Daphnia Neofytou is the smiley girl next door, graduate of Theatre Studies School and also the creative brain behind her popular blog Life Report. Get to know the blogger - and recently one of Marie Claire's Blog Awards Winner for 2016 - in our exclusive interview here. Daphnia shares her top blogging tips and gives us a sneak peek at what to expect over the next few years!

 

The blogging bug bit when...

I’m fortunate because I do for a living things I've always enjoyed before blogging, too. I had always had this craziness and enthusiasm to share online my daily routine with all my friends and in the middle of the 3rd year in University I said “That’s it!” and done! www.life-report.gr was born… I just felt the inner need to share my daily moments and here I am 4 years later!


The story behind Life Report name...

Actually it is exactly what it says it is - no surprises: my life’s journal; a daily report about Daphnia’s life. I post photos from places where I like to eat, clothes I like to wear and styles I prefer to create, make up products I choose to use on my beauty routine and several experienced stuff like these. I want my feed to be related with simple, affordable but beautiful and quality things that a girl next door could also do - because I am one of them.
 


Best advice for your readers...

BE CONFIDENT. Everyone can do anything! If I can do something, you can do it, too. The most important thing is to be yourself, be real, stay positive, believe in your abilities and let yourself shine! One of the most exciting things is that when I come across with people who read my blog I realize a lot of small but common things or details between us. The influence of my articles can be seen in them and I’m really proud of it! 


What inspires me the most...

Traveling; especially when I feel overstretched. I really like to meet new cultures, places and different people! Also, I am often inspired by various Instagram feeds with travel photos, food posts, even beauty posts. I find them amazing. However, music can inspire me as well. I’ m a huge fan of Lana Del Rey and her romantic, carefree attitude. Apart from her, I enjoy every song that has a funky rhythm and makes me wanna dance! But what inspires me the most is the vibes from everyday life; what’s on current affairs or what I need to get involved in each time. Yes! I’ m inspired by life.
 


Favorite person I've met and why...

Through blogging I have met a lot of people who I didn’t thought I could ever meet. Some of them were Greek celebrities, some others weren’t. If I have to mention one, though, I choose Kristina Bazan because even if she is young and famous with an important career until now, she amazed me by how immediate, happy, easy-going and friendly she was. I love people like her. They feel proud and they don’t let their reputation overshadow the person behind the name. 


Most challenging moment on blogging...

I have plenty of them honestly! I believe that the fact of experiencing every day different situations and not having a specific/a typical work schedule is challenging and exciting by itself! Isn’t it? However, the most “wow” moment was the one with Marie Claire’s Blog Awards 2016. I had the honour of receiving the “Editor’s Choice” award from an established and famous magazine. That’s big! By rewarding my hard work, it makes me feel that I am doing something right and it gives me a signal to carry on. On the stage, though, I felt awkward but proud because all of my followers wanted it so badly! Really! They enjoyed my winning as much as I did and I want to thank them all one by one by dedicating it to them. If they weren’t there to support every step I take, I wouldn’t have made it this far. 


My exclusive Design Series with MY Sweet Invitation...

Sofia first had contacted me for a possible partnership a few months ago and as time passed by I came up with this idea. I am really happy about this exclusive Design Series because MSI’s team trusted me from the beginning even if I’d never done something similar before. We had a great time designing these cases and I can’t wait to design a new collection with them! They should be really proud about what they have already created as quality & hard work always finds its way to stand out.


MY Sweet Invitation in 3 words...

Minimal, aesthetic, international.
 


Best way to start your day...

By checking my Instagram feed – so simple! I check current news, posts and everything via Instagram. It makes me feel like www.mysweetinvitation.com does – daydreaming! And you know what? I feel that this “Instagram reality” offers me a beautiful utopia of a well tasted aesthetic. I wish everything in real life would be as beautiful as they seem to be in Instagram.


A typical busy day of a blogger seems to be...

Like today! I get up and then I have to: receive several deliveries from my courier, check all my e-mails, make posts, talk on the phone with a couple of people, arrange my meetings, take some photos, dress up, go downtown or somewhere else in Athens, appear on an event, meet my best friend who usually accompanies me on events and take photos of me, post photos on Instagram and also Snapchatting (!)


In my free time...

No matter how busy my day is, I always do my best to save and spend time by doing things Daphnia enjoys such as shopping, having brunch or dinner somewhere nice, going out with my friends, etc. I really hate misery in life and everything similar to it. And it’s not all about money. Everyone can have a great quality time without spending money at all. Find and do something that’s bigger than a piece of paper!


Tips for people interested in blogging...

Ask yourself “Why?” - it’s the most important thing to start! Discuss with yourself and answer this question: WHY? Once you have a reason why, you're half way there! Then you have to be real. BE YOU! Don’t pretend something you’re not. People can see the difference. Believe in yourself and do your best by being different. If you believe it, you can do it!


In five years from now...

Honestly, I feel complete with everything I have already done so far concerning blogging. So I would like to travel the world with my friends and collect moments with them, to have more and different life experiences and probably have my own family. It’s not necessary to have a baby but I think more for a life partner. I believe that companionship can inspire you and help you evolve through it.

 





3 things we didn't know about Daphnia...

#1: I am too stressful!
#2: I’m taking at least 10 snaps and 100 selfies just to be able to post the best one! It’s not that easy!
#3: I am goofier than you may think (or see) BUT in a perfectionist’s body. I don’t know how but surely I am!

 

Find Daphnia Neofytou on:

Blog: www.life-report.gr

Instagram: @daphnianeofytou & @lifereport

Snapchat: daphniaaa

Facebook Page: Life Report or @daphniaslife

Twitter: @DaphneN7777

Pinterest: Daphnia Neofytou 

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