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Shakia of Kiki Style Diary

Hi Shakia! What’s the name of your blog.

Kiki Style Diary.

Where are you from?

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tell us a little bit more about you and your blog, Kiki Style Diary.

Kiki Style Diary primarily focuses on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and travel. It’s mainly about my style and encourages women to embrace their sense of style.

How many years have you been blogging?

It’s been almost 5 years.

Give us your best tip to staying on top of the blog/work/life balance?

Invest in a good daily planner where you can plan everything ahead of time. This has definitely helped me with staying on top of my blog posts and deadlines for sponsorships.

Fill in the blank. What people don’t realize about blogging is….

It’s very therapeutic for your mental health.

What are three things you wish you knew about blogging before you started.

1.) The importance of SEO and how it plays a role in every blog post. 2.) You have to be dedicated as you gradually build up an audience that looks forward to reading your content each week. 3.) Not to compare yourself with other bloggers, each blogger is unique.

What’s your favorite WordPress plugin and how has it helped your business?

Lately, I’ve been loving Yoast SEO, which has helped me to write better content and a fully optimized site.

What has blogging taught you/given you that no other career or job has before?

Blogging has taught me how much LOVE I have for a skill that I actually enjoy.

What’s one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the blog world?

Focus on your content and don’t worry about the numbers. There are too many bloggers that start out worrying about followers and the number of likes they get on content. Remember QUALITY over quantity is always golden.

What topic do you most enjoy writing about?

Lately, I’ve been into writing more about fashion outfit content showcasing what I’m wearing.

What is a current blogging goal you are working on?

Growing my page views through great quality content. I want more people to see more of the great content I’m posting. You never know, it could benefit them in their lifestyle.

What’s your favorite blogging memory or highlight?

When I was invited to New York Fashion Week for the first time by a few fashion designers.

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