Meet our latest Featured blogger, Liz.
Liz blogs at friendlymiaows.com and savvycat.net. She also shares a blog with her, this time next week husband, at jarodandliz.com. Jarod and Liz have also just become the latest writers at That’s Noice
When did you start your blog?
I’ve had personal, emo’y blogs on an off since about 2002 – although Jarod and Liz started in June 2008. Jarod hadn’t blogged before then.
Mostly boredom. And the idea that if we combined forces to create a blog, then surely we *both* wouldn’t give up after a month and delete it (as I’d done with all my previous blogs). It has actually worked: when I don’t feel like blogging, Jarod usually picks up the slack and vice versa.
Describe your blog in 20 words or less:
A blog predominantly about bikes and cats. And weddings, at the moment.
What are your 5 must have tools for blogging?
2. Google Analytics
3. Photoshop (or similar image editor)
4. A camera of sorts
5. A cat.
What is your favourite part of being a blogger?
This is going to sound really, really lazy, but being able to tell a story once and having a group of your friends/readers react to it.
If you blog as yourself, your family will find your blog. Either you tell them first, or they’ll stalk you. Be aware of that and if you don’t like it, blog anonymously!
If you could start again, what would you do differently?
See my blog anonymously comment 😉
Actually, in all honesty – nothing.
What has been your blog’s biggest achievement?
So far: being given tickets to the Sydney Royal Easter Show this year and blog about the cat show. Like I wasn’t going to pay money and do that anyway 😉
What do you find is the best way to help promote your blog?
Commenting on other blogs and forums. Useful comments, not spam.
What advice would do you have for new chick bloggers?
If you’re not technologically inclined don’t be to scared to ask someone for help! There are a lot of really lovely and supportive people out there willing to help. And be open to learning new things, too. Be yourself, blog about stuff that interests you. Don’t blog about things you think will interest everyone else.
Do you (or do you plan to) make any income from your blog?
We do have ads on our blog, what we make barely covers hosting, but we’re okay with that. It would be nice to earn a real income from it in the future, but it’s not something we’re focussed on right now.
What future goals do you have for your blog?
To continue to update it regularly! We’ve got a shiny new redesign happening in conjunction with our wedding, and we’d like to get a few more followers who aren’t friends/family 🙂
What is your all time favourite post that you would love people to read?
Hmm. Well, An Engagement is kind of a good one.
Who are your 5 favourite chick bloggers and why?
1. sesame ellis – I’ve been following Rachel for what seems like forever. She takes amazing photographs and is a great writer.
2. Three Ring Circus Tiff is just an amazing mother and a blogger. She writes with such honesty and openness about her life.
3. All Toile and No Reward Not only is she a talented crafter, but her writing is engaging. And I always like seeing her latest crafty projects.
4. 6 Year Med I find it interesting to be able to see things from doctor side of the doctor/patient relationship.
5. Sarah Wilson Full of interesting things to ponder, while following her journey to make life ‘bigger, more meaningful, nicer, smarter, heartier.’
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