Let me introduce myself..

My name is Soph. I live near Glasgow, Scotland and I’m a mum to one beautiful baby boy.

After my little boy Harris was born in March this year, it became clear just how different it is capturing memories now compared to my younger days. Growing up all our holiday photos had to be developed and then they were organised into photo albums complete with month/year/location, and I have to admit, there is something very nostalgic about having all these old photographs to hand. Nowadays, the vast majority of our memories are captured on a phone (mostly because its at hand 24/7) but what if we lost it all?

There are currently millions of YouTube and Instagram accounts out there, and some that I follow have really inspired me to get more involved in these social media platforms. I love the idea of sharing my motherhood journey as well as our family memories and being able to reflect back on these moments through other channels. With that in mind, I’ve set up my blog, bought a camera, and I cant wait to get started!

I want this to be a positive platform for us to engage and perhaps even inspire you to set up your own space. So, if you love my stories, and would like to see more lifestyle, motherhood, fashion, beauty, food, and interior living blogging – don’t forget to follow me and subscribe!

love Soph x

Hi! I’m new here!

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.