What’s your blog name?
Where do you live?
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?
- You have to manage your time properly
- Don’t be afraid to outsource something.
- 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?
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?
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.