HI, MY NAME IS…Lauren

MY TWITTER HANDLE IS…@theincrediblog

MY BLOG URL IS…https://inspirecreateeducate.co.uk

I’M FROM….Newport, South Wales

ASIDE FROM BLOGGING, I ENJOY…Cooking tasty but healthy vegan food,

I’M CURRENTLY WATCHING…I’ve just finished Marie Kondo’s Netflix series and now I’m onto The Walking Dead replays, The Russell Howard Hour and hanging out on Twitch.

I’M CURRENTLY READING…What Does This Button Do? (Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson’s autobiography). He has been a role model since I was in high school – I actually did a project on him in year 9 which I still have somewhere. He’s had such an interesting life – most people know him as one of the greatest heavy metal singers in existence but he’s achieved so much more than that. When I’m 60 I hope my life has been as varied and exciting as his.

I GOT STARTED BLOGGING IN…2012 after the birth of my youngest. In fact it may have been even earlier than that! I was isolated with two young babies and a toddler and blogging was my outlet. My life has changed in so many ways since that I no longer have that old blog, but I still look back on it with fondness!

MY BLOGGING PROCESS INCLUDES…I plan my blogging activities by quarter by printing off blank Google calendars, marking off school holidays and filling in the remaining days with the blogging tasks I need to get done. The first week of the month is always blog posts for the following month – so right now in the first week of February I’m doing March.

I spend one day planning the blog posts – paragraphs, headings, internal links etc. One to two days writing, depending on the complexity of the posts. A day for photography and graphics, and one more for any finishing touches. This covers me for about two blog posts a week.

Knowing what I need to do each day way in advance does wonders for my concentration, and blogging in this way means if I do need to take time off to look after poorly children, I can look at my calendar and swap things around with ease.

I BLOG ABOUT…Green lifestyle and vegan food aimed at parents.

I MOSTLY BLOG AT…My home, in my living room, on my sofa. I need to sort out a proper workspace though, because this is not good for my joints!

MY GREATEST BLOGGING ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR IS…Getting in the Vuelio top 10 just before my blog’s first birthday.

WHEN I’M BLOGGING I LISTEN TO…Nothing! I prefer to work in relative silence to get in the zone.

MY FAVOURITE SNACK/DRINK WHILE BLOGGING IS…A small piece of fruit, because I don’t have to do any prep!

IF I HAD A BLOGGING SUPERPOWER, IT WOULD BE…Probably being organised – I only work on the blog during school hours and only then 3 days a week (I VA one day a week and take Thursdays off), so I have to get stuff done and I have to do it quickly.

IF I COULD INTERVIEW ANYONE ON MY BLOG, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE…Ooooh, probably either Sir David Attenborough or Caroline Lucas MP.

IF I COULD RECORD A VLOG WITH SOMEONE FAMOUS IT WOULD BE…Again, Sir David Attenborough or Caroline Lucas MP. I think they are probably the king and queen of the green scene today!

OTHER BLOGS I GET INSPIRATION FROM ARE…Curiously Conscious is without a doubt my favourite green blog right now. I also love Moral Fibres!

I LOVE BLOGGING BECAUSE…For me personally, blogging is a way to get my message out there. I love the supportive community, I love that it empowers people and gives people a voice who might not otherwise be heard.


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