Hello there and welcome to this week's #PoCoLo - how's your week been?
If you were here last week, it was great to see you and thanks for sharing some great posts. If you're new here this week, you're very welcome I'm sure you're going to find some great posts to read, and perhaps some new to you blogs too. Once again I'm joined by Suzanne from Chicken Ruby who's co-hosting with me while Morgan is on her holidays, so do please also pop over there to say hello.
Last week was just a short post as it was also the day of my FIL's funeral, everything went as well as these things do and the weather certainly made itself known. People were arriving in the pub completely soaked and we had a lovely afternoon sharing memories, and learning some new ones too. There is of course, still much to do but this milestone has now taken place, and it was quite a task to get that to happen all told.
We'd planned to go for a boozy picnic in Greenwich Park on Sunday but it seemed the weather had other ideas (again) and so I dragged MOH cushion shopping instead, with some success. MOH couldn't believe we needed that many cushions, but as we have three sofas to fill we definitely did and we left with six cushions from a couple of shops. And a shopping list for two more, one to collect from my mum and another that I want to make from the samples I collected during our sofa shopping.
It must be said that MOH is gobsmacked by all the soft furnishings - I'm sure he thought the one we bought in Yorkshire was plenty. I've linked the cushions we browsed on our trip, so you can see the one that MOH chose! I'll share our purchases soon, as I'm on a bit of a cushion roll. And that boozy picnic has been rescheduled for Bank Holiday Monday when I'm sure the weather will be no better, or maybe it will...
Blogger Showcase: Kirsten from Obtaining Bliss
1. Who are you?
My name is Kirsten and I have a blog called ObtainingBliss.com. I write about personal development through depression and anxiety, domestic violence, and everything that helps a person find more bliss in their life.
2. How did you discover blogs/blogging?
I found blogging as a business through a site called MakingSenseofCents.com. She had a few posts on starting a blog as a business and I got interested.
3. Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging as a business because I really wanted to be an entrepreneur. That has since expanded to helping other women who also suffer from depression and anxiety and who may have experienced an abusive relationship find peace and bliss. Hence the name of my blog.
4. What do you find most challenging?
Juggling a full-time job with a full-time business and making sure to keep time for myself and my family.
5. What is your favourite topic to write about?
I have a few, but I love talking about self-care and personal development specifically for those suffering from depression.
6. Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?
Oh, I have BIG goals. But I do also write for fun - I think that's the best part of being a blogger is that I get to do what I love (write) and help others in the process.
7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
The connections. Meeting other bloggers and readers. Getting feedback from others about my content.
8. Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?
Yes, I attended the EBA Live conference. It was the very first conference by Ruth Soukup of Living Well Spending Less. When I first started blogging this was the course I got. This course put me on the right path to setting up my blog and being successful. The conference was awesome! I met so many people and got so much great feedback and learned so very very much. I would definitely recommend going to a blogging conference if you get the chance because it can be so beneficial for your blogging business.
9. What are your 3 best posts?
- 9 Little Known Ways to Deal with Swell Hell
- 10 of The Best Self Development Books You Should Read This Year
- 17 Warning Signs to Look For In Your Relationship
10. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Empath, tenacious, resilient.
11. Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person?
Totally a coffee and cake person!
12. What's your idea of a perfect night out?
Dancing and singing with my favourite people.
13. Your perfect night in?
A good movie cuddled up with my hubby and/or my kiddos.
14. What would your best friend/kids/ say is your best quality?
I actually did a survey with this exact question. They all said the same thing. I'm super loyal, have a huge heart and I'm very giving.
If you'd like to be featured as a future Blogger Showcase then please do get in touch.