Welcome to this week’s Blogger Spotlight, a series that showcases some of the newest blogs around. This week, I am pleased to welcome Laura from Dear Bear and Beany.
1 Firstly, tell us a little bit about yourself
Hi, I’m Laura, I am wife to Andy and mummy to Alice, age 3 and Holly, Age 1. We live in Berkshire and I am a stay at home mum.
2 What is your blog’s name and what is it about?
My blog is called Dear Bear and Beany, it is a family lifestyle blog. I love to share stories about our life, the ups and downs. It’s my place to empty all the thoughts in my head that is constantly working overtime.
3 Why did you decide to start a blog?
I first thought about writing a blog nearly four years ago, when I was on maternity leave with Alice. But, I just didn’t quite find the push I needed. Then when my maternity leave with Holly came to an end and we made the decision for me not to return to work, I felt that I needed something for me. Something that could let me be me and with the final push from my husband, Dear Bear and Beany was born.
4 Do you have any goals for your blog?
The more I blog, the more I love it. My goal is to carry on as I am doing what I love and seeing where that path takes me…
5 Tell us one random fact about you
I hate tea! It made my mum sick when she was pregnant with me and so she only drank coffee, which I love. Weirdly my brother is the opposite and only drinks tea, because coffee made my mum sick.
6 What is the best piece of blog related advice you have received so far?
I haven’t received any advice directly from anyone. But I have read a lot of blog posts about blogging and blogging for newbies, the best piece of advice I have read is to just concentrate on writing for you, find your voice and let all the other stuff just fall into place.
7 What is your favourite thing about blogging?
I have two things, sorry is that cheating 🙂 I love that it is all mine, I can take it in any direction I want, I can post anything I want, I don’t answer to anyone. I also love the blogging community, everyone is really friendly and supportive. At the moment I am on the side line looking in, but I hope over time I will be feel more part of it and that excites me.
8 Is there anything you would do differently if you were starting over knowing what you know now?
I wish I could go back four years and tell myself, it’s amazing, you are going to love it, just do it.
9 Anything else you’d like to share with us?
Anyone reading this that is thinking about starting a blog, just go for it you won’t look back.
10 Where can we find you? (blog link and links to any social media)
Don’t forget to pop over and see Laura, and of course leave her some lovely comments below 🙂