Welcome to the Blogger Spotlight Interview. This week we have Phoenix from Sex on The Internet taking part in the Blogger Spotlight interview.
If you would like to take part, and your blog is under six months old, or has been re-launched in the last six months, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Firstly, tell us a little bit about yourself
I’m 31, a single mum to a gorgeous 3 year old boy. I work part-time and I’m recently separated after a relationship of 10 years.
2 What is your blog’s name and what is it about?
It’s called ‘Sex on the Internet’ and it’s about the highs and lows of online dating. I’ve only been single a couple of months but you’ll be amazed at the stories I’ve already got to tell.
3 Why did you decide to start a blog?
I was telling my friend about my latest dating story and she said “You just have to write this down.” I’ve never been one for keeping a diary, so we both came up with the idea of me starting a blog.
4 Do you have any goals for your blog?
To get spotted, get a book deal and eventually star in the film. Haha just kidding of course. Other than it being unrealistic, I would hate the attention – hence why I have remained anonymous, just in case.
I want to share my story. I want to give people hope that there is life after a split.
A lot of people stay in unhappy relationships as they are scared of the unknown, or of being alone. I think a lot of people will be able to relate to parts of my blog, and I’m probably able to say a lot of things that people are too scared to.
I think my blog is easy to read and I’m hoping my readers will be able to follow me on my journey of self discovery and have a laugh along the way.
5 Tell us one random fact about you
I attended the Brit School, one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the country.
6 What is the best piece of blog related advice you have received so far?
To stay true to myself. It’s tempting to write about what you think people want to hear. But ultimately, I’m doing this for me.
7 What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Discovering my creative side. I almost don’t have to think about what I’m writing, it just comes out. When I read it back, I think “Did I write that?”.
8 Is there anything you would do differently if you were starting over knowing what you know now?
I would probably be a little more prepared before I launched my blog, and tried to build up a base. I would probably also get a few more posts ready beforehand so there was less of a gap between my posts.
9 Anything else you’d like to share with us?
I have appeared on TV a couple of times, and was part of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.
10 Where can we find you? (blog link and links to any social media)