5 Minutes with the Media – Niamh Webb O’Rourke, ‘Love Life’ Blog

04.04.18 Niamh Webb O'Rourke, Love Life blog

We’re joined by Niamh Webb O’Rourke on this week’s 5 Minutes with the Media.

Niamh runs the Love Life blog and has over 41k followers on Instagram. She’s done a MissyEmpire shoot in Manchester, gone to London to be one of the faces of the L’Oreal Colorista and was also the Irish blogger selected to go on a Primark trip to Disneyland Paris.

 

1. How long have you had your blog and why did you decide to start it? 

I have my blog over 3 years now and I started it to justify my shopping problem really and also for my love of English – so it was the perfect platform to start.

2. How do you describe your blog and your blogging style? 

Really easy going! I like to tell my readers a story with my posts so I don’t just post for the sake of it. I always tell people to embrace their true selves all the time so my blog and blogging style is all about being you!

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3. How important are your social media accounts to you?

They are very important as they are what get your actual blog noticed and draw a large readership to your blog. Of course, Instagram is my favourite.

4. How did you find balancing work and your blog?

I find it such a challenge as I also work full time so trying to balance it all is a real struggle at times. Especially the bigger my blog gets the more demanding of time it is so hopefully one day I will find that happy balance.

5. How important do you feel it is for bloggers/influencers to be transparent in terms of what’s been paid for/sponsored? Do you have a process for doing this?

I think it is so important for bloggers/influencers to be 100% honest if they’re being paid or sponsored for work because their followers will see right through it if they are lying and it’s not fair to rave on about a product especially if they are being paid for it. If I am doing paid work I always tell my followers no matter how big or small the collaboration is – I think it is so important.

6. Have you anything exciting planned for your blog/life for 2018 that you would like to share? 

At the moment, not yet! I have a few fun things coming up in the Summer but I think 2018 is the year I figure out what I want to do with my life – work & blog related. I am also getting very itchy feet so travelling may be on the horizons. Time will tell.

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