Blogger Behind the Blog {Andrea Louise}

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 Andrea from Andrea Louise.

Here’s Andrea with more about her blogging life:

Where did your blog name come from?

Originally my blog was called BloggerMumma but after the change of direction in my posts I decided to rebrand and call it Andrea Louise so it wasn’t fixed under one niche.

When did you start your blog and why?

I started my new blog last year

What did you do before you blogged?

I worked in the evenings in my mum and step dad’s Chinese takeaway

What was your first post?

My first blog post for my new blog was saying goodbye to BloggerMumma

What inspires you to blog?

My passion for Disney, my life experiences and my family. I try to take inspiration from everything I can – the simplest of things can inspire me.

What post has had the best response, which post are you most proud of and which post did you enjoy writing the most?

I can’t see the post that had the best comments due to changing my blog and loosing all previous comments but one of my favourite posts to write was ‘A letter to my boys‘  it comes from the heart, it’s my hopes for my children and it’s just another way to show them how much I love and care for them.

Have any of your posts not had the response that you expected?

No i’ve been lucky so far.

Where do you see your blog in a year’s time?

I hope to see it grow. I would love to work full time on my blog and I would love to collaborate more with the Disney empire.

What is your favourite thing about blogging?

I love that I can express myself in as many ways as I can, no day is the same.

…and your least favourite?

My least favourite thing is the  trolling, negativity, bitching and downright rudeness of some. However this only comes in small doses so I can handle that.

What’s the best blog post you have ever read?

I have many blogs that I love to read but I don’t think I have found that one post yet. I tend to watch vlogs more than I blog right now.

What blog do you love to read and why?

I love to read Raising Emily, Sparkles & Stretchmarks and Ellie’s Ramblings.

Do you do anything differently now to when you started blogging?

I try not to stress myself out anymore and I am now very selective in the content and brands I work with.

Is blogging what you expected it to be?

Yes I think it was more or less what I thought it would be, It was a bit of a shock to the system when learning how to work with brands and using the correct terminology but it was easy to learn once I got into the swing of things.

What’s been your favourite blog collaboration to date?

Working with Lavish Lockets on two posts and with my best friend and  blogger Vicki who use to blogs at Wildflower Living.

Are there any brands you would love to work with, why?

Disney, Disney and Disney! I am such a huge Disney fan and would love to work with them on a more permanent basis.

I’d also love to work with make up brands such as Urban decay and Benefit.

Have you had any blogging fails so far?

No not yet, well none that I can really think of.

What is your biggest blogging hope, dream or ambition?

What I would love for my blog is to become a community, a brand in itself. I;m so inspired by other bloggers and vloggers and would love to really push myself and my blog out there.

What do you do when you’re not blogging?

Sleep! … I try and catch up on as much sleep as I can. My house is always busy with 2 energetic boys and a house full of pets there is never a moment to sit and do nothing.  If I do have free time I like to watch Netflix, draw and spend time making memories.

and lastly, tell us all a random fact about yourself

I have a fear of small circles/holes – I know weird right!

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Now that you know all about Andrea from Andrea Louise, make sure you go and read her blog. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – thanks so much Andrea for being involved!

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