Following on in my Meet The Blogger series, today I am introducing you to Sam who blogs over at Griffblog
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
Hi! I’m Sam and I’m a 20-something social media manager from the Midlands. I run griffblog.co.uk which is a travel, fashion and lifestyle blog.
WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?
I started my blog in 2012 after I’d finished university. I wanted a hobby to keep me busy while I was applying for graduate jobs and I’ve always loved writing. I also thought it might help me get a career in marketing (which it did!)
HAS YOUR BLOG CHANGED SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED?
Yes, originally my blog was centred around fashion, but over the years I started to branch out into other topics such as travel.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FUNNIEST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?
A few years ago I ended up in Shout Magazine, which I used to read as a teenager. That was pretty surreal!
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR WORST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?
I can’t say I’ve had many bad moments. When I first started blogging it wasn’t as common as it is now so I used to find some family/friends didn’t really ‘get’ it. That was pretty hard but I’m glad I persisted.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A NEW BLOGGER STARTING OUT?
Do it because you genuinely love it. Blogging can be hard work, but if you write about a topic you’re passionate about, it makes it so much easier and more enjoyable
WHAT SURPRISED YOU ABOUT BLOGGING THAT YOU DID NOT REALISE BEFORE YOU STARTED?
How much effort goes into a blog post. I had to put in a lot of time to properly learn SEO and improve my photography (but it was worth it!)
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
I play hockey for my local team which I love! I also enjoy reading and travelling to new places, whether that’s in the UK or abroad.
IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST?
Travel the world! First stop: Australia and New Zealand
WHO IS YOUR BLOGGING HERO AND WHY?
Argh there’s too many to choose! I do love Amy from The Little Magpie. She’s a fantastic writer and her photography is amazing.
You can follow Sam at
Blog – Griffblog
Twitter – @SamGriffBlog
Instagram – @samgriffyyy
Thank you Sam 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.