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Meet The Blogger – Kate

Meet The Blogger - Kate

My new series of Meet The Blogger, is becoming a huge hit.  This is where each week I introduce to you a new Blogger for you to meet.

Today I am introducing Kate from Kate On Thin ice

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TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?

My name is Kate and I have just turned 50 although feeling much younger. I am a law graduate, have worked for various charities and now blog to keep me sane. Also I am a parent to one teenage girl and two teenage boys who are all lovely and home-educated. I love writing, campaigning, cookery, reading and days out as I get bored easily. A huge music fan with eclectic tastes but love Freddie Mercury most of all. I had 10 years living with depression so am relishing life nowadays or at least most of the time.

HOW OR WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?

My mum came for her first Christmas at my house in 2009. She said I would be happier if I was writing “even if you just keep a diary”. I was depressed and finding parenting so overwhelming feeling like an abject failure most of the time. So I thought about getting a pretty diary but thought my young daughter would steal it and scribble on it so I looked up “online diary” and found out about blogging. I did not know what to write about but very soon after setting a blog up, my mum announced she had terminal cancer so I blogged about that along with how challenging I found parenting.

HAS YOUR BLOG CHANGED SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED IT?

I blogged anonymously for years and it took a very long time for me to say who I was or to show a photograph of myself. I was in such a bad state that I felt if people saw what I looked like they would never read my blog again. Blogging and making online connections built up my confidence so I got a new domain name, trained myself up on blogging and starting networking and making money one baby step at a time.

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

Not exactly funny but it amuses me that I went from scared to put myself out there to posing naked on my blog!

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR WORST MOMENT SINCE YOU STARTED BLOGGING?

In blogging terms, being misunderstood by a couple of bloggers but these things were very quickly resolved.

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

Be yourself – that way if you get readers, you know they like the real you and not some fake/trying to be perfect person. Perfection does not exist and people tend to buy into people who tell it like it is

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

It surprised me that other people felt like I did and that reduced my isolation. Also led to online friends and then offline friends to an extent too. It gave me a degree of personal power that I had not felt for decades.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

It used to be family stuff and although that still applies in recent times I am making new friends and enjoying nights out in bars.

IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST?

Buy a house.

WHO IS YOUR BLOGGING HERO AND WHY?

There are so many but a heartfelt one is Hayley at Downssideup

Blog – Kate On Thin Ice

Twitter – @kateonthinice

Instagram – @kateonthinice

Pinterest – @kateonthinice

Thank you Kate 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 Carol here.

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

 

 

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Comments (41)

  • Kate 5 months ago Reply

    Delighted to be featured on your lovely blog. Thanks for this but more vitally for the support and friendship you have given me over the last couple of years or so.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Am very happy to feature you, and thank you for taking part, you too have shown be huge support and friendship in more ways than one x

  • Annemarie LeBlanc 5 months ago Reply

    I always find it nice to learn more about the blogger behind the blog. It is not easy to get your name out there, as the competition is stiff and the market seems to be saturated. But I love how Kate built her confidence and stepped out of being anonymous.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    I enjoy finding out more about the blogger, which is why I am loving my Meet The Blogger series x

  • Lyosha Varezhkina 5 months ago Reply

    I love meeting new interesting people and blogger! thank you so much for introducing her to me! Headed to read her

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you I am loving hosting this series of Meet the Blogger and so happy that Kate has taken part x

  • Kristine Nicole Alessandra 5 months ago Reply

    Kate is a wonderful woman and she shares herself through her blog. I love meeting people and learning more about them through their writings. Thank you for hosting a series like this. Hope you can reach and feature more bloggers I would love to follow.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    I agree Kate is a lovely lady who shares and talks about many subjects. I am glad you are enjoying my series x

  • Liz Bayardelle 5 months ago Reply

    So great to hear about another blogger! It’s really cool how you came out of your shell!

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    I love finding out more about the person behind the blog as well, am loving hosting this series x

  • Michael 5 months ago Reply

    Wow. Congrats on finding another blogger. Always interesting to hear stories such as this.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you x

  • Brandy 5 months ago Reply

    SO hapy to learn more about Kate, I always enjoy learning more about others out there in the internet world.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you am glad you are enjoying the series x

  • Gena 5 months ago Reply

    Your stories are always so amazing! I love reading about different bloggers on your website

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you, I am glad you are enjoying the series x

  • This is great. I love the fact that Kate found herself through blogging and that she still enjoys it 10 years later. It is so good to see that it took one small step.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    It goes to show that Blogging can be successul and can give us the confidence we need and can still be enjoyable 10 years on x

  • How Such 5 months ago Reply

    This is so beautiful to read about your inspiring story. Feels so good to see you building up your confidence! Keep it up.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you Kate is a real inspiration to a lot of us x

  • Liz 5 months ago Reply

    Nice! Truly everyone got a story, its very interesting and informative. It always triggers my interest in knowing and learning from the person behind the blog.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you, am glad you are enjoying the series and finding out about the person behind the blog x

  • Marysa 5 months ago Reply

    It’s fun to read about other bloggers. I like hearing how they started their blogs and what inspires them to write.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    I love finding out about Bloggers and their inspirations and more x

  • Becca Wilson 5 months ago Reply

    Learning about other people and where they get their inspiration from is a huge teacher for me. It goes to show that no matter what your background, age or niche – there is definitely a place in the blogging world for each and every person if they just find their voice!

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you, and you are right x

  • Elizabeth O 5 months ago Reply

    I’m always happy to meet new bloggers and you bring every time new stories. Kate is really inspiring personality and a great blogger.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you, I am glad you are enjoying the series and meeting Kate x

  • Garf 5 months ago Reply

    Nice to meet you. Looking forward to reading more of your blog entries.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you am glad you are enjoying the series x

  • Monidipa Dutta 5 months ago Reply

    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 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you I love reading about other Bloggers too x

  • David Elliott 5 months ago Reply

    This is quite a fun series you have there. I do like going behind the scenes and learning about how people came to be writing.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you, I am glad you are enjoying the series x

  • Nina N 5 months ago Reply

    What a great article! Always nice to learn more about a fellow blogger.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you, I love finding out more about the Blogger and also finding new Bloggers to follow x

  • fashionandstylepolice 5 months ago Reply

    Lovely interview here. I read Kate’s blog regularly.

  • kim 5 months ago Reply

    Such a fun series! I love learning about other bloggers!

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Thank you am glad you are enjoying the series x

  • Shantel 5 months ago Reply

    It’s always interesting to read why I blogger decided to take the leap into blogger.

    admin 5 months ago Reply

    Glad you enjoyed the post

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