Member Spotlight · Northeast · Pennsylvania

Alicia of Alicia Tenise

What’s your blog name?

Alicia Tenise

Where do you live?

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tell us more about you and your blog?

Alicia Tenise is a style and travel blogger that provides women with attainable style, home decor and beauty inspiration, and shares how to travel the world on a millennial budget.

What people don’t realize about blogging is…

     How much work is involved in creating each post!

What are 3 things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?

  1. You have to manage your time properly
  2. Don’t be afraid to outsource something.
  3. If you hit a creative plateau? Recharge and rest, and come back strong later!

What’s been your most memorable moment as a blogger?

A blogging highlight for me was going on my very first press trip with Visit Phoenix.

Give us your best tip for maintaining a blog work/life balance?

Create office hours. I log off after 6 pm on weekdays, and I refuse to schedule any photoshoots or answer emails on Saturday — that’s my day off! I also try not to work on Sundays, but I do use this day to play catch up if I need to.

Instagram or Twitter?

Twitter

Who is the most interesting person you’ve ever met?

My grandmother — may she rest in peace! She built airplanes in World War II, owned her own shop back in the 50’s and 60’s (which was super uncommon for a WOC to do in the South during that period!), and was a Civil Rights Activist that was well known in her community. She passed away when I was 8 and I wish I had more time with her, but I still talk to her once a week.

What is your guilty pleasure?

The Kardashians + Butter Pecan Ice Cream

What’s one product you can’t live without?

My Simplified Planner. I’d be an unorganized mess without it!

What’s your most memorable trip or vacation?

A little cliche, but Hawaii — The Big Island. I’ve never seen a group of people so laid back, and stayed somewhere so beautiful! I liked the Big Island because you could drive around the entire island in 6 hours, and it has beaches, rainforests and active volcanoes.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

What’s been your favorite part of being a member of The Blog Societies?

I think joining TBS made me want to take my blog to the next level. I attended my first conference in 2014, and have gone every year (with the exception of 2016) since! It gave me the tools and knowledge to conquer this industry.

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