The Guardian Sustainable Blogger of the week and other news!

Over the last few weeks I have written two guest posts and been interviewed four times!  I have decided that it is time to do a round up of what’s been going on and to thank everyone for having me!
1. TheFIREstarter 
It all kicked off with an interview by theFIREstarter. I have written about him before, but in case you haven’t met, he writes a very interesting blog about his journey towards his goal of achieving financial independence and retiring early. He asked me questions like ‘You are living an extraordinary life compared to the mainstream, have you received much negativity from friends and family and how do you deal with that?‘ and you can read my responses here.  
2. Nigels Eco Store 
Next I wrote a guest post for the blog on Nigels Eco Store (a site selling all kinds of eco products) on how to make up to £10,000 a year by renting out your stuff. Tips include clearing out your garage or spare room and renting them out.  Plus there are quite a few ways you can make money while you drive and you could even rent out your wedding dress (if you have one).  Read more here.
3. Money Superstar
The people at Money Superstar who write a blog all about dealing with debt, money making opportunities and being thrifty, got in touch and asked me a few questions such as ‘What is your favourite money saving tip’  – a question I found tricky to answer, but I did and you can find out what I had to say here.
4. Thrift Week

Recently there was a Thrift Week up in Warwickshire which sounded great – hopefully it will be repeated next year.  They have a website and they asked me to write a guest post for them before the week started (I really should have written about this sooner – sorry Thrift Week people) . I told them a bit about myself, why I had started the blog and how I am getting on with My Year of Eco Challenges which you can read all about here.
5. The Guardian
My final interview which has been published so far was with the Guardian online. They are running a 7 month project called Live Better.  Each month during the project will have a different theme and a different reader challenge which people can sign up to.  Last month it was all about food waste and this month it is all about reducing energy. There are loads of interesting articles going up there all the time and it is well worth reading and following.  They are also featuring a different sustainable blogger of the week each week and last week it happened to be me.  I was just a little bit excited about this (ok a lot excited) and you can read my third recent interview here (if you aren’t bored of finding out about me yet 🙂 )
6. Shhh it’s a secret

It’s not really a secret, but I have also been interviewed by a magazine which will be in print in a few days time.  As it isn’t out yet, I’m not sure I should say which magazine just yet.  I’ll update this blog post (if I have time/ remember/ anyone is interested) with the relevant magazine in a few days time…
So thanks to everyone that has interviewed me and published a guest post by me over the last few weeks – it is much appreciated!
In other news, regular readers of the blog may have noticed that I haven’t blogged in a while and that I didn’t publish an I Quit Blog Fiesta this month.  I’ve decided for the time being I’m going to quit 🙂 writing the I Quit Blog Fiesta as I am just taking on too much. Also as I mentioned in my recent blog post about feeling the strain I haven’t been feeling 100% lately and I have been trying to focus on doing the things I need to do in real life to address that and that has meant less time for blogging (don’t worry it is nothing serious, just time consuming).  I do have loads of blog posts brewing though so watch this space!
I am currently undertaking a Year of Eco Challenges . If you have a moment I would really appreciate it if you would consider sponsoring me with an action on my DoNation page. Also if you liked this post please click like on Facebook and follow on Twitter – thanks so much!

5 thoughts on “The Guardian Sustainable Blogger of the week and other news!

  • I just made a pledge on your DoNation page. I didn't realise (duh!) that it was a pledge to do something not to donate money. I found one that I was happy to do – eating meat only every other day. I would love to establish a new habit every two months in this way, and then continue with the original thing, too. I think that's a great way to do it.

    Thank you for such an inspirational blog 🙂

  • That's some great exposure to get all within a short space of time, congrats! Especially on the the Guardian online and the print magazine (can't wait to find out what it is!). It's great to see that larger media companies are giving eco issues more and more exposure as time goes on.

    And thanks again for the mention 🙂

  • Sandy thanks for alerting me to that, I've just started a challenge to reduce the meat I'm eating anyway so perfect timing to go and pledge to the DoNation for this as well!

    The amount of CO2 emissions saved even just by eating a few less meat meals a week is quite astounding.

    Anyone who is worried about climate change should definitely give this one a go as in reality it's not so hard but makes a big impact, compared to some of the other ones on there.

  • Thanks Sandy for sponsoring me and pointing out that you thought I was asking for donations of money – I'll try to make it clearer in future posts! Hope your challenge goes well and I'm glad I am providing inspiration!

  • Thanks theFIREstarter for sponsoring me as well! I'm really starting to realise how much an effect eating meat has on the planet and how important it is to eat less of it.

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