Let’s all say hey to meg! *hey meg* 🙊 Meg is a lifestyle blogger & a food enthusiast (likewise Meg, love food) she is also a surfer & a soon to be author! How exciting!!
What made you decide to start blogging?
It’s actually quite a long story. Basically… I was about one sleep away from dying to put it simply. I have always been very health focused, I’ve been a surfer since I was 5/6 so being healthy has always been such an important part of my life. My lung collapsed but no one picked it up as I was “too healthy” for it to happen. The night it was picked up was the night I was rushed to hospital with a suspected blood clot on my lung, but it turned out to be a fully collapsed lung which had been down for such a long time that it had fused to my diaphragm and part of it basically died, which meant I had been living off one lung for about a month. I had to have emergency major surgery which was involved having half of my lung removed. I then had to go through very traumatic things after with blood drains etc etc so my anxiety got set off and went through the roof!
Anyway, fast forward a few months and I started to feel more myself but I wanted to share my story as apparently it was extremely rare (1 case in every 6/7 years!) and it was a great way of helping me cope with and process what I had been through – hence the name “Respirare” means “Breathe” in Italian (it sounded nicer than the British one!)
Do you have a blogging niche or do you just write about whatever you enjoy?
I never really had a particular thing in mind to blog about, and I never dreamt that it would have become what it is now 12 months later and I’ll always be grateful for the support the community gives me. I’d say it’s mostly lifestyle and travel – I enjoy sharing stories from my trips to other countries and new experiences, I also enjoy reading and I’m trying to do a few more book reviews.
I’d like to think that there is something on my blog for everyone to enjoy.
Who would you say are your blogging inspirations?
Wow! This is a really hard one. Within the blogging world (twitter) I’d say @MaudMpp and @HelloBexa – but with YouTube I LOVE Sarah’s Day as she seems to be my better looking double who lives in Australia – we have the same health “issues” and choices etc, so it’s great to watch what she does to keep herself as healthy as possible.
How long have you been blogging?
It’s coming up to one year in April! I cant believe how fast it’s gone.
What is your favourite social media platform for sharing your blog?
Definitely Twitter! I tend to keep Instagram slightly more private, and I feel like Twitter is a better place to reach more people and really interact with them and their content. I do have a Facebook page but always forget to keep it updated! I have a bloglovin’ profile, and I’m going to start a Pinterest!
Any tips for new bloggers?
- Take your time
- Always be true to yourself and never forget why you started
- Only share what YOU want to share
- Give support and you will receive it
I feel like I know so much more about Meg now! Thankyou so much for sharing. I am sorry to hear about your health complications. What a truly strong girl you are! You’ve only been blogging a few months & you’re doing fabulously. I wish you every success in the future with your blog too.