Saturday Evening Interview 8-20-16

Hi everyone! I hope your Saturday is going well! Today’s Saturday Evening Interview is with fellow blogger and new blogging buddy, Roberta Pimentel. I enjoy reading Roberta’s blog all the time! She blogs about her life in Norway, being positive and lots more! This month, Roberta started her Be My Guest project. She’s allowed several bloggers (including me twice :)) to participate. Roberta is still looking for guest bloggers for her BMG project. If you’re interested in participating, please click on her name to check out/follow her blog. Roberta created a vlog on YouTube on Friday and… I’m sharing it with you here! Please help me welcome Roberta to my fluffy couch and Life of an El Paso Woman! There’s plenty of food and drinks for everyone! 
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ME: How long have you been writing?I had a blog before where I was not very active. If I include that blog I have been blogging for 2.5 years. I got really active when I started to build my own platform and I just love it.
ME: What made you decide to start blogging? Tell us more about your blog and what it’s about. I had a difficult time in my life when I started to blog and thought that blogging would help me to think of something else. It was not always easy. However, I wanted to share some of my experiences and affect people with positive thoughts. My blog is about personal experiences and positive energy.
ME: What are your goals for your blog? I want to be sincere and state that my plans are to be able to making blogging my main income. I want to work with only a few sponsors since I don’t want to have all kinds of propaganda on my blog.
ME: Tell us about your latest project with other bloggers, BMG (Be My Guest). Why did you decide to do it?  I think it is nice to support one another and treat everyone here as good colleagues. I believe in team work and (to) not treat one another as competitors. I cheer for everyone at WordPress. BMG is a project where people can promote their blogs while I keep my blog active as well and in that way we are helping one another.
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Roberta Pimentel
ME: You’re pretty new at blogging yet you already have a huge audience on WordPress and social media. How did you accomplish this? What advice would you offer to new bloggers? I don’t have a recipe how to get a huge audience but I can reveal what I have done. I am always myself 100% and I don’t try to be someone else. Of course I try to visit as many bloggers as possible and in that way I get a lot of visitors as well. I always say positive things and if I don’t have anything positive to say then it is better to say nothing at all. So my advice is to be yourself.
ME: If you had to describe yourself in one word, which one would it be and why? Strong. I have had some bad experiences which have made me very strong where I had to fight my way back to life again.
ME: What’s one of your favorite quotes in life and why? “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” by Wayne Gretzky. Life is all about taking opportunities and you will never win if don’t dare to take them.
ME: What are you doing if you aren’t blogging? I am going to the gym, using (spending) time with my friends, going to work.
ME: If I was visiting your hometown, what what you recommend doing for fun? Well, Stavanger is not a big city but there is a lot of nature nearby. For people (who) loving (love) the nature, they will have the chance to have some beautiful trips. Besides, there are festivals and concerts that you can attend.
ME: Is there anything else you would like to add? I want to thank (you) for the opportunity of being interviewed by you and that I have the chance to be promoted on your blog. I would love to get feedback from the people. I believe in developing my blog and there is no better way of doing that than getting feedback from the people reading it. Please have a visit https://robertapimentel.com.
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