“DECIDE THAT YOU WANT IT MORE THAN YOU ARE AFRAID OF IT.”
I am so happy today. Today is not just another blogging tips from me that I have got from my experience. Today, I am bringing another great blogger to tell us all about her experience in the blogging world, her inspiration and her advice to all of us. Today I will be interviewing Mallory from Dr. Wines Blog. But wait no, we won’t have an interview, but we will be chatting together and I’ll be knowing her better and you too guys. Please make sure you go and check her blog www.drwinesblog.com to enjoy perfect fashionable wearable looks.
Hello Mallory, thanks for doing this chat with me. I was so happy when I saw your email that you accepted it. I won’t take so much from your time, so let’s right jump into it.
Why don’t you tell us more about your blog?
Thank you so much for chatting with me and hello everybody! Dr. Wines Blog is a lifestyle and fashion blog created to share some of my favorite styles and looks at affordable prices. I love everything beauty and fashion, so starting this blog was such an exciting opportunity to connect with others with the same interests!
How long have you been blogging?
I am a blogging newbie! I just started my blog this summer and am learning SO much about the blogging world! I can’t wait to share more and learn and connect with all of you!
WELCOME TO THE BLOGGING WORLD THEN
What inspired you to start Dr. Wines Blog?
I thought about starting this blog in 2012 when I first started my PHD program, but I truly didn’t have the time! I was working two jobs and completing a doctoral program, so any hobbies or new ideas had to wait. It was literally the month that I completed my doc program that I started researching how to create a blog and connecting with a website designer. Fashion blogging is so different than my life as a mental health therapist and professor, but it’s such a good outlet for me (the therapist in me calls this blog my self-care)!
Congratulations of your PHD.
What was the hardest step in starting a blog?
Learning about it all! As most bloggers, I spent a lot of time in the beginning just researching how to start a blog, monetizing it, and continuing to create content. Finding time is still tricky for me, as I work full time as a therapist, part time as a professor, which includes teaching and writing/publishing research, I am an Arbonne consultant, am starting a new business with my husband, and now this blog! I guess you could say that I like to be busy- so balancing it all can be challenging!
AND HERE I AM COMPLAINING THAT I DON’T HAVE TIME JUST BECAUSE I BLOG WHILE I AM STILL IN COLLEGE.
GOOD LUCK FOR YOU ON EVERYTHING.
What is the thing that you enjoy the most in blogging?
I am having so much fun learning how to take pictures, write content, and connecting with other bloggers! I love to sit in bed at night and check out my favorite bloggers and learn new tricks! I love chatting with readers and answering questions- they are all so sweet and supportive! I feel like the blog world is supportive in general of each other!
What is the thing you enjoy the least in blogging?
I love taking pictures, but I still have so much to learn about photography! I don’t mind learning, but some days I wish I could have it down pat already!
Do you take your own pictures, or do you use a professional photographer? If you take your own pictures what camera do you use and what program do you use to edit your pictures?
My husband takes my pictures or I will occasionally take them my self. We are learning about photography and I also have a ton to learn about my camera still. I have a Nikon D5300 and I primarily use lightroom for some basic editing!
Who is your blogging rule model?
Can you tell us what captures you the most in other blogs? Like what do you like the most about the blogs you follow, so we can take care of those details that captures other bloggers?
I love the overall “theme” in these blogs. Each one has their own style (fashion, photography, design) and all the posts are consistent and flow really well!
Where do you want to see your blog after a year?
I would love to be posting more content, have an overall improved theme, and build up my social media!
I would like to know how you manage your blog with working/studying and in the same time having personal/social time?
As I mentioned, I tend to stay pretty busy. I am a believer in hard work and I spend a lot of time working in all of my jobs (therapist, professor, researcher, arbonne consultant, entrepreneur w/ my hubby, & blogger). I have always stayed busy and worked multiple jobs, so it feels pretty normal to me, but I am also a huge believer in relaxation and having fun! So I always put time aside to do what I love and have time to spend with my family!
I know that I want to know and everyone else would also want to know, what are the five advices do you give to those who want to start a blog?
1. Research (look at other bloggers, research SEO, youtube ways to monetize your blog if that is your intent, how to utilize social media, etc.).
2. Get good with a camera (I’m definitely still working on this!)
3. Gain an overall theme for your blog (whether it be a good photography theme going on, a beauty blog, or a blog on your profession) and stay consistent
4. Network, network, network! I do this every day!
5. Post frequently. I am hoping to take my own advice on this.
Can you describe your blogger voice or blog voice in three words?
Believe In Yourself!
Thanks so much for answering those questions. But I have one more questions. Where can people find you on social media?
(write your social media links and any other links you wish to add)
My blog is: www.drwinesblog.com
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