“I started my blog three and a half years ago because I broke my wrist while working, which resulted in me being off work for six weeks. I got very bored and my wife suggested that I start a blog about parenting and DIY so I did – and it’s the best thing I ever did!”
For any new blogger, gaining traction from a standing start is perhaps one of the hardest things to get right.
“The biggest challenge I have faced in blogging was in the early days and trying to get noticed in a very saturated industry. I nearly gave up on many occasions. I’m now happy that I kept going because I love blogging!
“The biggest satisfaction I get from blogging is twofold. I write a lot about my life and I have found that it has been a fantastic form of therapy in laying some ghosts to rest. Also, occasionally I get a comment that something I have written has helped somebody which is always very satisfying and makes blogging worthwhile.
“Secondly, I’ve found that there’s no simple advice around when it comes to achieving the perfect look and finish for your home. This was also the same for DIY related projects that I’ve undertaken.
“Last year was a good year for me – I was named the number 2 UK dad blogger by Vuelio, (the largest database of media contacts), and number 8 parent blogger by Vuelio for 2017. I was also shortlisted by Blogosphere magazine as parent blogger of the year which was out of 60,000 blogs.”