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Annaliese of Southern Belle In Training

What’s your blog name?

Southern Belle In Training

Where do you live?

Virginia

Tell us more about you and your blog

I started my blog as a college freshman as a way to share my fashion on a budget and to document life out of state at my new school. It has evolved over the past 5 years into a place for me to share my colorful, preppy and bright style (still on a budget!), my travel destinations, my faith and personal thoughts, and my career in the broadcasting world.

What people don’t realize about blogging is…

     You can meet your best friends through it!

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

  1. Consistency with posting is key
  2. I wish I had a separate Instagram for blogging much sooner than I did (I used my personal one for the first two years)
  3. Sponsored collaborations take time to secure!

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

Having a hotel that I had collaborated with in Charlotte, NC (my former home) offer to host my going away party when I moved last year!

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

Schedule at least 2 hours a day either before or after work for catching up on emails, writing posts, and engaging on Instagram.

Instagram or Twitter?

Instagram

Coffee or tea?

Tea

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

A radio professor that I had in broadcasting school

What is your guilty pleasure?

Bollywood Movies

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

Eyebrow pencils

What’s your most memorable trip or vacation?

Las Vegas with my two best friends for my 22nd birthday – we saw Britney Spears!

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

I met some of my best friends from blogging at the 4th Annual Blog Societies Conference. I recently went on my first press trip from blogging with Kylie Mavrakis from Dress in Sparkles, who I met at that year’s TBScon!

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