Back for the second interview in this weekend’s blog networking session. I won’t lie, I’m a tad jealous of Laura from Cornish Maid getting live in Cornwall and have so many wonderful adventures in this beautiful corner of the UK. It’s time to see what Laura has to say about this magnificent place and her experience as a blogger from Cornwall (and see some photos courtesy of Laura).
- From your blog title, you can tell straight away that your blog is about Cornwall. What’s the best thing about living in Cornwall?
The best thing about living in Cornwall is being so close to the sea! I grew up in Cornwall but moved away for a few years for uni and jobs. My heart was always in Cornwall though. When I moved back down a couple of years ago, I appreciated the beauty of the county even more. Wherever you live in Cornwall, you’re never more than 16 miles from the sea. Where I live in Hayle, I can walk to the beach in 15 minutes. I’ve got three miles of golden sand on my doorstep for walking, sun bathing, picnics, BBQ’s, paddling, body boarding or just chilling out after a long day. I love it. Cornish people are usually quite chilled out and life is a bit less hectic down here. You’re more likely to have to stop the car to let some cows move from one field to the next than be stuck in rush hour traffic! Living in such a beautiful place makes it easier to find that work-life balance and have a great lifestyle.
2. What one place would you recommend visiting in Cornwall for those who have never been before?
Wow, it’s so hard to pick just one! There are so many stunning locations to choose from, but I think if I had to pick one it would be the Lizard Peninsula. The Lizard is Cornwall’s (and England’s) most southerly point. It has its own micro-climate and you get some really interesting tropical plants growing there. You can explore the dramatic coastline on the south west coast path, discover secluded beaches and have a drink in a proper Cornish pub. There are lots of pretty places on the Lizard Peninsula, including Coverack, Mullion, Cadgwith Cove and Kynance Cove. Many scenes from Poldark are filmed here as well. The Lizard is a little piece of paradise! I would recommend staying at Henry’s campsite, a quirky and friendly camping site which is the perfect base for exploring the Peninsula.
3. Name 3 blogs you are addicted to at the moment.
This is my go to blog for travel inspiration. Reading about all of the places Kat has visited gives me a serious case of wanderlust! She takes amazing photos and I love the way she has a bucket list section and crosses off each place as she visits them!
This is another great travel blog, but I also love the foodie themed posts and the life advice such as the guide to adulting. Elle’s posts are all awesome and she also has a few posts from guest bloggers which is fantastic. It’s always good to read different people’s points of view and different writing styles!
This is an amazing feel-good blog packed full of life advice. I love Hannah’s positive vibe! This blog also has travel posts (I’m sensing a theme here), as well as beauty product and book reviews, life lessons and blogger tips. It’s a fun and informative read.
4. If you could only use 1 social media platform, what would that be and why?
Until recently I would have definitely said Instagram because I love getting creative with the stories and trying to make my feed look pretty! I think I’m quite a visual person. I’m quite addicting to scrolling through Instagram and watching other people’s stories too! However, I’ve recently got back into Twitter again and I love how conversational it is. Twitter is also a great platform for connecting with other bloggers and sharing each other’s work!
5. What blog post are you most proud of and why?
It’s difficult to choose but I like my blog about Kynance Cove (https://cornishmaidblog.com/2018/05/15/my-mini-adventure-to-kynance-cove/) because it’s about a little solo adventure I went on recently. It also links to question 2 as Kynance Cove is on the Lizard Peninsula! I’ve been writing my blog for a while, but I haven’t always been posting regularly. When I wrote this one about Kynance Cove I decided that I would start writing about my adventures more often and taking the blog more seriously. Since then I have posted more regularly so I am sticking to my goal so far! I am proud of this post because I think it’s well written, but I’m also proud of it because it’s about a day out I had on my own. I am in a relationship, but my boyfriend sometimes works at the weekends. I used to hate spending time alone, but I am starting to become more comfortable in my own company and I think that’s really great! I’m really in awe of women who go traveling on their own too and think it’s really inspirational.
6. What future hopes/aspirations do you have for your blog?
I just want people to enjoy reading it and obviously I would like more people to be reading it! So I need to work on building up my following. I’d like to have some guest bloggers on my blog, and also do more guest posts for other people. I work in Digital Marketing and actually write blog posts and articles for a variety of different companies, but my absolute dream would be to be a full-time blogger and to work as a freelancer writing blogs for websites, preferably in the travel and tourism sector which is perfectly suited to me living in Cornwall! Most of all I think it’s important to always enjoy blogging because the reason I started it in the first place is because I love writing.
7. If you could live anywhere else in the UK, where would that be and why?
To be honest, I don’t think I would ever leave Cornwall permanently again. I want to travel more, both in the UK and abroad, but Cornwall is definitely my happy place. Having lived in different places in my early-mid twenties, such as London, Bristol and Bath, I know what it’s like living away from the sea and I wouldn’t do it to myself again! However, if I had to pick one place it would be Yorkshire because I’ve always wanted to go there. It looks idyllic. I love walking and there’s some spectacular scenery there and I’ve heard that the people are really nice! Plus, I’m pretty sure there are some delightful country pubs there too.
Thank you Laura! For more Cornish Maid content, check out the links below:
I’m definitely missing Cornwall. Luckily, I happen to be in Devon right now (more to come), so might be able to hop over into Cornwall!