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Blogger Of The Week: Amber McNaught of Forever Amber

By Lori on Sep 16 2013

"I’m Amber, and I’m a self-employed writer working solely to support an expensive shoe habit. I also like holidays in Florida, dresses, big hair and ghost stories. Oh, and wine. I live in central Scotland with my husband, Terry, a small white wolf called Rubin, 109 pairs of shoes (and counting), and far too many dresses. Forever Amber is my attempt to tell the story of my life, from the clothes I wear to the places I go and the things I do."

If you love shoes, vintage feminine style and natural beauty then this is the blog to follow. Amber's classic style is timeless.

Q. When did you start blogging and why?

I’ve been blogging for around ten years – since before it was called “blogging”, in fact! I’ve always been a writer (I was working as a journalist at the time), and it seemed like a fun way to express myself, and perhaps get to know people with similar interests.

Q. Would you say your blog has created a career for you?

Yes, I’ve been blogging full-time for around four years now.

Q. What has been your highlight so far from blogging?

Probably the day I completed my last freelance assignment (I’d been working as a freelance journalist prior to going full-time as a blogger), and realised I was finally my boss. It had always been a dream of mine to be able to work for myself, and make a living doing something I enjoy, and I’m hugely grateful that I’ve been able to do that through my blogs.

Q. What are your tips for maintaining a successful blog?

Be yourself, don’t compare yourself to other bloggers, and only post when you actually have something to say.

Q. What trends will you be wearing for Autumn this year?

I don’t really follow trends, but full skirts have been a staple in my closet for a long time now, so I’m sure I’ll be grabbing the opportunity to stock up on some more!

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