Hi Kit! What’s the name of your blog.
The Kittchen and City Guide to Chicago.
Where are you from?
Tell us a little bit more about you and your blog, The Kittchen.
The Kittchen is a food and travel blog where you can find original recipes and travel guides. I created City Guide to Chicago in 2022 so that I could more cleanly organize my Chicago content – it is a comprehensive guide to the city.
Fill in the blank. What people don’t realize about blogging is…
SEO! It is the nerdy back-end stuff that really makes someone successful.
What are three things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?
So many! I didn’t know how to edit photos at first! I also wish I had known more about SEO and that Pinterest could be such a powerful tool.
What skills and qualities do you think are necessary for a successful and professional blogger?
I think that the number one thing is the ability to self-motivate, manage time, and get things done. Working for yourself isn’t for everyone.
What has blogging taught you/given you that no other career or job has before?
It has given me the flexibility to spend time with my toddler and I am so thankful.
What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the blog world?
Just start. Start writing, practice your photos, you learn it by doing it.
What topic do you most enjoy writing about?
I love writing about travel because it combines my love of art, history, nature, and food.
What does a typical workday 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 very lucky that Gwen naps for 2+ hours a day. You can find me eating lunch at my desk and working while she naps. I usually spend 2 more hours working after she goes to bed.
What would your dream partnership look like? From the brand, the content, all of it! Dream up your perfect collaboration.
United Airlines. I always fly United and I love to travel. I fly United if I am just going to my hometown or if I am flying around the world. I would love to create content about Re-UNITE-ing with friends and family who haven’t met my daughter Gwen yet.
What is a current blogging goal you are working on?
My goal for the year is to get my passive income to six figures.
What’s your most recent WIN with your blog?
The launch of my second site, City Guide to Chicago was wonderful! So many people have helped to spread the word.
What is one thing in the blogging industry that frustrates you that you wish you could change?
People buying social media followers and engagement…. literally the worst.