Hello! It’s Lau and I have another blogging chat for you! Today’s guest is thediaryofellie. She’s a really cool blogger who has amazing content. It would be great if you follow her!
Without further or do, let’s start.
Me: So we can start of with a subject which is usually blogging and then see where the conversation goes. How long have you been blogging?
Ellie: Yeah that’s fine! I started my blog at the end of August 2017 so about 8 months now! I used to blog on and off for about 3 years beforehand but it was never anything too serious.
Me: That’s pretty cool, can we talk about the plans that are on WordPress? I finally upgraded to personal and I haven’t really explored much of it yet.
Ellie: That’s pretty exciting! I upgraded to personal quite a few months ago now so that i could get my own URL. I didn’t really do much research into it and i havent really explored it either but i think when i can i might invest in the business plan because you can add plugins onto your blog which you cant do with the personal or premium plan!
Me: What are plugins? I have no idea.
Ellie: They add specific features to your blog like google analytics, stuff for your writing. It’s pretty cool for certain things but are really a necessity.
Me: I’ll have to look into that at some point, upgrading to a buisness plan is something I’d do after being on personal for a while. Then there’s premium.
Ellie: I think that if i ever were to go business i think i’d just go self-hosted instead of paying £20 a month, im pretty sure it’s cheaper to go self-hosted but again thats something i’ll look into when and if my blog reaches around 2,000 followers!
Me: I’d do the same, blogging in general is something a lot of people do as a job which I never thought was possible.
Ellie: It is pretty cool but i think that being a full time blogger would get a bit draining and maybe take the fun out of blogging. Ideally i’d love to be a photography as my main job and source on income and then have my blog still as a hobby but be able to start earning money from it too. I just think that for me personally, staying at home and working from home as a blogger could get really lonely.
Me: I don’t think it would be like that, being able to earn a living from something you love could push you to do it more. Not doing it 24/7 will stop the loneliness.
Ellie: There are loads of people who blog full time and have it as their main job and i do really look up to those people and i get that if it’s something you love you’re gonna wanna push for it to be your main source of income. I love blogging so much but i also love photography and i think if i could be a freelance photographer and then blog on the side and earn money from it as well i just feel it’d suit my lifestyle more than just being a full time blogger.
Me: I get that, that could really be a good option for so many people.
Ellie: I do also feel like it’s hard to be a full time blogger because there are so many blogs already out there that it can be really difficult to fit into!
Me: Being a full time blogger definitely isn’t easy but fitting is was really easy for me, theres so many things you can do to boost your audience.
Ellie: Twitter is honestly the best thing for any blogger, the engagement rate is so good and i love the community on here!
Me: Twitter is amazing to connect with other bloggers and definitely so easy to just make friends.
Ellie: Everyone is so friendly!
Me: They really are, I think I’m going to end this post here. Thank you so much for taking part!
Ellie: Thanks for letting me!
Thank you to Ellie for taking part her blog and Twitter is linked down below.
Thank you all so much for reading and I’ll see you soon!