I was tagged a couple of weeks ago by the gorgeous Mim over at Mamamin.com in the 10 things you didn’t know about me tag. So here goes;
1. What’s your name and where’d you come from? (paying homage to the late, great Cilla)
Cilla Mim, I’m Aby and I come from Cheshire (audience whoop?!)
2. Why do you blog?
Wow, I don’t really know where to start, this seems like a simple question and two years ago I would have said I blog as a way to record our family memories. Now, it is so much more than that (although memory capture will always play a significant part). I blog now because I need to, not through obligation, but because I have a huge desire to do it. Blogging has given me so much and I have a need to stay connected to that and to get everything I can from blogging and in return give everything I can back to blogging.
3. Where would you travel to that you haven’t already been and why?
I haven’t really travelled that much. I owned horses for most of my life and they always came first, so there are lots of places I would love to go. Top of my list though is America, first stop NYC.
4. Who’s your favourite Blogger?
Ah this is too hard! I absolutely cannot pick just one, it would make me sad. I recently wrote a post about the 6 bloggers who had rocked my 2 blogging years. so I think that sums up my favourites.
5. If you could collaborate with just one brand on your blog, who would it be?
One of the things I love most about blogging is the unexpected. You can literally be sitting at your PC or out playing in the park (with Baby, otherwise that would just be weird!) and an email pings into your inbox. That email could be from a brand you don’t even know, but it could be for a really exciting project. At the moment we would love to take Baby abroad next year, so I would love to work with a travel brand (wouldn’t we all?!).
6. What is your proudest achievement, aside from your children?
My blog. I was lost after Baby’s birth, suffering from PND and I started my blog on a whim. I won’t say it was easy, far from it, but over the past two years, still having my struggles, I have made my blog into a highly ranked blog, with a decent readership, receiving lovely opportunities and have made THE BEST friends I could have hoped for.
7. Why did you choose your blog name?
Oh I don’t really know and actually I’m not sure I even like it! I have people telling me it’s a good name, but I’m not convinced. I decided on it in about ten minutes or less, it was similar to Tarzan and Jane – You Tarzan, Me Jane… No idea why! I just wanted it to encompass us both and that is where I ended up.
8. Who’s your no. 1 celebrity crush?
9. What is your biggest regret in life?
I don’t think regrets are that healthy, but I owned a house when I was 20 and sold it to go to University. I wish I had kept hold of it as it would be worth A LOT more now.
10. What’s your no. 1 blogging tip?
Ha ha, I bet my friends know the answer to this! I harp on about it enough, but it would be to use an editorial calendar (preferably the plugin). However, a diary or spreadsheet will do, if you’re not on WordPress.
I now have to tag some other bloggers and ask them some questions. I love Mim’s questions, so I will tag the following people to answer the same questions that I did.
If anyone else reading would like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged by me!