About/Ueber The Bee Writes…

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Welcome to The Bee Writes…!

Guten Tag, I am Bee, a long-time blogger with a day job.

My mission with this blog is to encourage my fellow humans to follow their dreams, to offer reviews of books and products I find useful and entertaining and to share my experiences of living with a mental health condition. All on a budget and with a dash of poetry.

There is a lot of change on this blog lately and I apologize for this. I am in the process of changing from hobby blogger to part-time professional blogger which means I experiment with headlines, keywords, posting times, posting topics and the layout of this blog. Feel free to let me know what you think about “The Bee Writes…” here.

My blog posts usually have a book recommendation which is an affiliate link with Wordery where I receive 5% commission if you purchase anything. However, I only recommend books I would buy which is usually in the price range of 5-10 £. Occasionally there is one closer to 20£ and the prices might change as Wordery has changing reductions on their prices. My blog is also affiliated with CreativeMarket.com and eBay and you can find out more about affiliate marketing on “The Bee Writes…” here.

My blog posts also have a blog reading recommendation. There have been many fellow bloggers who have helped “The Bee Writes…” to more exposure namely Linda at Life in Progress and Sophie at Paulchen Bloggt (German Blog) and I want to give the help I have received to fellow bloggers too.

What’s left to mention? This blog does not only have English posts but also German ones. They are not direct translations of the English posts unless they are labeled as bi-lingual.

Every now and then I send out a newsletter about extra updates on “The Bee Writes…” and I am working on freebies for it. To not miss a buzz sign up here:


 

Who is The Bee?

I am ginger, happily married to the best husband in the world, daydreamer, tea (and can you believe it) & coffee lover. Baking enthusiast, book reviewer, immigrant and poet, author, blogger…. who lives for many years with PTSD.

Born many moons ago in the South of Germany I have filled many roles in my life. Some include shop assistant, social worker, volunteer.

I graduated from Katholische Fachhochschule in Muenster, Germany with a degree in Social Work in 1996 and gained experience as a self-employed social worker in social care until my mental health stopped me in my tracks in 2001. I delivered newspapers, lead a choir, managed youth groups and worked as a fishmonger.

Through all this, I have been writing poetry gradually growing into blogging about poetry, creative writing, and mental health. And I immigrated to the UK long before Brexit made it a crime. Now I have decided to become the change I want to see in this world and share my journey with those who want to be the change too. YOU!

Tools I use:

Blog: Self-hosted WordPress Blog

Hosting: GoDaddy

Earnings: Affiliated links with Wordery, Creativemarket.com and shop at Teespring &  Blurb

Newsletter Delivery: Mailchimp

Design: Canva

 

My Creative Circle:

A couple of years ago two brilliant ladies and I have started a creative circle. We get in contact every now and then via email or our blogs and support each other, celebrate our achievements and help each other with problems. Their blogs are worth checking out:

Catching Fireflies

A Gentlewoman and Scholar

 

Other Ways to Connect:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Google+

Goodreads

Instagram

Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

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9 Replies to “About/Ueber The Bee Writes…”

  1. Hi Bee – Neat site. Loved the Clarkson video…lol. I’m interested in your interview bit. Briefly, I’m a full time author, expatriate American living in Germany. More to follow in email. Tschüß bis dann. ;o)

  2. I’m a fellow foreigner in the U.K.–an American in Cornwall. People keep telling me we speak the same language, and I keep telling them the same thing, but none of us are entirely sure it’s true.

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