Interview with Laura Vogel, Digital Media Strategist & Blogger
Laura Evans Vogel is a London based blogger and part-time literacy, art and drama primary school teacher. She regularly contributes to Kingsroad.co.uk, Huffington Post and has been featured on The Robert Elms Show.
Describe a typical day for you?
A typical day for me involves running my kids to school and rushing around gabbing about hyperlocal digital content with small business owners or taking the kids on an adventure to explore the never-ending list of interesting and curious child-friendly places.
What do you feel are your biggest achievements?
My biggest achievement to date is our happy family.
What’s in your handbag?
My handbag has been replaced with an enormous rucksack bulging with pens, pencils, scissors, paper and cards for the kids along with apples, oat biscuits, water bottles. I keep the epi pen, inhalers, anti-histamines, plasters; there are our train tickets, Oyster cards, spare change … iPad, iPhone and notepad. oh, my swim costume, cap and goggles for getting to the gym when I can.
What advice would you give your pre baby self that you now know having had a child?
Advice to my pre-baby self – learn HTML and don’t expect to sleep.
What are your ambitions in life?
My ambitions are to continue to grow London-baby.com enough to work perfectly around my kids and husband but continue to be a powerful asset for London-based small businesses. Ideally running workshops and clinics to get small and medium sized businesses up to speed with utilising hyperlocal content and social media.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
In five years time part of me would like to be back home, living closer to family and part would love to stay in this great city and continue raising my kids with the help of museums, orchestras and theatres.
What advice would you give budding Start-ups/Bloggers?
Advice to budding start-ups and bloggers: it likely wont happen quickly, but stick to something you love doing, in small bites each day and week, and it will come to you in one form or another.
Finally, happiness is…
Happiness is waking up with two kids and a husband snuggling you.