What’s your blog name?
Where did the name come from?
Emma Swan is a nickname a close friend called me when we played volleyball as teenagers. I am athletically challenged and he said I played volleyball like a swan while imitating my moves. Ever since that day, my husband kept calling me that name and he was the one who told me I should use it for my blog.
Where do you live?
Tell us more about you and your blog
I always wanted to start a blog but I was very scared of rejection and failure. It took me 3 years to finally do it with the support of my husband. My blog is a source of inspiration where I share my love for fashion and my lifestyle. I shop not only in retail department stores but also consignments because a girl doesn’t have to spend all of her money to look cute.
What people don’t realize about blogging is…
It’s not *boom* you become famous and make lots of money. It’s really hard work, and the goal shouldn’t be to make money it should be doing what you love and then working towards making an income.
Give us your best tip for maintaining a blog work/life balance
If you love blogging, you will always find a time. It doesn’t have to be a new post every single day, but if you come up with a regular schedule and stick to it, you will stay on top of it. I work full time and have my blog. I don’t have much free time but at whatever time I do have, I think about how to make my blog better. I don’t make a blog post every day. But I do stick to a regular schedule and for now, that’s what I can do. In the future, I want to do more than that! Plus I always want to keep learning and educate yourself!
Instagram or Twitter?
Books or Podcasts? Tell us your favorite.
Books, A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers. I’m not a huge reader but I couldn’t get out of my room while reading this book!
Coffee or tea?
What is your guilty pleasure?
What’s one product you can’t live without?
What’s been your favorite post you’ve worked on?
My most recent post Determining Value I feel like every post is my new favorite but this is one right now. I was contacted by another blogger to participate in a series and I was very blessed to be a part of it. I wanted to write something about this topic and it was the perfect opportunity! In this post I am sharing a little bit about fashion and where my value lies. This is not my usual kind of blog which is also the reason why it’s my favorite.