Think of your blog/social platforms as a brand – and real business even when you have no revenue coming in yet. Create a vision board outlining exactly what you want your image to be – from colors, to a theme, fonts, and what brands you want to work with. That roadmap will help you navigate and set the tone in those early days! Working with a graphic designer can be particularly helpful. I chose my blog name because I envisioned my site as being an online diary or journal and each post was sort of a “love note” or entry to my readers! So With Love From Kat felt appropriate :)
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So glad you enjoy it :) When you want to connect with PR agencies, I recommend finding the exact person’s email you’re interested in reaching on LinkedIn or on the agency website. Craft a short, simple email introducing yourself, linking to your business, and saying what it is you’re interested in chatting with them about. You could say you’d love to come into their showroom to browse/learn more about the brands they carry, and foster a relationship from there. When bloggers and brands or agencies meet, they discuss ways they can work together and any new launches coming up. Honestly, fewer and fewer meetings happen in person these days, and most business is conducted over email! I find it very efficient and still effective! Hope that helps :)
Hi! I’m 5’6.5″ to be exact! :)
Hi! Congrats on the possible new move! There are so many wonderful neighborhoods in LA, it just really depends on what you’re looking for and what your vibe is. Ideally, you’ll want to be close to your new job because traffic in LA is horrendous! My favorite neighborhoods in order are; Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu (although it’s not ideal if you work on the East Side!), Silver Lake, and there are some cute spots in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood too. Good luck!
My dear friend Erika Brechtel designed my site with me. She’s insanely talented and we had a lot of fun coming up with every element!
Thank you so much! So exciting! Yes I highly recommend using Erin Esparza; email@example.com. She just did makeup for my sorority sister’s wedding and it turned out beautiful. She does my facials + makeup weekly!!!
Hi! Yes for my green juice I use: 6 celery stalks, 1 cucumber, 1/2 green apple, 1 fennel bulb, and a handful of parsley. If the market is out of fennel, I use rainbow chard or broccoli. Enjoy!
I found myself in a similar situation 4 years ago. I was friends with a group of about 7 girls in NYC, but realized I only really liked 5 of them and the other 2 were catty and constantly talked bad about everyone behind their backs. The 2 mean girls who tried soooo hard to be queen bees made me not want to hang out with the group as a whole! I eventually chose to start opting out of several group activities, which was REALLY hard at first, but felt so much better in the long run. I no longer had anxiety about the group situations because I didn’t have to exert so much energy to avoid them/their toxic vibes. Instead I put positive energy into getting together with the girls I did like one on one – or in smaller groups. I got to know those girls on a deeper level and developed stronger friendships as a result. At the end of the day, you are who you surround yourself with so you have to edit the people you hang out with and make sure they are lifting you up and giving you good vibes!
That’s a great question. I think choosing one genre/topic to hone in on in the beginning when you’re trying to build a following and define yourself is super important. For me, that genre was fashion. Once I was well known as a fashion blogger, I started incorporating my other interest and hobbies into my content and now I talk about a wide variety of topics from food to decor, travel and wellness. But, again, in the beginning, you should absolutely garner an audience based on one or two topics so you don’t dilute your brand. Expand into other areas when it feels natural, and when you’re truly as passionate about those areas as you are with your original genre. At the end of the day, people are going to listen to you if you’re genuine, informative and passionate about what you’re sharing!