Blog Spotlight | Let Me Be Free

Worth Casing Blog Spotlight | Let Me Be Free

If you’ve been following me online for any length of time, you would know I have a thing for music, themes songs in particular. The songs change on a weekly, monthly, yearly basis. I’ve even blogged about the Soundtrack of my Life {here} and given AMC a theme song of late… Losing My Religion by R.E.M. {That’s me in the spotlight, losing my religion}.


Our latest featured blogger, takes her theme song one or two steps further, having chosen a family song and then naming her blog accordingly. Now why didn’t I think of that. Only I’m not sure I could actually come up with a family song. Could you?


All songs aside, it is with great pleasure that I welcome Anne from Let Me Be Free to AMC, to discuss the business of blogging with two small children and a big sense of adventure.



Let Me Be Free


How long have you been blogging and why did you start?


I have been blogging for 18 months. I love being a stay at home mum but found I needed a hobby that I could do around the children. For me it is so important to have something else to focus on other than just being a mum. Previously I worked in the travel industry, negotiated hotel rates in Asia and wrote travel brochures. We are a family who loves exploring so I decided to write about our adventures as it was something I am passionate about and it fits in with my previous career.



Tell us a bit about your blog and what we can expect to see in the next 12 months?


I write about travel and camping in order to help others have the confidence to see the world or their own backyard. I do this because I believe it is important to spend time as a family, get away from modern technology and play in nature.


We are in the process of planning a road trip to Karijini National Park and Coral Bay mid next year. I look forward to showcasing some of Western Australia’s beautiful spots.


Yallingup, Let Me Be Free Travel Blog, Western Australia



Do you have a favourite place or dedicated space for blogging? 


I blog at the kitchen table when I can grab a spare a few minutes to myself! I often blog early in the morning before the children get up and start the day.



What are your must have tools and resources when it comes to blogging?


I love a journal! Yes, I am a bit old school but I like to carry around a note pad so I can jot things down. We are often out exploring and I write down some describing words on the things we see, feel and smell. That way when it comes time to write a blog post it helps to take me back to that place and makes it easier to write a meaningful post.


Of course I also need my laptop and camera so I can put a post together and keep update on social media.



Have you ever experienced blogger’s block and what are your top tips for when it strikes?


I can’t say that I have experienced bloggers block as there is always some place new in the world to explore. You don’t have to travel far to find a new spot or simply revisit an attraction and have a look with a fresh set of eyes.



What have been your blogging highlights and biggest challenges?


My biggest highlights have been working with some well known brands. I also picked up some work with a farm stay looking after their social media and writing blog post for them. After staying with them they liked my post and offered me some work which I can do from home so it fits in really well with my family.


My biggest challenge is taking inspiring photos. My partner is a much better photographer so I am often passing the camera over to him but I am trying to change all that. Currently I am doing a Photo Essay class at university so hopefully my photography will improve and I will learn some of the tricks of the trade.


Ledge Point Camping, Beach fire, Bonfire, Beach Camping, Camping, Western Australia, Perth



Who inspires you and what’s on your Worth Casing list when it comes to other bloggers?


I love reading blogs about travel, fitness and living a simple life. Unfortunately, so many of my favourite bloggers have stopped writing lately but there are always new exciting ones starting up.


I am loving these blogs at the moment Iron Mum Karla,  Katie Rebekah,  Practising Simplicity,  Little Grey Box  and Swim Ride Mum.



What advice would you give to anyone that is thinking about starting a blog of their own?


Just go for it as you have nothing to lose. You don’t need money to start a blog, I use a free WordPress site and it hasn’t cost me a cent. I am doing it as a hobby and only blog once a week. Having two small children means that I have little time for myself and my blog is just for me. I must admit that I found the transition into motherhood difficult and having my blog is my sanity.



What is your most popular post?


You can never predict what is going to be a popular post and I am still always surprised at the ones that do generate a lot of traffic. They are never the ones that I think will be popular. Tips on Camping while Pregnant is my most popular post. Who would have thought there are so many adventurous pregnant women out there!



If you weren’t in the business of blogging what would you be doing?


I always wanted to be physical educational teacher so I think I would be hitting the books and doing some study.



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I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t mind heading for the hills or the beach for a spot of camping and a fire right now.


Have you met Anne from Let Me Be Free? If you had to nominate a theme song for yourself or your family what would it be?

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