Meet The Blogger

Meet The Blogger – Simone

Following on in my Meet The Blogger series, today I am introducing Simone who blogs over at  Midlands Traveller.

Tell Us About Yourself

My name is Simone Ribeiro. I’m a Brazilian blogger and journalist living in Birmingham since 2011. I am founder of Midlands Traveller, a blog about business opportunities, travel industry and wellness.

How Or Why Did You Start Blogging?

I have started blogging back when I was at University when I was studying journalism in Brazil in 2004. New technologies was all new to me back at that time and this is when I started blogging using

Has Your Blog Changed Since You First Started Blogging?

Very much. My blogs used to be personal, I used to talk about my daily routine and other boring issues lol But I also started writing about music and culture at that time and it was great.

What Has Been Your Funniest Moment Since Starting Your Blog?

The funniest moment was when I interviewed a musician from Belfast here in Birmingham and as it was all recorded, I needed to transcript the whole file before publishing it. However, I didn’t understand his accent in some parts, so I ended up asking for his help to “translate” it to me. Funny and embarrassing at the same time.

What Has Been Your Worst Moment Since Starting Your Blog?

It was definitely when I decided to change my domain name last year. It was like starting everything from scratch to increase my DA again.

What Advice Would You Give To A New Blogger Starting Out?

Just do it. It’s a wonderful roller coaster journey. But don’t hesitate.

What Surprised You About Blogging That You Did Not Realise Before You Started Blogging?

That blogging can become your business.

What Do You Like To Do In Your Spare Time?

I love going for long walking in the countryside with my husband. I also love listening to music and spoiling my beloved cat Dougal.

If You Won The Lottery What Would You Do First?

Treat my family with whatever they want from me.

Who Is Your Blogging Hero and Why?

I love reading travel magazines and books. I also love reading Alan De Botton blogs, but I don’t have a blogging hero. I like YouTubers such as Casey Nestait and Daniele Noce that inspire me as creators.

You Can follow Simone at

Blog – Midlands Traveller

Facebook – @midlandstraveller

Twitter – @midtraveller

Instagram – @moluska

Pinterest – @midlandstraveller

Thank you Simone for introducing yourself and telling my readers all about who you are and your Blog.

If you missed last weeks you can find the post here here, look out next week when I introduce a new Blogger to you.

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


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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Jessica Martin
    29th January 2019 at 5:03 pm

    I love that you interviewed another blogger. Really shows the support that bloggers have in the blogging world. It was really cool to get to know Simone and her journey with blogging.

    • admin
      29th January 2019 at 7:00 pm

      Thank you I am loving the Meet The Blogger series x

    • Simone Ribeiro
      2nd February 2019 at 10:24 am

      Hi Jessica. It was amazing indeed. I love my country and it gave me another perspective about living abroad. 🙂

  • Laura Dove
    29th January 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Wow studying journalism in Brazil sounds amazing! I love these interviews – so interesting to hear about other bloggers!

    • admin
      30th January 2019 at 12:47 pm

      Thank you, I love these interviews as well and am enjoying hosting the series x

  • Cătălina-Iuliana Nini
    29th January 2019 at 10:45 pm

    That`s such a cute idea for future blogs posts, I think I need to do a couple.
    Got to love the Irish accent, I have been living in the UK for 3 years and I still struggle to understand the accent when I encounter one.

    • admin
      30th January 2019 at 12:46 pm

      I love the Irish accent too, although I do struggle at times if it is really strong x

  • Elizabeth O
    30th January 2019 at 9:32 am

    Thanks for sharing information about other bloggers through your blog. I get to know a lot about her through this interview. I would love to read her blogs too.

    • admin
      30th January 2019 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you, I hope you enjoy reading Simones blog x

  • Chetan Dher
    30th January 2019 at 9:34 am

    This is really a different thing I read today and it is really impressive. I would love to be part of your blog too. Being interviewed by others is such an amazing experience and also it is a fantastic way to meet other persons. Thank you for sharing Simone through your blog.

    • admin
      30th January 2019 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you I am glad you enjoyed the interview x

      • Chetan
        7th February 2019 at 9:15 am

        yes, sure

  • Morgan Shaw
    30th January 2019 at 12:20 pm

    It’s great your opening up your platform to share other bloggers and their experiences. I am doing something similar with patients and chronic illness bloggers on my blog to raise awareness. X

    • admin
      30th January 2019 at 12:43 pm

      I love reading about other bloggers, I recently read your post on EDS as my Daughter was tested for this x

  • Whitney Kutch
    30th January 2019 at 5:10 pm

    I completely understand the shift in blogging that you talked about. I think that as we change, the topics that we write about change. Great to meet you!

    • admin
      30th January 2019 at 5:27 pm

      I think we all change from when we first started blogging as we find our way x

  • Claire Lee
    30th January 2019 at 6:24 pm

    It’s great to learn more about our fellow blogger. I also love long walks just in the nature or outdoors. It’s definitely relaxing.

    • admin
      30th January 2019 at 7:19 pm

      I love walks to clear my head, am very lucky with where I live to be able to do this x

  • Jenn
    30th January 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I really love this series! I love finding out more about different and new bloggers, definitely going to give a follow!

    • admin
      31st January 2019 at 10:42 am

      Thank you, I am glad you are enjoying the series as much as i am x

  • Simone Ribeiro
    2nd February 2019 at 10:22 am

    Thanks so much for featuring me in this series. I loved the questions and I just noticed that I have sent you a photo from the day I have dropped my tablet on a pile of mud. Not the best photo to send, sorry lol

    • admin
      2nd February 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Thank you for taking part and I thought it was a lovely photo x


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