In addition to sharing blog posts I love, I’m also going to start reaching out to bloggers I like to spread the love and promote their content I enjoy so much.
Up first is Alys from Alys Jounrals. My fellow Brightonian caught my eye with her consistent posting and great content such as vegan and mental health posts.
Here are some questions she answered for me:
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Born in Brighton, England, and raised stubbornly refusing anything but Marmite toast, I’m a lifestyle blogger who writes honestly about my travel adventures, mental health struggles and journey into veganism. If you follow my blog, expect to read time and time again about my unconventional and spur-of-the-moment decisions as I try to find my way in the grown-up world. Apparently my stubbornness never died; neither did my love for Marmite.
How did you get into blogging?
I’ve been blogging on and off since I was about 14 – back then I wrote more poetry and thoughts about school and the future. I got into blogging in a more serious way last November when I began my current blog, Alys Journals. I was compelled to start writing again through reading other inspiring blogs and wanting to have a voice on issues I think are important.
Tell us about your favorite blog post.
I particularly liked writing my post about getting anxiety when I went ice skating, as it was therapeutic to write and it seemed to resonate with a lot of people when I published it. These posts are particularly satisfying to create because they feel helpful: for me to better understand myself, and for others to feel less alone.
What are you doing when you’re not blogging?
Mostly likely studying Sociology (I’m currently doing the first year of a distance learning degree), working as a healthcare assistant, writing in my bullet journal or baking.
How do you take your coffee or tea?
Is it bad to admit I don’t like either? I’m a much bigger fan of hot chocolate.
What is your dream holiday destination?
I’d love to go back to Hawaii, it’s a stunningly unique place.
Where else can we find you?
Photo by Arnel Hasanovic.