Our Featured Blogger for the last weeks of February is Lisa Amaya from Life of an El Paso
Woman. Thank you for agreeing to the interview.
Tell us a little about your history, where you were born, and your dreams as a child.
I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. El Paso is a desert border town 45 minutes away from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and Las Cruces, New Mexico. It’s the sixth largest city in Texas. I’ve wanted to write since I was 6 years old. I won a school writing contest in first grade. This inspired me to keep writing throughout the years. Since then, I’ve written stories, poetry, newspaper and magazine stories. Right now, I’m a freelance writer and blogger who works in media sales. I thought I wanted to quit writing for good in 2010. It turned out I just needed a break. I found out writing is my passion in 2015 so here I am!
How do you define your blog’s purpose?
At first, my blog’s purpose was to only write about things that interest me like movies, music, books, art, etc. I also wanted to start a blog to practice my writing skills and get freelance writing projects. I enjoy using my blog to educate others about the people and places in El Paso and the Hispanic culture. I also like to know what other bloggers are doing with their blog and life so…on Saturdays I feature a different blogger in an interview. I call this the
What other blogs do you write for and how did you find them?
Before starting Life of an El Paso Woman, I wrote for my childhood friend’s (Ryan Loera) blog for a couple of months. He asked me if I wanted start writing in his blog and I said yes. I’ve done guest posts for Roberta Pimentel and Tracy’s A Joyful Process. Roberta featured a Be My Guest guest post project. I asked her if I could take part and she said yes. I ended up participating in it twice. Tracy asked me if I would like to do a post for his blog earlier this year and I said yes.
How long have you been blogging and why did you start? I started my blog on February 25, 2015 so I’ve blogged for about a year and a half now. I started the blog to practice on my writing skills and get freelance writing projects.
How often do you post? Every day except for Thursdays. Things sometimes come up so I’m unable to post on certain days.
What are your top 3-blogging tips for other bloggers? Write about whichever topics you want, don’t ever be someone you’re not and leave sincere comments in other blogs you like. Also, if someone leaves a comment in your blog, at least thank him or her for it or like his or her comment. It’s always a nice gesture when someone takes time out of their day to read your stuff and leave a comment. Why not give them a couple of minutes of your time in return?
Thank you, Lisa.