A good friend of mine and fellow blogger recently realised, after over a year in the blogging game, that she is in fact a blogger. Alison runs Dragon’s and Fairy Dust, a fab blog full of reviews and other stuff. Anyway, following her realisation she started a meme and tagged me – so now I need to answer her questions…
What is your blog about?
I always describe Splodz Blogz as my “everything blog”. It is about any subject I am interested in at the time of writing – including photography, travel, outdoors, gadgets, food, fashion and of course bunnies. I write reviews of products I’ve been able to test out but it’s not just a review blog, it’s also about my journey through life – life is all about the journey after all.
When and how did you start blogging?
Splodz Blogz started on 7th January 2010 after I wanted a way to share what was my latest personal challenge – a year in photos. It wasn’t my first blog, though, I have used blogs before to follow challenges such as my ride on a Harley Davidson from John O Groats to Land’s End to raise money for charity. Since I started posting a single photo each day Splodz Blogz has come a long way.
What was your first post?
Does blogging affect your life and if so how?
Yes. Blogging is absolutely a part of my life now. It has slowly but surely taken over the majority of my ‘spare time’. I am a hobby-blogger so this is what I do to relax, for enjoyment. The reviews take the most time – my other half knows that anything that gets delivered can’t be opened or used until I’ve had chance to take photographs. I like to give things a proper try before writing about them, and so sometimes there can be a pile of stuff in the spare room waiting to be looked at. It’s all good though – I write because I like it, and if for some reason I don’t feel like writing one weekend then I don’t. Blogging very rarely provides me with deadlines, or stresses, it’s just what I do because I want to. So yes, taken over a bit, but in a good way.
What do you love most about blogging?
I love the fact that blogging has opened doors for me. People read and comment on what I write. Companies have enough faith in my writing to send me things to try out. I hope the doors continue to be opened via this outlet.
So there you are… I hope you’ve found something out!
In order to continue this meme for Alison I need to tag some other blogs that I like to read:
- Operation Threadbare – http://shellmoby.wordpress.com/
- Cathyjam’s Blog – http://cathyjam.wordpress.com/
- Cotswold Claire – http://cotswoldclaire.wordpress.com/
I look forward to reading about how you started blogging soon!