I can’t believe it’s Sunday again! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend so far. I spent yesterday in Cardiff with Fabio and my parents to celebrate Mother’s day, which was so nice to just chill for once. Feeling a bit tired today as I didn’t manage to lie-in like I wanted to! Anyone else ever find that they just simply can’t lie-in??Anyways, today on ‘let’s have a chat’ we’ve got another one of my lovely blogger friends, lifestyle and beauty blogger, Kirsten Jones who lives in Maidstone, Kent. Although I’ve not met Kirsten (who blogs at kiirstenjones.com) I can just imagine she’s someone who you can talk to about anything because of her friendly nature. She’s so supportive of others on Twitter, which we always need more of in the blogging community!
So as always, grab a chair (or sofa!!), preferably of the comfy kind and also your beverage of choice, ready to get to know Kirsten a little bit more
First things first, how would you describe your blog?
So, how long have you been blogging for?
Quite a while then! Full time or spare time blogger?
What was the reason for starting a blog?
Sounds pretty understandable! Do you have a blogging schedule or do you write what you fancy at the time?
I’m the same. I have a schedule but it’s not rigid. Do you blog in an office or on the sofa?
Describe your ideal place to blog.
What’s your blogging daily routine? How do you manage your time?
And I thought I was the only one who was motivation on a Monday! We’ve been chatting for a while now…coffee, a brew or a herbal tea?
Ahhh, another non-coffee drinker! Haha. Where do you see your blog in the next year?
Exactly. I’ve been thinking a lot about how my blog would change through time and I totally agree. If you could develop your blog in anyway, what would you do?
Same! It’s mind-boggling! What do you use as inspiration to write a blog post?
Pinterest is just amazing for ideas! Do you find it easy coming up with ideas then?
Any advice for those who find it difficult?
Lovely advice! So, how do you interact with other bloggers?
Support groups are the best and a great idea! Have you ever collaborated with another blogger?
So do you have a blogging idol??
Totally agree with you on those two! Do you think it’s better to blog about many things, or to have a niche?
Exactly! The writing has to be engaging. What do you think is the biggest cost in blogging?
Being self-hosted is 100% worth it. Have you attended any blogging events?
Do you feel it’s difficult to be in the know about events?
Do you feel that there should be more acknowledgement and promotion of bloggers in the press?
Agreed! People need to open their minds a bit more! Also, blogs are used a lot these days to raise awareness on contemporary issues such as mental health. If you could use your blog as a platform to talk about something taboo, what would talk about and why?
That’s so lovely of you Kirsten. And finally, any tips for a novice blogger starting out?
Thank you so much Kirsten! I definitely feel like I know you a tiny bit better now. And thanks for the great advice that I’m sure other bloggers will appreciate.
I also asked Kirsten to recommend the top 3 best things to do in Wiltshire (where her parents live). I haven’t properly been to Wiltshire, apart from Bath, so i’m intrigued!
Kirsten’s top 3 things to do in Wiltshire
1. Bath is a beautiful, historic town with cobbled streets and so many different shops. The scenery is beautiful. You can take a bus ride around the city to see it all and there is also the Roman Baths which you can visit. Lots of places to eat and drink and at Christmas they have loads of markets.
2. Lacock is a tiny little town in the middle of Wiltshire. The Abbey in the town was used for Harry Potter 1 and 2 (Snape’s potion class, the hallways and the courtyard),so if you’re a big HP fan, you’ll love that. They also used a house here as Harry’s house when he was younger. The town is so small and pretty and has a few cute, independent shops here and there.
I’d highly recommend you go check out Kirsten’s lovely blog kiirstenjones.com / you can also follow her on Twitter @kiirstenjones