#TravelTuesday Guest Blogger

I am often on the scout for new blogs to read on different topics. I find most bloggers refreshing in that they are not scared to share an opinion and this often brings a whole range of different ideas and impressions to their writing.

I also get asked where to find bloggers to follow, so I have decided to try and feature some in the attempt to introduce people to different influences.

This weeks blogger is: Shelley Burt from All Things Pretty

1. Who are you and where are you from?

My name is Shelley. Where I am from is always a long answer, as my story is¬†not as simple as most people’s stories. I was born in Harare, Zimbabwe but grew up in Gaborone, Botswana. I then came to Joburg when I was 19, to study and ended up immigrating here when I met my now husband. So, I have lived in Joburg for the last 15 years (might have given away my age there ūüėČ )

 

2. What made you want to start blogging and how long have you been doing it? 

I started blogging¬†because I wanted a space where I could share my thoughts and experiences on the places I had traveled to, the products I had tried and well just things I had done in my life or wanted to do. I think I have now been blogging for about 5 or 6¬†years, I just can’t seem to keep track of time anymore, as it just flies by.

 

3. What does your blog focus on?

I would have to say lifestyle, but I do have a passion for food & travel, so tend to write a little more about that. But basically, I write about all things that interest me and think that might interest or help someone else.

 

Shelley Burt All Things Pretty

4. What tips can you give people to grow their blog audience?

This is a very¬†tricky question, as¬†a lot of it is trial and error but I think I would say, don’t be afraid to be authentic and different. Try things and find what works for you. And, social media is hard work and time consuming but is your greatest¬†asset, provided you keep your content interesting. And worry less about quantity and more about quality when it comes to your audience.

 

5. Where can people find you? Website and Social media?

My blog is at –¬†www.allthingspretty.co.za¬†

Facebook –¬†https://www.facebook.com/AllThingsPrettyza/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/shelleyburt

 

6. What exciting project do you have in the pipeline for your blog?

I am going to quite a few different countries this year, so I’m hoping to write some great pieces on them and what you can do there, etc.

 

7. What is the funniest experience you have had with your blog?

I wrote a post about planning a baby¬†shower for your best¬†friend and a week later, I¬†received a baby gift from one of the PR agencies and brands. As they had misread¬†my post and thought I was¬†pregnant…it’s not really that funny, but it’s the only thing that comes to mind ūüôā¬†

 

Shelley Burt All Things Pretty

 

That’s it for this weeks feature. Stop in next week for the next #TravelTuesday feature or sign up for weekly updates.

If you would like to be featured, please get in touch with me at www.meanderings.co.za/about-me or if you would like to work with me, you can visit www.meanderings.co.za/work-with-me to see what opportunities are available.

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