Bloggers name:
Georgina Elsmere

My blog:
http://caramellattekiss.com/

About my blog:
Caramel Latte Kiss is a food and lifestyle blog, covering food, drink and culture, mostly around the Birmingham area. I’m also currently covering my wedding planning in the Bad Bride Diaries, for brides-to-be like myself who are, well, a bit naff at this bridal thing.

My main blogging category is:
Lifestyle

You can find me at:
https://www.facebook.com/caramellattekiss
https://twitter.com/caramelattekiss
https://www.youtube.com/caramellattekiss
http://instagram.com/caramellattekiss

How and why did you get into blogging:
I started blogging way back in 2010. I’d been knocking around the internet for some time, playing about with LiveJournal (whatever happened to LiveJournal?) and I was active on forums and I was reading a lot of style blogs. I ended up taking part in a group blog for the Mooky Chick forum, where a group of us posted daily outfits. The bug got me, and here I am more years later than I care to remember.

Where do you get your writing inspiration from?
My food content is the easy inspiration. If I’ve eaten it, I’ll write about it. Otherwise, I get ideas from everywhere. Other bloggers, Twitter, the news, conversations offline. I mine my entire life for content, basically.

If you could offer some words of encouragement to a newbie or frustrated blogger, what would they be?
Persevere. Blogging has rewards other than getting lots of traffic. I’ve met great friends through my blog, learnt so many new things, and it’s got me more than one job as it showcases my skills more than my CV ever could.

What has changed most about blogging culture/the blogging industry since you started?
I started in the days of style posts with phone selfies taken in the mirror! The industry felt smaller then. I feel like the way we engage with posts is very different. I hardly ever leave comments now and more likely to share a post I enjoy on Twitter instead.
There’s more variety too; back then I felt you were style & beauty, or parenting, and that was the choices. Now, their are so many people killing it in every niche imaginable.
I also never dreamed what a valuable industry it would become.

What daily tools and platforms do you use in your blogging routine, for research, promotion, sharing and other:
I’m self-hosted on WordPress, which I now wish I’d done from the start.
I edit my images with Ribbet and create graphics with Canva. I love Buffer to social schedule.
Essential tools: the Yoast plug-in, a good keyword research tool, Tweetdeck, Afterlight and a cheeky Instagram hashtag app.

Tell us about your greatest blogging achievement to date?
I was a finalist for Best Food Blogger at the Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards 2018. I was chosen by a panel of industry judges and was considered alongside some fantastic blogs. I might not have won, but being there at all was an absolute honour. I love the Midlands and being recognised for my work to promote it was amazing.

Where do you hope blogging will take you in the future?
I’m very lucky to have worked with some amazing people and venues, and I want that to continue. This year, I’m starting to look at monetizing my blog (food reviews are great, but I do a lot of ‘experiences’ rather than sponsored content) and take my blog to a place where it earns me some fun money!

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