Today you will be reading an interview of Karen, the girl behind Massie Block Blawggie. I have to say this post means a lot to me because I have always looked up to Karen, not only as a blogger but as a person. Karen took a well known girl, and transformed her into a beautiful, mature, and classy woman. She put this gorgeous twist on Massie Block that makes her a girl all of us could inspire to be.
For that, I am truly thankful. While most bloggers choose to keep Massie as catty as they remember her, I disagree. Your blog and your character can be anything and anyone you want. Karen chose to add a piece of herself into Massie and you can see the grace and poise she possesses shine through into her blogging.
Karen received the most blog views in one year than any other Clique roleplayer ever has in their first year. She has even received more than many other bloggers have in all of their time on WordPress. I don’t think it’s necessary for me to say what this means.
Karen is a legend and deserves to be remembered. We all heart you 🙂
The Clique & Blogging
When you decided to blog, what inspired you the most? Did you rely mostly on the books or did you try to incorporate another character or even yourself into MassieBlockBlawggie?
I had only read the first 7 books before I started to get a little obsessed with The Clique especially the ‘cliquisms’. I began Googling them and then one day I found iMassiekur4ever’s blog. I bookmarked her and checked her site every day for updates even though I knew a post came out every Friday. This was around October/November. Then, after all my exams were over, I started MassieBlockBlawggie.
When you first read The Clique books what was your reaction? Did you instantly love them or did it take you awhile to warm up to the characters?
The person who first talked about The Clique was one of my best friends, Isobel. In seventh grade we had to write a movie review and she did the The Clique Movie. I’m not sure what my initial reaction (I probably rolled my eyes or something) was when I read the plot but I do remember my friend telling me that it was a tween version of Mean Girls. The first clique book I read was Revenge of The Wannabes, I thought it was a shallow book with a cliché storyline but then I read some more and fell in love. I also never read the books in order, I recall the first time I read The Clique was after the 6th or 7th book.
In your real life, have you ever had to deal with what you would consider, a “Massie”?
I’ve definitely come across some b!tches in my life but I’m pretty quiet and stick to my friends so I have never had to come face to face with someone like her. In addition, because Australia is all uniform, most people find it easier to fit in without worrying whether their bag is IN or not.
Which Clique character are you most like and how?
As much as I hate to admit it, I’m probably a mixture of Claire and Massie. Claire because I love candy, Converse and friendship bracelets and Massie because I’m a bit cocky and controlling (although not as much!).
What was the hardest aspect of blogging? Anything you truly hated about it?
The TIME. One post usually takes an hour to two, including embedding pictures, videos, etc. Also if you want to be popular, you have to comment on other people’s posts, they’re not just going to come to you if you sit there. Oh and also I hate all Gossip Girls. ALL.
How is your life in Australia different than what you’ve read in The Clique books? Would you consider America’s culture to be that much different?
It’s ex-treme-ly different. Although, I do believe The Clique girls are very two-dimensional as opposed to many other books I have read about which are set in the U.S. All our makeup from the states such as Maybelline is twice the price, we wear uniforms, cheerleading and pageants is uncommon, our prom is called a formal, we only have two school transitions (primary school: k-6 and high school: 7-12), the shopping malls are nicer and it’s much warmer! Also the fact that you still use ferinheight and stuff.
What is your go-to activity when you’re bored or have a bunch of free time?
Haha aside from WordPress? Playing the piano, I’m doing covers on YouTube, going to the beach, taking photographs, reading books and magazines and catching up on missed television.
Do you have a tight knit group of friends?
Yes, but I’m moving to a new school this year so I’ll have to put some effort in to keep in touch. Which I’m really bad at doing.
What would you consider to be your favorite hobby?
Reading. Anything, newspapers, blogs, books, tabloids.
Are you excited to start your new ahhdorable blog or are you unsure about coming back to WordPress?
Yes, because I’m embracing the, “I blog to express not to impress” motto.
If you could visit any place in the world where would you go and why?
London, I think it’s such a beautiful city and home to so my Princes haha.
What is your style like? Do you have a “dream” outfit or piece of clothing you wished you owned?
I like Vintage meets current trends. I would like to start a collection of Chanel shoulder bags starting with a black one and then I would pass them on to my daughter who would add more and she would pass them to her daughter. I can dream, alright?!
If you could choose any super power what would it be and why?
Invisibility, I mean think of all the amazing places you could go without being caught!
Thank you so much for letting me interview you Karen and thank you for everything you have given WordPress.
My next post will be about my New Years, the rest of my Winter break, my brand new room renovations, and going back to school. All shout outs requested in comments from my last post will be given in my next. Happy New Years dolls, I hope you are all starting off 2012 with being as fabulous as you were last year 🙂