Stefanie Eadie of According To Blaire Shares Her Blogging Secrets
Starting a blog sounds easy, right? You have an idea, decide to take action, develop a website, create content, and begin on your blogging journey. But, have you ever wondered what happens after you make the transition to ‘blogger?’ The hard truth is that it is no easy task to maintain a successful blog. In fact, it takes years of hard work to establish an online presence and immense dedication to consistently bring new traffic to your site. Just ask someone who has years of experience — like the creative mind behind the successful style & beauty blog According to Blaire, Stefanie Eadie!
Blogging is hard work, and Stefanie Eadie knows this first hand. As a fashionista, beauty-lover, and mother to 2-year-old Blaire, Stefanie handles all of the behind the scenes action at According to Blaire and has a learned a thing or two about what it takes to stand out in the growing digital industry. Read on to learn more about Stefanie’s blogging journey, the importance of social media, and more!
SS: What is one thing you wish you knew when you first started blogging? One thing I wish I knew when I first started blogging was that it was going to be hard. I thought I could just throw stuff up on a blog and people would come read it, but it takes hard work and dedication to build a successful blog. There were times when I felt discouraged, but I kept posting and kept putting in the time, and it really paid off. I started gaining more and more traffic, and collaborations started rolling in!
SS: Who do you look up to? And why? There are so many people that I look up to, but when I’m really feeling lost or need great inspiration, Caitlyn Covington from Southern Curls & Pearls is who I look for. She has effortless style and always has great tips and looks on her blog.
SS: How important is social media to growing your following? Do you have a strategy? Social Media is so important in growing your following. I get most of my blog traffic from my posts on social media. My main strategy is consistent quality posts. I try to post three times per day on social media, and I also try to interact and respond with everyone!
SS: What is the most challenging aspect of maintaining a successful blog? The most challenging part of maintaining a successful blog is trying to balance it with being a mom, a wife, and having a personal life. You have to post consistently, and the material needs to be informative. The more effort and time I put into my posts, the better they end up doing, and the more traffic & subscribers I get.