I started this little blog almost 4 years ago now and I’ve loved every minute of it! There sure has been highs and lows along the way, but I’m truly thankful for every opportunity that has come my way and the amazing community I have around me. I honestly have no idea what I’m doing and I just go with the flow. 😅
Somewhere along the way I’ve been labelled as an ‘influencer’, I guess in some ways I am but that doesn’t and shouldn’t define me and I won’t let it! There’s so much more to me than my social media platforms. Don’t lose sight of your true self! It’s so easy to get wrapped up in things like social media. Don’t let it overtake you EVER!
I don’t just post ‘collabs’ or ‘paid ads’ ( paid ADs) are very rare just so you know) I’m a woman of faith, I write, I sing and I home educate my children too. I also have lots of hobbies . Someone actually said to me a while ago; “Are you a walking advertisement? I admit, it made me feel a bit weird but ultimately I didn’t let it get to me.
I always disclose when my content is paid/collabs/Giveaway etc.. and by the way you have disclose what type your content is by law.That particular comment was on a general post because I was showing a pretty dress off that I purchased myself 😆 Please know you will only get honesty from me at all times. I don’t share all my life but I share what I can in a safe way.
I hope you all know that I don’t just say ‘yes’ to every collaboration/media, or event that comes my way. I’m very picky and only ever work with brands I truly love and will use in my daily life. Another thing you may not know is that I was approached towards the end of last year to potentially go on TV with my family, however, the timing wasn’t right for us and so we said no. I’m not opposed to doing TV and if something right comes along then I will definitely say Yes.
When I started writing my blog back in 2018, I didn’t even know working with brands was a thing and of course, it was not the reason I started. I started because I wanted to document my weightloss journey whilst juggling 9 children, then we did some media because they were so intrigued by our big family and it turned into more than I ever thought it would. Dont get me wrong, I’m so grateful but at times it can be so overwhelming. My advice is to listen to your mind and body and take breaks if you need too.
As my following has grown, I’ve had more opportunities to promote some amazing brands but I’m working really hard to mix my posts up as much as possible with ‘life in general’ posts and then some collaborations. The last thing I want to do is bombard you all with collaborations and that’s not my style anyway. I appreciate any support you give me though. It doesn’t go unnoticed.
When I do post my collaborations, I put my heart and soul into them. I work really hard. It takes alot of time and effort to write content, capture products, edit pictures and post the content – But I do enjoy it! Id love any support you can give me when I post my content as it helps me in my future endeavours.
If you have some exciting content ideas for me then just let me know. If there’s anything you want to see less/more off then let me know. I’m open to all of your feedback and suggestions.
I appreciate all the support you’ve given to me over the years. None of this would be possible without you.
Love Claire Xxx