Meet The Blogger – Karen

Meet The Blogger - Karen

Following on in my Meet The Blogger series, today I am introducing you to Karen who blogs over at That Lancashire Lass.

Karen

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?

My name is Karen Hannah. I’m mum to three boys and we live in Lancashire. I blog at That Lancashire Lass and have been blogging for nearly 10 years.

WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?

My friend Emma used to write a blog and was telling me about a blogger event she’d been to, where they made their own cheese. I couldn’t believe she’d had an opportunity to make her own cheese – how amazing is that?! So I started a blog in the hope that one day, I too would make my own cheese!

HAS YOUR BLOG CHANGED SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED?

This is my second blog. My first was called Grumpyishmum and although it’s still live now, I haven’t updated it for a long time. That Lancashire Lass was going to be a second blog but running two was hard work. I’ve moved away from the parenting focused posts I wrote originally and moved more towards a focus on the outdoors and our home education experiences.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FUNNIEST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?

I took part in a flash mob dance routine once at the MAD awards. That was hilarious since I am quite uncoordinated!

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR WORST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?

When I logged in to my 6 year old blog and everything was gone! Six years of work, vanished. I cried a lot. This isn’t only for me, it’s a diary of the fun stuff we do as a family and something I want the boys to enjoy looking back on. Thankfully I managed to retrieve everything but it was a bit hairy!

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

If you’re starting with a view to making your blog commercial, make sure you get SEO right from the start. Also, don’t follow the crowd too much. Blog for yourself.

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

The community. I’ve made some AMAZING friends through blogging who have seen me through thick and thin.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

Ha! What’s that?

If I do get some time to myself I love to read. I don’t get through many books but I try to keep going back to do a few pages when I can.

IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST?

Buy champagne!

Then we would buy a smallholding in Scotland or further up the North of England.

WHO IS YOUR BLOGGING HERO AND WHY?
Jenny from The Brick Castle. She and her family have been through some awful times and she has used that experience to help others who are going through similar times.
You can follow Karen at –
Blog – That Lancashire Lass
Instagram – @lanskaren
Twitter – @lancskaren
Facebook – @thatlancashirelass

Thank you Karen 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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Meet The Blogger - Karen

 

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20 comments

    1. I wish I had known more about SEO as well, but I think that is the same for all of us, and there is so much to learn and improve on all the time x

  1. Always lovely to read the personal side to a blogger in these kind of posts. Nice to see what drives you and what your experiences have been so far. I cannot imagine what losing your blog was like, so scary. And so glad you got it back. Will have to go have a look see now.

    1. I love posts like these as well which is why I am loving hosting the series. I have lost my blog twice and it is the scariest and most upsetting thing to exerience x

  2. A great Q&A with some excellent tips, i havent been doing it long and would have found this great. Champas for your first purchase lol. i dont know what i would buy, maybe a holiday at the moment.

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