Hello! I’m Bronagh and I’m the creator of Bronagh’s Beauty and Books! Like most people, it took me several attempts to make a blog I’m proud of, and I have to say I’m rather in love with my little piece of the internet! I’m 20 years old (which feels weird to say as I swear I just turned 18…) and I’m OK at “adulting” sometimes. By day, I work in an office doing admin work, but once I come home, I pour my heart and soul into blogging. I’d ideally like to do this full time someday, but for now it’s my favourite hobby! I live in The UK, in Northern Ireland. I live in a small sea-side town, and I love it! I get stunning sea views and during the “off” season, peace and quiet!
I’ve been with my partner Derek, for almost two years now, and he’s a huge part of my life. Literally he always seems to be in my tweets, Instagram photos and even the odd blog post!
1. When did you begin blogging?
I began blogging in April of this year! I’m only a baby in the blogging world, but I’m learning so much each day!
2. How did you decide on a name for your blog?
Honestly, I wasn’t fully decided for a good while. Originally I was going to go for Bronagh’s Beauty Blog, but I knew I’d not be happy with it in the long run! I started playing around with my name and came up with Bronagh’s Beauty and Books.
3. What inspired you to start your blog?
Zoella did! I hate to admit it, but reading her book, Girl Online, is what made me want to start!
4. What is your favourite thing about running a blog?
Being part of the community! The blogging community is amazing and I love knowing I’m a part of it!
5. What are your must read blogs?
I have three that I always read:
They’re amazing and I love them!
6. What do you want to achieve with your blog?
I want to be able to do this full time and start a career from it. Something either in the beauty industry or maybe in Social Media.
7. What advice do you have for new bloggers? Tips, pointers etc.
Think about your blog name! It sticks with you! Also find a niche (or a couple like me!) and stick with it/them. Once you have your niche, everything will fall into place!
8. What keeps you blogging?
My love of what I’m writing. I feel like if I didn’t love what I was talking about, I would have given up a while ago. Also the people who talk to me. I love knowing when I post, someone is reading it and talking to me! It makes me feel like I’m part of the popular group!
Quick fire questions:
9. What was the last song you downloaded or bought?
Ed Sheeran – Take It Back. I can successfully do the singing and the rapping in it.
10. If you could invite any three celebrity guests or famous people to a dinner party, who would they be?
Can I please have four? So I can have all of All Time Low? I can’t only choose three!
11. Favourite colour?
Pastel yellow, the Hufflepuff yellow!
12. What’s your guilty pleasure?
Everything chocolate! And cheesy reality/talent shows, the X Factor takes over my life every year!
13. Finish this sentence. I wish…
This is insanely hard! I wish I could work from home. I was thinking of lots of things there, but that’s the main wish I have right now.
14. Where else can readers find you online?
I find Twitter is my largest traffic source, so I really advise using it to your advantage!
Thank you Bronagh. If anyone else would like to be featured on Chanelle Hayley in the ‘Meet the Blogger’ section, please contact email@example.com.