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Kate of Kate The Almost Great

What’s your blog name?

Kate The Almost Great

Where do you live?

Boston, Massachusetts

Tell us more about you and your blog

I started Kate the (Almost) Great the summer after I graduated from college. I needed a creative outlet, and a lifestyle blog was the perfect solution! Since 2013, it has morphed into a place for me to help other chronic illness patients, talk about favorite books, share my city, and help other bloggers.

What people don’t realize about blogging is…

it’s more than just writing about a topic!

What are 3 things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?

  1. To be a good blogger, you need to learn a wide variety of skills
  2. It can be what you want it to be! Your blog doesn’t have to be like everyone else’s
  3. Your voice is needed.

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

Having Ariana Huffington personally invite me to share some of my blog posts on The Huffington Post.

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

Schedule schedule schedule! That includes scheduling blogging time and scheduling fun time.

Instagram or Twitter?

Twitter

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

Favorite place to shop?

Madewell

What’s one product you can’t live without?

Living Proof’s Dry Shampoo

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

I have spent many, many years dealing with doctors who don’t believe me. My most recent experience inspired me to write this post on tips to dealing with a doctor who isn’t listening. It became an instant hit because so many people have gone through something similar.

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