Welcome back to another instalment of my blog series Meet The Blogger where this week I’m chatting to Charlotte from Time To Talk which focuses on Mental Health and well-being. Check out our interview to here more about her website and what inspired her to create it, plus be sure to check it out for yourself using the links below.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your blog
I’m Charlotte and I’m 18, from the West Midlands in the UK. I spend a lot of my time with my family and friends, and going on holiday. One thing I love doing is writing I have my own blog called “ Timetotalk”. My blog is based on mental health, this is the reason I am so passionate about mental health, I also suffer with anxiety which I openly talk about on my blog. Talking so openly about mental health helps me to improve my own but also allows me to help other people. While I talk about mental health on my blog I talk about general topics too and try and give advice.
How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging for around 10 months I started my blog in February 2019.
What or who inspired you to create your blog?
I started my blog because for awhile I had been suffering with my own mental health and there wasn’t a huge amount of people I could actually talk too, I then started to see that other people had created a blog to interact with people I thought it was a great idea. There were a lot of people who were suffering with their mental health who didn’t feel like they could speak to anyone, I thought I would create a platform where everyone could speak openly.I also enjoyed writing and I’d be in my perfect element blogging. I was an 18 year old girl who had suffered with anxiety and there wasn’t a huge amount of people who knew about it, when I started researching more about the mental health community I realised how much other people were like me and I could actually talk to people about what I was going through without getting judged.
What’s your favourite thing about running your blog?
I think my favourite thing about running my blog is generally the fact I can communicate with people on a daily basis which makes you feel like your not alone. Added to this I enjoy being able to write about a topic I feel passionate about without being judged.
How do you stay motivated?
I think the thing that keeps me motivated is the fact that I might be helping someone somewhere without even realising and I’m raising more awareness around mental health.
What’s been the most challenging part of your blogging journey to date?
The thing which can be the most challenging part about blogging is that there are so many different bloggers and blog that at times you fall you into this dip where you end up comparing yourself to other fellow bloggers which makes you feel like your not doing as good a job as someone else. I think also the fact I lack self-belief in myself I’ve never believed in myself and I’ll always doubt what I’m doing, so sometimes I can be on a real low if I don’t feel like I’m doing very good.
Tell us about your favourite blog post
My favourite blog post has to be ‘Reflecting on things which have changed in a year’
Describe your blog in four words
Community, honest, caring, journey
What are your future hopes and dreams for your blog?
I think my future hopes and dreams for my blog are to carry on creating a community of people who feel that they can talk openly but also for the blog to carry on making progress and stay live for as long as possible.
QUICKFIRE GET TO KNOW YOU QUESTIONS:
Early Bird or Night Owl?
Night in or night out?
Ketchup or mayo?
Summer or Winter?
Tea or coffee?
Bath or shower?
Pizza or Chinese?
Dog or cat?
Movie or box set?
Sweet or savoury?
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Charlotte for taking part. Check out next week’s post as I welcome another fabulous blogger.