Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Five Among Friends

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Five Among Friends

Welcome to a new feature, Five Among Friends, where myself & some of my closest blogging friends will be linking up for a a series of Q & A's once every month.

We'd love to see your answers to the questions too - Just post your Q & A on your blog and then put your link in the Linky below and we'll be sure to check them out! Don't forget to check out other peoples answers too!

This week's theme is Getting To Know You.....

This week's questions were written by Hayley at Sparkles & Stretchmarks....

The Questions

1) Describe yourself in 5 words

Sarcastic, friendly, self-critical, introvert, girly.

2) Why did you decide to start blogging?

I have always LOVED to write and I thought blogging would be a great way to keep in practice with regular writing and may even encourage me to take it more seriously

3) How did you choose the name of your blog and why?

I always found blogs with snappy names that describe the content the most appealing to me so I wanted to go for something like that - I like the idea of getting across the contrast between the glamour of beauty blogging and the ups & downs of pregnancy in my blog title - and so Sparkles & Stretchmarks seemed appropriate!

4) Tell us something about yourself that you think might surprise us!

I'm really really low on self confidence and I hate seeing photos of myself...probably a bit weird for someone who blogs and takes photos regularly!

5) What is your favourite and least favourite thing about blogging?

My favourite thing is reading comments ( I LOVE comments!) and interacting with new people...I also love working with brands and having the opportunity to try new products that I otherwise might not have discovered.

My least favourite thing is probably the competitiveness there can be between bloggers for rankings etc and how cloak & dagger it can be with keeping opportunities quiet etc, although I do think this is changing and people are starting to work together more.
I also hate how much pressure I put on myself to get things done.

Don't forget to check out the other girls answers too....

Alex - Bump To Baby
Jessica - Our Baby Blog
Lauren - Mrs Hippo & Me
Rachel - BeautyQueen UK


  1. I've said before, but you sound very similar to me. :) x

  2. I love your blog name, it can mean anything and everything. I also hate photos of myself and becoming totally flummoxed in front of a camera xx
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  3. I love the title of your blog :)

    I too hate photos of myself, I am definitely one to be behind the camera!! x

  4. I really love your blog name! I suppose I haven't been blogging long enough to experience competitiveness, such a shame that it can get this way x

  5. i just hate taking pics or looking at pics with myself, i always dont like it, possibly once there was one pic where i liked the way i looked just because i even didnt know someone took a pic of me))


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