FAQ

I am asked the following questions on a rather frequent basis. So it’s best I pop them down here for clarity and brevity. If there is anything I haven’t asked get in touch!

Hey Rosalilium…

My name is Elizabeth. Rosalilium is the name of the blog. I often get called both though, ha!

Hey Liz…

Nope, the name is Elizabeth. Not Liz, Lizzie, Lizbot, or Buffy (sadly). I do prefer my full name if you’re wondering.

Why Rosalilium?

I wanted an original url so I spent ages thinking up a gazillion word combinations to no avail. So I had to make up a word. I decided to use the middles names of my two baby sisters in their original latin form – Rosa and Lilium.

Isn’t that a type of onion?

Nope, Lilium. It’s latin for Lily!

When did you start blogging?

I started my first blog in 2008. It was a travel blog on one of those annual paid subscription platforms. It was silly really because it now only exists on a CD. But still, I got into blogging every day whilst I was travelling around Southeast Asia.

I started Rosalilium in 2010.

Why did you start blogging?

Because I really like breaking grammatical rules. Like this one.

Also I really like writing, taking photos and sharing my thoughts with other people whether they are listening or not. Blogging is ideal for this.

What camera do you use?

At the moment I use either a Canon 60D  with a 50mm f.18 lens or my iPhone6. Previously I have used a Canon 400D and a Nikon D60 with the kit lens (18-55mm).

How do you edit your photographs?

Primarily I use Photoshop CS5 to resize and edit. I also use IOS apps for my iPhone photos. My favourites are Afterlight, ColourStory, VSCO or Snapseed.

Can you offer me one-to-one blog advice?

Sure, I am now offering blog coaching sessions. Pop me an email for more details.

What blogging platform, host, theme, plugins etc do you use?

My blog is on WordPress, I use Krystal for hosting and the theme is Valenti. I have blogged about the plugins I use but this is constantly changing because I love improving my blog. For more details on other tools I use for blogging check out my Resources page.

We are an amazing brand and we would love to work with you…

Awesome! I love amazing brands. These are the following ways we could work together:

  • Writing (I like words)
  • Social Media chat (I spend most of my day on social media)
  • Brand Ambassador-ing (Alpro sent me off to Womad once, it was rad)
  • Public Speaking (I have spoken at Britmums Live, Blogstock, Digital Birmingham, Handmade Fair and loads more)
  • Interviews
  • Advertising
  • Videos
  • Events
  • Reviews

Do you accept sponsored posts?

Occasionally. I am interested in working with brands that are a good match to Rosalilium and my readers. I’d like to collaborate on sponsored posts that are creative and are mutually beneficial to Rosalilium, my readers and the brand. If you are a brand looking to increase brand awareness and recognition do get in touch.

Please note all sponsored posts will include no-follow links. This is in accordance with Google guidelines. All sponsored posts will be attributed as so within the post.

Do you accept products for review?

I do sometimes receive samples to review on the blog. However, sending a product does not guarantee a review. I do receive quite a few samples and can’t guarantee a review for every single one. The integrity of this blog is important to me. If the product is rad, I’ll probably share that with my readers. But, no guarantees I’m afraid.

Where can I send you samples?

Please get in touch for my address. I move house a lot so chances are any address you have me is wrong.

Can I pay you to write articles for me?

Yes, if the price is right! I love creating new content. It’s my third favourite thing after sleeping and eating chocolate.

Can I advertise on your site?

Sure, if you’re a good fit and appropriate for the blog. Please get in touch.

Hi, I have never spoken to you before but I’d love to write a guest post on your blog with a follow link back to my own commercial site …

I do not accept any unsolicited guest posts on this site. I put a lot of time and effort into my blog, the writing bit is the best bit!

Would you like to come to this amazing event? It’s in Timbuktu.

Sure, if you’re paying the airfare! No seriously, I love going to events, meeting new people and discovering cool stuff. If the event is relatively close and I’m free I’d love to come along. Otherwise I will need my travel expenses covered along with time and work required afterwards.

That’s a lovely photograph, can I use it on my website?

All of my images are copyrighted, please do not use the right click without getting in touch first. In most cases I am happy for bloggers to use one image from a post on their own blog if referring to a particular post on this blog on condition that they provide full credit to me and a link back to the original post. All other uses are a copyright infringement. Please get in touch if you are interested in any images on this blog.

Any further questions? Get in touch!

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