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.