Happy June! I can’t believe we’re halfway through the year already! In today’s edition of Blogger Love, I will be featuring Carmen from Wellington World Travels. I ask everyone who wants to be featured in Blogger Love to answer a few questions so that we can get to know them and their blog so I’m excited for you all to get to know Carmen a little better!
Tell us a bit about you and your blog.
I am from the Philippines, but currently living in Qatar. I am a stay-at-home mom to 2 beautiful kids – a 3-year- old son and a 2-month- old baby girl. I started travelling in 2006 and visited more than 40 countries across 6 continents, and I write them on my website,
Wellington World Travels. The website is more of an online diary of our travels and family adventures.
Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging to keep an online account of our world travels. I love to share our travels, photos, reviews, family adventure, and expat experience.
What’s your favourite thing about blogging?
My favourite thing about blogging is knowing you have a little space in the big World Wide Web where you can be ‘you’ and share knowledge, feelings, and opinions.
What’s your least favourite thing about blogging?
My least favourite thing about blogging would be that it takes up all my time. ALL. MY. TIME. From creating the content, editing it, adding high-quality photos, then sharing it to social media accounts – it takes time. Plus you also have to engage with other bloggers and join support threads. Again, it takes up all my time.
Tell us about your favourite blog post.
My favourite blog post is “How Travel Changed My Life” – how travel changed my way of thinking and attitude, how it broadened my horizons, and how it taught me about culture I never learned in a classroom. Travel has become my way of life.
Describe your blog in three words.
Simple, Personal, Fun
What do you do when you’re not blogging?
I am a stay-at-home mom. So if I’m not blogging, I am taking care of my kids and/or doing some errands. I also watch movies, if time permits.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
SUSHI!!! I will never get tired of eating sushi.
What would be your perfect day?
I am a simple person. As long as my kids are healthy and the family is doing well, I would consider it a perfect day. Top it off with an uninterrupted sleep (which is impossible nowadays), I am good to go!
What’s your top tip for getting traffic to your blog?
I am new in the blogging world. However, in my more than 1 year of blogging, I learned about the triple C’s – Consistency, Connection and Community. Be consistent on creating posts. Blogging takes effort and time. Connect with other bloggers. It’s like introducing yourself to another person. Other bloggers will not know your existence if you don’t connect with them. Build your community, Join Facebook groups or other blogger support groups. You need readers. You need followers. A better way to build them is through the support of another blogger.
I hope you all enjoyed getting to know Carmen through those questions. Don’t forget to check out Wellington World Travels. If you want to follow Carmen on social media, you can do so on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, BlogLovin’.
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Thanks for reading, Em xo