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Meet The Blogger – Valerie

Following on in my Meet The Blogger series, today I am introducing you to Valerie, who blogs over at V De Kermoal.

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TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?

I am a French expat mum who has previously lived fourteen years in Asia (Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, and Singapore), a few years here and there (in Croatia and Belgium), but who wound up eventually in the Netherlands.

I have launched a blog that is especially designed for time-poor mothers with a desire to learn more about the world and themselves from a philosophical perspective. I take theories from philosophers, like Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Kant to name a few, along with those from the HR industry, and bring them to life in a simple and humorous way.

WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?

I started blogging when I was living in Singapore ….10 years ago! At that time I was single and quite bored at my job. I was working for the French Embassy and it was too corporate. I wanted to unleash my creativity.

HAS YOUR BLOG CHANGED SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED?

My current blog is only 2 moths old. Having said that every time I publish an article, I learn something new. I am understanding more and more what people want to read.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FUNNIEST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?

Yes, each time I get trolled. Because I get criticised for the strangest things. Recently, I got a few ladies getting sincerely cross at me because I used the expression ” falling pregnant”. They “kindly” explained to me that was not English. It is… But what can you say… Another time, I even got criticised because I wrote that one of my characters, called Cuckoo, was to be blonde-haired and blue-eyed. I did not think that this could be offensive to describe my character as blonde-haired and blue-eyed.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR WORST MOMENT SINCE STARTING YOUR BLOG?

Each time I wonder if I should continue blogging.

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

write, write, write. Not very original, but it is the only way.

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

I realised how ambitious I am. This is the first time I really want to succeed in something.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

Kissing my daughter in her neck, drinking champagne, and watching my partner cook- he cooks so well.

IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY WHAT WOULD YOU DO FIRST?

Invest it in real estate. I am being so pragmatic, but I have a daughter. I can not have fun with money anymore.

You can follow Valerie at

Blog – V de Kermoal

Facebook – @vdekarmoal

Thank you Valerie 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 - Valerie

 

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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

15 Comments

  • Natasha Mairs
    11th February 2020 at 4:57 pm

    even after 8 years of blogging and I still learning new things all the time. Congrats on your new blog xx

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  • Jenni
    12th February 2020 at 8:01 am

    Wow she’s lived in so many amazing places! Her blog sounds very interesting and her trolls sound very odd!

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    • admin
      12th February 2020 at 8:51 am

      I know am very jealous, trolls are just out to cause upset

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  • Kara Guppy
    12th February 2020 at 10:13 am

    It is always very interesting finding out more about the blogger behind the blog

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    • admin
      12th February 2020 at 10:18 am

      I love finding out about people and the person behind the blog x

      Reply
  • Bella at Dear Mummy Blog
    12th February 2020 at 10:28 am

    Good luck on your blogging adventure Valerie! It sounds like you’ve had quite the adventure travelling around!

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    • admin
      13th February 2020 at 10:30 am

      I would love to travel one day and explore different places x

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  • Rhian westbury
    12th February 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Write, write, write is such an important lesson to learn in all honesty. You can only build and learn if you continue to write x

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    • admin
      13th February 2020 at 10:28 am

      I agree you need to have fresh content x

      Reply
  • Kira
    12th February 2020 at 8:41 pm

    Oh I really do love reading these blogger get to know me posts . Love that your partner cooks – do send him over when your done with him 🙂

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    • admin
      13th February 2020 at 10:27 am

      I am glad you love these posts as much as i do, I am very lucky and my partner is a great cook but not as often as i would like x

      Reply
  • Lyanna Soria
    13th February 2020 at 2:35 pm

    I always like reading posts like this to know more about the person behind the blog. Not only that but you can also learn tips and other advice as well.

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    • admin
      13th February 2020 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you am glad you enjoyed the post I am loving hosting the series.

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  • Jess Howliston
    14th February 2020 at 9:54 am

    I love posts like this and getting to “meet” and find out more about a blogger behind their blog. I don’t think it matters how old your blog is, there is always something new to learn as we adapt and grow!

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    • admin
      14th February 2020 at 11:55 am

      I love finding out about the person behind the blog

      Reply

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