Life With Emily FAQ…
How did you start your blog?
I started my blog in 2011 while I was a junior at Appalachian State University. I had been reading blogs for quite a while and finally one day I thought, “why not?” I started Life With Emily having absolutely no clue what I was doing, but used it as a creative outlet to share my day-to-day college life along with all of my favorite fashion and beauty products! Back then, the blogging scene was so different, so it’s been a lot of trial-and-error as the blogging world has continued to change and evolve.
What did you study in school?
I went to Appalachian State University and received my Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a focus on Public Relations. My minor was sociology. I interned for a PR agency, a few non-profit organizations, and in a radio station’s event department while in college.
Who takes your photos?
My sister, Logan, takes all of the photos for my blog. When I first started taking outfit photos back in 2012 she would help me out. At the time neither one of us knew what we were doing, but together we have learned through trial and error! The photos aren’t always perfect, but we have so much fun bonding together every week when we shoot together and it’s been fun to see her progress over the years! Over time Logan has really taken a liking to photography and has even started taking a few photography classes in high school! I will occasionally use a professional photographer for certain projects, but for the most part it’s my 16 year old sister behind the lens!
Help! I want to start a blog but have no idea where to begin. Can you give me some advice?
This is one question that floods my inbox constantly and I always love taking the time to answer it! My biggest piece of advice: Go for it! My blog began as a hobby and I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. I suggest starting one and coming up with a game plan, a vision of what you want. Having a vision of what you want for your blog is a force that will allow you to focus on your content, your goals, and your audience! I will say it is not a fast process; I always tell people who want to start a blog to be patient. It won’t happen overnight and it will be a lot of trial-and-error of figuring out what works and what doesn’t, but that’s the fun in it! I am going to be starting a blogging series, so if you have any questions regarding blogging, please comment or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be sure to include them!
As always, I love hearing from my readers and forming relationships and friendships with y’all! You are the reason Life With Emily exists the way it does today & I am so thankful for that! Feel free to reach out (about anything!) and I would be happy to chat with you! email@example.com