Meet The Blogger // Emma From Only The Jaded

We're back! If you have been confused as to why there have been no new Meet The Blogger episodes, I apologize for that but several bloggers had things come up so I did not receive their responses in time. The responses I received that were late, I still plan on posting but at a later date. Now that you know what has been going on, let's get on into episode #2 of the Meet The Blogger series.

Today for our Meet The Blogger series we will be meeting Emma from Only The Jaded. I was really happy that she agreed to participate and I found her responses very interesting. Thank you Emma! Also, check out her blog and social medias listed down below! Now let's get into what she had to say...

• Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog?
I’m Emma, my blog is although, I hope to be self-hosted very soon. I first and foremost want my blog to be a little bit of positivity. I hope to inspire people to know that what they have done, or been through in the past doesn’t define them.

• How did you first get into blogging? Who/what inspired you to do so?
Whilst at university, we were told we needed to create an online presence. So in my first year I created my very own blog. It’s safe to say that it didn’t last very long and looking back I cringe at how bad it was. It wasn’t until last year that I decided that this is what I wanted to do. 

My mum inspires me. I want her to look at what I have achieved and be proud. I'm not saying she isn’t now, but I want her to know that I am and will be okay. 

• How would you describe your blogging style?
100% honest. I promised myself that I wouldn’t sugar coat things, when  it comes to more personal posts. This isn’t to create any sympathy but it’s to make others feel less alone. 

Even though my writing is honest, I don’t think (hope) that it doesn’t come across spiteful. Everyone deserves to be the best they can be. 

 • How long have you been blogging? What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
I’ve been blogging for around 8 months, this time around. 
I have to say the hardest challenge for me is happening right now, I am putting so many hours into my blog but still feel like I am getting nowhere. The content I am creating is possibly at its best and I'm even challenging my photography skills- but I still feel like it’s not represented on my social media. 

Twitter has been a great source of angst recently, my engagement is still high but I lose followers like it’s going out of fashion and right now I am finding it so upsetting. 

• How do you continue to motivate yourself even through the rough times? 
I am pretty resilient. In fact I think the blogging community as a whole is. When I have writers block I tend to give myself a break. Taking a few days away from blogging is sometimes needed, it’s a very pressurized environment. Its not selfish to take time away from blogging. 

• What do you think is the best strategy that worked well for you to get more traffic to your blog? What is your advice to other bloggers who are not seeing the statistics that they want?
Posting every day I tend to get over 1000 more a month than what I do when I don’t. I love blogging and would post every day If I thought I could do so and keep some sanity. 

Another thing, is scheduled tweets. I tend to put out three promotional tweets out a day, you will definitely see a difference. 

It can be tough and there will be times where you want to give up. But please don’t blogging is more than statistics, it has opened doors and built confidence in so many. Before making any rash decisions look back and see how far you’ve come. 

• How do you manage time between your life and blogging life?
I don’t, simply put. I find my mind constantly drifts in between the both of them. I work full time, blog and am slowly attempting to start my masters. There isn’t enough hours in the day!

• What has been the biggest difference in your life post-blogging?
The community. Every post I read I admire,  there is so much support. Yes there is drama, but there is also so much love. 

• When you are not blogging, what would you most likely be doing?
Spending time with my dad.  We are star wars buddies. 

• Overall, are you happy with your decision to begin blogging? Where do you see yourself in the years to come?
Yes, as much as I am frustrated with it right now. I love blogging. It has helped me through a lot and I've even made some pretty cool friends out of it. 

I don’t tend to look to the future but as long as it’s filled with love and happiness I really don’t mind what it holds. 

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