Bearded Backchat with Kelly from Kelly Allen Writer
Bearded Backchat is a chance for me to interview PR people and fellow bloggers. This week it’s Kelly from Kelly Allen Writer.
Who are you?
What is your “day job”?
Writing my first novel, blogging and most importantly, encouraging my children’s home educational life.
What is your blog called and where can we find it?
Kelly Allen Writer and you can see it at
What’s your blog about?
Oh, you know, life and all that jazz. What we get up to, what makes us tick, reviews, home education, freedom from the norm!
Why did you start blogging?
I wanted to document my novel writing and it went from there.
Why do you still blog?
I love writing, I always have and I always will. I also like to help people or put my thoughts out there, you never know who is reading your blog!
How has blogging changed since you started?
I’ve had a steep learning curve. At first it was light-hearted fun, now it feels more serious. I’ve learnt so much in the past year!
Would you count your blog as a job or something fun to do in your spare time?
Job!!!!!! I work hard writing and organising my photos (or the ones my husband takes- he’s an amazing photographer!) and it can take hours just to write the right post let alone all the other work leading to that point.
Where do you get the inspiration to write a blog post?
If something annoys me, or if something makes my heart skip a beat, I need to write about it. It’s like an instinctive feeling, an itch I need to scratch.
Kelly from Kelly Allen Writer:
If you could recommend three other blogs to read, what three would you recommend and why?
What is the single best thing that has come about as a result of your blog?
Meeting my blogger tribe. They are truly wonderful and it doesn’t feel like a competition being a part of their world. We’re a team.
What would be your perfect blog post?
Um… possibly a family holiday post? Or going to London to see a show, that would be amazing! I love covering theatre shows and performances.
What can you recommend to other bloggers to increase the traffic to their sites?
For me, it’s all about pushing forward with your blog and writing. Reaching out to people, connecting and not giving up.
Which brands do you enjoy working with?
I’ve loved working with Cardiff Open Air Theatre, they’ve been so helpful and supportive. I’ve also adored working with Nine Yards, they were so hospitable at the event and have kept up communications since. Folly Farm are another of my favourites!
Everyone has that one company that they have always wanted to work with but have never quite been able to. Who is yours?
Hmmmm this is a hard one but I think I’m going to go with New look. It’s the only place I shop, so working with them would be a dream!
What is your own personal favourite post on your site?
My favourite post is. Beyond the Border made me open my eyes and question the world as well as focusing on the light and happy side of life. Anything that makes me think that little bit deeper will always stand out to me. All of my ‘event’ posts have been amazing to be a part of.
Is there anybody that you’d like to see featured in the Bearded Backchat series?
Everyone should be doing it, it’s great!
Whose blog would you love to be featured on or write a guest post for?
Constance Hall. She’s freakin’ awesome and an inspiration to all the Queenies out there.
Lastly, if you were to interview another blogger, what question would you ask that I haven’t asked here?…
What’s the hardest thing about being a blogger?
… And what is your answer to that question?
Never quite losing yourself in whatever it is you are blogging about. Always having to have the camera present, always thinking about how the post will work, you lose a small element of magic when you’re so focused on the blog.
Thanks for taking part!
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