Bloggers Bluff is my guest post game for bloggers and this week we’re featuring From Tum To Mum.
The Rules: Our blogger of the week will tell us 3 unusual stories about themselves. Two will be true. One will be completely made up!
I love featuring bloggers who’ve been in the game a while – as a newbie blogger, I really appreciate their advice. It’s especially interesting to see the way that Rhian’s blog, From Tum To Mum, has evolved over time. She’s now starting on a new chapter with it (yes you’ll have to read on to find out more!)
Last Week’s Reveal
But before we get to Rhian, I can now reveal that 3 Little Buttons’ Bloggers Bluff from last week was:
Bloggers Bluff C: The Christmas decorations!
Yup, Annette actually loves all the simple white and silver decorations (as do I – our tree decorations are white and gold). Well done to anyone who got it right.
Anyway, as I was saying, this week, I am joined by Rhian who blogs over at From Tum To Mum.
How long have you been blogging, Rhian?
I started blogging when I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter. Initially it was to document the milestones of my pregnancy for her to read one day, maybe if she had her own. It’s kind of grown organically since she was born though, so over the last 3 years, I’ve recorded all sorts of moments as I tried to work out what I wanted to write about.
What’s the best thing about blogging?
I really enjoy the release I get from typing things out. They really help me to think about moments, but also to appreciate them when I look back at them. I’ve also discovered some awesome brands and fellow-bloggers too, so that’s a big plus.
Describe your blog in 3 sentences or less.
I am not one of those sentimental types, but I am also not the anti-Mummy that writes about how my kids are annoying me. My background is in ecommerce and marketing so I have just decided to take my blog in a new direction to write more advice and tips about the actual fundamentals of setting up blogs and how to get started. So watch this space for a little less lifestyle posts, and more useful ones.
What’s your best piece of blogging advice?
Work out what you are good at and write about it. Before I worked out that I should be writing more about my life as a marketing consultant that I mentioned above, I wasn’t sure what I was really doing. My posts are OK and I enjoy re-reading them, but I wasn’t really sure who I was writing them for or why. Now it’s clearer in my mind because I just know the stuff from my “day job”, so the direction has come naturally. I just have to do it now!
From Tum To Mum
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I’d love to have more bloggers take part so if you fancy being featured on Bloggers Bluff, just drop me an email.
Now let’s get down to business! Here are Rhian’s three Bloggers Bluff submissions:
Bloggers Bluff A
When I was in my early twenties, I found myself in a marketing team for a utility provider with a big sponsorship budget. One of the events we sponsored was the Christmas lights switch on in Coventry (yes, wow). For some reason, I suggested that my friends and I dress up as elves and parade through the town throwing merchandise to small children. The only problem was that is was a cold night so my nose had been running. I must have put a snotty tissue in my sack, and on seeing a little boy shouting out for a toy, I accidentally threw my snot-rag too. Oops, sorry kid.
Bloggers Bluff B
Whilst potty training my daughter, I always gave her a lot of encouragement if she managed to do a poo or wee on the toilet, but on one occasion, she was in a cubicle in M&S toilets with me whilst I had to go. I only did a number 1 but she patted me on the back, clapped her hands and said “yay, Mummy you did it”. She then announced to the whole shop that “My Mummy did a poo poo”. I didn’t.
Bloggers Bluff C
When I first moved to London, I worked for a cancer charity of which there were a number of celebrity ambassadors who helped out with fundraising and raising awareness. One of these special VIPs was Lawrence Dallaglio (the England rugby player), and as the daughter, sister and (now) wife of massive fans of the sport, I was always completely star struck when he wandered in for meetings. We weren’t supposed to react to their appearances as a lot of the time they didn’t want any kind of fuss. So when I accidentally tripped over his GIANT foot trying to walk past him playing it all cool, and he managed to catch me (and my jacket potato and cheese), telling him ‘I loved it when you won the World Cup’ probably wasn’t quite on brand. Mortified.
So my wonderful readers, which is the bluff??
Find out in Bloggers Bluff 12! Why not subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss out?
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