Hey, introduce yourself! What’s your name and your blog name?
Hi I’m Noelani, and I write the blog La Vie On Grand!
Where do you live?
Kansas City, Missouri
Tell us more about you and your blog?
A Francophile at heart, sharing how to live a French lifestyle from anywhere. My goal is to share Parisian-inspired fashion for women over 40 who want to dress timeless, classic, and with an elevated French style. La Vie On Grand features monthly packing lists for Paris along with Paris tips and lots of French inspired ways to live.
How long have you been blogging for?
Just one year!
Give us your best tip for maintaining a blog work/life balance?
Write out daily list of all priorities for blog/work/life. Narrow down and decide which ones must complete for the day. Put the others to the side for the next day. Take time for yourself each and everyday.
What are 3 things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?
- How to maximize SEO.
- I wish I wouldn’t have been scared and just started blogging sooner.
- How important it is to network with other bloggers to learn and keep growing.
We love a good plugin, what’s your favorite one and how has it helped your business?
YOAST SEO Plugin- I wouldn’t know what to do without this plugin for SEO. Helps to make sure each and every post is ready for SEO.
What skills and qualities do you think are necessary for a successful and professional influencer?
Being determined. Getting out of your comfort zone, doing scary things to help grow your business, remaining authentic, relating to your audience, and being disciplined.
What has blogging taught you that no other career or job has before?
It’s allowed me to share my passion with others and hopefully provide some inspiration.
If there’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Stay true to your passion and it will radiate and come across authentically. Don’t listen to the noise, and remain true to yourself.
While you cover a few topics on your blog, which do you enjoy the most to write about and why?
Parisian-inspired fashion for women over 40. French women know all about that effortless, classic, timeless look because they dress like this every day. I think women who aren’t French feel they can’t look like this and that isn’t true. Dressing like a French woman is attainable to everyone no matter where you live. My goal is to inspire women on how to do this.
Let’s daydream. What would your ultimate DREAM partnership look like?
Working with Sezane!
We love to speak our goals into existence. What’s a current goal you’re working on?
Growing my Instagram to over 10,000. Which seems impossible to do anymore.
Celebrating the wins, even if they’re little ones, is important. What’s your most recent win with your blog?
I was accepted to Mediavine.
What’s one thing in the industry that frustrates you that you wish you could change?
There’s a difference between blogging and social media I think. Just because you don’t have over 10,000 followers doesn’t mean you aren’t providing inspiration and a good fit for brands to work with. Social media could die tomorrow but blogs will always live on. People have become too consumed with social media and I wish it would go back to just being about good blog content.
we couldn’t agree more!
Okay, we’re grabbing a Starbucks for a coffee date, what are you ordering?
Grande Iced Americano with a splash of cream.