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Meet Shannon of Devine Fairytale

Meet Shannon of Devine Fairytale

Meet Shannon of Devine Fairytale

Hey What’s your blog name?

Hi, I’m Shannon, and I write the blog, Devine Fairytale.

Where do you live?

Tallahassee, Florida

Tell us more about you and your blog?

On Devine Fairytale, I blog about lifestyle and travel content with a heavy focus on Disney and Universal destinations. My blog name actually came from my wedding hashtag when I got married at Disney in 2018. I live in Tallahassee, Florida with my husband and I can often be found sipping an iced coffee, watching reality tv, and cheering for the Seminoles when we aren’t traveling.

How long have you been blogging for?

I’ve been blogging since 2016.

Shannon of Devine Fairytale
What people don’t realize about blogging is…

It is actually a job. It’s not just my “little blog thing” I’m doing for fun. It’s actual work and I make actual money.

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

Hire an assistant haha! I recently hired an assistant to help me manage some of my workload and it helps keep me sane.

What’s something you wish you knew about blogging before you started?

I wish I had known about SEO in the beginning. I feel like I would be so much further along if I had learned and implemented SEO techniques from the beginning.

What does a typical work day look like for you?

I start my day in my home office with coffee, a journal, and my planner. I work on content, research, jump on Zoom calls with my mentors, and create. And I recently got a walking pad to get more steps in while I work. I have tried to only work during certain hours and unplug in the evenings, but it’s still a work in progress.

What skills and qualities do you think are necessary for a successful and professional influencer?

Successful and professional bloggers must have passion and the ability to keep going when others would give up. Continue learning and improving yourself and your blog each day.

What has blogging given you that no other career or job has before?

Blogging has given me flexibility. I’m able to travel (and get paid for it!) more and I’m not stuck working retail hours like my former management jobs. I’m able to live my life on my own terms.

If there’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out, what would it be?

Stay consistent! Blogging is a long game and you need to build your site, your content, and your credibility.

Give us the inside scoop, is there an app or tool that you swear by?

I couldn’t live without Canva! I use it for so many different things throughout my blog and social media.

While you cover a few topics on your blog, which do you enjoy the most to write about and why?

I love writing travel content. Being able to share my experiences and offer tips and suggestions to hopefully help someone who is planning their own trip is a great feeling!

We love to speak our goals into existence. What’s a current goal you’re working on?

Increasing my page views and improving SEO on my blog.

How has your content evolved since you first started out? What would we see if we went back into the archives?

I think it has improved in all aspects. The photos are better, I’ve learned how to write posts based on SEO and keyword research, and the content is more robust and valuable.

What’s been your most favorite blogging memory to date?

The first time a brand reached out to me and offered me a paid deal. I couldn’t believe it and it felt like this was something I could really do.

Okay, we’re grabbing a Starbucks for a coffee date, what are you ordering?

Grande white mocha

Be sure to check out Shannon’s blog here. And explore more of our members and their tips, wins and more in our member spotlights.

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