Let us know a little about yourself and how we can connect with you via website, blog, books, and social media sites.
Hi, I am Em and Irun a little blog called “Love, Em” which focuses on business, food & lifestyle! I love to help small businesses grow on my blog and try to stay as eco-friendly as possible when it comes to the food I eat and the products I use. I have been blogging for around 4 years, and “Love, Em” is my latest venture as I wanted a blog that was a little more grown-up and personalized to me. If you would like to stay connected with me and see what I am up to, you can find me on social media!
Blog – https://www.loveemblog.com/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/LoveEm_blog
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/loveem.blog/
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/LoveEmBlogger/
What is your favorite thing about being a blogger, writer, or author?
If I had to choose one thing that I loved about blogging, it would be the people I meet. I talk to a huge range of bloggers in the community, each with their own passions and stories. I also talk to small business owners who have the most amazing origin stories. I love sitting down and listening to people as you can learn so much.
What advice do you have for new writers just starting out?
When you start out, make sure you have a niche and enjoy what you do. There are thousands of bloggers and writers out there, so you need to stand out. You don’t need to have an amazing backstory, just a passion and the drive to grow it and be something unique. I would also say that make sure you look into things like SEO and the legal side of having a blog, publishing writing, or monetizing things.
If you start out with all the knowledge, it will save you time in the future. You also should compete with other bloggers or writers. You are a community, and you won’t grow if you aren’t kind and supportive of others who are trying to make it, just like you are. Don’t compare what one person has achieved in 5 years, to what you have achieved in a week. This is YOUR journey, not theirs.
If you could learn how to make any food, what would it be?
Pasta. I love pasta, and I know it is so easy to make, but I have never tried it. I would love to master pasta and all the different sauces and ingredients you can put with it. Pasta is such a versatile food, I could eat it daily!
What helps you to stay motivated and keep writing?
I love supporting small business, so the thing that drives me is watching them grow and knowing that I helped. I love hearing the feedback that businesses come back to me with, or reading the lovely comments that readers have left me with.
When a business comes to me asking for some help, it motivates me to provide a good service. I also love helping out other bloggers. I write lots of blogging tips, like how to make media kits for their blogs, which helps them out too. Helping people is what I do. It makes me feel good, so it motivates me to do it more!
What is a typical day of writing look like for you?
I start the day by answering all my emails and blog comments. The night before, I make a checklist of everything I need to do for the day and begin to work through that. Typically, I aim to write one blog post a day. This could be either a post for my own blog or as a guest post. I also like to have some as a backup in case a post doesn’t go to plan! I like to try and keep productive.
Taking breaks in between tasks helps so I don’t get bored or distracted! Then make some Pinterest pins, schedule tweets, and post on Instagram! There will be other admin tasks to complete as well, but this is how my lockdown has been going!
Any other information you would like to include to our readers?
Yes! I have a few things I would like to say before I go. I have a range of amazing small business on my blog, which I would really appreciate if you could support. Whether you read the post, share it or purchase a product, these small businesses would appreciate your support!
I also am working really hard on new content. If you could give me a follow, or follow an affiliate link, it would be really appreciated! I have advertising slots on my blog if you would like to promote your own content too! It would all help me run my blog and support these businesses more 🙂
Thank you Em for such a great interview, and be sure to check out her blog and social sites!
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