Welcome back to my Meet the Blogger series, sorry it’s been a while!
To kick ‘Meet the Blogger’ off again we have Chloe Elizabeth. Chloe is a graduate blogger from Birmingham who blogs about things including mental health, lifestyle and fashion. I always see Chloe pop up on Twitter and I love taking a look at her blog.
1. What would you say is the most rewarding thing about blogging?
The most rewarding thing about blogging is definitely when you get a little bit of recognition for the words you write. Even a compliment in a tweet can go a long way. A few weeks ago, a fellow blogger said that I’d inspired them, and I was so happy that I could’ve cried! It’s really the little moments when you realise that the content you put out actually does make a difference, it’s really rewarding.
2. I noticed you’ve been blogging for five years, that’s amazing! What advice would you give to a blogger who wants their blog to continue for that long?
Bless you, thank you so much! Honestly, I’ve made so many mistakes along the way. My advice would be to choose a blog and social media name that you won’t get sick of. I’ve changed mine three times now and I’ve decided that I HAVE to stick it out this time, or else nobody will ever know what my blog URL is! You also need to make sure that you’re really enjoying what you’re writing and not doing it for the products/money, because it’ll be difficult to maintain over a long period of time, and you won’t get a consistent flow of collaborations.
3. What are your favourite things about blogging and the blogging community?
I adore how supportive everybody is. I’ve never met a blogger who’s not been nice! It’s great that we all have the same underlying passion, but achieve it in so many different ways by talking about different things and pushing each other to be better.
4. What is your favourite blog post that you’ve ever written?
My favourite post is ‘how to manage your mental health at University. I really struggled whilst I was at University and so I thought it was a really good idea to share information with others that I didn’t realise in my first year. I wish I’d have known the things that I knew in final year a lot sooner – as it could have changed my time at university significantly. A lot of people seemed to really appreciate the advice too, which made it all worth it.
5. What moment in your life are you most proud of and why?
I’m really proud of the fact that I’ve passed my driving test! I know it sounds daft but honestly, I thought I’d never be able to do it (which is very irrational) and I literally cried when the examiner told me I’d passed. My graduation was also an incredibly proud day, as I struggled with my mental health and some tough personal circumstances throughout university yet still managed to make it through and graduate with my friends.
6. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Morning person. I woke up at 4:30am this morning!
7. What country/place in the world would you most like to visit and why?
I’d love to go to America and do a trek tour such as Camp America. I know that if I were to go to America it would be a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I’d like to see as much of it as I could whilst I was there.
8. What’s the best advice anybody’s ever given you and why?
I think that this was something I started to realise myself a while ago, but I had a specific discussion with it to my mum recently and she basically confirmed what I had been thinking. A lot of people will only look after themselves (of course, there are exceptions), and it’s really important that you also look after yourself. You only get one body, at the end of the day and nobody else will be there to look after it if you don’t. So, if you’re not happy about something you’ve been asked to do, speak up!
9. Do you consider yourself a city person or a country person?
I’m a city person, as I’m from Birmingham and I’ve lived here all of my life. But, I do love a good walk in the countryside!
10. What is one subject you can talk about for hours and why?
Psychology, the power of being positive and mental health. It’s taken me a long time to get to the point where I’m genuinely happy, and I love sharing the advice and wisdom that I have accrued in 22 years.
11. If you were given an unlimited amount of money, what would be the first 3 things you would do with it?
- Buy a huge mansion, and fill every room with entirely Oliver Bonas furniture.
- Go on an around the world tour.
- Give the rest of the unlimited money stash to charity/family/friends.
12. And finally, where do you see your blog going in the future?
I’d love to be able to continue blogging and earn a part-time income from it. To be honest, I’m not sure whether I’d ever be good enough to have a full time career, and I do love psychology so I’d love to continue pursuing a career in that. But, never say never! It would be nice to be able to collaborate with some of my favourite brands, but my priority is that I can continue to enjoy it and make loads of new friends!