Welcome to INTERVIEWED, a series of discussions with creators of all kinds!
Today we’re joined by one of the warmest people I’ve ever met (even if only briefly in an All Bar One!), blogger and online magazine founder, Beth Eveline.
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D: What is it you do online as a creator?
B: I create content with no filter, it’s things that I feel like I want to talk about, but also what I feel like might be useful for others too. I used to create content that I thought other people wanted to read, but now I make what I want to make, which is much more enjoyable.
D: What about the person behind the scenes?
B: I live in Hertfordshire with my husband and cat Gizmo and in terms of my job I work in Digital Marketing for Marriott International, mainly looking after UK hotels. Oh, and I’m going to be 30 next year (which a lot of people don’t believe as I have a baby face!).
D: When did you get into blogging?
B: Well, I actually started blogging back in 2006, with a ranty strange blog which has now inevitably been deleted. However, I started taking it more seriously back in 2013 after I got married, as I wanted a space to talk about all the things that interested me. I stopped for a while, but started my new blog a few months ago!
D: You also co-founded The Olive Fox, could you tell us a bit about it?
B: I did! The Olive Fox is a magazine aimed at helping people improve their health and happiness. We have three main categories which are: Wellbeing, Discussion and How To, and we cover a wide range of topics with the aim to help as many people as we can.
D: How do you find managing your own blog, an online magazine, your professional life and your work life?
B: With great difficulty! Work of course takes priority, then The Olive Fox, then my own blog! I just try and slot things in where I can. I’d love more time for the creative side of my life.
D: Many bloggers say the community is their favourite thing about blogging, what do you think makes the community so special?
B: I find bloggers some of the most supportive people I’ve encountered. I’ve met so many amazing people through blogging, that I would call true friends. I actually wrote a post all about this recently.
D: Which creators in particular do you look up to?
B: Carly Rowena because I love her infectious positivity. Zoella because she’s absolutely created an empire, and I always find myself watching her content and in terms of smaller influencers, I’ll always click on Grace‘s and Vix‘s.
D: Of your own creations/online career, what’s a standout moment or your favourite?
B: I’m extremely proud of The Olive Fox, we regularly get emails from people saying how our content has helped them and I love that feeling. We also got to do a guest lecture at a University speaking to students about blogging and I loved that.
D: What do you think the next few years hold for you?
Such a hard question! I’d love to have taken my blogging and magazine to the next level, and find my way to doing something that makes an impact.
D: What’s your Hogwarts House?
B: Hufflepuff #puffpride (Although sometimes I do get Ravenclaw, but mostly Hufflepuff)
D: Do you have a favourite film of all time?
B: This is a tricky one. I don’t think I do. Sorry I know that’s a cop out! If I go on films that I could always watch no matter when, I’d go for Harry Potter as it was such a big part of growing up.
D: What music are you loving currently?
B: Oo good question, on repeat on my Spotify are: Sigrid and HAIM’s new album, but I also love classical music (especially Einaudi) while I’m working, and re-listening and re-loving Linkin Park.