Sinziana Uses Patch to Write Beautiful Stories About Creative Entrepreneurs

Oana Filip

We’re proud to say that our cus­tomers keep our wheels spin­ning in the long run. They suc­ceed to make the most out of our Word­Press themes by using them in style. Their sto­ries are ours too, and we’re grate­ful for that.

The fol­low­ing inter­view high­lights the pow­er of great con­tent. Sinziana is doing a great job with Patch, a blog­ging Word­Press theme avail­able in Pix­el­grade Club. I’m thrilled to see how she shapes the dig­i­tal world through mean­ing­ful sto­ry­telling.

Q: What’s the story behind the scenes aka your digital crib?

Sinziana: FAAIN has a long sto­ry, even though I launched the blog just begin­ning this year. I was think­ing for a few years now about cre­at­ing a web­site, a kind of online diary or cat­a­log of beau­ti­ful and one of a kind things I dis­cov­ered online, where I could share with the vis­i­tors the expe­ri­ences and sto­ries asso­ci­at­ed with them and their cre­ators.

I didn’t have a very clear idea back then (not that I have it now to be hon­est) of how FAAIN should be or devel­op fur­ther, but I am just enjoy­ing the jour­ney for the moment.

Q: What do you like most about blogging and storytelling?

Sinziana: I think what I enjoy the most is the feel­ing I have after fin­ish­ing a new post and read­ing and re-read­ing it with the excite­ment and antic­i­pa­tion of know­ing that some­one else is going to read it too, maybe togeth­er with a cof­fee or a glass of wine in the evening and enjoy­ing the dis­cov­er­ies on the blog, the same way I did.

I wish my read­ers have the joy and hope­ful feel­ings I get when I write about “beau­ti­ful busi­ness­es” as I like to call them, about real peo­ple who fol­low their pas­sion and cre­ate unique items you can­not real­ly find every­where else and who try to tell their sto­ry also, but through their art, design and crafts­man­ship.

Mood­board cre­at­ed by Sinziana with prod­ucts made by cre­ative artists

Q: How do you succeed to stand out from the messy www world?

Sinziana: Well, now is yet to be seen whether I will stand out from the crowd or not with my writ­ing, I just left the sta­tion, so to say, but I think Patch will def­i­nite­ly help me stand out.

Patch is like a chic out­fit with black gloves and a sexy hat you would wear in a train while every­body else is wear­ing jeans.

In my arti­cles I try to be gen­uine and cap­ture the feel­ing I get when talk­ing to the design­ers and artists I am inter­view­ing, because most of the time I do not have the chance to meet them in per­son, how­ev­er that feel­ing is pret­ty easy to be writ­ten down in a post, because there is a type of chem­istry we have and it comes pret­ty nat­u­ral­ly. I think the blog will stand out because of them, not nec­es­sar­i­ly because of me, I am just try­ing to be the mes­sen­ger here.

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Q: How would you present your blog to someone (in a real conversation)?

Sinziana: That’s not so easy some­times: as they say, if you don’t know how to explain your idea or to pitch it, then you don’t know what you’re doing. Well, it’s true, I don’t know what I am doing and where is this going to lead, I have some ideas I am try­ing to fig­ure out and I am open to the oppor­tu­ni­ties this blog­ging adven­ture will bring.

To keep it short, FAAIN is about per­son­al and unique and per­son­al expe­ri­ences, a place for aes­thet­ics and design, for sto­ries and pas­sion.

Q: Name a bottleneck that would have prevented you from buying Patch?

Sinziana: I don’t real­ly enjoy the more or less tech­ni­cal aspects asso­ci­at­ed with hav­ing a blog, like set­ting up the theme, tak­ing care of host­ing, secu­ri­ty cer­tifi­cates, site speed and back­up, installing wid­gets, plu­g­ins, cus­tomiz­ing and stuff so this could have been an issue for me.

With Patch things seemed some­how sim­ple to do and know­ing that there are addi­tion­al ser­vices which one might choose when buy­ing the theme gave me some con­fi­dence that I’ll have some­one to help me out if need­ed.

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Q: What specific feature did you like most at Patch?

Sinziana: The thing I like most about Patch is the “sur­prise fac­tor” due to the algo­rithm that shapes the lay­out of the con­tent. After writ­ing a post I am test­ing some of the for­mat­ting fea­tures and I don’t know how the text and the images will look like so I am very curi­ous when pre­view­ing the changes to see the results. I love the fact that I can play with Patch while writ­ing.

Q: What makes this theme a hit?

Sinziana: I think that the sim­ple and clean visu­al approach along with the flex­i­ble lay­outs that adapt to your con­tent are the top fea­tures of this theme. The post for­mats, the awe­some dis­play on mobile and the dig­i­tal mag­a­zine feel­ing giv­en by Patch are def­i­nite­ly con­tribut­ing to an unique read­ing and writ­ing expe­ri­ence.

Q: Why would you recommend it to someone else?

Sinziana: Well, actu­al­ly I wouldn’t rec­om­mend it to any­one else, I want to keep Patch only for me ❤️. Now, get­ting seri­ous, I would rec­om­mend it to those who like writ­ing and play­ing, who usu­al­ly pre­fer sim­plic­i­ty and clean design over crowd­ed themes, who want to stand out effort­less­ly (as they say, beau­ti­ful things do not ask for atten­tion) and who have cre­ative nature.

Q: How would you describe your experience with our crew?

Sinziana: I am the type of girl who doesn’t ask for help, even when need­ing it, how­ev­er with your team that wasn’t such a hard thing to do, the com­mu­ni­ca­tion was smooth and friend­ly so I reached out to your Sup­port team when­ev­er I need­ed help with the theme. I like the fact that you are build­ing a com­mu­ni­ty around Pix­el­grade and I am hap­py that this hap­pens in my own town and that I am now a part of it.

Oana Filip
Oana Filip

Digital storyteller @Pixelgrade and community builder for creative industries. A true believer in the power of making the world a better place.