Blog your heart out

Blog your heart out awardI have been nominated for a Blog Your Heart Out award by the lovely Mummy Tries. This is the first Meme I have taken part in, largely due to not previously having time, but I thought, I should have a try, so here goes.  The rules of this one are simple, answer five questions, nominate five more blogs to continue the meme and learn a bit more about the person writing.

Here are my answers……

What/Who encouraged you to start blogging?
I first started blogging by accident. When my twins arrived, I was unable to return to work, but I desperately wanted to keep my brain active, so I decided to set up a website about twins. It look me a long time to work out how to do this, as I had no technical skills what so ever, hey, I come from a nursing background! Once I had written enough pages, I then started writing on the blog page and it just grew from there. A few months later, I developed a passion for another topic, so I set up a 2nd blog ‘Let kids be kids’, all about basic childhood fun in a modern world. Now I am desperately searching for the time to write both!

How did you choose what topics to blog about?

Initially, I was interested in twins, I found the subject fascinating and wanted to share my experiences with others, who might benefit from knowing they are not alone with the twin issues. Then whilst writing about twins, I discovered I also loved writing about childhood fun, basic play, crafting and various activities children  do, so I naturally progressed to my second subject of Let kids be kids.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I have a bit of an anxiety of new social situations. I find it very scary to be in a room full of people I don’t know (I know lots of people are nervous about this), but I get really nervous, so what on earth possessed me to buy a ticket to Britmums live 2014, I have no idea, when I have not yet met any other blogger!! Who else is going??

What 3 words describe your style? 

Honest, passionate and caring.

What do you like to do when you are not blogging?

I love spending time with my family first and foremost, crafting and getting out and about having fun. I also like playing the tenor horn in a local brass band, as well as catching up with friends whenever the opportunity allows.

My nominees are as follows.

The Reading Residence

More Than a Momma

Ellie Bear Babi

The DC Project

Time to craft

Hope you will join in, I would love to learn more about you.

This entry was posted in blogging and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

22 Responses to Blog your heart out

  1. Great to know more about your blogging journey and a bit more about you, too :) Thanks or the tag, I’ll get onto it! x

  2. @Mummy_blog says:

    Congratulations on your nomination! Britmums live 2014 will be fab – you’ll be fine xxx

  3. krissottoh says:

    I didn’t realise Let kids be kids was also by you! As a mother of twins I’ve very much enjoyed discovering this blog. I have a ticket for Britmum 2014 but now looks like we may be moving back to UK the following week from the US so doubtful I’ll be there.

  4. Lovely to learn a bit more about you :) I have a ticket for BritMums… Just need to work out the logistics – but look forward to seeing you there!

  5. Fabulous meme! I would love to play an instrument, so be proud of that.
    Popping over from #pocolo x

  6. mummytries says:

    Lovely to learn more about you Karen :) Good on you for facing your anxiety issues head on and buying a ticket for Brit Mums! I’ve been tempted myself I must say…

  7. Mummy of Two says:

    Great meme, I always like to find a bit more about the person behind the blog!

  8. It’s great to learn some more about you. See you at BritMums Live! Thanks again for supporting PoCoLo x

  9. These memes are nice for bloggers to get to know each other a little better. Nice to read something about you :)

  10. Debra says:

    I have been so lapse lately and have only just come across this post. Loving your answers :-)

  11. PinkOddy says:

    Nice to get to know more about you.
    You will just LOVE Britmums – I will be there and in fact have a whole twitter list of people going :)

Please leave a comment