We’re officially have 4 days till Christmas & one of my Christmas gifts to you is for you to get to know Dani from Flourishing Freelancer. Honestly her posts inspire me all of the time but not only that the amount of work that she puts into her blog to help others grow theirs is honestly so inspiring. She has a library full of tips, tricks, free goodies and more, all you need to do is sign up! So do you want to find out more about one of the most hard working people that I know? Well of course you do!
What was the reason you started your blog/business?
I started a personal blog several years ago from scratch. I was completely overwhelmed by all of the information, advice and tips out there. Creating that first blog was a really steep learning curve and there is so much that I would do differently if I started all over again. I started Flourishing Freelancer as a way to share all that I have learnt about blogging and to help people who want to start a blog get going without all of the mistakes that I made first time round!
What have you learned through your blogging/business journey?
Even though I started Flourishing Freelancer to “teach” other people how to set up and run a successful blog, I am constantly learning new things about blogging and I absolutely love it. I try to sign up to as many free email courses as possible and also one or two paid courses each year to make sure I’m continually learning new things and gaining knowledge that I can share with my readers. The biggest thing that I’ve learnt through my journey so far is how important engaging with your readers is. Taking part in Twitter chats, reaching out on Facebook and replying to comments really does make a big difference.
How would you best describe your blog/business?
In my blog’s about page, I describe it as a one stop shop for all things blogging and freelance writing. The main focus at the moment is on the blogging element as this is what I have the most experience with. The Flourishing Freelancer blog is a place for people to find hints and tips on running a successful blog and the Twitter and Facebook accounts are a great place for other bloggers to ask questions and share information with each other.
Name something quirky that you can do, that we might not know about you
Oh gosh, this is a tough one! I don’t think I can do anything quirky…I like to think I’m good at copying people’s accents but I’m probably not!
What was one of your favourite posts to write or create? What about it did you enjoy the most?
I really like my series on “Curating the Perfect Blog Post” – it started out as one post but then when I started writing the outline, I realised how much I had to tell people that it turned into a whole series. I enjoyed writing these ones because it’s a process I’ve been through a number of times before and it’s taken years of practice. I actually wrote the whole series in one go as a single post and then went back to divide it up; I loved being able to really get stuck into a big piece of writing as it’s something I haven’t done for a while. I’m also hoping that those posts are really helpful to my readers.
Why should someone come and visit your blog/shop/business?
Because it’s brilliant! Haha, seriously though, if you’re a blogger or writer, there’s loads of useful information on there. I also have a resource library which I’m currently building up with templates and checklists for you to use. If you have any questions or want me to cover a particular topic on the blog, I’m always open to suggestions so please get in touch!
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