Becca's Blogger of the Month : Angela

Hey Peeps,

Here is a new feature I have created on my blog for 2014. I have been reading many fantastic blogs for a long time now and I wanted to share with you my favourite bloggers who I look up to and who have inspired me in many different ways to start blogging. Todays blogger of the month is the wonderful Angela from A Typical English Home. Her blog is full to bursting with cool tips, tutorials, organisations advise and free resources. I used pretty much all of her blogging tutorials when I was first starting out, especially with blog design, and they helped me so much! So here we go, my first interview, with Angela.

What inspired you to start blogging?

I had been following several popular home and organization blogs for a while, such as  Young House Love  and I Heart Organizing. But, while they are great blogs and some of the ideas are wonderful, I didn't really relate to a lot of the stuff. There is a big difference between the size of your average American house and a typical English home, and this disparity means a whole different set of challenges! Eventually, I decided to start my own blog because I felt tiny English houses were a bit underrepresented in the Blogosphere.

How much has your blog changed and evolved since you first started?

Although my original intention was for A Typical English Home to be a mostly organisational blog, it hasn't really stayed that way. I still share a lot of posts on topics such as maintaining a clean home and free organisation printables, but I have expanded the range of things I cover. One of the biggest surprises to me has been writing regular posts on blogging tips, since 18 months ago I had never blogged in my life! But as I learnt more, I found I was getting a lot of emails from readers asking how I created certain elements on my own blog, so I started covering blogging topics in my posts to cut down on the number of emails I had to keep up with.

What is your all time favourite post you have ever written?

I think my favourite post is probably my first free social media icons post. I created over 144 free buttons, and was very nervous about hitting the "publish" button because I had never shared anything like that before and didn't know how my readers would react. It would have meant a lot of wasted hours if nobody was interested in the icons! Fortunately, the post became very popular and I still get a kick out of it when I visit a blog and see that somebody is using the social media buttons I created.

Where would you like to see you and your blog in 5 years time?

That is a really tough question! Kind of reminds me of being put on the spot in a job interview. :-)

I think the reason I find it hard to answer is because as my interests and daily routines grow and change, so does my blog. I do love sharing free resources though, as I have always been a bit geeky when it comes to messing around with computer programs and graphics. So I would like to see my skills improve and my blog become a more popular destination for people looking for freebies.

What is your number 1 top tip for blogging, for any bloggers seeking advice or for those bloggers starting out?

I think my top tip would be "be flexible". I don't think anybody's blog grows quite in the way they expect it to, so you will probably find that you are taking it in directions you never envisaged. Also, you will need to be flexible when it comes to finding a routine that suits you. Creating blog content always takes up more time than you think it will, and it takes a while to get into a rhythm in regards to writing and publishing posts. This will change as your life does, too. When I started working longer hours I still put pressure on myself to create 4 regular posts every week, and that will really zap your blogging mojo! Now I still have a ton of ideas for posts, but if time constraints mean that those ideas only translate into 2 or 3 weekly posts I am happy with that too. Blogging is meant to be fun!

Well I hope you enjoyed that and took on board some of her advise. I think it is important to be flexible as well, not only with your work but with your self. Blogging isn't fun if

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  1. Hey there lovely I nominated you for the Liebster Award you can check it out here ---> xx

  2. What a lovely idea! I enjoyed reading it.

  3. Hi dear,

    I like your pretty blog, I'll be back more often =)
    Do you want to follow each other on GFC and maybe social media?
    Let me know so I can follow you back.
    Kisses, Ana

  4. Hi Angela!
    What a fantastic idea to do this. I'm now off to check out Angela's blog :) x
    Heroine In Heels

    1. Thank you! You will love Angela's blog, her tutorials and blogging advise is amazing. Let me know what you think of it :D xx

  5. Hia :)
    We really enjoyed this because we enjoy reading new blogs, so this was great for us x
    Hanily x


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