Meet the Blogger

I recently read an article about blogging that figures a monthly questionnaire with the author is a good call. Something to do with engagement, blah blah blah. It was aimed at real bloggers and if I’m honest with myself, I doubt I’ve got enough material to fill more than a couple. I do like the sentiment though, so I stole this from the internet.

Welcome to my first Meet the Blogger feature. 

Who is A Voluptuous Mind for?

Anyone who wants to read it, I suppose. If I were to go a little deeper maybe people like me who are still figuring out what they want to do with their lives and like films. Geeks, weirdos, normal people. 

What are your struggles as a blogger?

Inspiration. Time. Blowing my own trumpet. And maybe not really having a proper focus, by which I mean I don’t really have a theme, my posts are either introspective or about B-Movies. I envy people who can commit to a theme. 

How do you deal with numbers and comparing yourself with other bloggers?

I don’t have any numbers! My blog is read by a very low number of people (people whose opinions matter to me) and that’s alright. I don’t do it for popularity or to be like other bloggers. This is my safe space. I don’t know how I would respond the pressure of being a blogging sensation.  

What makes you stand out as a blogger?

Honestly, I don’t think there’s anything. I think you can hear my voice in my words and hopefully I write with a tongue in cheek sense of humour but that’s about it.

What are some of your favorite tools for blogging?

I love the WordPress app and use it a lot. Mostly I slap my posts into NotePad at work and then email them to myself at home to post later. Old skool. 

What’s your favorite post you have written and why?

Wow this is a good question. I have lots but here are a few:

Which is your most read post?

I honest don’t know how to find out but this one always seems to be popular and I have no idea why.

How does your perfect day looks like?

I hate to say it but it’s a day with no plans, a whole season of new TV ahead of me and lots of nice food to eat. Like this one. I love blogging when I have the time and I have A LOT of film reviews to type up for my other blog, Thursday Night at the Movies.

My Blogging Space

It’s our sofa, which only I seem to inhabit. Cup of tea, two cushions and the TV. When I’m home I’m home and I love being cosy. 

Do you have any questions for me? Mum? 

The A to Z of Me

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I saw this on Nerd About Town a couple of months ago and thought I’d give it a go. I’ve changed some of it though to make it more ‘me’.

Have a go if you fancy it.

Age 38.

Birthday 25th November.

Children No thanks.

Dream To write a book one day.

Envy Girls with shiny hair who don’t have to try.

Film True Romance or Kill Bill, my two all time favourites.

Goals Get a more creative job where I can write, be left alone and drink tea all day.

Hates Keyboard warriors and men who tell you they’re the nice guys then proceed to act anything but. Also, being Mansplained to.

Inspiration My mother. Jillian. Bjork. Tatty.

Joke Why does Rupert the Bear wear those yellow trousers?… Because he’s a C**T.

Kisses First kiss was with a scouser in Paris on a school trip. Best kiss was with my now husband at Vancouver airport when he came to visit and we kissed for the first time.

Loves Films, reading, food. Graffiti.

Memory My first memory is of my dad, I think. He was very ill and we lost him but I remember a gentle man. I remember the night Mum told us he was gone and I remember not understanding what that meant.

Nightmare Being trapped in a small confined space. Or shark infested waters. Probably the latter more so… shudder.

Occupation Marketing Executive. The ‘Exec’ part means fuck all, obviously. Considering a new job in 2016, not going to lie. I feel like a change is due…

Pet Hate Spitting. And people who scuff their feet on the ground as they walk. Bad grammar.

Quote “Comparison is the thief of joy”, “It’s all about the Bass, about the Bass no treble”.

References Available on request.

Sex No thanks, I’m English. Lolz.

Tattoos Loads and loads and more to come (first session 2nd February).

Unrequited Love I’ve had plenty – it feels rubbish but it also makes you feel ALIVE.

Vanity 
I know it’s not a nice quality and I try not to be vain but when you’re trying to love yourself I think a certain amount of it is permitted.

Wishes I’m trying just to be happy in life and happy in myself. So I wish for that to continue and grow. I also wish no more stress for my husband, who’s the sweetest person I know and he’s had enough.

X-rays (aka Broken Bones) Several. I fell off a pair of Spice Girl platform boots more than once in the nineties. Once I was dancing on a podium (GET ME), felt a crack and then… nothing. I got rushed to the hospital with my best friend behind me, freaking out. It was a fracture and no it didn’t stop me dancing for very long.

Yes Yes Yes Loungewear. Being cosy. Netflix at the weekend. Nice food. Good company.

Zzzzz (What bores me in other words, you try finding one for Z!) Numbers. Taxes. The details (I hate being pinned down to sort out the details). Having to make plans – can someone just tell me where to be and when? War films.

That’s me in a nutshell.

How about you? ❤