Hi Jacy! What’s the name of your blog?
Tell us a little about you and your blog, Pursuit of Perception, and what you mostly blog about?
Inspiring confidence in career-driven women, through career advice, stylish wardrobe pieces, and by influencing the importance of self-care through it all.
Give us your best tip to staying on top of the blog/work/life balance?
Prioritizing by making lists that are result driven and realistically attainable.
Fill in the blank. What people don’t realize about blogging is….
Its a thrilling craft especially when you reach so many on different levels.
What are three things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?
- How therapeutic it would be.
- The amount of support the blogger community gives.
- The bonding and friendships that could be made.
What’s your favorite WordPress plugin?
What skills and qualities do you think are necessary for a successful and professional blogger?
Tenacity, selflessness, and discipline. Some days its tough to find the motivation to drive output, however being persistent in efforts and creating for others who are influenced & inspired by the work created is what should essentially be at the forefront of every part of the process.
What has blogging at Pursuit of Perception taught you/given you that no other career or job has before?
Creative freedom. Control. Free space to learn. Opportunity to develop skills I may not have tapped into yet in the limitations of a corporate office.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the blog world?
Your start is not your end. Put in the work, have fun and see the results come to light.
Is there an app or business tool that you swear by?
Apphi – Planning instagram Posts & Lightroom for photo editing.
What is your main focus, blog or Instagram?
What makes your brand different than other bloggers?
I believe my encouragement of working full time and also being a blogger is what sets me a part.
What topic do you most enjoy writing about?
Careers & Fashion
What would your dream partnership look like? From the brand, the content, all of it! Dream up your perfect collaboration.
Oh wow. It would incorporate all the things my blog and my personal likes embody. Combining athleticism, fashion, with exploration & women empowerment.
What is a current blogging goal you are working on?
Increasing reach through Instagram and Pinterest driving readers to my blog pages and landing first brand collaboration.
What does a typical work day for you look like? Whether you’re a full time blogger or not, we’d love to learn what your schedule looks like and how you manage it all.
I am an HR professional supporting 3 different companies under the electric segment of our parent company’s umbrella. Up early and off to work, and in the gym afterward. I dedicate nights and weekends to working on creating content and researching how growing my blog reach.
What’s your most recent WIN with your blog?
Increase in visitors/readers.
What is one thing in the blogging industry that frustrates you that you wish you could change?
Definitely the pressure put on ourselves and by outlets for smaller bloggers to perform.
How has your content changed since you first started blogging?
Its become more focused on my brand and the writing tone is confident.
What’s your guilty pleasure TV show?
What do you have on for background noise when working? Music, TV, or silence?
Music in public & Traffic sounds sitting on balcony.
What’s your Starbucks order?
Pink Drink with 2 pumps of Vanilla.
Who’s the most interesting person you’ve met in the blogging industry?
I have yet to meet anyone personally yet, hoping to change that with TBS
If you could do brunch with any blogger, who would it be?