Blogging; Meet Rachael ๐Ÿ‚

We’re meeting Rachael today she is a Geordie blogger โ˜บ๏ธ  why aye man! Her Instagram feed is so autumnal right now, absolute goals.


What made you start blogging?

I had been thinking of starting a blog for about 18 months but hadnโ€™t had the time to really get something actually off the ground. So what finally gave me the kick up the bum I needed was something I spotted on Twitter which got me really riled up. I pointed it out to a few people I know professionally on Twitter and was invited to write a guest blog post for a Public Relations website on the topic which you can see here. I also wrote a couple of blog posts for my day job too.

After that I decided to stop putting it off and took the plunge to set up my own blog and over a year later here we are!

Do you have a blogging niche? Or do you just write about whatever you enjoy?

I donโ€™t have a particular niche for my blog. Iโ€™m really passionate about the North East but I like exploring other areas within and beyond the UK and although I have pearls of wisdom from the day job in communications and public relations my interests are much wider than this. I didnโ€™t want to restrict what I was able to write about and having the freedom to ramble as I wish is what I really enjoy about my blog and hopefully readers do too!

Who would you say are your blogging inspirations?

I admire quite a few bloggers and hope to keep learning and growing and finding new opportunities.
A few people have visited restaurants and stayed and visited places I have blogged and recommended which is really lovely. I think my inspirations come from wanting to help people whether thatโ€™s sharing tips to save money, how to keep your home warm or cool or some nice places to eat and visit.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for just over a year now โ€“ the time has absolutely flown by!

What is your favourite social media platform for sharing your blog?

This is tough as I use quite a few different platforms but if I had to choose Iโ€™d probably say Facebook groups for connecting with other bloggers and Twitter more so for promoting but also connecting with other bloggers. I have learnt so much from other bloggers and would definitely recommend finding a supportive Facebook group to join and take part in Twitter chats.

Networking isnโ€™t just about growing your stats itโ€™s about connecting and learning from other bloggers and reading some fantastic blog posts!

At first I joined loads of groups on Facebook and found it overwhelming; now Iโ€™m only in a handful and itโ€™s much more manageable and enjoyable.


Any tips for new bloggers?

  • Iโ€™d definitely recommend connecting with other bloggers as the community can be so generous and knowledgeable. Join some Facebook groups, search the #bloggersrequest #bloggersrequest #bloggersrequired on Twitter. I also recommend joining in some Twitter chats too.
  • Try not to focus too much on the numbers like your stats and follower count โ€“ it will all come. Keep writing, learning and growing and the rest will fall into place.
  • Try not to be too shy โ€“ promote yourself and your blog. Put yourself forward for opportunities and collaborations.
  • But most of all I would say just start writing and enjoy it!

I completely agree with your tips Rachael, especially about promoting yourself โ˜บ๏ธ I love when someone tells you they have been somewhere because they read about it on your blog. It is such a good feeling, keep doing what you’re doing Rachael ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

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