This week we launched the 2019 Bloggers Bash Blog post competition. Not only does the competition give you a chance to be part of this year’s event, but there are some great prizes up for grabs. Click here for all the details.
Our judges for this year’s competition are Gareth Stevens and Janice Wald. I was delighted to do a quick interview with both of them. Today we’re going to talk with Gareth.
Thank you so much for accepting our invitation to be a judge for this year’s Bloggers Bash Blog post competition, Gareth.
Where do you live?
I live in Slough, Berkshire, in the UK, and have been living in the town for almost twenty years. Historically it’s had a bad name for being a dreary outer-London suburb, but in the last few years it’s had massive investment and has been voted the best place in the UK to work two years running.
How long have you been blogging?
I’ve only been blogging since November 2017.
What first made you think about starting a blog?
I started blogging in order to share chapters of my new novel with interested friends and their friends too. When I finished the novel, I started to write short stories and blogging about preparing for the apocalypse as just a bit of fun. After getting great feedback and building up my following, I began sharing my journey to publishing, and people started either giving me great advice or saying how useful my posts were to them.
What kind of blog posts do you find the most interesting to read?
I love blogs with a purpose, something that imparts information that I didn’t already know even if it’s just aggregating information from other sources or a ‘How to.’ I like to feel I can take something away from a post. Pictures are great if they have a reason to be there, not great if they’re just a distraction.
Have you ever judged a competition before?
No, this will be my first time judging any sort of competition. 2019 is going to be a year full of firsts for me!
What was it that made you accept the invitation to judge this year’s Bloggers Bash Blog post competition?
I love the community I have found in the blogging world. Now it’s time for me to give something back for all the support I’ve been given on my journey.
Any thoughts, or tips in general that you can offer for those entering, or thinking about entering the competition?
Make sure every word has its place and that every sentence serves a purpose. I dislike waffle. Keep the language universal for all readers. Accessibility for the masses is what I want to see.
Thank you so much for answering our questions, Gareth.
Connect with Gareth
We’re delighted to announce that Gareth will be attending this year’s Bloggers Bash, where he will be announcing the winners of the competition. Why not come along and meet him and all the other bloggers who are attending.
If you have any questions for Gareth, please leave them in the comments section.
Tomorrow we will meet our second judge, Janice.
Click here to buy your ticket for this year’s Bloggers Bash.
Click here to enter this year’s Bloggers Bash Blog post competition.