I connected with Chelsea in a Facebook blogging group, and I was very excited for the chance to interview her. I think it is super helpful to hear from new bloggers as well as the more experienced ones. Everyone is on a different level or path in their blogging journey, and it is always nice to connect with people that may be struggling with the same things that you are.
What is your niche?
I focus primarily on fitness and nutrition, providing valuable, informative content to people that are looking to live a healthier lifestyle and that are striving to achieve their fitness goals.
What platform/hosting do you use?
I personally use Bluehost for my web hosting and I use WordPress as my platform. I absolutely love it! It’s very easy to use and makes building a website incredibly simple. I have also had excellent experiences when I have needed to reach out to customer service. Highly recommend for new bloggers 🙂
How do you schedule your social media posts? Do you use schedulers?
Right now, I am only just starting to use Tailwind to schedule posts to Pinterest. It can be SO hard to keep up with posting to Pinterest all day, so Tailwind has been such a timesaver! I am still very much in the process of ramping up my Twitter account and I am looking to start a Facebook business page soon. I have used HootSuite in the past for previous work, and it was very helpful and easy to use.
Have you ever attended a blogging conference of class?
I haven’t attended a blog conference or class in-person before, but I would LOVE to. I always find it so helpful to listen to other industry leaders and more experienced professionals, and the amount of information you can learn from others is invaluable. I definitely plan to look into blogging conferences in the Los Angeles area for this year!
I have however attended a few of Melyssa Griffin’s free webinars which I have found incredibly helpful. Her advice really helped me upon first launching my blog and she provides excellent information.
Do you have a newsletter?
I do have a newsletter that I am planning to send out once a week, including some of the latest content from my blog (I have only started my blog about a week ago!). I think that it is really important to stay connected with your subscribers by providing information and updates on content that will be useful to them and speaks to what they are most interested in.
What is your most active post? What do you think is the draw to that particular piece?
My most active post has been “How To Increase Your Willpower”. I think with New Year’s resolutions being made, and many people looking to start a fitness plan or begin eating healthy, everyone is looking for ways to strengthen their willpower. Willpower is something that all of us can improve on, and our willpower is challenged every day! It is an ability that I believe is vital to success and keeping healthy habits, so I am not too surprised that many people have gained interest in the post 🙂
My free fitness program has also been extremely popular, which has really built up my email list in just a few days of launching! Once again, I think that many people are looking to start the year fresh with a new fitness plan, and my program provides a great deal of information and carefully created workouts.
What are you working on right now? Anything we should be looking out for?
Right now, I’m working on bringing my personal training services online. I currently train clients in-person, but I would absolutely love to provide online coaching and custom workouts and nutrition plans online. While I have yet to have any clients online as of now, I am really trying to grow my online presence through social media and my blog to expand my reach!
I am also in the process of creating different workout plans that can be a one-time purchase and are also extremely affordable (around just $5!). I want to create fitness plans that are carefully programmed and based upon scientific training principles that ensure actual, lasting results… not just a quick fix or a “cookie-cutter” plan! 🙂
Overall, I am working to grow my blog and start my business online. I simply want to help people achieve their fitness goals and gain the confidence, mental strength, and self-love that can come with living a healthy lifestyle and following a carefully created fitness plan.
Chelsea, I really appreciate you spending time with us today. I am sure people are excited about your fitness plans, especially at this time of year 🙂
Check back next week for another #bloggerstarshine interview!