Interview with Travel & Style Blogger Emily Robertson 15 Questions with this London Travel & Style Blogger!

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Emily Robertson

Emily Robertson

1.     Hi Emily! Please describe your blog and what your motivations were for starting such an awesome endeavor.

            Back in middle and high school I had a YouTube channel where I posted videos in the style and makeup category. I got bullied out of it by a classmate, and letting her stop me from something I loved still bothers me to this day. I had thought about blogging for a while and when I studied abroad I just took the plunge. Being in a new environment inspired me so much in photography, actually being in the images, and writing about new, exciting things. My blog has been with me now since the best time of my life and I hope it grows with me through the rest!

2.     What type of person is your blog geared to reach? Who is your ideal audience?  Who would you like to help with your articles and advice?

I’d like to think that people just like me are reading my blog, but at the same time I am so thrilled when I hear from people all over the world enjoying what I post. My ideal reader is just looking to get a little inspiration. I’d like to help them go explore more parts of the world and do so while rocking their favorite outfits!

3.     What other bloggers/blogs inspire you?

In terms of big name bloggers, I read Arielle Charnas (www.SomethingNavy.com) and Amber Fillerup (www.BarefootBlonde.com) blogs religiously. I’m also obsessed with two bloggers my own age that are actually roommates in LA – Payton Sartain (www.hustleandhalcyon.com) and Molly Hogan (www.trendychickadee.com). They have my exact taste in clothes and throw in a bunch of lifestyle/blogging tips as well!

4.     How do you balance life and your blog?

I don’t go overboard on the amount of posts I do. Working a full time job means I’ll post once a week. If I had a part time or work from home job I could commit to more, but I would always rather have one quality post that I know I am proud of than three I threw together in one night.

Emily Robertson

5.     What are some of your favorite articles that you have written?

My current favorite post is one I did on Urban Outfitters. I started a personal challenge for myself to pick out full outfits from single store, and this was the first in my series! I had so much fun picking out the clothes, locations to shoot, and got incredible feedback on it. I cannot wait to continue with more stores!  Click here for the blog post!

6.     What are your goals/dreams/ambitions for your blog and yourself?

For my blog, I’d like to post more often, but only if I can fully stand behind the quality of the post. I really enjoy blogs that post several times a week, if not daily, so I’d like to get better at time management. Aside from that, I’d really love to step outside of my comfort zone and try some new trends and brands I haven’t worn before.

Emily Robertson

7.    Who is your favorite style icon?

I have been a long time fan of the Olsen twins’ style, but more recently I have turned to getting inspiration from Selena Gomez. She has been rocking a lot of ripped denim and mules and I am all about the comfy-but-not-too-casual look!

8.     What is the best piece of advice that you have even been given?

Once my dad told me “dreamers dream, doers do. you’ve managed to do both” and while it’s not necessarily advice, it taught me to really reach for those things I’ve been wanting. It’s funny because he actually just commented it the first time he read my blog and it has stuck with me since! I swear I think about it every day and it sheds a little perspective on things when I catch myself daydreaming.

Emily Robertson

9.     How would you best describe your style?

It sounds a bit broad but my style is just simplistic. I love getting dressed up for events or a night out as much as the next girl, but day to day you can catch me in some distressed denim and a black top with some gold jewelry mixed in! Currently obsessing over striped bodysuits and rings with a pair of slip on sandals!

10.     What inspires you to write articles for your blog?

How cheesy does it sound to say it just makes me happy? Few things give me more joy than the process of creating a post. From the pictures to writing to actually linking products I truly love it all. It’s my way to calm down at the end of a busy day, so I find myself drafting up new ideas more and more frequently now.

Emily Robertson

11.     What is your background?

I studied communications in school with two other focuses of tourism and event planning. It was when I got an internship in London at a fashion PR firm that my love for writing and style came together.

12.     Since starting your blog, what have been some of your greatest achievements?

My greatest achievements have been guest blogging and getting opportunities to collaborate with other people. From photographers to other writers, I always believe in the benefit of working with others! It is also an honor to think that other creators enjoy my work enough to want to even contact me!

Emily Robertson

13.     What are your future plans for your blog?

I definitely want to focus more on fashion and posting the outfits I wear more frequently. It can be difficult to always find inspiration to write, but I’ve found I enjoy reading about what other people consider to be their mundane lives, so why not write about mine!

14.     What advice would you give up-and-coming fashion bloggers who are just starting out?

Stop waiting and just go for it! In a world where everyone is trying to get their name out there via social media, it’s so important to get a head start. I had the idea to start blogging years before I did because I was afraid to fail. The past few months I have really thrown myself into it and have started to see success. It is an uphill, ever changing process but it is so rewarding to see people enjoying your content.

Emily Robertson

15.     What advice would you give women who seek to become more fashionable or stylish?

Utilize social media! If it weren’t for YouTube and Instagram I’m not quite sure I’d have any clue to what is stylish versus what isn’t. On that note, just wear what you want! Trends have to start somewhere, why not be at the forefront of a new one?

Be sure to visit Emily’s blog here at www.emilyrobbb.com.

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Interview with Dallas Lifestyle Blogger Tanya Foster Actually, she wears many hats: Lifestyle + Fashion + Beauty + Travel Blogger

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Tanya Foster

Introducing Tanya Foster, a very popular Dallas lifestyle blogger who commands attention!  Her style is impeccable and her words are inspiring.  Check out her Q&A below to get a glimpse into the life of this amazing woman!  You can visit her blog at TanyaFoster.com.

Tanya Foster

1.     Hi Tanya! Please describe your blog and what your motivations were for starting such an awesome endeavor.

I started my blog in January 2014. It was my New Year’s Resolution to learn something new and conquer technology. The blog was born!

2.     What type of person is your blog geared to reach? Who is your ideal audience?  Who would you like to help with your articles and advice?

The TanyaFoster.com reader is typically 40+ female who likes luxury. They are sophisticated and expect the best. My reader also enjoys it when I find new beauty devised or share a skincare treatment with them.

Tanya Foster

3.     What other bloggers/blogs inspire you?

Oh gosh, there are so many. I would say the only blogger I was following before I launched my site was Rach Parcell of  Pink Peonies. Her aesthetic never disappoints. Then I started to add more and still follow about 20 bloggers daily.

4.     How do you balance life and your blog?

Blogging is only one of the things I do. It helps that I started my blog when I was becoming an empty nester. I’m also a non-profit consultant. Since I work from home, I manage my own time. I absolutely love this time in life!

Tanya Foster

5.     What are some of your favorite articles that you have written?

The ones where I get a bit more personal seem to resonate with my audience. Here are a few of them:

https://tanyafoster.com/a-day-in-the-life-of-me/

https://tanyafoster.com/open-letter-raising-millennials/

https://tanyafoster.com/the-sandwich-generation-and-aging-parents/

6.     What are your goals/dreams/ambitions for your blog and yourself?

I would love to grow this little space of mine and continue to help my readers. It’s a lot of work but I absolutely love it. I think if you are in the digital space just to make money, you’re in it for the wrong reason.

Tanya Foster

7.     Who is your favorite style icon?

I don’t really have one. But I do love the style of Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and  Sofia Loren. Perhaps I missed my mark in fashion and need to be in the 1950’s. Such a great time for sophisticated style and fashion!

8.     What is the best piece of advice that you have even been given?

“When God closes a door, he opens a window.” That one has gotten me through a lot of things in life.  Specifically for blogging this one was very sound: “Stay true to yourself and they will find you.”  It seems like it would take forever for the blog to take off but saying true to yourself is the #1 thing I would tell new bloggers.

Tanya Foster

9.     How would you best describe your style?

Minimalist, classic and monochromatic. I don’t really like prints. They tend to wear me instead of me wearing them.

10.     What inspires you to write articles for your blog?

I publish a blog post 5 times a week (sometimes 6) so I try to mix it up. My verticles are fashion, beauty, lifestyle and travel. I try not to have more than 40% sponsored posts and I only accept sponsored content that I truly believe in. If I try a new product, I try it for 2 weeks before blogging about it. Only items that I like will make it to the blog. There are hundreds of products that I have tried that didn’t make it. I feel a huge responsibility to be 100% honest with my reader. Once you compile all those directives, its easy to write content.

Tanya Foster

11.     What is your background?

I have a BSED and taught high school for 2 years. I decided that I didn’t want to live my life dictated by a bell schedule and got a job in the business world. Once I was married, I stayed home to raise our children. It’s the most important job in the world! Like I said earlier, they year I was going to become an empty nester, I launder the blog.

12.     Since starting your blog, what have been some of your greatest achievements?

I would say getting published in other publications. It’s a HUGE honor to be interviewed.

Here is one that just happened:

Over 40 And Rocking Instagram

13.     What are your future plans for your blog?

Just keep up the daily work and let it grow organically.

14.     What advice would you give up-and-coming fashion bloggers who are just starting out?

The same advice that was given to me. Stay true to yourself! The digital space can be hard to navigate. Find a niche and carve our something special to cover on your site. Consistency is key. You can’t decide that you want to give up after 4 months. I’ve been at it for 3 1/2 years and I’m still figuring it out.

Tanya Foster

15.     What advice would you give women who seek to become more fashionable or stylish?

It’s the same advice I give myself. Stay true to your style. You can try a trend that fits you but don’t try to incorporate everything new. You will overwhelm yourself, spend a bunch of money on things you will not wear and get frustrated easily. For example, if you have never worn animal print but want to try it, try purchasing once piece and incorporating it into your wardrobe. Perhaps start with a leopard print clutch bag. Accessories are the easiest way to incorporate a fashion trend.

Tanya Foster

 

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