Hello there and welcome to the first Post Comment Love in November. If you were here last week it was great to see you and if you're new here then you're very welcome. I'm certain you'll find some great reads, as each week that's what you link up. Both Morgan and I enjoy the posts you link and love the variety, so keep them coming!
It's been a week with a heavy work focus again and if I'm honest I'm shattered, so a few days away from the blog and with my nose in a good book was much needed. Obviously it didn't do much for my to do list and my head is still full of stuff, but I've read a book, started another and enjoyed some time offline.
I didn't manage to get that extra hour in bed last weekend as MOH was off for a 73 mile cycle ride and needed a lift to Fakenham. And I very generously let him put his bike in my new car. The lighter mornings are good, but I'm missing the walks home in the twilight. It's been colder, but I've still not dug out my coat, instead I've a new mustard coloured cashmere blanket-wrap, which is super versatile and is going to be well used I hope, before the coat comes out.
The heating's been on a couple of mornings and a couple of evenings too and that's been welcome too. As has the clear skies, the photo below is from my walk to work and I can't help but hope that the clear, sunny days continue. I'd much rather have those than the damp kind of autumn days, wouldn't you?
Blogger Showcase: Shannon from Going With Happy
1. Who are you?
I'm Shannon and my blog is Going With Happy. I'm a recent college graduate with a B.S. in psychology, with minors in art and music. My college path is really reflective of who I am and what I enjoy in life! I love psych and mental health, I'm an artist and I play piano.
2. How did you discover blogs/blogging?
I've read blogs since my early teens. I forget how I stumbled upon the concept, but growing up it's simply been something that I've always read.
3. Why did you start blogging?
I've always wanted to blog! I think it's an awesome idea, having my own little space on the internet to share my thoughts. I had a couple blogs in my teen years that failed because I didn't really know what I was doing, but now that I'm in my twenties I have a better sense of what I want to blog about and how to do it successfully.
4. What do you find most challenging?
Social media upkeep! I dislike most social media platforms aside from Twitter and Slack, so it's annoying to learn the ins and outs of something that I'm not a fan of.
5. What is your favorite topic to write about?
I'm a mental health blogger so writing anything to do with that makes me happy. I really enjoy writing specifically about self improvement and life hacks!
6. Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?
Partially for fun, partially because I'd love to make this a side business of some sort. My blog is monetised so I am making a very small income off that, and I'm hoping to grow that in the future.
7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Writing! I LOVE to write, I'm a writing machine. It was my greatest strength in college and I enjoyed every minute of it, so I love that blogging gives me a way to fuel my writing addiction.
8. Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?
I haven't yet but I want to!
9. What are your three best posts?
10. Describe yourself in three words!
Creative, extroverted, and a huuuuge over-thinker.
11. Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person?
Tea and biscuits!
12. What's your idea of a perfect night out?
Staying out late dancing, grabbing drinks or attending a concert.
13. Your perfect night in?
If I'm with friends, a couple drinks, good food and a movie. If I'm alone, a good dinner and getting some blogging or painting done.
14. What would your best friend/OH/mum or kids say is your best quality?
I've been called insightful by quite a few different people, so probably that.
Thanks Shannon, it's great to know more about you and your blog - please do grab your I was featured on PoCoLo badge!
If you'd like to be a future Blogger Showcase then please do get in touch. We do have a bit of a waiting list at the moment, but we'd love to add your name to that list.