When I was growing up I always fancied myself as an agony aunt. Well, either that or a celebrity columnist! But it was always one of the first pages I’d turn to in my teenage magazines, to read the problems sent in by the young audience and how the writer replied. I recently got a chance to be an agony aunt myself when UK insurers MORE TH>N asked me to offer some advice to their customers on home and lifestyle issues!
As a blogger, my most popular posts are ones that contain tips or how-to’s. I get more reader engagement on posts that contain emotional content rather than step-by-step guides, but in both cases, there is a two way dialogue between the reader and myself, as I offer what I know and also take on board their comments so we can learn from each other! My advice for MORE TH>N was related to home decorating issues and you can read the question and my advice here.
MORE TH>N created this campaign with around 20 UK bloggers to help and inform their customers. The bloggers cover topics ranging from garden, food, interiors and parenting, and present their tips in an easy to follow, helpful format. I have just finished a large decorating project myself at home, so home improvements are high on my agenda right now. Our bedroom, ensuite bathroom and hallway have just seen a revamp, and after a brief respite for the Christmas period where we have enough sparkly decor to look at with all the trimmings, my plan for early 2017 is to create a games room for the kids.
Our home decorating projects tend to be spaced out a bit as we go for full on revamps! When we decorate something it is rarely with just a lick of paint – it usually involves major structural work! I think it is being married to a builder – I have the know how on tap, but of course the downside is that I have to wait… and wait… and wait for my projects to complete because paid work always comes first!
Here are some of our recent designs:
Do you have any home improvement plans for 2017? Let me know in the comments!
Disclosure: This post was written in association with MORE TH>N