We’re pleased to introduce to you this month’s featured blogger, Charlotte Pearson from Mummy Fever.
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Blogger: Charlotte Pearson (@Mummy Fever)
Blog Name: Mummy Fever
What is your blog about?
Mummy Fever is a parenting and lifestyle blog, with a strong focus on family travel. I love to share anything that I think is family-friendly or things that can make family life easier.
One of my favourite projects in the last two years has been our series on family-friendly cars. We’ve shared the pros and cons of a large number of vehicles, which will hopefully help other families.
When did you first start blogging?
I started blogging in 2011 but it was very half-hearted back then. I only really started blogging properly/seriously in 2015.
What is your motivation behind blogging?
There are a few motivating factors really. I think blogging is a great way to record family memories and milestones, especially because children grow and change so quickly.
It’s also a way for me to share experiences that I think might help someone else.
However, blogging has become a full time job too. These days I find it incredibly motivating to work at something I enjoy so much.
What do you find most challenging about blogging?
Juggling the blog with family life is hard but that’s just life, just like I have always done, I fit my work around my family.
One of the difficult things is having to turn so many things down because they require a trip to London – bloggers do exist outside London but many people don’t seen to realise that.
One of the other things is the constant challenge that people don’t consider blogging a ‘proper job’. That is both irritating and frustrating.
What is your top tip for someone looking to start a blog?
Write for yourself but also for your ideal reader – think about what they would find useful. So, for example top tips on days out, or breastfeeding, or family travel destinations and so on.
I still feel as if I am learning on the job to be honest, there are so many things to consider.
What is the best thing a blogger can give to its reader?
This is hard as it depends from post to post. Sometimes it will be hope, sometimes it will be tips, sometimes it will be insight – most of all, I guess bloggers should be consistent in order to keep their readers.
What do you do when you’re not blogging?
I love to exercise, although it can be hard to fit that in around the children. I like a challenge. I try to run a marathon every year, I’m up to 18 so far. I love to ski – that’s my favourite thing to do…ever and all the better now the children are here (although it’s super expensive).
I enjoy cooking and learning about nutrition and of course spending precious time together as a family. We love outdoor adventures and movie nights.