Blogger Interviews: Cathy Presland, The Book Project

Cathy PreslandName: 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.

The Big Book Project

Thanks for chatting to us today Cathy!

You can find Cathy on TwitterFacebook and Google+.

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This is part of the Blogger Interviews series

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About The Author

Elizabeth is the founder and editor of Blognix. She is also a freelance blogger, writer and social media trainer. She teaches workshops on blogging and social media offline and online. In 2015 Elizabeth became a Pinterest UK Ambassador, trained and endorsed to speak on their behalf. Elizabeth likes travelling, indoor picnics and oversized cocktail rings.

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