Hey, what’s the name of your blog name and what’s it all about?
My blog is called Forever Tweed and it’s a blog about beauty, food, fashion, decor and personal development.
Where do you live?
What people don’t realize about blogging is…
it’s hard work!
Give us your best tip for maintaining a blog work/life balance?
Time management and consistency.
What are 3 things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?
That it requires consistency, original content and patience even when things are taking longer to pick up.
What does a typical work day look like for you?
I wake up early to get my Bible study and prayer in. I start working on my book for a few hours. I work on my blog and later focus on the course I’m creating. Then I stop later when the kids get home from school. That’s my schedule lately but it changes every so often.
We love a good plugin, what’s your favorite one and how has it helped your business?
Yoast SEO. It helps people find me on Google and outside social media platforms.
What skills and qualities do you think are necessary for a successful and professional influencer?
Positive outlook, patience and discipline to keep going and keep producing content even when you have no readers yet.
What has blogging taught you that no other career or job has before?
An outlet to express my creative personality and to share tips about personal development and success.
If there’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Stick with it and believe in yourself if you truly feel you have something unique to add to the blogging world and to share with people all over the world.
Give us the inside scoop, is there an app or tool that you swear by?
VSCO: I love it for picture and video consistency.
While you cover a few topics on your blog, which do you enjoy the most to write about and why?
Food, fashion and definitely personal development.
Let’s daydream. What would your ultimate DREAM partnership look like?
My number one dream partnership would be to talk collaboration with a company that is focused on personal development and success. I would like to do talks and workshops in collaboration. My other brand partnership dream that comes to a close number 1 is creating food and fashion content for brands that inspire joy and happiness.
We love to speak our goals into existence. What’s a current goal you’re working on?
To get consistent traffic to the blog!
Celebrating the wins, even if they’re little ones, is important. What’s your most recent win with your blog?
Noticing that I’m getting traffic not just from USA but from as far as China and Australia. So that made me feel very excited about things.
What’s one thing in the industry that frustrates you that you wish you could change?
The constant change is definitely a little challenging to keep up with. Blogging has changed so much over the years and it keeps changing almost every year and month. Keeping up with the changes is not impossible per se, but it’s definitely a challenge especially when you’re juggling other jobs and demands at home as a mom.
What’s been your most favorite blogging memory to date?
Figuring out how SEO works. That actually really delighted me after a little while of trying to figure out how SEO works.
Okay, we’re grabbing a Starbucks for a coffee date, what are you ordering?
Venti Cappuccino with pumpkin spice and caramel flavors.