Name: Cathy Presland
Location: Rural Dorset
Blog: The Big Book Project (http://thebigbookproject.com)
When did you start blogging? 2009 — but this one is more recent — 2012 I think?
What inspired you to start blogging?
It was a way to reach people and just share what I want to say and put some ideas down.
Do you have any other ‘day jobs’?
This is my main business — not the blog but the business behind it – writing, training, mentoring.
What are your blogging must-have tools?
Fresh air (!) When I come to write, I’ve usually been thinking about a post or an idea for a while – often days.
Tech tools — for the blog it’s simple paper and pen or Word. I write and then move into wordpress and then edit from there.
What is your favourite place to blog from?
Definitely home office. I always *think* I can blog when I’m away but somehow it doesn’t happen in reality.
Tell us about your favourite experience through blogging?
Oh it’s always the emails I get from people who tell me what action they took or what inspirations they got.
What inspires you?
The people who email me and connect with me. They are y biggest inspiration. Always.
What is your biggest challenge as a blogger?
Producing content regularly. I don’t think of myself as a blogger, just someone who blogs ‘on the side’ and I find it easier to write content for a course or a book than the blog.
Share three of your favourite bloggers with us.
Hmm. Tough one. Seth Godin — love his short, smart posts, and the fact he does it every day. Not a blog but I love Andrew Warner’s interviews on Mixergy. Derek Sivers at sivers.org. Not sure he is really a blogger but he has a great approach to life. Also love Danielle LaPorte (who doesn’t!). That’s four I know!
What are your future plans in the blogosphere?
Well I waver between blogging more (every day like Seth!) or blogging less and having more of a library approach.
Thanks for chatting to us today Cathy!
This is part of the Blogger Interviews series
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