Saturday 7 January 2017

Interview with a Mummy - Blogger #9

Name: Beth
How old are you? 31
Where are you from? Shropshire near the Midlands
How many children do you have? I have three
How old are your children? 7 and 3
What are their genders? My son Charlie is 7, but will be 8 in December. I also have identical twin girls who were 3 in June

1. What is your blog url? 

2. What was the inspiration behind your name? 
It's a weird one! There was a film called Cinderelmo where Elmo from Sesame Street is Cinderella, so that was my twitter address. When I started up my blog I knew it would be about twins so it morphed to Twinderelmo

3. What made you decide to start blogging? 
I started when my girls were 4 months old as when pregnant all I read was negative ID twin pregnancy and birth stories so I wanted to put some positivity out there

4. Is blogging a job or a hobby to you? 
It's still a hobby but I do try to treat it as a job

5. Do you think there is any stigma to being a parent blogger? 
Definitely - but not all bad. I would turn to parent blogs for reviews when buying baby equipment but there's also some negativity that all we write about are boobs and birth!

6. What is your favourite post you have written? (Please link) this is still one of my favourites as I wrote it just before the royal baby arrived and it went crazy with shares/comments etc. It still makes me grin with pride

7. What is your favourite post you have read? (Please link) 
This one from Julia at Rainbeaubelle has always stuck in my head. She wrote it about her son after losing her husband and it's just so beautiful

8. Have you ever had any rude comments from family members or friends about your blog? If so, what?
I always get asked if something we do/wear is a freebie from the blog which can be tedious and somewhat insulting but as a whole everyone's always been very supportive.

9. Have you ever had any rude comments from a stranger if you've ever mentioned your blog? If so, what? 
People often have no idea what a blog is and some say it's weird to write for strangers but nothing ever rude

10. Have you ever had any nice comments from a strangers you've ever mentioned you blog? If so, what? 
Just that it is a good thing to do if it helps other and I totally agree.

11. Do you have any advice to give others starting out? 
Don't get hung up on what everyone else is doing. It's easy to just want to get big opps and resent your blog but really just focus on your writing. Ultimately that's what blogging is and stats etc don't equal success.

12. Any final words of wisdom? 
Be true to yourself. It is your blog and only do what makes you happy

13. Please link your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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