We had the good fortune of connecting with Miranda Enzor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Miranda, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My blog, Spooky Little Halloween, started in 2015 because I couldn’t find the Halloween blog I was looking for. I wanted a space full of party ideas, tips and tricks. Since my professional background is in journalism and marketing, I decided to create the blog I wanted to read.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When I tell people I run a year-round Halloween blog, I get one of two responses: either people are excited to share that they, too, love Halloween…or I get bewildered looks with a long, drawn-out, “REALLY?”
And I like the second response better because then I get the chance to share that yes, I really write about Halloween all year long and, better yet, there are more people just like me! I didn’t set out for my blog to be anything more than a personal space to document my parties, but I’m glad I took the creative leap and started doing more with it. Back in 2015, there weren’t a ton of content creators in this space. It’s been fun to do a little trailblazing while discovering others interested in the same work.
Nothing about running a blog is easy. It’s just as much hard work as my day job, but I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t enjoy every minute of it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Being a Halloween blogger, of course, I’d have to share all the spooky spots around Houston. We are home to the National Museum of Funeral History, which is always so interesting to visit. Glenwood and Olivewood Cemeteries are two historic spots right in my own neighborhood that I love to stop by. Glenwood is home to many notable names that built Houston, and Olivewood is the city’s first incorporated African American cemetery which has undergone a tremendous transformation in the last decade.
Supposedly there is a library in downtown Houston haunted by a caretaker who passed in the early 1900s. A shopping area called Old Town Spring is supposed to be the most haunted area in the city and has regular ghost tours.
Also worth visits but requiring a little drive are City Cemetery in Galveston, which is especially beautiful in the spring, and the Texas Gas Station over in Bastrop, which was featured in the original “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Sarah Morgan has been my blogging mentor for more than a decade. Years ago, I won a spot in a new online course she created to help women take their blog to the next level. Not only did she give me the digital marketing skills I needed to take my blog at the time to the next level; her expertise and teachings also encouraged me to keep going and think bigger when SpookyLittleHalloween.com started to gain traction.