Meet The Blogger – Sara
In our latest interview series which I like to call “Meet the Blogger”, where I spotlight inspiring creatives on this Blogger Magazine. We caught up with Sara who runs No foundation please blog.A blog besides being successful or not, It will stay a great memory.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Blog?
I’m originally from Italy and I moved to London in 2012. Moving to a new city gave me joy and hard time. This city opened up my mind and gave me the contents to feed my blog… I started to be interested in traveling, which I wasn’t before. I did my first trip alone. (Oh, there is a lot to say about it). I slowly found my feet in London and I started to discover it. I took(& still take) many photos of London and I still have neighborhoods to visit. Then looked back to this all experience and thought I could share it on a blog & helping others
2. Describe what inspired you to start your blog?
My willing to share and help others to discover a little coffee shop in town or a remote village in a corner of the world or even explain how to settle down once they expat.
3. How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
I feel a flame on my chest that burns me down, like if my soul is telling me to share it. We are in 2020, internet can give almost all the answers, people gives the heart. That is what keep me motivated, I believe in good gesture. I truly believe in Karma. I see no reason, why I should’t let you know about my discovery.
4. How active are you on a weekly basis? How often do you communicate with your followers?
Since Covid-19 everyday, when I was working full time I couldn’t do it as much as now. This pandemic is making me think about finding a new part time job.
5. What do you think is the best social media strategy for getting more visitors to a blog?
I don’t think I have enough knowledge to answer to this question. Following my intuition I guess is being active as much as possible, engaging and building up a followers community that become more sort of friends rather than a simple follower.
6. Would you encourage other people to make their blog?
Yes, indeed. A blog besides being successful or not, It will stay a great memory. Blogs substitutes the old little diary (secret diary). Giving the opportunity to open up the own world to others.
7. A lot of people think that blogging is an easy way to make money online. Do you have some tips for those people who are interested in making money from the blog?
Well, if they see blogging as a money maker than they are missing the point. I would love to make money from it and be able to forget about my job in hospitality, but I started my blog because I want to pass my message to the community. Money comes after. (If it happens).
8. What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
First was choosing the platform, I started on Blogger and recently moved to WordPress. After was the SEO. Now is finding readers.
9. What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?
Accepting and understanding that perfection doesn’t exist. I left many things behind in the past, because I couldn’t make it perfect. (I started at least 3 blogs in the past, they were never right and I lost my motivation sooner than later.) No, I’m free and I can pursue my passions.
10. Who Is Your Blogging Hero And Why?
I never had a Hero in my life. It’s strange, I know. I think it’s because when you have a Hero, you will do your best to become like them, loosing your own personality. However, there is a Blogger that I like to read. We used to work for the same company then Dominika left the job to become a full time blogger. This is inspirational for me. Her blog is called The Blonde Flamingo (theblondeflamingo.com/)
11. What Advice Would You Give To A New Blogger Starting Out?
Before to start with the platform. Go to your favorite coffee shop/corner of the house and start to have a vision of your blog. Which features you want your page to have, contents, niche, photos… More you plan ahead less you will be swept away from all the new information that you will find on your way.
12. Have you collaborate with brands? If yes, name few brands you worked with
13. Finally, what are your thoughts about BloggerMagazine?
It’s great, especially for new bloggers. Finding such a valuable community makes me feel that I’m not alone. I use it as reference point. I can ask for help and I find support. Members are friendly and very prompt to interact each other.
Follow Sara on her journey at:
Nofoundationplease.com | facebook.com/Nofoundationplease | instagram.com/nofoundation.please