I’ll get straight to it and answer your questions below. There were too many for one post so I’ve split them a few posts.
- Who are your favourite vloggers to watch on YouTube? I go through phases of watching YouTube and at the moment I don’t watch much. I actually catch up with most of my fave mummy bloggers via the Channel Mum channel. Charlotte Louise Taylor has been a fave of mine for a long time, and of course I watch Mrs Meldrum’s videos. For make ups tips I watch Liza Prideaux.
- What are you most looking forward to about having 2 children and what are you most worried about? The worried part is easy. PND. I struggled when Lamb was a baby. I wasn’t diagnosed, but I definitely had PND even if it was just mild. The thought of struggling with it when I’ve got 2 kids scares the hell out of me. I’m also worried about baby number 2 not eating like Lamb, but I’m sure he will be completely different. On the plus side, I’m really looking forward to having a newborn again, and using what I have learned with Lamb to raise a second child. I can’t wait to watch them grow together and form a brotherly bond.
- What is the most important thing you’ve learned since blogging? Hmmm… I would have to say that blogging take time. Lots of time, so you must be patient with it. When I was only blogging 2 or 3 times a week because I also had a part time job I would get really frustrated when I struggled to get many page views etc, but since blogging daily I have noticed a huge increase in my page views. It’s important to stay organised, especially if you have a job alongside blogging.
- Which has been your most popular blog post? My most popular blog post to date is my Joie Chrome review which I wrote over a year ago. It’s had over 1100 views and still is looked at weekly, if not daily. A close second, and one of my favourite posts is my gender reveal post for baby number 2. I wrote a poem announcing the gender so I love that it has been read over 1000 times.
- Why did you start up a blog? When Lamb was a baby and I started to get a little more confident with being a mum I would spend hours chatting to the other mums at baby groups we attended. I constantly had an opinion/recommendation or advice to give and often I would be told I should have a website. That’s when my friend and I decided to start up Lamb & Bear. It turns out blogging wasn’t for her so after around 8 months she handed the reigns completely to me and I’ve been solo ever since, and even launched my Lamb & bear clothing line!
- What’s your favourite thing about blogging? At the moment it’s when a complete stranger leaves you a comment, either on a blog post or on social media, and tells you a post you have written has helped them in some way. Whether that be advice, recommendation or a general rant that’s made them feel ‘normal’, it genuinely means so much to know what I’m writing is being appreciated.
- Do you blog as a hobby or as a job? At first is was a hobby, and to be honest still is. Since losing my job I am trying to turn it into a job and I am registered self-employed as I’ve earned a little bit from sponsored posts etc. I’d love to say I’m a professional blogger but I’m a little bit far from that!
- What’s your favourite food? Hardest question ever! Especially when pregnant! 😉 I love American style food. Burgers and fries that kind of thing. I also love Thai food, satay and teriyaki stir fries. And you can’t beat a traditional roast dinner!
- What do you do to stop getting blogging burn out? This year I invested in a Blogger Journal and I plan my posts for the week. I don’t always stick to it but at least I have an idea for every day. There are of course days where I can’t be bothered, even when I do know what I want to write, and on those days I tend to create a gift list/wish list of shopping post as I find these are super easy and requite minimum effort, but are also well received by my readers.
- Would you rather fight one horse sized duck, or a hundred duck sized horses? Ha this is hilarious! Definitely a hundred duck sized horses. I’d climb a tree or something to get away from them.
I hope you enjoyed my answers! Stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow.
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