Here’s this week’s instalment of Blogger Behind the Blog where I interview a blogger all about their reasons for blogging and what it means to them. This week I’m joined by Chloe from The Adventures Of An Allergy Mummy.
Here’s Chloe with a bit about her blog – and why she blogs:
Where did your blog name come from?
My blog name, The Adventures Of An Allergy Mummy, was a little bit of a lightbulb moment. I had been trying to think of a name for weeks and I woke up in the middle of the night with that name in my head and it stuck!
When did you start your blog and why?
I started my blog in April 2015, in the 2 years since my son was born I’d gained a lot of experience with allergies/eczema/asthma and I wanted to share my experiences to help others.
What did you do before you blogged?
Before I blogged I was a full time stay at home mother to my two children.
What was your first post?
My first post was a welcome post with some background info on what we had been through with our son.
What inspires you to blog?
The response from readers, the ones that benefit from my posts or recipes. Knowing I’m making a small difference inspires me to continue.
What post has had the best response, which post are you most proud of and which post did you enjoy writing the most?
One particular post that stands out for me is my post ‘A Letter To My Daughter’ – a post written from the heart in the form of a letter to my eldest child. That post struck a chord with a lot of parents with more than one child.
Have any of your posts not had the response that you expected?
I never expected my recipe posts to be as popular as they have been, I’m far from a professional chef! I keep it simple but tasty for little ones and I think that’s why people use my recipes time and time again.
Where do you see your blog in a year’s time?
My dream is for my blog to develop further and further, but I’d be happy if it continued to bumble along nicely as it does now.
What is your favourite thing about blogging?
The blogging community, the support from other bloggers is incredible!
…and your least favourite?
The ‘rating’ systems tend to create unnecessary competitiveness. We are all here for the same reason – a number means nothing!
What’s the best blog post you have ever read?
What blog do you love to read and why?
Swords and Snoodles because I can really resonate with her experiences.
Do you do anything differently now to when you started blogging?
I am definitely more organised now than when I first started!!
Is blogging what you expected it to be?
Yes, and so much more.
Are there any brands you would love to work with, why?
I’d love to work with Allergy UK or Asthma UK, as well as some larger companies.
What do you do when you’re not blogging?
When I’m not blogging I can be found on the school run, cooking, cleaning or sleeping!!
and lastly, tell us all a random fact about yourself
When I was a young girl, I had a highly embarrassing moment at the local Dinosaur Adventure park that got sent into ‘You’ve Been Framed’!!
Now that you know all about Chloe from The Adventures Of An Allergy Mummy, make sure you go and read her blog. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – thanks so much Chloe for being involved!