TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
My name is Or Goren and I run two blogs – Cord Busters (for TV cord cutters) and Savvy Londoner (a more general-purpose money blog)
WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?
I always loved writing (I wrote and printed my own ‘Class Newsletter’ when I was 10-years-old…), so it was just a matter of finding a topic that would motivate me to start something by myself, without a boss to do it for. And since I’ve always been keen on helping friends and family save money – it was only natural to start blogging about these topics as well.
HAS YOUR BLOG CHANGED SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED?
The more you write, the more your writing will improve. So I sometimes cringe when I re-read posts that I wrote three years ago, but then I see it as a good thing, realising how my writing has improved over the years. (And I’m sure I’ll say the same thing three years from now…)
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FUNNIEST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?
My “Cord Busters” site is about TV cord cutting, which means ditching the traditional cable/satellite TV companies for cheaper alternatives like Netflix. Granted, some people are not very familiar with the concept – but someone sent me an e-mail thinking that my site is about wireless (as in – no cords) phones.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR WORST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A NEW BLOGGER STARTING OUT?
Focus on writing – write, write and write some more. Later, you can spend more time on promoting the website. monetising it, and all that – but there’s no point in doing all the rest of the stuff, if you don’t have enough good content.
WHAT SURPRISED YOU ABOUT BLOGGING THAT YOU DID NOT REALISE BEFORE YOU STARTED?
The fact that there are so many ups and downs. You can do brilliantly well one week, and feel on top of the world – and then something bad happens (often out of your control), and you think your blog is going down the drain. But you have to stick with it – that’s just part of the business.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
As someone who writes a lot about TV and tech – I obviously love watching TV, as well as play around with gadgets. But despite all that, I also love going out just to have a walk in the park – it’s amazing how a short stroll like that can give me energy for the rest of the day.
IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST?
I would probably put at least some of the money away in some sort of a savings account right away, so I won’t be tempted to use it all up too quickly.
WHO IS YOUR BLOGGING HERO AND WHY?
That’s hard to say because I read a lot of blogs from all over the world. But I’ll name Andy Webb – not just because of his excellent blog, but also because he founded the incredible “UK Money Bloggers” group, which helps and encourages me constantly.
You can follow Or at
Blog – Cord Busters
Blog – Savvy Londoner
Twitter – @savvylondoner
Instagram – @savvylondoner
Pinterest – @savvylondoner
Thank you Or 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.