Saturday, 6 August 2016

Meet The Blogger Behind The Blog - Boo Roo and Tigger Too

As part of our series of introduction posts about bloggers, we have Sarah telling us about her blog as part of our Meet The Blogger series, please read about her blog and follow her

What is your blog called?
Boo Roo and Tigger Too - Which incorporates mine and my two oldest children’s nicknames

How long have you been blogging?
I started my blog back in August 2011 as I was preparing to return to work following my maternity leave with Tigger. I didn’t want to return to work, however, for financial reasons I had to so I decided to write about my life as a working mum.

What is your blog niche?

I don’t think I have one, I tend to write about whatever we are up to or whatever pops into my head at the time. I don’t tend to follow any kind of structure or pattern with my posts, they are just random (a little like me)

Why do you blog?
It’s my little corner of the internet, which I can share what I’ve been up to with the children, the things we like and the places we have been. It is like therapy for me, I’m able to chat away via my computer screen and pretend that there are people on the other side listening to what I have to say.

What made you start blogging?
Originally it was my chance to share the struggles of a working mum, what happens when childcare fails, your child is ill and you’re due in work and the guilt that comes with as I had read many SAHM blogs but not many about a working parent.

How long did you have your blog before you started to tell people that you had it?
I’m still very much in the closet, only my close friends and family know about my blog. Some of them read it and some don’t. In many ways I find it easier thinking that nobody in my ‘real life’ is reading it and therefore I’m able to write without thinking whether I should be saying the things that I do.

What is the funniest Google search people have used to find your blog?
Pass - I don’t look, I probably should but I’ve heard horror stories of what other bloggers search terms are that I’m quite happy not knowing what mine are.

Who is your most famous Twitter follower?
Marcus Bentley (The voice of Big Brother) - I’m a huge Big Brother fan so when he followed me last year I did a little happy dance around my living room (sad I know)

Buffer or Hootsuite?
Buffer - I find it much more user friendly and I love that I can add my favourite blogs RSS feeds in there too to share their content easily

What is your best blogging achievement?
This is a difficult one as it depends on what you mean by achievement, if it is in terms of opportunities then I have been very fortunate and I think that working with Silver Cross has to be a personal milestone for me as I have loved the brand for years and they make sue great quality products.

If you mean in terms of awards etc. then I’ve only ever received one accolade and that was making the Tots100 Top Baby Blogs 2015 - something that made me very proud.

Have you ever had a fail with a blog post like not noticing a typo?
I don’t think so, we all have little typo’s within our posts as we are all usually rushing to complete something whilst the children are sleeping etc. but no big fails.

Have you ever sent the wrong email to a PR, or misread it and sent the wrong reply?
Yes, I’ve replied with the wrong name before, realised and then sent a follow up email to apologise for the wrong name.

Where can the readers find you?
I’m usually spending too much time scrolling through my Facebook timeline so feel free to pop over to my Facebook page, stalk me on Twitter or take a look at my photos over on Instagram.

Where's the weirdest place you have blogged from?
I don’t think I’ve blogged from anywhere strange, my hospital bed after I had Piglet is probably as weird as I get.

Have you ever met any celebrities through your blog?
I had a lovely hug from Gok Wan when I went to see Wicked with the lovely Debbie from An Organised Mess. He was hanging out in the VIP area and I managed to get a cuddle and photo with him.

Where do you see your blog in 1 year's time?
Plodding along as it does now, is it bad that I don’t have any aspirations to make it bigger and better? I’m happy to continue as I am and see what the future holds rather than trying to do something that isn’t me.

Where do you see your blog in 10 years time?
I’d love for it to still be up and running, my children will be older so the content will have changed to reflect this but I’d like to see it still capturing our family life.

What is the favourite blog post that you have ever written?
I think it would have to be my very first post coming to the end, as it was the realisation that I was returning to work, nothing was going to change that and that I needed to embrace it. Plus it was that blissful time when I could write when I knew that nobody was reading.

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