Find out about Hayley’s Joys

This week I am featuring Hayley from Hayley’s Joys . This personal style blog is a great look into Hayley’s seemingly effortlessly stylish life. I LOVE her fashion posts especially the mommy and daughter outfit posts!!! It’s a must to check out, her daughter Alyssa is just toooooo cute!

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Tell us a little about your family…
My immediate family consists of 5… my husband Kurt and I, our daughter Alyssa and our 2 four-legged companions Tony and Trevor. Kurt and I will be married for 6 years in October, the time has literally just flown by and 19 months ago, Alyssa was welcomed into the world. Our lives have certainly changed once Alyssa arrived but we are enjoying every minute of it.
What do you do when not blogging?
I have a full-time job which occupies most of my week but my evenings and weekends are for family QT.
What made you decide to blog?
I’ve always loved documenting things in various forms and have followed a number of blogs over the past few years. I’ve wanted to start a blog for a long while, but in 2014 I just felt that the time was right…. It was a “now or never” type of feeling.
What was your concept behind the blog?
I want to create a scrapbook of memories for our little family. I also want to document all the prettiness in my life especially that of my daughter J and hopefully share our joys with the readers.
Did you find yourself nervous at prospect of letting people into your life in this way?
Yes, I think this is the reason why I procrastinated in getting the blog going.
Do you ever worry that your child will be like “mom why are you exposing my life?”
I will never “expose” my child in any negative way but as she gets older I am sure she will have her opinion which I will definitely take into account.
Does your family read your blog?
Yes
What do you hope to achieve through the blog?
I would like to document but also inspire and share my experiences with the readers which can hopefully add some meaning in their lives. Little things we do can sometimes make a big difference in another person’s life.
What do you think about the blogging culture in South Africa?
Being new to the blogosphere, I find that there is a lot of diversity when it comes to SA Bloggers, however some are not given the recognition as well as others.
What do you think makes for a “good blog”
Relatable, original and consistent content.
How do you personally measure success in the blogging world?

I think the more engagement and interaction with readers will be an indication of the Blog’s success but from a personal point of view – creating content that you as a Blogger can be proud of is most probably the best indicator.  



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