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Meet The Blogger – Ben

Meet The Blogger - Ben

Following on in my Meet The Blogger series, today I am introducing you to Ben who blogs over at Wood Create

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TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?

I’m Ben, from Gloucestershire. I currently work in IT but have handed in my notice to go self employed. I’ve decided to become a handyman, creator of custom and bespoke furniture and write Content for my blog.

WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?

My wife was already a keen blogger and I saw the potential to write about and share my experiences and make some additional income at the same time. Having great content and articles on my website was a great way to drive traffic to my website and online shop. I also love the engagement from my articles and knowing that I’ve helped someone achieve their own goals is very rewarding.

HAS YOUR BLOG CHANGED SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED?

No much really. It did start off with a few extra categories but after a year or so I decided to focus primarily on the DIY and home maintenance aspects of the blog. This included ‘how to’ guides and general hints and tips for anyone new to DIY projects around the home.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FUNNIEST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?

I can’t help but laugh at some of the comments people leave on my blog posts. I’m talking of course about the trolls out there who don’t seem to have anything better to do than throw their negative thoughts at you. My response is alway no response to these people. I love to share them with my wife and we have a good chuckle about how miserable these people must be.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR WORST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?

I’m not sure I’ve had any low moments since blogging as I’ve not had to rely on it for an income. If I was more reliant on making money from my blog then that could be stressful.

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

Just get going and start writing content. Aim to write at least a couple of articles a week. It’s good to create a list of topics and article titles that will keep you going. Keep adding to the list every time you think of something new and you’ll never run out of content ideas.

WHAT SURPRISED YOU ABOUT BLOGGING THAT YOU DID NOT REALISE BEFORE YOU STARTED?

I was surprise at how many people actually find my content interesting and useful. I didn’t think anyone would be interested in my work and interests. So it’s great that people visit and engage with me through my blog.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

I love spending time with my wife and kids, family days out and walks round the local area. I also love working on the garden and home improvement projects.

IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST?

Buy a lovely house by the beach in Cornwall and another house abroad so we can spend winters in the sun ☀️

WHO IS YOUR BLOGGING HERO AND WHY?

My blogging hero is my wife Victoria. She is so inspiring and knowledgeable and intelligent. She inspired me to start my own blog and I’m glad she did as it will be something that stays with me for years to come.

You can follow Ben at

Blog – Wood Create

Thank you Ben for introducing yourself and telling my readers all about your Blog and yourself.

If you missed last weeks post or any of the other posts in the series, you can find the post in my Meet The Blogger section.

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Comments (20)

  • Dalene Ekirapa 1 month ago Reply

    Cheers to Ben’s wife for being so inspiring in his blogging journey. I’ll agree that content is king: and we have to create more and more, better quality posts each week.

    admin 1 month ago Reply

    It is harder but we also grow so finding content usually is not too hard

    That’s a pretty interesting interview. I am partly like him as a blogger. I feel that since it really isnt my main source of income I get to enjoy it for what it really is to me–a venue for sharing my thoughts

    Writing has alway been an important part of life for me. And like Ben when I started blogging, what fascinated me about it was when people started reading and reacting to what I write.

    admin 1 month ago

    Blogging is such an amazing thing to do when it starts to get stressful if when I think I would leave it behind me and find something new

  • Samantha Carraro 1 month ago Reply

    This series is very interesting, I always love getting to know new bloggers and creatives in the community. I loved Ben’s answer to the question “who is your blogger hero”!

    admin 1 month ago Reply

    Thank you I am loving hosting the series and meeting new bloggers as well

  • Michele Dennis 1 month ago Reply

    I really like this series. What a wonderful way to really get to know new bloggers in our wonderful community. Nice to meet you Ben!

    admin 1 month ago Reply

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

  • Elena Toma 1 month ago Reply

    I am always excited to read about the next blogger here on your site. Love meeting new fellow bloggers!

    admin 1 month ago Reply

    Thank you, I am loving the series both hosting and meeting new bloggers as well

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra 1 month ago Reply

    I agree with the trolls leaving irrelevant comments on blog posts. It is so annoying! I guess I have to change my mindset and just dismiss it like these trolls probably did not have a happy childhood. This is something I learned from Ben. Just set the negativity aside and simply have a good laugh.

    admin 1 month ago Reply

    I agree this is why I always have comments waiting moderation so I can just hit delete to them

  • Viano Dee 1 month ago Reply

    Thanks so much, Ben. Trolls are the worst! Luckily, I haven’t had any yet. Also, I think it’s adorable to have your wife as your blogging hero and inspiration.

    admin 1 month ago Reply

    Trolls can be horrible I know a few who have had them

  • Kemi 1 month ago Reply

    A a blogger, just keep writing and don’t stress too much on the numbers. Write what you enjoy instead of the same boring topics making the rounds in your niche.

    admin 1 month ago Reply

    I agree things you enjoy are what makes the blog post more interesting to read

  • Victoria Sully 1 month ago Reply

    Aaw, hello from Ben’s wife! I hadn’t read this so feeling very chuffed he mentioned me as his inspiration 🙂 Thanks for the great series!

    admin 1 month ago Reply

    Aww what a lovely surprise for you, he really does find you an inspiration x

  • Karla 1 month ago Reply

    Wow! I can imagine their dates. Sometimes, my ex boyfriend hates it when I take pictures of our food during dates. He can’t understand that I use it for my blog. I think having blogger boyfriend is fun!

    admin 1 month ago Reply

    My husband is ok and better than me so he usually does pictures when we are out together

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