Interview with Pro-Blogger Amy Treasure

Please welcome Amy Treasure, who writes at Mr and Mrs T Plus Three, a lifestyle, parenting, and food blog.

I haven't known about Amy's blog for that long but have enjoyed reading lots of posts, one of my favourites being Seizing the day and why my husband calls me 'Lucky', it was inspirational.

I was delighted when Amy accepted my request for an interview and I'm happy to share it with you now.

Why did you start blogging?

I originally started as a beauty blogger with a view to having my blog as an online portfolio because I had plans to train as a make-up artist. Then my littlest came along and I was plunged back into the baby days (my older children were 12 and 13 years old then) it was a bit of a shock to the system having such a big age gap. I started to write about how it was to have a baby again which was a natural progression for me and my blog and I haven't looked back since!

What did you like most when you started?

Blogging in the parenting genre is wonderfully supportive and I have made the most beautiful friendships. Forming these close relationships are what has been and will always be the most important thing for me.

How long have you been blogging?

Two and a half years altogether with blogging at Mr and Mrs T Plus Three for the last 18 months of that time.

What do you love about blogging now?

I love the diversity, I love that I can write about whatever I wish and I love that people contact me to let me know something I've written has touched them in some way.

Do you have more than one blog?

No, I would never be able to keep up with more than one blog that would be way too much work!

What is the most important quality of a good blogger?

For me it is to stay true to yourself, find your unique voice and use it. Don't try and emulate anyone. Dr Seuss was spot on with 'There is no one alive who is youer than you!' and your readers will be able to tell a mile off if you're not genuine. The posts I put my heart and soul into are the ones that are most popular on my blog. They are the posts that as a writer you want people to read, feel something and have an opinion on. It is then that readers comment, share and come back for more. Only when you find your voice and use it, will you gain the fruition that all of us creatives crave and that is a captive and loyal audience. That to me is the definition of a good blogger and is what draws me back to the same blogs time and again. 

As a Pro-Blogger what has been the best opportunity you've been offered so far?

That's tough because I have been so lucky with work and opportunities but probably the best and most exciting was gaining the role as presenter in a promotional film for a client. I was followed around the Royal Opera House in London by a full camera crew for the day. I even had a runner just to get me coffee and snacks and tell me my hair looked good! I felt like a star and it is one of my best professional experiences so far.

Is there anything you don't like about blogging?

I can't stand what I call 'jellyfish' (I borrowed that from Bridget Jones) they are the people who actually take the time to write posts berating other bloggers for reviewing low value items etc. We ALL have to start somewhere and I remember being overjoyed when I was offered my first review which was a children's book. Hardly worth anything but to me the offer was very significant and I've gone from reviewing a book to the possibility of getting one published one day.

If you could recommend one blog to read which would it be?

This is easy, I would recommend Aby from You Baby Me Mummy. Her blog is the perfect mix of heartfelt writing with the most gorgeous images and she has amazing technical knowledge. I've followed Aby since I started out and she has been and is my benchmark. She's really helped me and my blog progress to what it is today and we have become really close, in fact she's one of my best friends and the loveliest most genuine person I know!

Thank you so much Amy, I love your answers - and I love that you referenced Dr. Seuss as he's one of mine (and LP's) favourite writers!

Please connect with Amy - she is lovely, you can find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.