Hey there, readers! Today I have a special treat for you all, and no, it’s not strawberry ice cream. I’ve recently had the chance to interview everyone’s favorite blogger, Clara from Midnight Mind and Clara-and-Co.
Clara is a talented photographer, veteran blogger, and one of my dearest friends. Unlike a lot of my internet pals, I actually know Clara in real life, and have always admired her writing and consider her one of my greatest influences. She has the ability to turn a simple thought into a whimsical story full of laughter, happiness, and tears, which is truly a talent that only few people possess.
Let’s get right into the interview. 🙂
Rebekah Banister: How long have you been blogging?
Clara: I believe I’ve been blogging for a little over five years. 🙂
RB: What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
C: THE HUMANS. People are so kind and encouraging in this little community, and I’ve met several wonderful friends through blogging. 😀
RB: I agree! I love the blogging community. What’s the greatest book you’ve ever read?
C: I… have to pick one? *whimper* The first book that comes to mind is Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt, simply because it’s one of the most perfectly written and executed stories I’ve ever read. I could list similar books all day, though—I guess that wasn’t really an answer. XD
RB: Oh, girl, I feel you! There are so many good books out there. Who influences your writing the most?
C: Ahhhh, this is hard. All of my favorite authors influence my writing, of course! However, on a more personal level, so do my family and my friends and random strangers that I see on the sidewalk at midnight. *confused look* I can’t really pick one specific person. 😛
RB: I am a huge fan of your photography! What kind of camera do you use?
C: My camera is a Nikon D7000 named Ellington and I love her. 🙂
RB: That’s a lovely name for a camera! What’s your favorite food?
C: It changes all the time, but right now I would probably sacrifice a sibling for a strawberry ice cream cone from this local farm that we go to sometimes. There’s something about only being able to get it in the summer that makes it taste extra-marvelous.
RB: I believe that strawberry ice cream is seriously underrated. Do you have a favorite animal?
C: I’m rather partial to the fluffy, loving, endlessly happy, and extremely huggable creatures known as DOGS.
RB: Dogs are the greatest creatures alive! Can you recommend a good Netflix show?
C: Alas, I cannot, for I watch Netflix only a few times a year, usually when I’m sick, so all that comes to mind are blurry nature documentaries that I may or may not have dreamed up in my fever-induced stupor. *solemn nod*
RB: What are three Instagram accounts that everyone should follow?
RB: If you could speak to your past self, what would you say?
C: Hmm, let’s see… I think I’d say: Please, for the sake of your family and just the world in general, calm down. 😀 Also, a whole world of music exists outside of Owl City. You have no idea what you’re missing. *pats my past self on the head*
RB: If you could speak to your future self, what would you say?
C: I don’t think my future self would be too pleased to hear from me. XD I honestly have no idea what I’d say. Hello? I hope you’re alive? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
RB: Do you have a favorite movie?
C: Anything Pixar, but I especially love Up and all the Toy Story movies. Also, the LOTR trilogy is epic.
RB: How would you describe your style?
C: Big comfortable t-shirts, jeans, sometimes braided hair, and whatever random socks I grabbed in the dark the night before. *nod*
RB: I can relate to the random sock grabbing. Do you have a favorite musician/band?
C: Can I pick ten instead of one? *doesn’t wait for an answer* Judah & The Lion, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Jason Isbell, Lori McKenna, Sleeping At Last, NEEDTOBREATHE, Trampled by Turtles, The Avett Brothers, Lord Huron, and The Hunts are some of my all-time favorite bands. 😀
RB: Lastly, what’s your opinion on pineapple as a pizza topping?
C: As someone who’s never tried this highly controversial topping, I have no particular opinion on the matter. XD Thank you for interviewing me, Bekah! I had fun answering your questions. 🙂 *strawberry ice cream all around*
That’s all, folks! I encourage you to check out Clara’s blogs and her Instagram, @claraandcophoto, as well as @projectdictionary, where she uses one word from the dictionary as a photo prompt, every day of 2020.
I’d like to thank Clara again for allowing me to interview her. I had a blast! 🙂 *another round of strawberry ice cream*
Have a wonderful day and please be safe out there. We are living in crazy times. 💓