I have been challenged by Mummy here and there to answer some daring questions about my blogging habits. Well, may I say my blogging addiction? It’s probably a bit more appropriate; let’s be honest. So here we go readers. All my darkest secrets for you, only you…
- Where Do You Blog?
I have my little space in the living room. It’s a small desk, messy but it’s mine! In the evenings, I mainly work in our bedroom in bed on my laptop. I like it this way so that I can keep an eye on Baba while he is sleeping.
- Where Do You Find Inspiration For Your Blog Posts?
Very often, I write about something that I experience in my daily life. I can also come with genius ideas while I go for a walk with Baba. Frenchie Mummy is thinking a lot while le bébé is sleeping and snoring loudly in the buggy. Of course, I can also be inspired by other bloggers. For example, I wrote this post because Oliver’s story moved me so much. Other times, it’s just happy posts that I want to share with the bloggers’ community. I really enjoyed sharing the blog love with other people. Finally, I can also find inspiration in what I see in the news. Recently, I was just outraged by the reaction that Victoria Beckham kissing Harper on the lips had and I published a little rant about it. I had to react to that, being a maman.
- How Long Does It Take You To Write a Blog Post?
It depends on my mood. Sometimes, I am too busy playing with Soso la Giraffe. Or I might be occupied shopping so I don’t have time to write. Generally, I spend quite some time editing my posts as English is not my first language. And when I write, I can be a bit too enthusiastic. I must refrain myself so that I don’t scare too many people!
- Do You Plan Your Blog Posts? How?
Not really, I am very impulsive.
- What Kind of Camera Do You Use? What Editing Program?
I am not a photographer! I mainly use my phone to take pictures. The most stylish photos on my blog are mainly taken by Grumpy Boyfriend. He has one of those gorgeous cameras with a lot of gadgets. I don’t use it that much. I am not really allowed to use it; I could break it! I just do it when he is unaware of it! ? I don’t mind so much that Grumpy Boyfriend is in charge of les photographies. Plus someone needs to strike a pose and I am more than happy to do so! ?
- Do You Use a Notebook To Track Your Ideas?
Yep, it follows me everywhere. I hate nothing more than having a brilliant idea and forgetting it later on! I have a small brain so I sometimes need to make some space… I love my notebook because it’s very girly. It’s one from Aspinal of London in purple leather that I got as a present from DisneyLand Paris! I also have another carnet that I bought from Paperchase. It’s green with a picture of the Eiffel Tower on it. I thought it was very Frenchie when I bought it.
- How Do You Take Your Pictures?
Baba smiles (or not, depending on his mood) and I click on the button. C’est dans la boîte!
- What’s Your Favourite Type of Blog Post to Write?
The more personal posts like Am I only a stay at home mum? I also enjoy writing silly ones. I am not afraid of taking the mick of myself. I think it’s important to laugh at yourself and your stupidity sometimes!
- Who Knows About Your Blog?
First, there were my close friends, then my mum. Later on, I discovered linkies. The rest is history. My blog has already reached more than 5000 views within 2 months. I am very happy with that even if it might seem ridiculous to some people. I am no super blogger, just a chic mama who was a bit bored at home.
- Are You an Organised or a Messy Blogger?
I am generally quite organised but I am a messy blogger in the sense that I don’t schedule posts.
- Biggest Blogging Pet Peeve?
People who join linkies and don’t follow the rules. I have (by accident!) forgot to comment sometimes and I was mortified when I realised it later on. I emailed the person in charge and apologised. It was one of the first linkies I joined. I linked up my post, then Baba screamed for attention and I totally forgot about it. I am not perfect and I am sure sometimes, I don’t comment on all posts I am supposed to, but I don’t think I would ever organise a linky myself. I see people not playing the game every single week and the teacher in me would get really annoyed with that! I would even be tempted to give them a detention!
I am not challenging anyone in particular. I am not the kind of person who wants to put too much pressure on someone else. Mais if you liked it and want to take part, feel free to do so. Send me your link and I will RT your post as well.
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I know, what a demanding Frenchie Mummy, right? But I will love you forever ?.