Meet the Blogger: BekaDaisies



Where do I begin with Beka? 

This green haired girl just gets me. From her recent hair drama to her love for the Sims, I feel like I've made a real connection with this Edinburgh based resident. 

Beka currently has a travel blog where she also focuses on lifestyle and sustainability however, during lockdown Beka's direction took a slight change, focusing her attention on YouTube. Through Beka's fun attitude she's been able to format a laid-back space for viewers to feel nostalgia whilst laughing a lot, which I love from watching her content. 

Did I mention that her dog Alfie is the cutest? Well, it's true. He's adorable. 

What inspired you to start blogging?

I'd tried to start a blog loads of times when I was a teenager, but I never actually went ahead with any of them in the end. I don't think I really knew what to do lol. A couple of years ago I was scrolling through Instagram and realised someone I followed had a blog (Esther Wyse, if any of you are curious) and I thought, why don't I give it another go? I was in my third year of uni and honestly, anything was a great distraction from all the work I was trying to avoid doing. That's when I started Beka Daisies, although then it was known as 'astrobeks' lmao. I found this amazing community on Twitter and everything I've learnt from blogging so far is all down to the lovely people I follow there and have met along the way. I don't think I wouldn't stuck with blogging again if I hadn't found this community - everyone is so kind and supportive. 

How would you sum up your brand in a few words?

I don't think I'd be selling my brand well if I used the word 'trash' but it was the first thing that popped into my head. I'd say: sustainable, adventurous, silly and warm. I'd like to think I give off some warm, kind vibes on my blog.

What's one lesson you've learnt from blogging?

Not to overwork yourself, because quality is most definitely better than quantity. I used to post consistently twice a week, but a lot of the time I was writing my blog posts either the night before or the day it was due to go live. I'm not ashamed of any of my older posts, but I can definitely tell now which ones had more effort put into them, and which ones were written the morning of. I used to feel incredibly guilty when I didn't have anything to post as well. But, what I've learnt, especially since taking over a years break from the blog, is that people who love your content will come back no matter when you post.

What aspect of blogging didn't you anticipate?

Honestly, social media and self-promotion. Sounds a bit silly now, but I didn't realise how much effort you have to put into promoting yourself in order to get your blog out there. Trying to think of a new way to say "hey come and read this blog post I've been tweeting links to for the last 7 days" every. single. day. is SO hard and, it was months before I created a Pinterest and Instagram account for my blog, too. As if I thought self-promoting on Twitter was difficult Instagram and Pinterest was a whole new game.

Do you have any long term blog ambitions or plans you can share?

A few months ago I would've said that I'd love to be known as a blog for travelling Scotland, but seeing as travel has come to a halt right now there's not a lot of content I can make. Maybe in a few years time I'll be on my way to making this happen! For now, I'm just focussing on building up a YouTube gaming channel, which is another big hobby of mine.

Tell us something about yourself entirely separate from your blog?

I suppose I'll follow on from the last question! I recently started a gaming channel (which I've wanted to do for years, and I really regret not starting sooner). I usually play games that are nostalgic to me, like the Sims 4 or Voodoo Vince for example, but I've found some other cool games on Steam, too. It's more of a hobby for me just now, but it would be cool to make something of myself from it one day!

Want to know what to read or watch from Beka? 

Some of my favourites include:-





4 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for having me, Kate 🧡 I love how Alfie got a little mention, too! He's the cutest 🐶 I'm so humbled by your kind words, thank you so so much! I hope you're having an amazing weekend 🥰

    Beka | www.bekadaisies.com

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    1. Thank you so much for taking part Beka! It's been so lovely working with you and your dog is a total babe, how could I not mention him?! x

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  2. Oh my gosh, the sims 4. I will love that game for ever...

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    1. Literally me too! I've honestly invested too much money and hours into that game but, it'll forever be my no1 x

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