For my featured blogger series this week, we have Abby from Abz ‘n’ Oats!
Her blog is relatively new, but she has a lot of good things going for her! Check it out when you get a chance!
What is the name of your blog and how does it describe you?
The name of my blog is Abz ‘n’ Oats. It describes me because “Abz” is the nickname my friends and family most commonly call me. The oats part comes in because oatmeal is like its own special food group in my world.
How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging since June 7th, 2011. Yes, I am just a newbie!
How many hours a day do you devote to blogging?
I would say I devote about two to three hours a day when you count in reading other blogs and working on my own.
What helped influence your decision to start blogging and the subjects you blog about?
Reading other blogs definitely helped influence my decision to start blogging. After reading for so long, I still just felt like something was missing. The strong sense of community in the blogging world is something that I thought would be great to experience. The subjects I blog about are things that I am passionate about. I love learning more and teaching others about healthy lifestyles, including fitness and healthy eats.
As a blogger, what mistakes have you made and what did you learn from them?
I think a mistake that I have made so far is comparing my blog to other peoples, not based on content, but based on quality. I have always been a perfectionist so it was very frustrating not having everything look perfect. I am not the most tech saavy person when it comes to settings, themes, pages, widgets, and all of that other stuff. It will definitely be something that comes with time and I am excited for the journey to begin!
What is the most valuable thing that you have gotten out of your blog?
There is something very refreshing about being able to sit down and let all of the thoughts in your head flow. It is very therapeutic.
If you could describe your blog in one word, what would it be?
Where do you see your blog in 6 months? 1 year?
I want to continue to see my blog grow and gain improvement in my photography skills. Meeting other bloggers and attending a healthy living conference is something that I would also really like to do!
Has it been worth it?
Is there anything else you want us to know?
Don’t spend too much time worrying about what others think of your dreams. Life is too short to be worried about judgement! You have to jump in and follow your passion!