I haven’t done a tag or meme in a while, so when Donna from Little Lilypad tagged me in the Blog Your Heart Out meme, I knew that I would join in. I love reading memes and finding out more of the people behind a blog or YouTube channel, so I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do.
Who or what encouraged you to start blogging?
I have always been writing and have had blogs in the past (one about life in general when I was at uni and another one about my first year in the UK) but when I fell pregnant with Amy, I started to read parenting blogs for the first time. Carol’s New Mummy’s Tips was one of the first blogs I read and I really enjoyed reading about her journey as a new mum and all the advice she had to share. We soon got to chat on Twitter and I noticed that there’s a whole community of fun, supportive and clever women out there and I thought it would be fun to join them and at the same time record my pregnancy and our everyday life as a new family not only for us, but also friends and family abroad. Carol gave me some great advice and was always there when I had the questions and soon Mummy Alarm was born. I have been blogging for a little over three years now and never looked back!
How did you choose what to blog about?
At the time when I started my blog, pregnancy and motherhood were the big topics in my life, so I start Mummy Alarm with that in mind, but over the years the blog has evolved into a lifestyle/parenting blog, I would say. You can find a bit of everything, from personal posts, recipes, days out to travel posts. Gemma from Hello, It’s Gemma quite poignantly summed it up as magazine style during one of our meet-ups and I think I quite like this direction. I want this blog to reflect me as a person and I am interested in a lot of different things, so why not write about the mix of them?
What is something that people don’t know about you?
I have hairy toes, I fart (butterflies and pixie dust, obviously) and pretend it wasn’t me and I could go on like this for hours. There’s a lot of stuff that I don’t share, simply because I’m quite a private person – yes, you can be despite being a blogger. I’m quite selective in what I share and what I don’t share on the blog, but I would like to start writing more personal posts at some point.
Which three words describe your blogging style?
From the heart!
What do you love to do when you’re not blogging?
I love reading – blogs, books, magazines or the back of the shampoo bottle. I enjoy days out with my little family, eating chocolate ice-cream, watching YouTube videos, soaking in the bath until my feet get wrinkly and laughing until I can’t breath anymore. I love living life to the fullest – because I only have this one!
I hope this was fun to read and you’ve learned a little more about me. Now it’s my turn to tag a couple of people and believe me, there are a lot of people who I’d love to answer these questions. But I’ll restrict it to the following:
Andrea from All You Need Is Love And Cake
Jenny from Mummy Mishaps
Steph from I’m Counting UFOs
Fritha from Tigerlily Quinn
Kerry from Lived With Love
Helen from The Crazy Kitchen