WELCOME BACK TO FEATURE FRIDAY. NEXT WEEK IS CHRISTMAS SO WE’LL BE TAKING A BREAK, BUT THIS WEEK WE’VE GOT AN AMAZINGLY SUPPORTIVE BLOGGER TO SHARE WITH YOU!
JACKIE – JACKIEMELLORMUA
WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR BLOG NAME?
My name is Jackie, and my blog is JackieMellorMUA 🙂
HOW’D YOUR BLOG NAME COME ABOUT?
I’ve been looking for work for about 18 months since my son was born, and he went through a rough patch with illness, so it made it hard for me to continue uni study as well as find work, so I needed something to fill my time because I was so bored, and so many friends ask for opinions on products, or weight loss so I thought hey, why not start writing this stuff down? Now I really enjoy it, I look forward to sitting down and typing up a post!!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING FOR, WHERE DID YOUR PASSION COME FROM AND WHAT DO YOU BLOG ABOUT?
I only started in June 2015, I was late on the blogging scene, but I have always loved writing, but not in a journalist way. I enjoy sharing views, helping people to learn new skills or new products, and I get genuinely excited to talk about my blog subjects!
I started with posts doing product reviews, anything beauty or skincare related, and I will be adding in seasonal posts, such as summer essentials, getting winter ready etc..
I also have a weekly weight loss blog, this keeps me motivated because I have readers that I feel I have to be honest with, so that makes me work harder. Weight loss has been a struggle for me for the last 10+ years, so I wanted to do a blog that focuses on exercise and healthy food that is family friendly, and doesn’t take a lot of time. I share my tips with my posts, and hope that I can help someone else out as well.
I started doing subscription box posts because there are over 150 out there (That I personally know of.. I imagine there’s more!!) and people often ask which do I get? What’s value for money? So I thought well, why not get each box for 3 months, pop up posts, compare them, and give people a single resource to check them all out and see what box is best for them.
I started the toddler eduction blog because my son is home 6 out of 7 days, and 1 day at daycare, so I wanted those other days to be educational. I find having a letter to focus on is easier for me to run through the week, and it helps me to have direction for him.
WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF YOUR HIGHLIGHTS THROUGH BLOGGING EG. EVENTS YOU’VE ATTENDED, BRANDS YOU’VE WORKED WITH OR REACH A CERTAIN MILESTONE.
TELL US A QUIRK ABOUT YOU?
I am an AVID All Blacks supporter 😉 I may live in Australia, but you’ll never catch me in the green and gold, kiwi through and through hehe