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Stephanie of Cottage Living & Style

Stephanie of Cottage Living & Style Introduction

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

Cottage Living & Style.

Where are you from?

Tiny, Ontario & St. Augustine, Florida.

Tell us a little bit more about you and your blog, Cottage Living & Style!

I am a home design and lifestyle blog. We share relatable, easy-to-follow tips and design tricks to help new homeowners and renters turn the house their in right now, into a cozy, safe, and happy home. Plus we help our readers find purpose within a home, through entertaining ideas, recipes, organization, and cleaning hacks.

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

Google Calendar!

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

It’s a ton of work

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

SEO, Pinterest, and Instagram.

What skills and qualities do you think are necessary for a successful and professional blogger?

Organization, dedication, and passion.

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

It’s taught me that if I want something it’s absolutely possible!

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

To learn SEO, be consistent, and most importantly, know who your audience is.

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.

It’s hard. I’m a mom of two, my husband works full time and we need a nanny. My schedule is different every day.

What would your dream partnership look like? From the brand, the content, all of it! Dream up your perfect collaboration.

My dream partnership would be a year-long partnership with Home Depot, creating fun rooms for others and making over rooms for deserving readers and people we know.

What is a current blogging goal you’re working on?

To grow, get into Mediavine, and replace my income from Instagram with ad revenue.

What’s your most recent WIN with your blog?

I’m about to sign a contract with my dream brand!

What is one thing in the blogging industry that frustrates you that you wish you could change?

I can’t stand fake-ness, competition, and brands that aren’t diverse.

How has your content changed since you first started blogging?

It’s changed from lifestyle to home decor.

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