The Blogger Tag!

The lovely Sarah from At The Beauty Desk tagged me in the Blogger Tag in January and I’ve finally gotten around to answering the questions and tagging some of my favourite blogs!
blogger tag
1. When did you start your blog?
I started my blog back in 2011 when I was moving to Dubai, nearly 3 years ago!
 
2. What encouraged you to start?
I previously had another blog when I was in university and missed it! I wanted somewhere to be able to record my adventures when I was away and everything grew from there during my travels and then after I moved back to Ireland.
 
3. What was the first blog you ever actively followed?
I think it was beaut.ie, which started me down the path of reading beauty blogs and wanting to buy everything.
 
4. What types of things do you blog about?
I blog about a wide range of topics, from photography, food, mental health, books and beauty. I know most bloggers recommend focusing on one topic but I enjoy writing about whatever crosses my mind.
 
5. What has been your biggest revelation since beginning to blog?
How many people have written to me thanking me for my honesty and openness for blogging about my struggles with my mental health. Having an outlet for my photography has led to such drastic improvements in how I frame my photos and how I view colour. The support my blogging/ twitter friends have given me (seriously, you people are awesome). How much I enjoy meeting up with other bloggers and talking with people who get it!
 
6. What do you find toughest about blogging?
I struggle to find enough time- I work 45 hours every week and with everything else on top of that, my personal life is really busy. I have a blog schedule and have some posts scheduled beforehand.
7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
I really enjoy when I get comments from people saying that something I wrote affected them or that they like my photography.
 
8. What are your blogging ambitions for 2014?
I want to get a more regular blogging schedule- I hate logging in and seeing that the last time I hit the publish now blog was over 2 weeks ago.
 
9. Recommend 5 Blogs for anyone reading this to follow.
Rebecca from The Lucky Rainbow
Rachel & Kat from DollyRouge
Kate from KatesKabin
Chloe from NurseFancyPants
10. Who do you tag?
Anyone who wants to jump in!
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