Introduce yourself! Tell us a bit about you and where we can find you on social media too!
Hi, I’m Rebecca a 21 year old girl from Worcester, UK. I own a baking blog where I post recipes, reviews and general rambles.
You can find me at @rebakermae on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook where there are also links to my blog.
Why did you start blogging?
As a baking blogger, I am always on the look out for new recipes and inspiration for my bakes. I have hundreds of cookery books and would often fall in love with a recipe to then forget which book it was in!
I decided to start a blog simply to keep all of my favorite recipes in one place and share them with fellow bakers.
What is the best thing about blogging for you?
The best thing about blogging for me is the reaction I receive from other bakers and my own sense of pride when I see other bakers recreating my recipes. I would be lying if I didn’t mention the opportunities that have arisen from blogging too. I have been lucky enough to work with some incredible brands and companies over the past year too!
What’s your favourite social media platform and why?
I LOVE Instagram. People eat with their eyes so for me, Instagram is the perfect social media platform as I am committed to providing high quality images to attract customers, brands and followers. Instagram is also the platform that I spend the most time and effort on which reflects on my following. Pinterest is also incredible for inspiration!
What would say to someone interested in blogging or just starting out?
For anyone who is thinking of starting a blog I would strongly recommend going for it and throwing yourself into it. When I first started, I had NO idea what I was doing, but you do learn from your experience and pick things up pretty quickly.
What was the most challenging thing about being a blogger for you?
I was most scared about how my friends, family and work colleagues would react to what I was doing. I didn’t want anyone to find out for a while and I stayed pretty “anonymous” as I was afraid of what people would say which is ridiculous because now, everyone knows and they have been so supportive of it.
Another “challenging” thing I found was approaching brands and companies for collaborations. However, if you don’t ask – you don’t get!
What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog?
I spend my life in the kitchen coming up with recipes and content. When I am not in the kitchen or blogging, I enjoy going to the gym and playing netball. I also enjoy walking my two dogs, spending time with my family and friends and shopping.
What advice would you have for women wanting to start their own business?
Regardless of whichever sector your business is in, honestly just go for it. You really don’t know unless you try. I kick myself because this is something that I wanted to do for so long, and wish I had started sooner!
There are 2 quotes that I like to remind myself of “Do yourself a favour and work hard now” and “A year from now, you will wish you had started today” both of which speak absolute volumes to me. Don’t be put off by the fact that 90% of businesses fail within their first year, you really have nothing to lose!