Apr. 23, 2017

Interview with Marcus Mitchell: A Blogger with Autism

I recently interviewed Marcus Mitchell, a blogger and celebrity interviewer, who has autism. He shares with us his journey and what he hopes to achieve in the future. 
Tell us about yourself
I am blogger from Cornwall, UK writing about my experiences of living with autism. I hope to raise further awareness and help others on the autism spectrum too. 
When and why did you decide to start blogging?
I remember there was a time when I was out on a trip with my college course and me and my learner support assistant was discussing ways that I could put myself and my spare time to use. I didn't lead much of an active and busy life back then so I wanted to go down a career path which I could do as a job. So I came up with the idea to start my own blog. I wanted to help others with autism and share my own experiences and now I've never looked back, It's my biggest passion and I feel proud of myself to know that I'm raising awareness of autism. I still have a long way to go to get where I want to be which is to be as successful as I can be and make a career out of it. 
What difficulties do you face when it comes to social media?
The biggest difficulty that I've faced is criticism. It's something that will never go away and I need to accept that it's just life. I have to remind myself that with with every 1 negative comment, there's always a 1000 positive comments that will outdo the negative. 
What's the best part about blogging for you?
The best part about blogging has to be watching my statistics grow on my blog posts. Seeing how many blog visitors that I get at the end of the day, it always makes me feel proud of myself. Another part is interviewing the celebrities that I get the chance to talk with. I always feel super privileged to have spoken with them.
What do you hope to achieve in the future?
The things that I hope to acheive for the future is firstly, to expand on ways to raise awareness of autism, meaning, I would like to do other things that include, starting my own online autism support group (Thats a must) I would like to have written my own book and carry on doing what I'm doing but reach more of an audience. 
A big thank you to Marcus for agreeing to doing this blog post with me. If you'd like to get in contact with Marcus, his twitter is: @marcuslisle or @AutisticBlogger.
Freya xo