When the fabulous Sonya who blogs at The Ramblings of a Former Rock n Roll Mum tagged me to answer 5 questions about blogging, it made me think back to when I started blogging, which was for a whole different reason to why I blog now. So here are my answers to the questions ......
Who or what encouraged you to start blogging?
It was actually an SEO guru who told me that I should start blogging. It was when we first started the Lilypad boutique and he said that I needed to blog to get regular content on the Lilypad for the purposes of our friends at Google. But it reignited a love of writing that had long been forgotten. I remember writing books in junior school, convinced I would be a writer when I was older. I wrote pages and pages of letters to pen friends over the years but then somehow life got in the way and I stopped writing. The Lilypad blog got me writing again.
How did you choose what to blog about?
Initially it was all about the right keywords for the blog but these days it is all about my girls, from my pregnancy, birth, through to their daily antics. Unfortunately the right keywords and SEO kind of went out of the window and I now find myself rambling frequently about baby swimming or shoes, rather than "handmade baby gifts".
What is something most people don't know about you?
I am actually really shy. I know when I am strutting around in my sky high heels, I might look confident but I make myself be brave. Almost on a daily basis. Oh and I am sooooo funny (when I have had the opportunity to think about the punchline and deliver it 10 minutes after the moment has passed).
What three words describe your style?
Sleek, classic, stylish ..... oh you mean my blogging style?
Rambling, honest, frugal.
What do you love to do when you are not blogging?
Its a well known (and blogged) fact that I like love to shop. Not just for me, for the girls, for my man, for my friends, the house. It doesn't actually matter what it is, big, small, cheap, expensive .... I think I am addicted to the thrill of shopping. More importantly though, I am addicted to the thrill of laughter, we have some amazing friends and I love spending time with them, as a family, so laughing and creating memories is what I love to do most when I am not blogging! (passes sick bucket).
That is all the questions answered, so now it is my turn to nominate more bloggers to answer the same, so I tag:
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