blogger spotlight: the bath blogger
I know what you're thinking, July is nearly over! But technically that doesn't mean that I'm late with this months Blogger Spotlight as it's still July! :)
This month I chat with a lady that is pretty new to blogging but has quickly made her mark within the industry and blogging communities. She is someone that I have only recently spoken to via social media due to us both being part of the same community and actually both being ambassadors for this community too.
Please welcome Amy, The Bath Blogger...
Instagram | @amycousins1
Twitter | @amy_cousins123
Tell me a little about yourself and your blog...
I’m Amy, a twenty-something year old with a love for all things health, body, fitness and food! I don’t promise to have all the answers, and I’m not a registered nutritionist, PT or therapist – I just want to be able to share my experiences both new and old, with those who might also be going through the same time in their lives. There’s safety in numbers right?!
How long have you been blogging and what kind of content can we find on your blog?
Not long at all!! I decided to finally pluck up the courage and finally start my blog in April this year, so just under 3 months. But the time has absolutely flown by! Content that you can expect can be anything from fitness class rundowns, to foodie reviews; recipe ideas, life rambles and general twenty-something woes, thoughts surrounding mindfulness, self love and balance. I wanted to ensure I included everything that was, and is, important to me.
What made you choose to start a blog and why did you choose the subject/s you blog about?
I’d been ‘umming’ and ‘ahhing’ about writing and starting my own blog for probably the best part of a year, and when my living and job situation changed, I decided it would be now or never. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so I wanted to be able to really dedicate time to making it exactly how I envisaged it. Another reason it took me so long was because I wanted to make sure I was ready to share my stories and thoughts. This was because I found that when I started writing it would sometimes hit a little nerve, and I had to take a step back. I can now happily say, however, that I am so ready and so open to be able to share my past and current experiences with like-minded people. And if I am able to help or make a difference to one person through my blog, Instagram or whatever channel it may be, then I have achieved more than I could have wished for.
Where do you find inspiration from for your blog?
It’s probably very cliché and over said, but I think it would have to be Instagram – especially for foodie pictures and recipes anyway! I love taking traditional recipes and adding a healthy twist that can be enjoyed by everyone – guilt free. I genuinely get food envy from some accounts that I follow! Non-food related posts again, some of it would probably be from Instagram, but also podcasts! I find I can get quite invested and opinionated so it can often spark some creative juices!
Do you have any big plans for your blog?
At the moment because my blog is still very young, I don’t want to set myself any unrealistic goals. I do however, want to continue writing and producing content that I enjoy. I also like to (hopefully) have the opportunity to work with more brands and other bloggers who have similar interests. I think the blogging world is only going to continue expanding!
Tell me about your proudest blog achievement.
My proudest blog achievement to date would definitely have to be being shortlisted for the HBC Health Bloggers Awards for ‘Best New and Noteworthy’ Blog. There are some really fantastic and inspirational bloggers out there so to be shortlisted within a community as great as the HBC is amazing. I feel so honoured!
What has been your biggest blog disaster?
This is quite embarrassing… When I decided I was ready to hit the publish button, I couldn’t figure out why it was invisible to Google and the site could not be found whenever anyone tried searching for it. I’d somehow, managed to hide it from everyone but myself, and un be-known to me, it stayed that way for almost 48 hours! Complete WordPress meltdown!
Time is always a big discussion point between bloggers, how do you manage your time?
I’m a big fan of lists and planning. When I started putting together my ideas for my blog, I wrote a really long list of all the topics I wanted to talk about, then broke this down further into sub-categories. So for now, I’m slowly but surely working my way through a list of titles and content that I want to create. I like to try at have a blog post or two in the bank if there’s ever a moment when I’m aware I’ve been a bit quiet! I dedicate a couple hours a week to writing, researching and creating other bits of content. It takes more time than you think!
Lastly, where do you see your blog in 5 years time?
I’d love to be considered as the go-to-blog for healthy recipe/meal prep ideas, fitness tips, general lifestyle updates and rambles that can help, educate, resonate and inspire others. The blogging community is huge, but I honestly believe there is enough room for everyone to grow and succeed.
It's been an absolute pleasure having Amy on my blog! Considering her blog is so young and new she has achieved a lot in the small time she has been running it and I can see big things coming for her! It's great that Amy shares blogs on topics such as emotional eating, depression & anxiety as well as fitness tips and recipes too.
All photos provided by Amy.
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