This is a current snapshot of my life. I have always enjoyed writing and have hundreds of small notebooks cluttering up the house, so in April 2013 I felt that the obvious solution was to start a blog.

Since then, Suzie Speaks has grown beyond all expectations. I love the people and the community and I’m not being melodramatic when I say it has been the best form of therapy I have ever had. It has changed my life in ways I never could have imagined and I was able to leave my job and work as a blogger and Social Media Manager full-time.

My posts reflect my mood and experiences and cover topics ranging from books, film, thoughts, daily life, teaching, friendship, relationships, things I find amusing, my adventures around my beloved city of Birmingham and my travel experiences. I blog about my life, my loves, my family and friends.

I’m a thirty – seven year old former teacher from England. I live with The Bloke – my fiance (and a very patient man) who has been my partner-in-crime for a very long time… and our elderly cat. I am in the process of changing my life and becoming self-employed and I am gradually figuring out what I should be doing with my time.

There are several pages that you may find interesting and can be found in the menu.

Blogging Tips: While I have only been in the blogosphere for a few years (yes, I’m using that word), I have included a few hints and tips that I have learned that may be useful. You’ll be able to find posts on everything from increasing your traffic, comments and likes, to self-censorship, recycling content and using social media groups.

Birmingham Reviews: An overview of places, restaurants, cocktail bars and experiences in my adopted city!

Social Media Management: A break down of my Social Media Management options for bloggers who need a social media boost!

Sponsorship: Want to sponsor Suzie Speaks? There are several different packages you can purchase, from monthly sponsorship, ‘Blog of the Day’ and hosting blog parties.


You can also find me on various social media accounts:

Twitter and Tumblr: @suzie81blog

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/suzie81speaks

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/suzie81speaks

Instagram: http://www.pinterest.com/suzie81speaks



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595 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi, I’ve just started following your blog after finding it from a comment on the Community Pool. I’m a teacher too, originally from the UK but I now live in China. I’ve only started my own blog a few weeks ago; I’d love to get your opinions on it too if you have time?

  2. Great blog! I noticed you liked some of my posts, so I came over to check yours out. I’ve read several posts so far, but I do have a life to get back to, so I can’t read them all. Just thought I’d drop a compliment in here somewhere. I look forward to reading more.

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  6. Thanks for liking Katie’s Story, which I began recounting last fall. Previous to that I was blogging about caregiving issues in general–the ones that appear in my book: β€œWhat to Do about Mama?” Since β€œeveryone is a potential caregiver,” I hope that you will explore my book and / or blog for information that will be useful in the event that you need to draw upon it someday. Katie’s Story demonstrates how that can happen from one day to the next. I would not say caregiving is an β€œinspiring” topic, but I do think my book of the same name is a good addition to any reference shelf. Better yet: be prepared. Read it before you think you need it.

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  8. I see we have Photography in common already, along with 4 billion other people. We’re both looking for new bloggers I see, along with 4 billion other people. I see you’re level headed. Wish I could say the same. Most people say my best attribute is that I don’t know what I’m doing… I’m kind of proud of that now. Anyway, I thought: ‘Who know? We might become friends, but who knows? So perhaps we can share bloggers and all that neat stuff and see what happens?

  9. Thanks for liking my post, Tiger mother. Out of curiosity, I came to check you out. Your About page did it for me. It made me smile. I am now a follower of your blog. Have a fab day .

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  12. Hi..Love your I’m a brit post made me laugh and we have a fair bit in common too but have to admit I am a gooner! It was nice knowing you..lol

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  16. I envy what you’re trying to do with your life – I’m still trying to work it all out and probably have a similar fasion sense, although I have never tried makeup πŸ˜‰

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  18. Hi Suzie,
    Happen to come across your blog and enjoyed my time here. The tips to bloggers was bang on. Lot to learn from you!!! Please do take time to visit my blog and let me know your honest opinion to this newbie on the block.
    Happy blogging!! Cheers

  19. Ohh myy! Is this what they call a blogger’s paradise ? ❀ or maybe its the "girlie-girl" and lover of "pinks and pastels" in me speaking πŸ˜€ But seriously I found your blog from Nikki's meet and greet and I must say I am absolutely inspired and overwhelmed after a few posts of your blog and no second thoughts on following. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to welcome you to my corner of the blogosphere as well Suzie πŸ™‚ Cheers and Warmest wishes, Minaxi ❀

      • Its my pleasure Suzie πŸ™‚ You are more than welcome to enjoy my little bloggie word πŸ™‚ I am all for spreading positivity and a huge fan of happily ever afters in every walk of life which you would have guessed by the name πŸ˜‰ Whether it is love and relationships or some travel tales on your mind, you can find your pick in my little corner in the world of blogs πŸ™‚

  20. Hello. Just read your “About Me” blog and your blog about what bloggers need to stop stressing about. I was wondering do you still do the Sunday Blog Share? I ask only because when I clicked the image for further information all I received was a larger image. πŸ™‚

    I think we are similar in our approach in that I also just sit down and write about whatever comes to mind, re-read and hit publish. And, yes, I too often end up going back in for further editing. Glad to hear I’m not the only one!

      • Thank you for the information. If we participate in SundayBlogShare can it be a blog we have posted to our site already, or does it need to be new material, or does it matter? Thank you! I will look you up on Facebook. I’m on there too though still working on getting the all desired traffic. It’s a work in progress for sure, but I enjoy it!

      • Trust me, I have no links to anything. haha well, except for my FB page. I’m sorry. Not enough caffeine this a.m. I need to read and RT others? What does RT mean?

      • I will check it all out. Will have to find a different way to share others’ posts since I do not have Twitter. Tried it, but didn’t care for it.

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