Hello there and welcome to another Friday edition of Post Comment Love. If you were here last week, it was great to see you. If you're new here, welcome, it's great to have you along. I was at Blogfest on Saturday and met up with many bloggers, some I knew, some new to me and i had a great time. It was good to catch up with Morgan again and to see many of our lovely linkers too. If we missed each other, then there'll be another time and there's plenty more blogging conferences to meet up.
Although I am minded that sometimes the blogging conference bit can get in the way of a good old chinwag. Perhaps we should all pool the blogging conference ticket price, book a corner in a pub or restaurant and just get on with the chat! Just as long as it's somewhere not too loud, and they don't run out of prosecco or whatever I'm drinking.
My snap this week is from Greenwich Park on a beautifully sunny morning. It was a glorious walk to work and I *might have* lingered longer than I should have getting some arty-farty shots. It didn't last though, by the evening it was torrential rain and I looked (and felt) like a drowned duck when I got home. Ah well, that's autumn for you!
This week I'm pleased to be showcasing a relatively new blogger. Remember if you'd like to get involved and have some of those all important backlinks to your site then get in touch with Morgan or I, either use my contact form or drop either of us a tweet.
Blogger Showcase: Lianne from Mrs Mummy Harris86
1. Who are you?
Hi guys! I am Lianne Harris and I blog at Mrs Mummy Harris86. I'm about to hit the big 3-0 and live in Essex, UK. I have been married for 18 months, and have two cats and a five month old son Benjamin. I work in London as a Legal Costs Negotiator for a large international Law Firm but deep down has always wanted to be a backing dancer for cheesy pop bands!
2. How did you discover blogs and blogging?
One of my friends Kayleigh announced on Facebook that she had set up a blog and having read a few posts it opened my eyes to a whole new part of the internet that I didn't know existed!
3. Why did you start blogging?
I have always loved writing, i used to think I was quite good at it however failed to show anyone my work. Having suffered with depression and anxiety most of my life and now suffering from Post-Natal Depression; I thought writing could be an outlet and having initially put the feelers out on Instagram, I found there are several people out there in my situation and mostly what I am going through is normal for a parent.
4. What do you find most challenging?
The actual aspect of blogging for me is easy. Its the ability of spreading time between being a mother, wife and successful blogger that I find tough. Trying to find this new identity of mine now I am a mother is tough enough, let alone linkies, writing posts and taking photos!
5. What is your favourite topic to write about?
My family of course! That is what my whole blog is about. I really enjoyed writing my posts regarding me and hubby. Now I have received so much praise for our Alphabet dating and the fact that people are intrigued by the next date of Bingo madness I am very happy to continue this series.
6. Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?
Oh I definitely have goals. My goal is pretty simple; be successful. Success is all in the eye of the beholder therefore at the moment, for me I would love for brands to approach me for reviews and to have a four figure following. I think if you set an achievable, realistic goal; then you wouldn't be disappointed and maybe set goals in stages??
I've actually been approached by a well known brand already which was amazing to have, but this could be a one off so to have it on a regular basis would be super. I am already on a four figure following and considering I started little over two months ago, I say give it to 2017 and fingers crossed my second goal would have been achieved!
7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
I love the community. When I started a different blog last year - pregnancy made it hard to keep up as I was very new to it- I thought blogging was all about competition, but I was wrong, through research and experience I have learnt that it is all about support. If you support each other and encourage and praise it sends a message out to others. Positivity goes a long way!
8. Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?
No I haven't! I'm very much hoping that I'll be big enough next year or at least know enough fellow bloggers to attend Blogfest. For now I feel too small and it will probably knock my confidence as it will make me feel like a fish out of water.
9. What are your three best posts?
Having been advised by several bloggers to ignore stats and figures I will go based on the general comments and response received, so here goes:
The latter is one of my earlier posts. I'd only been blogging for two weeks, however I was constantly being told how brave I was to share such a raw and honest story. For that, I still think of it to be one of my major successes.
10. Describe yourself in three words?
Organised, loving and marmite.
11. Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person?
I'm both! I love a coffee in the morning and I'm up for anything sweet. I loved tea before Ben was born but I drank so much of it when pregnant that I over did it a bit, but usually I do love a cuppa.
12. What's your idea of a perfect night out?
It has to be a lovely London restaurant followed by a West End musical. I love some singing and dancing.
13. Your perfect night in?
A bubble bath, a glass or two of plonk followed by a takeaway in front of the telly with trash TV on or a movie snuggled on the sofa with the hubby.
14. What would your best friend/OH/mum or kids say is your best quality?
My husband says my humour. It's very dry and I have no issue with taking the mickey out of myself or others, even when it's inappropriate to do so. He also says my caring side is beautiful, but it can be a detriment at times.
Thanks Lianne, it's lovely to know more about you. And don't forget you can connect with Lianne here: