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Behind The Blog With Still Being Molly

behind the blog with Still Being Molly

What’s the name of your blog?

Still Being Molly

Where do you live?

Durham, North Carolina

Tell us how did you start your blog and what did it take to get to where it is today?

I started Still Being Molly in 2007 and originally started it because I wanted to be the next “The Onion.” Clearly, that panned out well. Over time, I really just began to share more of my life and I realized people were resonating with it and I was connecting with people all over the world. It’s been so cool to see how it’s evolved in the past 12 years. In 2012 is when I really began to treat it “like a business” and I was able to leave my day job in late 2013 and early 2014 to do the blog full time.

What’s been the hardest business lesson you’ve learned from having your blog

That business is HARD WORK. So many people think blogging is easy… it is NOT. You can’t give up when obstacles hit, when you get stuck in the comparison trap, when pageviews drop, or when your Instagram isn’t growing like you want it to. You have to push through. Entrepreneurship will push you to your limits, but it is so rewarding in the end.

Take us behind the blog, what does a typical work day look like?

A typical day involves me getting up, going to the gym, reading my Bible, showering and getting dressed, getting my kids to school, and then I get to work while they are at school. Writing, photography, responding to emails, recording podcast episodes… each day is different and I love that!

What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone who is just getting started

Don’t believe the lie that there is no room for your voice. There is only one you and you are valuable and your voice is worthy. Don’t try to be like everyone else… just be you.

In 5 years, what do you think the blog world will look like?

Content creation is ever changing, but I feel very strongly that it’s going to be so important to stay creative and ahead of the game. We can’t get comfortable. We can’t rely on just ONE platform. We have to meet our community right where they are.

What’s been your most favorite project or post you’ve worked on for your blog?

In 2017, I got to fulfill a dream of designing a clothing line with Elegantees, one of my favorite fashion brands. It was truly a dream come true! You can check out those posts here and here.

Blogger or Influencer? What do you consider yourself and why?

I consider myself a blogger and content creator. I actually don’t love the term influencer because we ALL have influence… doesn’t matter if you have 1 follower or 1 million.

Which social media platform do you wish you knew more about or dedicated more time to

Pinterest.

PS you can check out our Pinterest tips here!

We love a good blog hack, what’s a secret you can share with our TBS readers?

Batch working!! I love batch working (working on a lot of the same thing at once) so that I can focus on other projects at other times. So much more efficient!

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