Your name: Ashley Frank
Name of your blog: Hack or Slack
Blog URL: hackorslack.wordpress.com
Blog social media accounts:
- Facebook: facebook.com/hackorslack
- Twitter: twitter.com/hackorslack
- Instagram: Instagram.com/hackorslack
- Pinterest: pinterest.com/hackorslack
Let’s get to know YOU:
Tell us a little bit about yourself (mini bio):
I’m a 29 year old woman from Pennsylvania. I live with my boyfriend and my dog, Antonio. I love kids, but don’t have any of my own (yet!)
What do you do outside of blogging (think school or work):
I work with kids in an afternoon school program.
What do you like to do on your down time?
Hang out with my dog and boyfriend while watching The Office, 30 Rock, or Arrested Development. Hit up thrift shops and go see Disney movies with my sister. Take long drives with my best friend and spend time with my goddaughter!
What’s the purpose of your blog? To share my thoughts and life, motivate my readers, and share crafty things I do.
Who’s your target?Women between the ages of 25 – 40 who love life
What’s the best way for your audience to contact you? They can send me a message on my Facebook page or email me at email@example.com
How would you describe your blogging style?
When did you start blogging?
Just a little under a month ago! I’m loving the journey
What inspired you to start blogging? I wanted a project for myself to have fun with
What’s the biggest change in your life since you started blogging? I’ve become more organized with my time
- Short term: grow my following
- Long term: make some money off my content
If you could start blogging all over again, what would you do differently? I would have set out a clearer vision of my blog
How do you motivate yourself to continue blogging?
It’s just fun for me. So far I’ve needed none
What attributes has helped you become successful blogger?
Other blogs! Especially blogs for bloggers. They are priceless!
How have you tried to increase your blog traffic? Which way has been the most successful? I’m currently trying to get followers on Facebook and Pinterest. It’s too soon to say really.
What’s your favourite social media platform and why?
Pinterest, because even before I started blogging it was. I love seeing all the different ideas people have.
Most of your traffic comes from which social media platform?
Facebook, but there’s not much
What’s your favourite blogging group on Facebook?
Do you have a freebie for your readers? If so, what is it? Do we need to subscribe to receive it? Not currently but I will be posting one in the future! Not sure yet if I’ll have people subscribe or not.
What’s your greatest win so far with blogging?
The compliments I’ve gotten from friends and other bloggers
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve so far with blogging?
Proof read your post. Then do it again!
Has blogging surprised you in any way? If so, how?
I was surprised with how many ideas I actually had for posts!
How often do you publish a post? 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
Have you had writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it?
Not yet, but I’m sure I will in the future.
Do you have a blogging schedule? Daily theme? Please share
I post Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Fridays are going to be my #favoritefridays posts where I share my favorite things that happened that week!
Have you guest posted for someone?
- For whom?
- Blog URL:
Do you accept guest posts? If yes, tell us about it!
I’m open to it. Haven’t really given it much thought at this point.
Have you made money from blogging? If so, how?
How long had you been blogging before you made any money?
Who’s your favourite blogger before you started blogging and why? (Name and blog URL)
I didn’t really have one favorite
Who’s your favourite blogger now and why? (Name and blog URL)
Uniquely Women because of her awesome blogging tips http://uniquelywomen.net/
What type of blogs are you interested in reading and why?
Lifestyle and craft blogs. They’re just the most interesting to me
List the top 5 blogs you are reading currently: (Names and blog URLs)
Give advice to someone who wants to start blogging:
Think everything through before you start!
Tell us one thing your readers don’t know about you:
Anything else you’d like to share with us? Go for it!!!
Leave a message for your readers:
I hope you enjoy my blog! I’d love if you could let me know what you think.