The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that this post is a day late. What’s my excuse? It’s the same excuse every parent uses for ever been late to anything….my child! For the past three weeks we have been battling a perpetual ear infection. Two course of antibiotics and several wasted weekends and were still no closer to getting rid of the nasty little bleeder.
After a long weekend of high temperatures and visits to the walk in centre, Rory has now been prescribed his third course of antibiotics. With our holiday looming I’m really hoping this course does the trick.
As always a new week brings with it the next instalment of the New Blogger on the Block.
This series is all about showcasing the fantastic new talent on offer in the blogosphere. Each week I’ll be handing over the floor to my guest blogger as we get to know them a little better. This week it’s all about Tessa from Grumpy Mum Reviews.
Please take a minute to introduce yourself and your blog.
Hi, I’m Tessa and I run Grumpy Mum Reviews, a family, lifestyle, and whatever pops into my head blog, which has been running since the end of November 2016.
What made you decide to start blogging?
I started blogging while on maternity leave as something to keep my brain working in between nappy changes and bottles. I’d thought about starting a review blog many times before but I never actually took the plunge until one particularly boring day.
What’s your biggest blogging achievement so far?
My biggest blogging achievement has been building my blog to the point where I can now earn a small income from it, meaning that I have been able to take an employment brake to really enjoy my daughter’s baby years.
Is there a particular blogger who you look up to?
I would have to say Mummy in a Tutu. I read her blog a lot when I was starting out and when I discovered that she earned a living from it I very cheekily emailed her asking for advice. She was lovely and I maintain that without all the help she’s given me in the past few months I wouldn’t have got as far as I have.
Which one of your posts are you most proud of?
I don’t really have an answer for this one as I rarely think my posts are any good. Luckily the companies I work with think they’re excellent!
Where do you see your blog in 5 years?
I would love for my blog to continue to grow to a point where it is providing a living wage. I’ve worked hard all my life, at some points working three jobs just to get by. It would be lovely to think that I could now do something that I love.
Random Question – What came first, chicken or the egg?
Chickens evolved from dinosaurs, dinosaurs laid eggs. Therefore the egg came first 😉
I must admit when Tessa’s email popped into my mailbox I was a little surprised. I’ve been following her blog now for quite some time but I never knew that she’d been blogging less than a year. Tessa’s blog is without a doubt one of my favourites. I just love her combination of honest reviews and helpful how to’s (poet and I didn’t even know it). She’s your go to gal for road testing products. If you’re new to blogging and fancy working with brands, Grumpy Mum Reviews is a must read.
Please pop across to Tessa’s blog and take a look at some of her recent posts including Mini me gift box shop + giveaway, Winning the lottery: A flight of fancy and Five alternative uses for dummy clips.
Fancy appearing in the next instalment? I’d love to hear from you!
If you’ve got a sec, please leave us a comment because we’d love to know what you thought!