Your name: Chris Newman
Name of your blog: The Opinionated Dad
Blog URL: https://www.theopinionateddad.co.uk
Blog social media accounts:
- Bloglovin’: N/A
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/theopinionateddad
- Twitter: @Opinionateddad
- Instagram: instagram.com/theopinionateddad
- Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/Opinionateddad
Let’s get to know YOU:
Tell us a little bit about yourself (mini bio):
I am a loving dad and husband. I would do anything for my family just to see them smile.
What do you do outside of blogging (think school or work):
Out side of blogging i am just a normal man who is a full time carer. It’s quite rewarding.
What do you like to do on your down time?
I love to draw and i am currently following ‘draw the marvel way’ I’m still a crap drawer but getting slightly better.
Blog niche: Parenting/Lifestyle
What’s the purpose of your blog?
I like to vent my opinions and emotions as well as try to help out fellow parents.
Who’s your target?
My target audience are parents to be, current parents and single parents, the majority of my readers are mums.
What’s the best way for your audience to contact you?
Via email at email@example.com
How would you describe your blogging style?
I don’t know as I haven’t been blogging long enough to identify different styles.
When did you start blogging?
originally Nov 2016 but self hosted Feb 2017
- Short term: gain more readers.
- Long term: Write really helpful articles for my readers.
If you could start blogging all over again, what would you do differently?
I would start with my own site instead of using a subdomain.
How do you motivate yourself to continue blogging?
I really enjoy writting and seeing the responses from my readers. That pushes me to write more.
What attributes has helped you become successful blogger?
I wouldn’t call myself a successful blogger but I think my shyness has helped in the fact that i want to overcome it and find it easy to talk on social media.
How have you tried to increase your blog traffic?
At the moment I share every article on social media hoping to gain a reader or two from that.
What’s your favourite social media platform and why?
Facebook as it has the largest amount of users and i am familiar with the way it works.
Most of your traffic comes from which social media platform?
Do you have a freebie for your readers? If so, what is it? Do we need to subscribe to receive it?
At the moment no I don’t as I don’t have anything to give away.
What’s your greatest win so far with blogging?
I have had an article published on The Huffington Post.
Has blogging surprised you in any way? If so, how?
I would say the amount of readers I have is a surprise as I wouldn’t say I’m a great writer.
How often do you publish a post?
I publish at least 1 per week but can post every day.
Have you had writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it?
I haven’t yet so I don’t know how to overcome it.
Do you have a blogging schedule? Daily theme? Please share!
No, I just write when I get inspired.
Have you guest posted for someone? I haven’t yet but I am open to it.
Do you accept guest posts? If yes, tell us about it!
I will accept guest posts however I haven’t done it before.
Have you made money from blogging? If so, how?
I have made a little on two sponsored posts. They contacted me and I accepted.
How long had you been blogging before you made any money?
It would have been about 2 months.
What type of blogs are you interested in reading and why?
I like reading articles that have a fair bit of humour in them. Everyone loves a good laugh.