Meet Thivy!


Your name: Thivy Michelle
Name of your blog: Thivy Michelle
 
Blog social media accounts:
 
Meet Thivy #TheBloggerBehindTheBlog
Let’s get to know YOU: 
 
Tell us a little bit about yourself (mini bio):
I went to college at Florida Atlantic University and earned my Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Marketing. Then I decided to further my education at LIM College in New York City to earn my Master’s degree in Fashion Marketing.
 
What do you do outside of blogging (think school or work): Currently, I work for a small fashion e-commerce company.
What do you like to do on your down time? Travel, dance, read, and shop.
Blog niche: Fashion, Travel, Lifestyle Content
What’s the purpose of your blog?
To inspire people through my life experiences with fashion and travel.
Who’s your target? 
People that are interested in how to travel through life in the most stylish way.
What’s the best way for your audience to contact you? E-mail (thivymichelle@gmail.com) or Twitter
How would you describe your blogging style? I like to write so that my readers can learn something new every time they read a post. The purpose of my blog is to be a guide that people can always reference back to.
When did you start blogging?
December 19, 2016
What inspired you to start blogging?
 
When I was working towards my Master’s degree, I interned for a fashion editorial company called Fashion Times and had such a great experience that it inspired me to start my own blog and create my own content.
What’s the biggest change in your life since you started blogging?
 
It changed my outlook on life. Creating my blog has been one of the biggest achievements in my life. I’m extremely proud of myself for doing something completely on my own. I was going through a really tough time in my life during the process of putting it all together and honestly, it was my saving grace. It’s my creativity outlet. Blogging makes me happy, so I’m glad I found something that makes me look forward to waking up every morning.
Blogging goals:
 
  • Short term: My short term goal is to collaborate with fashion and beauty companies. 
  • Long term: I would like to turn blogging into a full-time job.
If you could start blogging all over again, what would you do differently? I wish I would have started sooner.
 
How do you motivate yourself to continue blogging?
 
My supporters are the ones that motivate me to continue blogging, every time I read a compliment or gain a new follower it makes me feel so grateful that people actually care enough to follow my blog.
What attributes has helped you become successful blogger?
 
When I truly dedicate myself to something, I make sure to put in my best effort. The success of this blog isn’t a dream anymore, I have a vision for it so failure is just not an option at this point.
 
How have you tried to increase your blog traffic? Which way has been the most successful?
 
Social media is the key! Joining Facebook blogging groups has been so helpful towards the growth of my blog. I’ve been learning so much from the blogging community.
What’s your favourite social media platform and why?
 
Instagram because it’s the easiest platform to use.
Most of your traffic comes from which social media platform?
 
Facebook
What’s your favourite blogging group on Facebook?
The Blogging Squad
Do you have a freebie for your readers? If so, what is it? Do we need to subscribe to receive it? 
 
Not as of now, but possibly in the future!
What’s your greatest win so far with blogging?
 
Reaching 1,000 + views on launch day!
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve so far with blogging?
Blogging is basically another job aside from my full-time job. It takes up a lot of time and dedication. All my free time is dedicated to my blog, so I don’t have time over the weekends to go out as much as I use to but I don’t mind it. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that you have to make sacrifices for the things you really want in life and my blog is important to me.
Has blogging surprised you in any way? If so, how?
I never realized how big the blogging community is. It’s so great to see everyone network with each other and being so supportive of one another. I find it so inspiring to be surrounded by other dedicated bloggers.
How often do you publish a post?
 
I try to create content every week, so I try to post once every two weeks and then in between I would make YouTube videos.
Have you had writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it?
 
Personally, the best method of overcoming writer’s block for me is to pick up a book to read or read content from other bloggers.
Do you have a blogging schedule? Daily theme? Please share!
 
Every night after work I would set aside time for my blog, whether that be coming up with content ideas or working on social media. I dedicate time to it every day.
Have you guest posted for someone? 
I use to intern for Fashion Times so I wrote some articles on there.
 
Do you accept guest posts? If yes, tell us about it!
 
Not as of now, but possibly in the future!
Have you made money from blogging? If so, how?
 
Yes, through Google AdSense. I have a YouTube channel too, so I get money mostly from ads.
How long had you been blogging before you made any money? 
I monetized my blog as soon as it launched.
Who’s your favourite blogger before you started blogging and why? (Name and blog URL)
Marianna Hewitt // www.Lifewithme.com
I was a big fan of her YouTube channel and then I found out she had a blog. I’m inspired by her sense of style.
Who’s your favourite blogger now and why? (Name and blog URL)
 
Victoria from www.inthefrow.com. I love how inspiring and positive her writing is. Her fashion sense is impeccable. You can really tell the hard work and dedication she puts into the content she produces.
What type of blogs are you interested in reading and why? Mostly style blogs, because I’ve always been interested in fashion.
List the top 5 blogs you are reading currently: (Names and blog URLs)
 
1. Victoria // www.Inthefrow.com
3. Marianna Hewitt  // www.lifewithme.com
4. Kristina Bazan // http://www.kayture.com/
5. Chiara Ferragni // http://www.theblondesalad.com/
Give advice to someone who wants to start blogging:
Don’t keep waiting to start one, because a year from now you will wish you had started today.
Tell us one thing your readers don’t know about you:
 
My name is pronounced TV like a television. 🙂
Anything else you’d like to share with us? Go for it!!! 
I also have a YouTube channel that you should definitely check out and subscribe 🙂

www.youtube.com/Thivymichelle

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Pursue your dreams and never let anyone discourage your ambition. Be your own motivation!

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