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Kristin of Cupcakes And The Cosmos

What’s your blog name?

Cupcakes And The Cosmos

Where did the name come from?

I love baking cupcakes (and dream of opening a shop of my own one day) and I’m an aerospace engineer by day (exploring the cosmos).

Where do you live?

Boulder, Colorado

Tell us more about you and your blog

I was moving to a new city across the country at the time and wanted a way to connect with old friends while also making friends in a new place. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with some truly incredible people through my blog (including a new best friend!) and can’t wait to see how this journey continues to evolve. In fact, after meeting an incredible community of responsible fashion bloggers on Instagram, I’m starting to incorporate more green initiatives into my everyday life and upcoming blog content! It’s become a critical component of my blog moving forward, which is super exciting! (Have you tried the 10×10 Challenge yet?!)

What people don’t realize about blogging is…

Blogging takes an incredible amount of work. Between coming up with an idea, spending time fleshing it out, scheduling photos, preparing props and outfits, driving to the location, taking the photos, editing the photos, and actually writing the post…it takes an incredible amount of time and energy. But in general, we get to write about things we love, so it’s fun!

What’s one thing you wish you knew about blogging before you started?

All about SEO. What SEO is, why it matters, how to make it better.

What’s been your most memorable moment as a blogger?

Writing an article for our local Boulder Lifestyle magazine about my favorite places to eat and shop in Louisville. It was a surreal moment for me!

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

Still figuring this one out… But above all else I think it’s important not to force things. Take time to flesh out your ideas and thoughts. Quality over quantity, in my opinion. Try to add value to your reader’s life through your content. But at the same time, don’t spend all your time working on your blog. Your blog reflects your life and happiness. If you aren’t enjoying yourself, your readers will know. So make sure to make time for YOU. Often times my best content comes from simply living my life.

Instagram or Twitter?

Instagram

Books or Podcasts? Tell us your favorite.

Books! I’m really into sci-fi books, but have been obsessed with minimalism/simple living/eco-conscious books recently.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

What is your guilty pleasure?

I live for popcorn at the movies. (Probably more so than the actual movie.)

What’s been your favorite post you’ve worked on?

10 Things To Do This Earth Day (And Everyday) 

We love our apps, which ones do you swear by for your business?

A Color Story for editing Instagram photos

Who do you love to follow on social media?

Jillian Harris – she’s both beautiful and hilarious.

What’s been your favorite part of being a member of The Blog Societies?

As a part of my PhD Fellowship, I work at different NASA centers all across the country. After meeting some incredible girls at the last Blog Societies Conference, I’m excited to have a network of amazing friends I can connect with in person near each of the different places I travel!

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