Today, I decided to do something a little different. I have been blogging officially for around 2 months now and haven’t said much about why I started. The lovely Steff, from Steff’s Journey, has asked me a few questions about blogging, and I am excited to answer them! This post is a blog interview swap post, so make sure you read Steff’s post to learn more about who she is and what her amazing blog is like! I think it is so important to know who is in this amazing blogging community! Thank you, Steff, for letting me join in.
What made you start blogging?
I started a blog at the start of lockdown for many reasons. I wanted to keep myself occupied while I had finished sixth form and had been furloughed. I also really liked the idea of sharing my ideas while supporting small businesses. It is something I am passionate about. My blog is a place for me to express my feelings.
If there was one thing you could change about blogging, what would it be, and why?
Some people in the blogging community can be really mean and I would change that because it damages others. There is no need for it. I would make the blogging community a lot more positive and engaging too. I think that everyone should be welcome in the community but leave the politics and hate outside. It is a friendly place where people share their content and things they are passionate about!
What are your blogging goals for the next 1, 3 and 5 years?
In the next year, I would like to be making money off of my blog. I don’t mean freelancing just yet, but it would be nice to be able to have an extra £50 a month! In 3 years, I aim to have a good following and be making a little more every month. By year 5, an ideal world would be working on my blog full time as an influencer and freelancer. Although, as much as I love blogging, I think my 5-year goal would be to have a loyal following who appreciate my content. It would be nice to work with some more businesses or even write an e-book!
Name three things you love about blogging
- The community – They are lovely. There is always someone helping you out, replying to your tweets or sharing some of their amazing content!
- Creating Pinterest pins – I don’t have a busy life currently so making new pins
- Helping small and local UK businesses out by promoting their products – I think it is so important to support local businesses rather than the massive global companies. These people just want to do what they love
What do you wish you’d known about blogging before you started?
I wish I had known how much time goes into making a single blog post. Not only do you need to take/ find pictures, write the post and come up with a title, but you have to then promote it across 5 different sites, all looking for different things. You are a one-man band, and it is hard work if you don’t keep organised and on top of things! That being said, I wish I knew how much the writing community a lot sooner because most of them are so lovely. It is a pleasure to be in.
Thank you to Steff for the questions. Make sure you go and read her blogger post swap! I hope you enjoyed reading this post! In the comments, leave a little description about you and your blog so we can meet new friends and grow the community!