Hello there! Friday again? Yes, I don't know how it happens either.
If you're new here, hello and welcome, it's great to have you here. And if you were here last week, hello and welcome back and I'll be over soon, I promise. Life got in the way this week in all kinds of ways.
I'm also struggling to believe it's almost a year since Morgan and I took over the reins from Vicky, but I'll have to admit it's been a blast and I've read some fantastic blogs over the year, and met some of our amazing regular linkers in real life too. Today is our last #PoCoLo of the year, because well Christmas is just around the corner, even if the weather doesn't think it is! Phew! I got a weather reference in there in the end!
So before we get onto our Blogger Showcase this week, I want to thank you for coming back each week and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We'll be back for the first #PoCoLo of the year on Friday 6 January 2017 at 6am!
My photo this week is of the Christmas Tree mast on the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. It's probably the biggest tree I've seen this Christmas so far and I think it's pretty cool!
Blogger Showcase: Victoria from Lylia Rose
1. Who are you?
My name is Victoria and I blog at Lylia Rose. I’m a 31 year old mum of two, Reuben 21 months and Bella 4 years, and wife to Ben. I work evenings, mummy in the day and blog whenever I can!
2. How did you discover blogs/blogging?
Accidently! I actually wrote a blog post titled ‘How I Accidently Became a Lifestyle Blogger’ which explains it in detail. But basically, I started to get traffic to my online shop, then fell in love with it and started to blog about all sorts of things instead of just my shop.
3. Why did you start blogging?
To increase traffic to my shop, but now my blog is totally different.
4. What do you find most challenging?
Finding the time to blog as my life is so hectic and busy all the time. I need a day to myself to blog! One day…
5. What is your favourite topic to write about?
Natural wholesome food brands – especially start-ups who have a really great product which I get excited about.
6. Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?
It was for fun at first, but it has surprisingly turned into part of my income, so now I blog for both fun and business.
7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Finishing a blog post and being really proud of it.
8. Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?
9. What are your 3 best posts?
Oh gosh, I have over 500 so can’t remember them all, but some of my faves are:
10. Describe yourself in three words!
Daydreamer, hard-worker, healthy
11. Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person?
Tea and biscuits, but green tea with Organix kids gingerbread men!
12. What's your idea of a perfect night out?
A meal with my husband and an activity – the trampoline park or bowling perhaps!
13. Your perfect night in?
A takeaway and binge watching a series with snacks, with the husband of course. Or blogging if I’m by myself!
14. What would your best friend/OH/mum or kids say is your best quality?
My husband says he likes how highly motivated and determined I am. Aaw!