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Meet The Blogger – Clare

Meet The Blogger - Clare

Following on in my Meet The Blogger series, today I am introducing you to Clare who blogs over at My Money Cottage.

Clare

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?

Hi, I’m Clare. I’m a Mum of 3, working from home and building up my own blog/media business alongside my part-time job.

WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?

We had some really tough times financially a few years ago. Both myself and my husband were made redundant within a month of each other and I was pregnant with our second child. Money was incredibly tight and with being pregnant I couldn’t get another job. I found lots of ways to make extra money from home and I wanted to share them with other people. There are so many scams around when it comes to making extra money, I wanted to share things that actually worked, so I started My Money Cottage.

HAS YOUR BLOG CHANGED SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED?

My early blog posts are very embarrassing, I think most bloggers would say the same! I’ve learnt so much about SEO etc that the way I write now is vastly different to how I used to write.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FUNNIEST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?

Hmm, I can’t think of any really funny moments directly connected with blogging, but then writing about money can be pretty serious stuff!

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR WORST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?

There were some big changes a few months ago in the blogging world when MOZ decided to change the way they graded blogs. Mine took a huge hit and I’m still struggling to recover from that.

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

Only start blogging if you are truly passionate about it. Writing and maintaining a blog is NOT easy (despite what some people might say).

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

I always thought that bloggers would be competitive with each other, but in actual fact most bloggers are truly lovely people. I have made some lifelong friends through blogging who I chat to every single day. Working from home can get really lonely so I’ll be forever grateful for that!

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

Blog! I’m also about to join a Ladies Circle which actually sounds really good! I guess it’s a bit like the old fashioned WI but for younger women, I’m really nervous about venturing there on my own but I hope it will be a great experience. They do lots of fundraising for charity as well as being a social group.

IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST?
Buy a house. I’m desperate for us to be homeowners again.
WHO IS YOUR BLOGGING HERO AND WHY?
I have so many! Aby Moore from You Baby Me Mummy is a real inspiration though and I’ve learnt a lot from her.
You can follow Clare at –
Facebook – @mymoneycottage1
Twitter – @mymoneycottage
Instagram – @mymoneycottage

Thank you Clare 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.

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

Meet The Blogger - Clare

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Comments (38)

  • Menna Rachel 3 months ago Reply

    This is such a lovely post. I really enjoy these get to know posts, it’s always so inspiring reading about other bloggers stories.
    Menna x

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    Thank you am glad you enjoyed the post x

  • Sarah Stockley 3 months ago Reply

    It is always so interesting to find out why bloggers started their blogs. Mine was a hobby to begin with.

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I love finding out about why bloggers started, mine was because I thought I would have more time on my hands and wanted to do something for myself x

  • Melanie Varey 3 months ago Reply

    How lovely to learn about the bloggers! Lovely idea!

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    Thank you am loving hosting the series

  • Marie Blake 3 months ago Reply

    A really interesting post. Everyone’s blogging journey is different and unique. I’m also recovering from the ‘moz drop’!

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I think we are all recovering from the moz drop x

  • So lovely to find out more about the blogger behind the blog. Interesting to see why others started their blogs and how they feel about their early blog posts.

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I love finding out about the person behind the blog too x

  • Rebecca Smith 3 months ago Reply

    I love the idea of the Ladies Circle – wish we had something close by as I would definitely go! Nice to find out more about Clare!

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I like the idea of the circle as well x

  • Michelle 3 months ago Reply

    Lovely to hear about other blog stories. I always love hearing about ways to make more money so I’ll 100% be popping over to Claires blog x

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I love finding out the story about the person behind the blog, I hope you enjoy finding out more about Clare and her blog

  • Sarah Bailey 3 months ago Reply

    I would definitely say the same about my first posts – I did think about deleting them last year but it’s where I came from so I left them. I love getting to know more about bloggers!

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I think we all go through a phase where we look back and think what were we thinking, but as you say it is where we started and came from x

    Jen Mellor 3 months ago Reply

    My first posts are terrible I dread to think or look at them. I love the reasons you started blogging, so many scams out there claiming to help mums make money it’s always good to see people honestly sharing the ones that do and dont work. Keep up the amazing blog 🙂

    admin 3 months ago

    I agree that there are so many scams out there, and unfortunately I know a couple of mums who fell for them x

  • Lisa 3 months ago Reply

    I love these kind of posts, it’s always so interesting (and inspiring) to find out how other bloggers got started. I agree completely about Moz (grrrr) but also about how supportive the blogging community is, I’ve never regretted my decision to start blogging because of that 🙂 Lisa

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I love the blogging community and how supportive it is which you would think would be the opposite

  • Simone Ribeiro 3 months ago Reply

    Thanks for sharing. I am with Clare on buying a new house if I win the lottery.

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I would buy a plot of land and have a house built (if I won enough)

  • I just love being able to read all about the writers on a blog. It certainly brings the real life aspect to the human behind the screen.

  • Yaya 3 months ago Reply

    I really enjoy these sorts of posts. It’s like getting a little behind the scenes look and it’s good to see the person behind the blog.

  • Ami Elizabeth 3 months ago Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing Claire’s blog! I think the Money Cottage might become my go to when the chips are down!

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    Am glad you enjoyed the post and found a new blog to visit x

  • Kara Guppy 3 months ago Reply

    I love getting to know the blogger behind the blog, such a great series of interviews

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    Thank you am glad you are enjoying the series x

    Abigail Kathleen 3 months ago Reply

    I do love a meet the Blogger series! Lovely reading about clare

    admin 3 months ago

    I love reading about the person behind the blog as well x

  • Lyanna Soria 3 months ago Reply

    I love reading posts like this one. It’s great to know more about the person behind the blog.

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I am glad you enjoyed the post, it is lovely finding out about the person behind the blog x

  • Kira 3 months ago Reply

    I always love reading these type of posts to get to know other bloggers . It’s a lovely way of finding out stuff about people you know in the community:)

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I love these types of posts as well, they are always nive to find out more about the person behind the blog

  • Tash 3 months ago Reply

    I love these interviews, I love hearing about other peoples lives. I started blogging as a way to keep myself busy in the crazy world of Motherhood, it was a way to have something for me.

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I started for the same reason, when you become a Mum or for me I lost my identity and things for myself and wanted something for me which is what I have achieved x

  • It is always lovely to find out more about the person behind a blog. We are afterall human, and it is just nice to get a bit more of a human touch. So good that blogging has helped you so much, Clare, it really is worth the effort in the end.

    admin 3 months ago Reply

    I love posts like this, which is why I am loving hosting the series. It is lovely to find out more about the person behind the blog and their ups and downs and agree it is worth all the effort x

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