LYNNE KNOWLTON INTERVIEW: Blogging is like going on a blind date & the guy shows up wearing a toupee.

Mar 2

Creating content for a blog is not always a piece of cake (hmmmmm, cake …)

Blogging can be seriously sassy. And entirely unusual.  Even a buzz kill.  It’s sometimes laced with sass a frass and so often, it rocks my face off.  You?

P.S.  You’re RAD.

Like, seriously.

Lynne Knowlton Interview:

This blog contains laughter, tears, adult content & sexual language. Basically, all the good stuff.


Just for kicks, I thought I’d wake up and torture myself this morning with an interview.   Yup.  That’s right.  I thought I’d interview myself.

Who’s a weird-o now?  Don’t answer that. It wasn’t a real question.

Lynne Knowlton Interview: This blog contains laughter, tears, adult content & sexual language. Basically, all the good stuff.

1.   Okay Lynne (haha)… before you begin to write a blog post, do you have any pre-blogging rituals or practices?

I surf unimportant things on the net. Next, I waste an hour or two on buzzfeed quizzes trying to discover what kind of pizza I am. Priorities, people. Then and only then, do I get to overthinking about what I’m going to write.

2.   What about the end of your day? What happens?  

I’m a mush ball of exhaustion.  What can I say? I’m f’n ancient.  I catch up on movies or an entire TV series.  THIS IS US is amazing <– Also, I’m in love with Jack.  The Bridge.  LOVED it (even though I thought I would hate it, because it has subtitles.)   Netflix is my homey.  My faves are The Last Kingdom, Frankie and Grace, The Fall, Doctor Foster and I’m catching up on all Greys Anatomy seasons since the beginning of time.

3.   Do you prefer any particular music (or silence) while you write?

I love silence. If anyone is breathing nearby, I ask them to stop. Because it’s distracting.

4.   How do you organize your thoughts?

In my iPhone NOTES folder.   Sounds like a great plan, right?  Wrong.  I have about 3843-924738940737 notes annnnnd all of them are in iCloud.  The cloud?  The cloud?!!!?????   No one understands the cloud.  I know it’s way up there somewhere, but I can’t quite get my arms around it.

I re-read my notes. Again.  And again.  I come to the conclusion that either a lunatic has been getting into my notes or I need to lay off the Wild Turkey.

It’s at this point that someone gets an overactive bladder. Not mentioning any names.

5.   Where do you write?

In bed(!?)  Does that seem like a professional answer? Because it’s the real one.

Lynne Knowlton Interview: This blog contains laughter, tears, adult content & sexual language. Basically, all the good stuff.

When I write, I never know what is going to come out of my mouth.  No one is more surprised by this useless fact than me. Sometimes nothing comes out and I end up doing laundry instead. The struggle is real. I’d consider burning the house down if it meant that I didn’t have to fold the laundry.


6.   What’s the worst and best part about blogging?

Organizing the photos. I have about 59 gazillion photos in my photos library.   Scrolling through my photos, my mind drifts to….WTF is this photo?!  It is uhhhhgaleeee.  Who cares. It’s in focus.   Want to know how I edit them all?   I’ll teach you how to pop those photos out like a chip in a tube of Pringles.


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7.   What camera equipment do you use?

More often than not, I use my iPhone.  You know what they say… the best camera is the one that you have on you.  Hmmmmphf. True dat.




How’s the interview going?  Are you so bored right now?

Should I be a little less truthful?  Is this like putting lipstick on a pig?  Don’  This is an official interview.  Questions and answers happen at the end. hahahahahaa.

8.   Which blog posts are your faves?

9.   What’s one consistent thing you wear every day?

Bali jewelry.  I love the story behind the jewelry.  Bali has a beautiful story to tell and I love the feel of wearing it.  You can shop the jewelry here on the blog.

Wait. There’s more.

I wear Roots clothing (I’m Canadian eh, and it feels amazingly Canadian) annnnnnd Ugg boots <– INSIDE the house…. for 365 days a year.  Who knew?  Is this confirming my weirdo status? Ugghhhh. Excuse the pun.

Aren’t you totally excited that I’m not a fashion blogger? Oh hells yeah.


10.   How do you have so much energy?

Slow down go go gadget.  Do you really want to know all my secrets?  Vitamins. The older I get the bigger the handful of vitamins gets.  I’m like a badass senior citizen.  My fave vitamin? Vitamin W.


I love wine. Not in a wine way. In an antioxidant way.

11.   What’s your workspace like?

The space we use to create says something about us.  It’s where the magic happens.   I like my space to say ahhhhhh not oh-my-gawd-you-are-a-hot-mess… even if I am a hot mess. Should I  hide a flask of vodka in my top drawer?!  No kidding. Kidding.

Truth is, I HATE CLUTTER <— I hollered that.   I believe that organization is good.  It takes up less space on my desk annnnnnnd in my head (because it gets a little loopy up there sometimes.)

12.   Do you like sports?

Uhm. No.  Lunching is my favourite sport.  I have three hobbies.  Breakfast lunch and dinner.

13.   Why a blog?

Blogging has a way of making someone look wayyyy cooler than they really are. Except me.  I’m totally cool.  Don’t get all research-y and fact check that on the interwebs.  I think the internet is broken today.

Where were we?  Blogging. Blogging is not all coffee and flowers.  Yeah, I’m looking at you too, Instagram.  It can all be scary.  Verwy. Verwy. Scary. Hello overwhelm.

Today, I was as useful as the letter G in lasagna.

My absolute fave part about blogging is YOU.   I love sending love notes to my blog subscribers on Fridays.  It’s floats my boat and butters my bread. I just love having some fun with my email ‘newsletters.’ <– I hate that word.  I feel honoured to be in your email inbox, so I make it pretty spectacular.

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Want to start a blog?

Hint: You may want to have a glass of liquid fermented grapes while considering such a career move.  You can not, and I repeat NOT be a giant pansy if you want to have a blog.  This kind of work is like being a navy seal on the internet.  I have no idea what I just said.  Just write.  Write.  Write again.  Write some more.   A lot of wine will be rescued from bottles during this phase.

Are you subscribed to the blog? You’ll receive love letters from me on Fridays. It basically means we’ll be BFFs.  And hello.  Do you know what rhymes with Friday ? WINE.

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More importantly…..what’s your fave show on Netflix?!  What’s new? Do your ears hang low, do they wobble to and fro?  Name your fave bloggers!  Because hey, I need some new obsessions to follow.  What’s your desk like?  Too many questions?

*sips vodka from desk drawer……xo

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  1. Mary

    March 3rd, 2017 at 6:18 am

    #5. Right there with you on Folding Laundry. A major suck.
    #10. Wine as an antioxidant? Um, I thought you appreciated more it as an intoxicant. But I’ll buy the antioxidant line, if it makes you feel better.
    #13. RE: “Today, I was as useful as the letter G in lasagna.” But don’t you know? That G stands for GOOD!

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2017 at 6:48 am

    ‘Atta gal Mary! G FOR GOOD….. I’m going to feel so much better now about eating my lasagna while not folding laundry and sipping my vitamin W. teehee.

    Have a beauty day!
    Big love!
    Lynne xx

  3. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2017 at 6:47 am

    ‘Atta gal Mary! G FOR GOOD….. I’m going to feel so much better about eating lasagna while not folding laundry and sipping my vitamin W. teehee.

    Have a beauty day!
    Big love!
    Lynne xx

  4. Sonia

    March 3rd, 2017 at 6:58 am

    Just looking at the pictures you post brings me a wonderful sense of peace and serenity <3

  5. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Hi Sonia!
    That’s so very sweet of you to say! THANK YOU !!!! I really appreciate the blog lurve!

    Big love right back atcha!

    Lynne xx

  6. Midge

    March 3rd, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Your blog always makes me smile and puts me in a good mood for the weekend. Keep up the good work

  7. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Better days are coming… Saturday and Sunday. teehee.

    Happy weekend!
    Lynne xx

  8. Craig

    March 3rd, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Hey, It’s Craig… Thanks…

  9. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2017 at 7:51 am

    Hi Craig!!!

    How’s the music going? It’s always great to hear from you! I just love love love love that you have been reading my blog for so long.

    Lynne xx

  10. movita beaucoup

    March 3rd, 2017 at 7:57 am

    My blog definitely makes me look cooler than I am. Right? RIGHT, LYNNE?

  11. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Ohhhhhhh you are way cool Movi (but I swear, I won’t tell anyone and give your secret away).

    PSt. I love getting my Rachael and 2.0 fix.

    See you this summer in the treehouse?!! Say YES.

    Me xx

  12. Lynn Juhl

    March 3rd, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Hi Lynne, I’m Lynn without an e and my favourite blog is yours……I love your spirit..Happy Friday to my fellow Canadian friend.

  13. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Hellooooooooo my fellow Canuck without an E. So lovely to hear from you!

    Happy weekend !!!

    PS. do you have snow today? It is coming down like cray cray in my neck of the woods. Please, winter… stop. 🙂

    Lynne xx

  14. Jessica allossery

    March 3rd, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Can you please try putting lipstick on a pig while I take all the pics and videos!!!!! I can guarantee you it would go viral…

  15. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Now there’s an idea Jessica!

    Where’s Charlotte, her web and Wilber when we need them? PS. Is it bad that now I want a pig named Wilber?


  16. Dana

    March 3rd, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    On a local garden group on Facebook, someone’s heading out to pick up some piglets, and offering to pick up extras for anyone who wants one…

  17. Craig

    March 3rd, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Lynne, music business is FAB… but reading your posts is the
    icing on my cake… I can’t quit you… I know, too korny…
    my fav is Fun… however, the #%&@/ word is a close second… ?

  18. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2017 at 8:38 am

    That’s so awesome ! So happy for you !! PS. So happy you aren’t going to quit me. I guess this means that I won’t have to drink my vodka from the hip flask in my desk drawer 🙂

  19. Donna

    March 3rd, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Hi Lynne, I love your blog I love your sarcasm, so honest and matter of fact. You totally rock!!! Enjoy your Friday, Saturday and Sunday and I guess we are also expecting to get about 4cm’s of snow tonight in Alberta. I am soooo over winter, ugggh..

  20. Lynne Knowlton

    March 3rd, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Why does snow love us as Canucks Donna?! Whyyyyyy? LOL.

    I have a love // hate relationship with SNOW. I love looking out the window at it, but hate getting the snow-in-the-face-while-brushing-the-car-off. hahaha.

    Happy weekend!!
    Lynne xx

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