Hi Gwyn! What’s the name of your blog.
Where are you from?
Tell us a little bit more about you and your blog, Sparkling Charm.
I enjoy nothing more than entertaining friends and family regularly with fantastic food, fancy drinks, extra special little DIY touches, and a lovely tablescape to share sweet company around. Sparkling Charm is a lifestyle blog sharing all sorts of seasonal entertaining inspiration and tips to make every single day feel like a party. You’re Invited!
Give us your best tip for staying on top of the blog/work/life balance!
Plan ahead! Time Block! Get yourself a fantastic planner, a favorite pen, and a pack of colorful markers.
Fill in the blank. What people don’t realize about blogging is…
It is a time-consuming, from the heart dedication to sharing what you love.
What are three things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?
I wish I had known the importance of mastering SEO, how to increase engagement, and the value of affiliate links.
What skills and qualities do you think are necessary for a successful and professional blogger?
Dedication to sharing what you love regularly, seeking to continually educate yourself, and patience with engagement and growth.
What has blogging taught you/given you that no other career or job has before?
JOY! Seeing Sparkling Charm friends inspired by my ideas and adding their own sparkle and charm spin makes my heart flutter. That is what is the core of what it is all about, sharing and watching your ideas expand.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the blog world?
Avoid being intimidated by how many bloggers are out there. There is just ONE BEAUTIFUL YOU and WE NEED what makes YOU UNIQUE at the Party!
Is there an app or business tool that you swear by?
A Color Story App for photo editing, Flodesk for subscriber emails, Tailwind for social media sharing, and The Blog Society SEO Course!
What’s your favorite blogging memory or highlight?
I enjoy engaging with women all over the world. Discovering what we have in common makes me feel connected.