Bloggers Behind the Screens: What Mummy Thinks

Blogger behind the screens

Bloggers Behind the Screens is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers, some of whom you may not have encountered before, and learn a little more about them!

This month, we’re talking to bloggers about the very thing that makes them bloggers. Their blogs.

1. When did you start blogging and why?

I started blogging in 2011 just after the birth of my daughter to document parenting and our journey as a new family as well as testing and reviewing baby products I bought.

2. How did you come up with the name for your blog?

As it was mainly me talking about my thoughts, it kind of felt like a natural name… What Mummy Thinks.

3. What do you blog about? Has that changed from when you first started?

I now blog about lifestyle and home more than parenting and kids purely because I don’t feel like I have as much to say now the kids are getting older.

4. Is your blog your job, your hobby or your side hustle?  

It started 100% as a hobby but now is acting as a bit of side hustle.

5. What is the best thing or experience that blogging has given you?

I’ve been offered so many wonderful products and experiences from the blog but I think our best experience was a long weekend break as it gave us some fantastic time together without the distractions of devices.

6. What is your favourite thing in the whole world to write about?

My children and family. I will never get tired of writing about them,

7. What skills (the more unusual the better!) has blogging taught you?

The art of negotiation! I’ve never been very good at asking for what I want. Now I feel confident enough to ask for what I want and negotiate if it’s not quite right for both parties.

8. What is your favourite post from your blog? Give us the link and tell us why it’s your favourite.

I think sometimes the honest posts are my favourite because they are real and raw and relatable. This is one of my favourites for all those reasons.

9. Have you ever been on TV or radio in your capacity as a blogger? If so, what for? If not, do you think it’s something you’d like to have a go at?

I think I’m too self-conscious for TV or radio – I don’t think I’d be any good.  

10. What is your least favourite thing about blogging? There must be something you don’t like about it…

It has to be the tax returns!

11. Do you have any advice to give to anybody out there thinking of starting a blog right now?

To blog for passion and not just for money – the money may come later on but start out blogging about things you love.

12. Where do you do most of your blogging? Do you have a home office, are you on the sofa or do you prefer to be out and about when writing posts?

I do have a home office but if I’m honest, I’d much rather sit on the sofa and enjoy a lovely cuppa too.

13. Be honest. How many unwritten posts are in your drafts right now? How many are likely to see daylight?

12. It’s actually unlikely that any will make it to see daylight but sometimes I just find it cathartic writing.

14. What are you most excited about for your blog in the last six months or so of 2019? Anything awesome in the pipeline for the summer or are we forever winging it?

I’m totally winging it but I’m also just about to start a new blog and eventually move away from What Mummy Thinks altogether.

15. Finally, what is your absolute favourite thing about being a blogger?

The fantastic blogging community. They are so wonderful and helpful and I feel I can ask as many daft questions as I need to!

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  1. May 8, 2019 / 6:55 pm

    How exciting, starting a new blog! I often wonder if I should have more than one blog as mine is about so many different things but I struggle to make time to keep the one going!

  2. May 8, 2019 / 10:26 pm

    I’ve yet to do a blog related tax return…I might be calling on you for help!! 😂

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