send it to me!! I would love to read it!

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  4. I love these kind of posts- always fun to get to "know" the girl behind the blog a bit better!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  5. I was born and raised a Gamecock fan! They came to Louisiana when they were in the Independence Bowl, and I was so glad I got to go to the game! I've been skydiving too! Such a thrilling experience. I can't say I'd ever do it again though haha. Loved getting to know more about you!

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    1. Yesss, go Gamecocks!! Skydiving was an interesting experience for me (I went the day after our football team lost to UGA by like 50 points so jumping out of the plane tbh was a great option for that moment!)

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  6. Great post! I just stumbled across your blog and it was so fitting to get to know you a bit :) hehe xo, sharon

    www.stylelullaby.com

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  7. I love pineapple pizza!! Seriously the best pizza ever!!

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  8. I love posts where I get to know the blogger more! And I am the same exact person when it comes to jamming out in the car!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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  9. I love these kind of posts! So great to learn more things about you. So cool that you volunteer at the Ronald McDonald house.

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  10. Loved getting to know you better!!! I'm currently watching Parks and Rec right now on Netflix and I love it!!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  11. Love this post, it's so great to learn more about you!

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  12. Such a fun get to know you post! I loved learning more about you :)

    xoxo, Jenny

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  13. This is such a fun post!! I love when bloggers share whose behind the blog!

    xo Ashley

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  14. I love posts like this! I try to do one every couple of months and I love the way you formatted yours, would you mind if I used the formatting for my next post like this?! I'll link back to you in the post!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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    1. Please do!! Send me the link so I can read it!!

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  15. I love Harry Potter and to Kill a mockingbird too. i also have been skydiving. Looks like we have some stuff in common.

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  16. I love how open and honest you are in this post. I definitely can share your follower frustrations!

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  17. Love this post, it is fun for readers so see we are just normal everyday gals.

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  18. KUWTK is my guilty pleasure too!! And I'm with you on the coffee order and favorite movies!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  19. What a great idea! Love how you share more about you
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  20. Love this round up to get some insight into the girl behind the blog!

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  21. I love the honesty in this post. You are a rockstar girlfriend! xo

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  22. I loved getting to know you a little better! Mexican food is my absolute favorite, as well :)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  23. Love this! My parents moved to Columbia a few years ago, so I've only been around USC a few times. But I know it's a lot of fun!

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  24. Hey Tori, loved this post!! My guilty pleasure is also watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians! Lol love those girls

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  25. I love getting to know you posts like this! So much fun and helpful to get to learn more!

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  26. I'm so jealous that you can speak German! I've always wanted to learn!

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  27. LOVE posts like this! I love getting to know more about you and how cool you went sky diving!!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  28. What a great idea to introduce yourself to your readers. Always good to know the person behind the blog. And I can see you're very brave girl :) I would never dare skydiving!

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