Meet The Girl Behind The Blog…
So, you appear to have discovered my little corner of the internet! My name is Jess, and I’m the girl behind the blog! I’m 18, almost 19 years old and I’m from the United Kingdom. I live in the South East of England in Sussex and I’m in my THIRD year of sixth form college (Year 13.2)! I have studied A-Level Photography, in which I got a B, A-Level Psychology, where I also got a B and I have done an Extended Project at grade B as well. This year I am finishing A-Level Biology. At University, I’m planning to pursue BSc Diagnostic Radiography, BSc Biomedical Science or something similar so that I can go onto a career in either healthcare-related or Medicine (alongside this blog, of course).
So, what are my hobbies? Well, let’s start with the obvious… I enjoy blogging! I’ve been blogging for a long time now, and I don’t see myself getting bored anytime soon! I also enjoy Gymnastics! I’ve been doing gymnastics for about 6 years, which isn’t a lot considering my age! I can often be found doing handstands everywhere I go. I have a YouTube channel called Jess Does Gymnastics, where I broadcast my love for the sport! I also have another channel called JessStudies, which is my main YouTube channel. Here I share mainly ‘Study With Me’ videos, but I’m gradually broadening my horizons!
Now, what are some of my favourite things? I have two cats named Dylan and Rodney who I love to bits! I used to have two cats called Charlie and Winston a few years back and I enjoyed writing, so I wrote books about them. I also like coffee shops, but mainly for the atmosphere. I don’t like coffee that much (except coffee cake!), so you’ll always spot me sporting a Vanilla Frappuccino in the summer and a hot chocolate in the winter! Though, I am a sucker for an occasional flavoured latte as they don’t taste much like coffee!! Additionally, I love stationery, the smell of books, lip balms, and Bath & Body Works Hand Gel! You got some birthday gifts ideas from that, yeah?!
The Origins of ‘Jess Louise’
I guess you’re now wondering about the origins of ‘Jess Louise’? Firstly, I had a blog called Jessica’s Writing (still alive on the internet now if you’re interested, I think – or at least I may be able to access it haha) where I published various short stories and poems that I had written, including a poem that won a poetry competition at school in Year 8. Then, ‘Jess Louise’ was born sometime around 2013/2014 to the foetus web address of jessslouise.blogspot.co.uk because I wanted to write about ‘real things’. On that blog, there were a few posts thrown together here and there including ‘My School Makeup Routine’, ‘Year 9 Exam Revision Tips’ and ‘Iced Spice Cookie Recipe’. That continued for a few years. On the 19th of June 2017, I sat my last GCSE exam (Business & Communications!) and the day after (20th June 2017) I decided my blog needed a ‘glow up’. I wanted to take blogging seriously and it was then that the foundations of ‘Jess Louise’ as we know today were set. Within weeks, or even days, I had purchased my own domain and gone self-hosted! The first few posts or so, and my 2017 Blogmas posts are a bit wobbly. Other than that, ‘Jess Louise’ is now the best it is ever been, and the stats at its highest!
I hope you enjoyed reading about me and my blog, and I hope that you enjoy my little blog! If you want to know more about me, you’re welcome to check out my 40 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me and 20 More Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me posts!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
What do you write about on Jess Louise?
Jess Louise is a blog of many niches. I write lifestyle tips/advice, product reviews, student tips/hacks, beauty, fashion and recipes! Whatever sparks my interest I suppose!
Can I write a post for Jess Louise?
I’m sorry but I do not allow guest posting on my blog currently because I like everything to come from me. If you’re interested in blogging you can check out my Start Blogging series (Search Start Blogging on the blog)
When do you post?
I used to be very specific about this but college has taken a much bigger toll on me this year than I ever expected it to, so it’ll be as and when for now! I'm planning to start a brand new posting schedule soon!
Can I request a post?
Of course! Comment on any post, email me or let me know on any of my social media.
I love your blog – is there any way I can support you?
Thank you, yes you can via my BuyMeACoffee page (please, I need caffeine!).
Jess Louise was born on 20th June 2017 and it is currently 2 years old.
Thanks for reading!