(Updated November 2018) Well Hello August! It’s Women’s Month! A month where we get to celebrate and appreciate women of all shapes, colours and sizes. With it being Women’s Month and because I have seen many new visitors to my blog, I thought now would be a great time for you my valued readers, to learn a little more about the woman behind this blog – yes, that’s ME.
I will share some insight about myself in the form of questions and answers below, but let me first start by sharing with you how and why I began blogging. (by the way, I began blogging a few years back, but I wasn’t very intentional about it, as I am now – I deleted the previous blogs a few years ago anyway)
Early this year, I decided to blog as I wanted to channel my creative energy into something meaningful. I didn’t have work-life balance and deciding to blog was going to be my way of finding that balance. I must admit, when I created my blog in January this year, I didn’t think it would be where it is right now. From January, up until around the end of May, I used the free WordPress version; I thereafter registered my own domain and have had not many regrets since. Sometimes I wonder if the name Peanut Gallery 24/7 is appropriate or if people would take me seriously; should I perhaps change it to my name and surname? For now, I think I’ll leave it as is.
Let me share with you how I got the name…When I was pregnant, we didn’t know if it was going to be a girl or a boy, so we called him or her “Peanut”. During my pregnancy, family members created a chat group on WhatsApp and called it “Peanut Gallery” as it was talk about my pregnancy and the baby on board.
When I created my blog, I asked my husband for some suggestions and we both liked Peanut Gallery because of the significance of the name to us. Peanut Gallery was not available so I added the 24/7. And that my dear readers, is how we arrived at the name.
Are you married?
Yes, happily so J – got married in December 2014
How many children do you have?
1 – my son Kayden
What is your favourite colour?
What is your favourite drink?
Alcoholic: Spirits – Vodka or Red Wine. Non-alcoholic: Chai Latte or Cappuccino
What is your favourite food?
Italian or Indian cuisine
How many siblings do you have?
1 – my brother
What is your favourite perfume?
Givenchy – Eaudemoiselle – and I can’t seem to find it anywhere anymore…sigh!
What is your favourite song?
There are too many to mention. Have a look at my list of favourite motivational songs: My Top 20 Motivational Songs
Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy endings! I’m too scared to watch scary movies.
What phone do you have? (iOS vs Android)
Apple all the way!
Winter, I love winter!
Morning or night person?
Night – not that I am crabby in the mornings
What is your Zodiac sign?
What countries have you visited?
Austria, Germany, Canada, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Thailand
When was the last time you cried?
It’s been so long, I can’t recall
What do you hate?
Hate is a very strong word – I can however say that I do hate lies – any and all forms of it
What motivates you?
Making a positive difference in someone’s life
What’s most important to you?
Why did you decide to blog?
I love writing and I do love to motivate individuals and I hope to be an inspiration through my blog
What do you do professionally?
I have a full-time job – I am a Learning and Development Practitioner
What’s your favourite quote?
I have many, but the shortest is “After every dark night, there is always a bright day ahead”
What other languages do you speak?
Just a little Afrikaans
When is your next birthday?
How old will you be?
Old? Lol – I will be 39 years in October this year
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12 Replies to “Meet the Woman Behind the Blog – Women’s Month 2017”
Thanks for sharing such interesting information with us. You are definitely an inspiration through your blog. I read all the post on your blog and noticed that you left Dubai out at one of the countries that you have visited. 😊😍
LOVe it. Thanks for sharing about you !!
My pleasure, glad you enjoyed it 😊
This is so amazing to learn more about u and the name behind your blog. I absolutely love it, so perfect, so appropriate and so fitting. I must admit that at first I thought it was a funny/jokes page when I was first invited to like your page. I haven’t met u but u seem to be a beautiful soul with a gorgeous smile. I love your reads. Oh and im obsessed with the letter “K” and I named my girls Khloe & Kayla. If I did have a son he would also be called Kayden 🙂 Glad to know we also share a birthday in the same month October 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hi Stephanie, thanks for your wonderful comment. I love and enjoy knowing what my readers feel/think. You’re not the first to say the title of my page was misleading – hopefully everyone else will take the time to look into it like you did. I wish I could write more, sometimes I have the most wonderful ideas at the wrong times. I am glad you enjoy it and thank you for your support, I appreciate it very much!
Oh how I love reading/meeting the woman or man behind the blog. Your post is wonderful. I feel that you really want your readers to know you, and I for one believe that’s what makes bloggers so special when they invite “us” to ride along with them on their blogging journey.
By the way, I’m a Libra as well. I could almost tell you were too just by reading your questions and answers.
I took a moment and clicked over to EBay. If you search for the perfume you’ve been missing, I believe you will find a nice selection of it there.
Thanks for taking a leap of faith, and going all in here at WordPress. The name you chose is the very thing that drew me to your blog. My beloved Mother would always say: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Highest and Best!
Firstly, I apologise for the extremely delayed response. I was so touched when I received your comment. It is so wonderful to have such details in comments, it affirms my decision to blog and makes me feel good about the effort I put in to blog. It takes a Libra to notice another 😉 I will most certainly have a look at EBay, that is SO kind of you to even check! One of the things that I am loving on my journey of blogging, is meeting people like yourself, even if it’s just online. Thanks for visiting and taking the time to provide feedback, I value it very much!
I enjoy your blogs. It’s amazing how you find the time considering that you are a career woman, mother and wife. Keep it up. Thanks for sharing with us.
It’s always lovely to know the person behind the blog,And it’s so cool to know how you named the blog Peanut Gallery 24/7 ,You have great genes you don’t look 39 😉😘
Love it cuz
Keep it up