Meet The Blogger – Fiona

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

This week I am introducing Fiona from Savvy In Somerset.

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Tell Us About Yourself?

Hello! I’m Fiona and I blog at www.savvyinsomerset.com. I live in Somerset with my husband Pete and my daughter Aubrey. I’m passionate about personal finance, in particular, all things money saving. I’m a seasoned charity shop raider and devoted frugal foodie.

How Or Why Did You Start Blogging?

Starting a blog was something I had wanted to do for a very long time before I actually took the leap and did. I followed a few other bloggers for quite some time and while I loved their content I also felt I had a lot to say that other people weren’t covering.

Has Your Blog Changed Since You First Started It?

I think my blog posts are a lot better overall. I feel like I’ve found my style and voice and my posts tend to be much more detailed and in depth now. Like anything, blogging is massive learning curve!

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

Nothing funny comes to mind – however I do chat to several other lovely bloggers every day and we do have quite a giggle.

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

I’ve had a few moments of utter terror while blogging which usually involve me attempting to do something technical, failing, and my site disappearing or going offline. As my blog has evolved I’ve actually decided to pay a little bit extra for managed hosting so help is there when I need it!

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

Don’t give up. So many blogs end up getting discarded because people start and don’t realise how much time and dedication it takes to keep going. After a year of blogging I quit my job to blog full time (alongside other online income streams). Two and a half years after starting my blog I won a SHOMO award for ‘Best Frugal and Thrift Blog’ YOU CAN DO IT!

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

Just how much work it is. I think when you’re new to blogging it’s easy to think it’s just write, publish and that’s it. But there is so much more to it than that – social media, learning to edit images, SEO, wordpress and so on. That said all of those skills you’re learning are super valuable and could help with jobs or employment in the future.

What Do You Like To Do In Your Spare Time?

I am an avid quizzer and love attending quiz nights at my favourite bar.

If  You Won The Lottery What Would You Do First?

Book a holiday! I need some sunshine!

Who Is Your Blogging Hero And Why?

Emma Drew. She is huge in the UK personal finance blogging world and absolutely smashes it as a full time blogger. She’s the reason I started my blog and I really admire her work ethic.

You can follow Fiona at

Blog – Savvy In Somerset

Twitter –@SavvyinSomerset 

Instagram – @SavvyinSomerset

Facebook – @savvyinsomerset

Thank you Fiona 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 Kelly herehere.

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

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8 Comments

  1. 26th February 2019 / 10:56 am

    Welcome Fiona!
    Eva | UrbanWheelz.co.uk

    • admin
      26th February 2019 / 11:42 am

      Thank you 🙂

  2. 27th February 2019 / 8:16 pm

    Blogging full time is definitely something I want to do. I’ve been blogging for about 3 years now. I love reading about and connecting with other bloggers. We can all learn something from others.

    • admin
      28th February 2019 / 11:59 am

      There is always something new to learn no matter how long you have been Blogging x

  3. Elizabeth O
    28th February 2019 / 9:38 am

    It is always nice to meet new bloggers and get to know about their journey of success. Thanks for sharing about Fiona.

    • admin
      28th February 2019 / 11:57 am

      I love reading about new bloggers and love my meet the blogger series where I get to find out more about bloggers and share with others

  4. Blairvillanueva
    6th March 2019 / 11:58 am

    Many new born blogger have no patience, and easily give up. Working hard and having passion is a must.

    • admin
      6th March 2019 / 3:00 pm

      I totally agree, some want instant results but it takes a lot of hard work and to keep on going to get those results x

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