MixMaker Spotlight: Meet Josy!
Collections Trending on Mix: Hiking Around the World
What do you love about Mix? I love mix as a way to keep track of articles. I enjoy reading blogging friend's posts, so it is great to have a place to share them, and an easy way to categorize posts, so I can find them again easily. I use the mix extension app on my browser (chrome) so it is super easy for me to mix things!
What inspired you to do what you're doing now: I write about my adventures hiking and exploring the world. I have always been a bit snap-happy with my camera, so blogging has been a fantastic excuse to share my photos. Especially of less-well known areas. Over the last year I have spent most of my free time exploring the stunning scenery and crazy colored lakes of Western Canada. The more I see, the more I want to share it all!
My blog started off as a way to keep my family updated (as I live so far away from them all.) However the blogging community is so friendly and welcoming, that now I spend just as much time chatting and sharing other people's blogs as I do creating content for my own!
What's the best advice you've ever received? I went to a seminar a couple of weeks ago by a Dr Elizabeth Dunn. She mentioned that the three main traits of happy people are; Kindness, being social (having deep social ties) and being present (so not always being distracted on your phone.) I am naturally a pretty happy person, but it was really interesting to hear the scientific data behind each of these points.
Is there a blogger that you admire? There are so many! A few of my favorites are Katie from Fatty McCupcakes, because her posts are so funny that I have been known to spit out my tea in fits of giggles. Christine from I'm Sick and So Are You because she just has such a good way with words. She makes me laugh out loud, despair at the world and gives me hope in equal measures. Lastly, Angela Noel, because her posts make me think deeply and help me to strive to be a better person.
What tool if any do you love to help you crush the blogging game? I find uber suggest is really helpful for checking keywords and improving the SEO of my blogposts.
Follow her on @josychan Mix for a round up of some of the best things to do outdoors, places to travel, and more!