Meet The Blogger – Rhian

Welcome to my new series of Meet The Blogger, where each week I introduce to you a new Blogger for you to meet.

Today I am introducing Rhian from RhianWestbury

Rhian Westbury

Tell Us About Yourself?

My name is Rhian Westbury and I am a full-time content editor who blogs in her spare time.

How Or Why Did You Start Blogging?

I was doing some freelance copywriting and while I loved it I always wanted to write things for myself and have more creative control. I didn’t know much about the blogging world 4-5 years ago but I started up a blogger account and it grew from there.

Has Your Blog Changed Since You First Started It?

A lot. I started blogging on blogger as I wanted to see if I would stick to it before spending money on it, but now I am on WordPress self-hosted. When I first started I used to just post as and when I wanted to which was sometimes twice a week, sometimes once in two months, but now I have more of a schedule and while I don’t beat myself up if I miss one post I have more structure.

What Has Been Your Funniest Moment Since You Started Your Blog?

I don’t really have a lot of funny moments, but I always find it quite funny when I ask my boyfriend to take some images of me in a certain place and then I turn around and notice 4/5 other people doing the same thing. I was doing this at Covent Garden before Christmas and actually recognised at least two other bloggers at the spot.

What Has Been Your Worst Moment Since You Started Blogging?

When I was finally getting into my Instagram stride and my account got hacked, I spent hours trying to get back in as they’d changed my username, password, email address etc and I was heartbroken. I’d worked so hard and didn’t want it all to be gone. Thankfully I got it back in the end and I’m so careful to change my password often.

What Advice Would You Give To A New Blogger Starting Out?

Don’t compare yourselves to others because they might be chapters ahead of you on their journey and everyone is different.

What Surprised You About Blogging That You Did Not Realise When You First Started Blogging?

That you could actually make money from it. I thought it was all about advertising and I don’t like the look of adverts on my blog so I never thought I’d be able to make anything from my blog.

What Do You Like To Do In Your Spare Time?

I love watching movies and going to the cinema, I am also a huge music lover so spend time listening to music and going to live shows, and I’m also a huge bookworm even if I don’t get as much time to read as I’d like.

If You Won The Lottery What Would You Do First?

I would pay off mine and Luke’s parents mortgages and then buy us our dream forever home so we could have a foundation underneath us.

Who Is Your Blogging Hero And Why?

I love Zoe London and Helen Anderson because both of them don’t really fit the ‘traditional’ blogging mould in that they are alternative in both their style and music tastes and I love that. They both seem hugely genuine people and it’s nice to read/ see things from people who are for the most part normal.

Blog – RhianWestbury

Twitter – @rswstbry

Instagram – @rswstbry

Thank you Rhian For taking part in my Meet The Blogger series and introducing yourself to my readers.

In case you missed last weeks blogger you can meet Simone here.

If you would like to be involved in my meet the Blogger series please complete the form here.

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51 Comments

  1. 6th February 2019 / 1:21 pm

    What a lovely way to introduce bloggers. Hi 👋 Rhian. How awful that your Instagram was hacked, I’ve had a few problems with mine too, very frustrating.

    • admin
      6th February 2019 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you, I am loving the series, it is very frustrating when someone can just come in and destroy all your hard work x

  2. Elena Toma
    6th February 2019 / 4:19 pm

    Last time on your blog I meet Simone and now is really nice to meet Rhian! Rhian seems to be such a lovely and friendly person, I will go on her Instagram to say Hello !

    • admin
      6th February 2019 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you, Rhian is lovely I have known her as a Blogger since I started 4 years ago, and she has always been friendly and helpful x

  3. 6th February 2019 / 5:49 pm

    Great interview! I love Rhians blog so it was lovely to hear a little more about her and her blog. Don’t compare yourself to others is amazing advice!

    • admin
      6th February 2019 / 7:06 pm

      I love her blog as well, so was very happy to host Rhian, and that is where a lot of people do get trapped in comparing themselves to others x

  4. Ann F. Snook-Moreau
    6th February 2019 / 6:22 pm

    OMG getting hacked on Instagram sounds like a nightmare! I totally get Rhian’s point about taking photos “for the blog/’gram” haha you can so easily spot other people doing it in popular areas!

    • admin
      6th February 2019 / 7:05 pm

      I have started spotting people while out and about as well, not seen anyone I recognise yet x

  5. 6th February 2019 / 8:23 pm

    So cool, I love getting to know other bloggers! Also, I’ve known SOOO many girls who have been hacked lately, I can’t believe it’s so prominent! Glad she was able to get her account back in the end though 🙂

    • admin
      6th February 2019 / 8:34 pm

      I love blogger interviews as well, and it does seem to be getting more common now hearing about peoples accounts being hacked x

  6. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    6th February 2019 / 10:15 pm

    I have read her blog and she does come up with really interesting articles. Thanks for letting us know more about Rhiane and how it all started for her, including the challenges and triumphs she had in her blogging journey. I learned a new thing today – regularly change passwords!

    • admin
      7th February 2019 / 10:23 am

      Changing passwords is something I have started doing each month now x

  7. 6th February 2019 / 11:42 pm

    It’s very nice to learn more about Rhian. I loved reading this, looking forward to seeing who you feature next.

    • admin
      7th February 2019 / 10:20 am

      Thank you, I love reading Blogger interviews and am loving hosting this series x

  8. Elizabeth O
    7th February 2019 / 9:17 am

    Wow, another interview. You started a good blog here and this is the way we can know about new bloggers.

    • admin
      7th February 2019 / 10:18 am

      Thank you, there is a new interview each week x

  9. 7th February 2019 / 4:23 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your Instagram account! Nice to meet you Rhian

    • admin
      7th February 2019 / 4:29 pm

      It is horrible that someone can come along and destroy all the hardwork that goes into our accounts x

  10. 7th February 2019 / 4:54 pm

    Great interview here. It is so important to create a structure for yourself. You have to have some organization. You can miss a couple things but without structure, it all falls apart.

    • admin
      7th February 2019 / 4:59 pm

      Thank you, that is very true structure really is the key x

  11. 7th February 2019 / 5:11 pm

    Great to know more about you and hoping for more successes in the world of blogging. Sometimes, it’s nice to analyze the perspective of some people regarding this.

    • admin
      7th February 2019 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you x

  12. 7th February 2019 / 5:15 pm

    I just love your interviews section! very interesting person to get to know. This interview inspires me and makes me smile

    • admin
      7th February 2019 / 6:52 pm

      Thank you, am glad you are enjoying the series as much as I am x

  13. 7th February 2019 / 5:56 pm

    brrrr. every time I read about a blogger/freelance professional having a IG account hacked I have a shover of terror! Congratulation for your great and hard job!

    • admin
      7th February 2019 / 6:51 pm

      I know what you mean, I hate the vulnerability no matter how hard we try to protect our account x

  14. 7th February 2019 / 7:39 pm

    Very honest and sincere answers I found. Good luck with your journey Rhian. Hope you find that dream home even though it already sounds like your family has a solid foundation.

    • admin
      7th February 2019 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you x

  15. 8th February 2019 / 5:38 am

    Great interview! I love Rhian’s advice about not comparing yourself with other bloggers. It’s true that each blogger is different and we all have different niches and experiences in life and about blogging overall.

    • admin
      8th February 2019 / 10:04 am

      Thank you, that is great advice it is all too easy to compare yourself with others, just be yourself is the best thing to do x

  16. 8th February 2019 / 11:46 am

    Haha !! Same thing happens with us , whichever spot we pick for an quiet pic is the one suddenly gets all the attention

    • admin
      8th February 2019 / 3:06 pm

      I think this is very common now haha

  17. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    8th February 2019 / 2:10 pm

    It must have been awful for Rhian when her account was hacked on instagram. Glad she got it back in the end. I don’t know what I would have done if it happened to me.

    • admin
      8th February 2019 / 3:05 pm

      I had my blog hacked last November am still trying to sort out old posts now so can fully understand, panic is the first thing before you get your sensible head on and tackle it head on x

  18. 8th February 2019 / 7:41 pm

    Hi Rhian! It’s been lovely to read more about you!

    • admin
      9th February 2019 / 7:23 pm

      Thank you am glad you enjoyed the post x

  19. 9th February 2019 / 2:38 pm

    So lovely to find out more about the blogger behind the blog. Oh to win the lottery!!

  20. 9th February 2019 / 9:51 pm

    I love these kind of posts as its always nice to find out more about a blogger behind a blog. I definitely agree with Rhians advice about not comparing yourself to others as this is something I have been guilty of doing and it never helps!

    • admin
      10th February 2019 / 10:02 am

      I am glad you enjoyed the post, I agree about not comparing yourself to anyone else, we are all different x

  21. 9th February 2019 / 10:15 pm

    I love Rhian’s blog, I am always a big fan of her posts! I love that you do these meet the blogger type posts they’re a great way to find out about other bloggers! I also didn’t know you could make money from blogging when I first started out. I’d love to do one of these if you’re ever looking for anyone else.

    • admin
      10th February 2019 / 10:02 am

      I am glad you liked the post, if you click the link at the bottom of Rhians post you will see the form to complete to take part

  22. 10th February 2019 / 4:34 pm

    This is such a wonderful and positive idea /I love the idea of meeting new people in this way it’s very genuine! I’ll be looking forward to the next person soon.

    • admin
      11th February 2019 / 8:23 am

      Thank you, am glad you are enjoying the series x

  23. 10th February 2019 / 10:30 pm

    I love Rhian’s blog. I started out on blogger too before moving to wordpress self hosted, it feels all the more professional! xxx

    • admin
      11th February 2019 / 8:22 am

      I think a lot of people started on Blogger too x

  24. 11th February 2019 / 9:55 am

    What a lovely interview, I follow Rhian’s blog and it’s nice to learn more about your favourite bloggers.

    • admin
      12th February 2019 / 9:57 am

      Glad you enjoyed the post I follow Rhians blog as well x

  25. 13th February 2019 / 3:38 am

    As a blogger myself, I agree with the advice you give to starting bloggers. Never compare yourself to others, being unique and doing your own thing is so important. Thank you for sharing!

    • admin
      13th February 2019 / 9:50 am

      That is so true, and something that can easily be forgotten x

  26. 21st February 2019 / 3:31 pm

    I have read Rhians’ blog for what seems like forever now, so it was so nice to learn a little more about her x

    • admin
      21st February 2019 / 4:46 pm

      Same here 🙂

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