Meet The Blogger – Carol

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 Carol from Virtually Allsorts

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TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?

My name is Carol and I write my blog Virtually Allsorts, which is about reading, writing and well-being.

HOW OR WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?

My very first blog was actually about baking, which I tried to get back to when our now 9-year-old was born. I knew zilch about the tech side (or community side of blogging) and my mummy blog was born soonish after.

HAS YOUR BLOG CHANGED SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED IT?

Totally! I knew nothing about anything really. I just published and hoped for the best. Not much community knowledge, not much engagement and had no clue what hashtags or SEO were! My blog today is totally revamped. Virtually All Sorts went self-hosted a few years ago and my niche has totally changed! It literally used to be about ‘virtually all sorts’, so everything! But I’ve niched down to reading, writing and wellbeing, all of which I’m very passionate about.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FUNNIEST MOMENT SINCE YOU STARTED YOUR BLOG?

I’d say the community and how joining in with linkys opens up so many wonderful blogs, many of them funny.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR WORST MOMENT SINCE YOU STARTED BLOGGING?

A coding error meant my side bar moved very recently. The backups didn’t help and I was just like ‘ugh!’.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A NEW BLOGGER STARTING OUT?

Be yourself. Seriously just type how you would talk and engage lots on 1 or 2 platforms. Don’t spread yourself too thin.

WHAT SURPRISED YOU ABOUT BLOGGING THAT YOU DID NOT REALISE WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED BLOGGING?

How many brands and PRs think we know nothing about no-follows and a bit of negotiation can work in your favour. Basically, know your worth.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

Read, read, read! And a bit of writing and meditation/reiki too.

IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST?

Make it my full-time job. Wow, what a thought!

WHO IS YOUR BLOGGING HERO AND WHY?

There are so many bloggers that I look up to for so many reasons but Aby Moore from You Baby Me Mummy and the Mamapreneur Revolution has sooo much knowledge and works so, so hard.

Blog – Virtually Allsorts

Twitter – AllSortsHere

Instagram – @carol_camelon

Facebook – @VirtuallyAllSorts

Pinterest – @VirtuallyAllSorts

Thank you Carol 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 Fiona here

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26 Comments

  1. 8th March 2019 / 6:06 pm

    Great to meet Carol! It’s fun to read about her blogging journey and how it is similar to mine.

    • admin
      9th March 2019 / 9:37 am

      Thank you I am glad you enjoyed meeting Carol and finding more about her x

  2. 9th March 2019 / 1:37 am

    Nice to meet you. Its always a pleasure to see other bloggers all around the world

    • admin
      9th March 2019 / 9:36 am

      Thank you x

  3. 9th March 2019 / 3:42 am

    Love this series of yours. I can definitely identify myself with Carol…

    • admin
      9th March 2019 / 9:35 am

      Thank you I am glad you are enjoying the series x

  4. Elizabeth O
    9th March 2019 / 9:44 am

    I like your article. Every time I get to know about new bloggers and their life. It is always inspiring. Thanks for sharing about Carol’s.

    • admin
      9th March 2019 / 9:46 am

      Thank you, I always love reading about other Bloggers to and enjoying hosting this series x

  5. 9th March 2019 / 6:17 pm

    I always love to read these kinds of posts and find out more about bloggers. Great to meet Carol 🙂

    • admin
      11th March 2019 / 10:23 pm

      Thank you x

  6. 9th March 2019 / 8:49 pm

    I love meeting new bloggers and people. You never knew where you will find your answers and be most impressed

    • admin
      11th March 2019 / 10:23 pm

      I do as well and loving my Meet The Blogger series x

  7. Monidipa Dutta
    10th March 2019 / 12:29 pm

    I loved reading this. I do interviews too and I feel it is always great to read and know about others and their thoughts.

    • admin
      11th March 2019 / 10:22 pm

      I am loving my Meet The Blogger Series am glad you are enjoying the series too x

  8. Melanie williams
    10th March 2019 / 10:02 pm

    Love a good blogger interview. It is always nice to get to know others and how they are getting on xx

    • admin
      11th March 2019 / 10:21 pm

      Thank you am glad you are enjoying my series of Meet The Blogger x

  9. Aia
    11th March 2019 / 12:39 am

    pleasure to met you carol. it’s great to know people who love reading.. Keep on reading dear..

    • admin
      11th March 2019 / 10:21 pm

      Thank you am glad you enjoyed the post x

  10. Whitney Kutch
    11th March 2019 / 2:54 am

    I think that “be yourself” is one of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned as well! It makes the biggest difference.

    • admin
      11th March 2019 / 10:21 pm

      This is so true, it is easy to lose yourself at times x

  11. 11th March 2019 / 9:12 am

    What an amazing post, I like reading these posts because it fab to know more about over bloggers and why they started and why they like it etc

    • admin
      11th March 2019 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you I am glad you are enjoying the serie x

  12. Dalene Ekirapa
    11th March 2019 / 1:51 pm

    I absolutely understand when she says that right now, her blog is totally revamped! When I was starting out too, I knew so little and I’ve grown to learn a lot.

    • admin
      11th March 2019 / 10:19 pm

      I was the same and still feel like i am learning still now x

  13. 12th March 2019 / 2:44 pm

    So cool to read about how different bloggers started out! I really appreciate hearing the wisdom from people who have walk this path before us.

    • admin
      12th March 2019 / 5:50 pm

      Thank you, I do love Meet The Blogger posts as always nice to get some tips and to find out more about them as a person x

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