This week I have interviewed the lovely Abbey Louisa Rose. Please read below to find out more…
Abbey Louisa Rose – Abbeylouisarose.co.uk
- Could you tell my readers a little bit about yourself?
Hey guys, nice to meet you all! My name is Abbey, I am 21 and I’m an archaeologist and blogger from Oxford, England. I blog over at Abbeylouisarose, a blog I started about 6 months ago. Thanks so much to Liv for letting me participate in this interview. Lets get started!
2. What inspired you to start blogging?
I actually (completely by random) came across another bloggers Twitter page and clicked on to her blog. It seemed like such a fun and creative experience that I thought “I have got to try it” since then I have never looked back! I adore blogging and its my all time favourite hobby.
3. How has blogging improved/made a positive impact on your life?
I’ve met some amazing people, improved my confidence, and learnt that I am never alone. Sometimes with mental health conditions it feels like nobody understands but in the blogging community, I am surrounded by incredible, inspiring people who are so inclusive and often have gone through exactly what you are experiencing. Knowing this is so comforting.
4. What is your biggest blog achievement?
I have worked with some amazing brands such as Sleek Makeup, All Bar One and the Beauty Booth and it was unbelievable to be contacted by companies like this. I definitely feel a sense of achievement when ever I hit ‘publish’ and also when I receive a comment on my blog. Knowing that people enjoy and engage with my content is such a rewarding feeling!
5. Where do you want to be in 5 years with your blog?
Who knows? I don’t really have any long-term blogging goals. I really just want to continue enjoying blogging for as long as possible and to keep up with all the wonderful friends I have made within the community.
6. What do you find frustrating about blogging?
Sometimes people in the community can be fickle. For example, a blogger who I had supported loads (helped proof read her posts, hosting chats for her, promoting her online services) once un-followed me without a word, and wrote a thinly veiled bitchy tweets about how I ran my blog. This really upset me at first but now I have moved onwards and upwards! Fickle people are everywhere and sometimes you just cant take it personally!
7. Does your blog have a niche?
My blog is hard to fit in to a niche, I blog about everything from baking to DIY’s t travel to lifestyle and advice. My blog niche is just ME. If I find it interesting, you can bed you’ll find it on my blog!
8. Do you blog full-time or part-time?
Part-time. I blog alongside attending university (I’m currently studying for a M.St in classical Archaeology at Oxford Uni) and my job as a tutor.
9. Where do you find inspiration/ideas for your blog posts?
Inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere! It might be something that’s happened in my life, a book I’ve read or a TV show I’ve watched, to something big that happens in the blogging community! With a bit of imagination, you can blog about pretty much anything, so my advice for people lacking in inspiration is just to give anything a go! You never know until you try!
10. How do you drive traffic to your blog?
Twitter, Twitter, Twitter! I’m lucky enough to have a fabulous, engaged following on Twitter, so I schedule tweets using Hootsuite to ensure that this following translates into blog views. I keep up with everyone else’s blogs using Twitter too.
11. How many times a week do you blog?
Twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays. If I’m really excited about a post or there’s something that I really want to share, I’ll post more often, but mostly it’s just twice a week.
12. Do you have any bloggers that love and read religiously? If so name them and their blogs.
Thank you so much to Abbey for letting me interview you!
Love from Liv xo