FROM THE MOUTHS OF BABES — AN INTERVIEW SERIES WITH FANTASTIC WOMEN ON THE WEB.
Theodora Blanchfield, Blogger, Losing Weight in the City
Your dream job when you were a little kid: I wanted to be a writer/illustrator when I grew up. I learned pretty quickly that I couldn’t draw to save my life, but I’d like to think I’m doing pretty well on the writing front.
Spirit animal: My dog—he has the life. Sleeps, eats and snuggles all day and is perfectly content with his little life.
How did you get started: I started my blog in 2009 when I was bored with my legal reporting job and looking to lose 50 pounds. I figured I could kill two birds with one stone and hopefully get myself a nice digital job and lose 50 pounds. A little more than a year later, I found myself doing social media for Woman’s Day and ELLE.
Favorite high-productivity jams: It’s not 2001 any more, but I’m still obsessed with The Strokes. (And I, um, maybe like to rock out to Katy Perry sometimes?)
First internet memory: I remember my dad signing me up for a CompuServe Wow account way back when.
Favorite font: Century Gothic—clean but not cliche.
What you like to tweet about: Looking through old tweets, I see I tweet about the internet…on the internet. How meta. I also tweet a lot about running—I’m currently training for the NYC Marathon.
Guilty pleasure online indulgence: Tumblr. Can’t. Quit. Tumblr.
Three women we should know about that maybe we don’t: Emily from Sweat Once a Day—girl does crazy shit like ride 50 miles before work as part of her Ironman training (and so she can make it to happy hour that night); Katy Widrick, one of the few social media smarties I know outside of NYC (and who started a fun Twitter fitness chat, #fitblog); and Julie Naughton, senior beauty editor at WWD and my Junior League colleague. Woman is smart, knows everybody (hangs out with celebs on the reg for work) and seems to do, oh, pretty much everything. (Except maybe sleep.)
@tblanchfield / Losing Weight in the City