Hi Meagan! What’s the name of your blog.
Where are you from?
Tell us a little bit more about you and your blog, The Beauty Buddy.
The Beauty Buddy is a beauty blog focused on skincare and makeup with a touch of lifestyle too! I focus mainly on anti-aging skincare and helping my readers establish a skincare routine and know which products are going to work best for them.
Give us your best tip to staying on top of the blog/work/life balance?
I’ve found that it’s best to break my days into blocks – blog in the morning, part-time accounting job in the afternoon. I like to break the day into chunks so I know what I should be working on at any given time.
Fill in the blank. What people don’t realize about blogging is….
It’s a LOT of work! Not just opening boxes of fun things that brands send you to review.
What are three things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?
That it’s going to take longer to grow than I think it will, that it will take a lot of time to create good content and that not everyone is as interested in skincare as I am and I will need to find a targeted audience.
What skills and qualities do you think are necessary for a successful and professional blogger?
Self-motivated, creative, and enthusiastic!
What has blogging taught you/given you that no other career or job has before?
A creative outlet!
What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the blog world?
Well, I’m so new that I don’t feel qualified to say much, but I would suggest treating your blog like a real job even if it’s just your side hustle. Do your research and do the work!
What topic do you most enjoy writing about?
Skincare routines and product ingredients.
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.
Check-in first thing in the morning with the blog – make sure my post is up and running and then create Instagram content to support it. I spend most of the day with my kids and working on my part-time accounting job, but come back to blog work in the late afternoon.
What would your dream partnership look like? From the brand, the content, all of it! Dream up your perfect collaboration.
I would love to work with Sephora or Nordstrom beauty – I’d like to pick my own products to review and show them in action so that my readers can see actual results!
What’s your most recent WIN with your blog?
Getting my ShopStyle Collective up and running to monetize links on the blog!
What is one thing in the blogging industry that frustrates you that you wish you could change?
Unoriginal content that doesn’t feel authentic.
What’s your favorite blogging memory or highlight?
My first sale on ShopStyle Collective!