Hello! My name is Tara, short from Cinta Ruhama Amelz. I live in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, since I was born. I have a very fun loving husband, Jones (nickname), who is also a musician and a sweet baby daughter named Summer Snow Jones.

I started blogging as a hobby back in 2009 when I was still working as a fashion reporter for CosmoGIRL! Indonesia and then decided to leave my job as the Deputy Editor-In-Chief of the magazine to be a full-time blogger in 2013.

Through this blog, I pour out my enthusiasm for my family, life, love, happiness and creativity. I also like to post about fashion and beauty every now and then.


What camera do you use for blogging?
My dad bought me a Canon EOS 500D with Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 lens when I was 24 and it's the best gift ever because it made me realized how much I love capturing things and sharing them to others through a blog. I guess he was the one who made me discovered my passion for blogging! Nowadays, I still use that camera and lens, but often use a Canon 50mm 1.4 or a 40mm 2.8. Sometimes I use my iPhone 5s too. Just in case you'd like to know, I edit my photos with Photoshop CS 5.1 and Afterlight iPhone app.

Your blog design is awesome! Can you tell me how to design a blog?
I can, but not here. I'm not an expert in graphic design nor web design and programming, I managed to learn by doing thanks to all the blog design and HTML code tutorials that are all over the world wide web. You can do that too, you know. But if you want to learn from me, I'm planning to make a workshop for those who are interested to know how I blog. Send me an email to cintaruhamaamelz@gmail.com if you're interested and I will update you about it.

Do you make a fortune from blogging? How?
I do, because my blog is a for-profit blog. My income is from banner advertising, affiliate links, brand collaborations and sponsored posts. But, I only agree to advertise products and services that I would actually use and recommend to others. The opinions written on this blog are honest and entirely my own.

Can we work on something together?
Let me know what you have in mind by sending an email to cintaruhamaamelz@gmail.com and we can discuss about the best thing that I can do for your business.

I have other questions.
Feel free to email your questions to cintaruhamaamelz@gmail.com and I will try to respond as soon as possible!