As part of re-launching this little blog, I wanted to do something special-as in, get bloggers on board! So, there’ll be some interviews and guest posts along the way, as a way to celebrate. Today is the first post-and I had a chat with Nicole from A Beautiful Chaos. This is a brilliant blog that I have been reading for a while now-which you can view by clicking here-and it’s something new in the niche, in that it’s about mental health.
Firstly, how were you introduced to Blogging?
I was introduced to blogging by watching Youtubers. I didn’t have the courage to start a YouTube channel so I thought a blog would be the next best thing! Turns out it’s the best thing I have ever done.
Why did you decide to become a blogger?
At the very beginning I was interested in fashion and I wanted a place to share and document my passion. I never decided that I wanted to become a blogger, when I started my blog I never thought anything of it.
Why did you switch from lifestyle to mental health?
When I started struggling with my mental health, I felt very lonely and scared. I wanted to talk to people about it but didn’t know where to start. I started writing about my mental health on my blog and the response I got was so overwhelming. Everyone was kind and so supportive.
What motivates you today to blog?
I dedicate my life to helping others. My main passion is educating, supporting and raising awareness about mental health. 1 in 4 people suffer from a mental illness yet even to this day, in 2017 there is still such a stigma around mental illness. This motivates me every single day to keep doing what I’m doing.
Who are your favourite bloggers?
There is way too many to name. Everyone who puts their heart and soul into their blog, who writes about something they are passionate about with the aim of making a difference, these are the people who are my favourite bloggers.
What do you think about monetising blogs?
I think it’s okay to make money from blogging, it’s what I do. People don’t have a problem with those who make money in a conventional job but when it comes to blogging it’s a massive issue. I personally don’t see the difference between people working hard in a conventional job and those who work incredibly hard on their blogs. They deserve to be paid.
Do you have any other projects currently lined up?
I’m currently working on a mental health publication, which aims to educate, support and raise awareness of mental health. It will include lots of articles covering a range of different topics, from real people with real experiences. The magazine aims to be a diverse and inclusive place where everyone’s voices are heard & represented. I also plan on setting up a mental health awareness sticker & print shop on Etsy to fund the magazine.
Do you have any tips for fellow bloggers?
Keep at it! Success doesn’t come overnight. Make sure you are writing about something you are passionate about, it really shows in your writing. All your hard work and effort will be worth it in the end.