Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Im A Blogger And ... Wishes, Hopes, Dreams

Welcome to the second edition of Im A Blogger And! Today we are meeting Fiona from Wishes, Hopes, Dreams 

The Blogger ...

When did you start blogging? 
I started in 2014 with about 4 posts and then started again properly in March 2015 so I consider my blog birthday as that is when it found its voice.

What made you start your blog? 

I started originally as a way to record my recovery from a hysterectomy and then realised it could be much more than that and that I enjoyed what I was doing and now couldn't imagine doing anything else. 

What made you chose your blog name?

I was playing with ideas and the thought of being able to have wishes, hopes and dreams after what I'd been through felt so positive that it stuck with me and has helped me in times when I needed a little inspiration.

Whats your favourite thing about blogging?

The sense of belonging to such a great community. There is always someone there who can answer a question, provide advice or just simply be there while you rant and I love that I can be part of what feels like this big extended family.

Whats your least favourite thing about blogging?

The drama and the same-ness. I hate the fact that we (as bloggers) have become a bit of a flock and seem to stick to the same photo backdrops or brands. I love some of them anyway but often wonder if I'm more influenced by other bloggers than I was before.

And The Student & social media manager for UWS Business Society

How long have you been doing your job?

I went back to uni in 2013 and have been social media manager for the business society since August.

Did you always want that job?

I went back to uni after dropping out over ten years ago and hadn't considered going back until I realised something was missing from my life and it turns out that it was a university education. The role with the business society arose due to the fact that I am already a blogger and that it's an area which interests me.

What do you do day to day?

Other than attending classes or doing coursework it's the same as doing blog promotion. Scheduling tweets and Facebook updates, sharing relevant news reports or articles, taking and pictures and writing up blog posts about the society and its members.

What qualifications do you need?

As its a volunteer role, I don't need any but the fact that I have background knowledge has helped me significantly.

What advice would you give someone who wanted to do that job?

Do some research into what the job will entail and if you can find someone who does that job and ask them some questions about what they do on a day to day basis and any tips they might have.

Your tips to juggling the two ...

I keep notes/to-do list of everything that needs done but I'm also part of a team who will remind me if I need to do something which really helps too. My biggest asset is my diary and I'd be lost without it. 

Thank you for taking part Fiona! If you would like to take part please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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