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With the latest addition to our family there’ll be a few subtle changes to the schedule of the blog for the coming weeks while I’m adjusting to life with our new baby.
I’ll still be posting the very coolest real Jewish weddings every week, but there’ll also be a brand new feature running where I interview all sorts of inspirational women in the wedding industry whom I greatly admire. These women successfully combine running their own business with married life and in a lot of cases, raising a young family.
The series is called Chitter Chatter and the twist is is they have to answer my questions in just 140 characters or less….
Today I’m chitter chattering to one of the world’s most influential wedding bloggers, Kat Williams of the almighty Rock N Roll Bride. Back in 2007 Kat saw a niche for alternative wedding inspiration and ran with it! Kat now works on the blog, and the ever growing Rock n Roll Bride brand, full-time alongside her husband Gareth, and is also one of the headmistresses at The Blogcademy, a two-day blogging workshop that she co-founded and runs with prolific US bloggers Gala Darling and Shauna Haider.
What was your first job?
Sales assistant in Holland and Barrett.
Tell me more about your career before launching Rock N Roll Bride
I was a shopping TV producer for Bid TV (RIP!)
How do you cope with running two growing businesses: Rock N Roll Bride and The Blogcademy?
Its a lot of work, BUT I LOVE IT. Genuinely. It doesn’t feel like I ever have to ‘cope’ with it because I just love doing it all so much.
What inspires you to keep growing and developing both your businesses ?
I’m fiercely competitive! Ha!
What obstacles have you overcome along the way?
The usual – people letting you down, long hours, trolls, lack of social life… It’s all worth it though.