Name – Sarah Bladen
Location – Dubai, UAE
Blog: On Cloud Zen (www.oncloudzen.com)
How did you start blogging?
After quitting my job as editor of a weekly celebrity magazine, I was ready to be a freelance writer. During the summer when I was in Greece, the idea for my blog just flourished and so after coming up with a name for my blog, I contacted a few graphic designers and then it grew from there. I’m passionate about the mind, body, soul field and wanted to write about it in an authentic, honest and fun way.
What do you write about?
So, I write about any topic related to the mind, body, soul arena – so everything from yoga and meditation to healthy eating and wellbeing. So I include fun healthy recipes, interviews with yoga practitioners as well as Zen Masters, respected spiritual guides and best-selling authors and motivational speakers.
Tips for new Bloggers?
I think my number one tip is to be passionate about what you are blogging about. This passion will drive you to connect with your readers and keep up the momentum. And don’t be afraid to be authentic and be yourself. It’s also important to listen to your intuition – if you’re having fun and enjoying the process, that’s the main thing.
What are the challenges you face with blogging?
Well, since it’s your blog, there is no-one telling you to write posts – there are no deadlines, it’s all about self-discipline. And some days you feel less motivated than others and so it’s important to try and keep up the spirit of writing on a fairly regular basis.
What do you do outside of blogging?
I love teaching Zen Meditation and I’m also learning to be a Chakradance facilitator. I love practising Hatha and Kundalini yoga and going horse riding in the desert. I also love reading and painting.
Blogs you recommend my readers should read/follow?
I recommend you follow anything that captivates you!
3 Random Facts about you
- I’m a Taurean
- I was born in Belgium
- I once lived in Beirut for 7 months