Your name: Antoinette Johnson
Name of your blog: Antoinette Johnson
Blog URL: antoinettejohnson.weebly.com
Blog social media accounts:
- Bloglovin’: antoinettejohnson.weebly.com
- Facebook: Facebook.com/Antoinettejohnsonc1
- Twitter: don’t have twitter
- Instagram: @Beyondtruth_o
- Pinterest: @Antoinettefashi
Let’s get to know YOU:
Tell us a little bit about yourself (mini bio):
Hey everyone, my name is Antoinette Johnson a Toronto based plus size fashion and style blogger. Being a hugely influence by body positive I started writing this blog Antoinette Johnson in 2014 and the rest of history. Since I have growing passion for fashion, I decided to pursue education in fashion and attend Humber College in the Bachelor of Commerce in Fashion Management.
What do you do outside of blogging (think school or work):
Beside blogging, I attend Humber college in Toronto. I major in Fashion Management and I love the program. And I also work as a online personal shopper.
What do you like to do on your down time?
Beside blogging and in school, I love to read books. It calms me down and helps me unwind after a long day. I also love spending time with my best friends, they all help me keep grounded and sane from any problems I have in life and keep me motivated.
Plus size fashion
What’s the purpose of your blog?
The purpose of my blog is to inspire young females like myself to express themselves in any body shape they are. I have seen the beauty standard that this world has and it unrealistic and it make females feel un pretty. Even though I target to one specific market, I wanted to showcase that beauty comes from all size and anyone can wear anything despite what size they are.
Who’s your target?
What’s the best way for your audience to contact you?
Best way to contact to is my email firstname.lastname@example.org because I honestly check my email all the time. It’s my life so most likely I will answer you back from there.
How would you describe your blogging style?
I’m very open to my reader and express myself to what I’m feeling at that time. I’m very interacted with my readers and love to inspiring them to move forward and be the best person they can be.
When did you start blogging?
I started blogging as a creative outlet for myself, I loved fashion and being plus size I seen other fashion blogger like Nadia Aboulhosn and seeing them expressing them self I wanted to use it as my outlet to express myself.
What inspired you to start blogging?
Reader other bloggers inspired to start bloggers cause I’m not good at expressing my self to the world and being a blogger you have to be okay of being in situation that you don’t want to be in. But reading other blogs and how inspiring they are, it was time for me to take a risk.
What’s the biggest change in your life since you started blogging?
I guess the people I surround myself with, as you start having ambitious goals and work towards that there was people in my life who constantly kept doubting me and telling that I wasn’t going to do well in this. I even had people who were close to me doubting me. Because of this, I had to disassociate myself from those people who doubt me. But I did found a group of friends that kept me ground and push me to keep doing this.
- Short term: I just want to inspire more of reader by doing different subject therefore they’ll continue to visit my blog.
- Long term: I guess having Blogging as my full-time job because I love doing to.
If you could start blogging all over again, what would you do differently?
I think I would of research more on how to create a blog and keep having consistent post weekly. When I started blogging I wasn’t as consistent in posting because I was in high school and had a lot of responsibility so with that I didn’t get a lot of traffic to my blog.
How do you motivate yourself to continue blogging?
When I feel demotivated to blog I look at my New Years goals list and read the goals I commit to keep this year I also read inspiration quote for girl boss which is a huge factor as to why I keep writing post and helps me get up everyday.
What attributes has helped you become successful blogger?
Me being extremely ambitious has help me become the successful blogger I am today. I also have a entrepreneurial attitude which always help in creating new ideas to differentiate from other blogs.
How have you tried to increase your blog traffic? Which way has been the most successful?
I have tired to increase blog traffic by doing collaboration with other bloggers or youtubers. I actually did one with my best friend recently for my valentine’s day series, I put the outfit together and she did my makeup. With doing this collaboration, this hugely increase my blog traffic
What’s your favourite social media platform and why??
I love Instagram I’ve always had since the platform was first created. I guess for me it’s more personal social media that I can connect with other on and take BOMB picture.
Most of your traffic comes from which social media platform?
Out of all the social media platform Instagram gives me the most traffic. I have the most followers than all my other social media platform and my followers are more engaging with me.
What’s your favourite blogging group on Facebook?
It must be the SHE E.O squad It’s not necessary a blogging Facebook group but businesses and blogger come together and inspire each other to work hard and go the extra mile.
Do you have a freebie for your readers? If so, what is it? Do we need to subscribe to receive it?
I do. I created a free e-magazine for January February months, you have to subscribe to my email list in order to get this freebie.
What’s your greatest win so far with blogging?
Working with other brands has been extremely rewarding for me I’ve been blogging for a long time now so having other brand recognize me and give me a chance is amazing.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve so far with blogging?
Is to keep pushing yourself when you feel like you can’t do it anymore. I had weeks where I didn’t get as much pageview or I had a bad week at school or work and I were would wonder why this was happening to me. I always had to remind myself of the goals I eventually want to accomplished and keep going.
Has blogging surprised you in any way? If so, how?
I guess the blogging community all the bloggers that I have talk to are so supported and having everyone else successes with them.
How often do you publish a post?
I post minimum once a week, but if I had like a blog series or talking about a fashion event usually three times a week.
Have you had writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it?
You can find inspiration in the littlest place. I tend to get writers block a lot and finding inspiration to create new content is hard, But I seem find that the littlest thing for me give me inspiration to write.
Do you have a blogging schedule? Daily theme? Please share!
It’s best to have a blog schedule but I go with the flow I create all my content on the weekend and post when feel necessarily to me. My daily theme is a girl boss vibe I want to empowered women to take action on their lives and be the boss babe that they were meant to be.
Have you guest posted for someone?
For whom? Not yet working on content
Do you accept guest posts? If yes, tell us about it!
I do accept guest post n my blog but it has to be fashion related topics since I am a fashion blogger.
Have you made money from blogging? If so, how?
Yes, I have made money blogging by promoting other brands to my readers (Affiliate marketing).
How long had you been blogging before you made any money?
I was on blogging for three years before I generate income on my blog
Who’s your favourite blogger before you started blogging and why? (Name and blog URL)
Nadia Aboulhosn she was so inspiring to me as a confident booster to express myself through fashion. Nadia was my inspiration to start blogging.
Name: Nadia Aboulhosn
Blog URL: Nadiaaboulhosn.com
Who’s your favourite blogger now and why? (Name and blog URL)
I still love Nadia but a blogger that I’m interested in is Sara Sohil from the prepgal.com. not only she in the same city as I am but I just love her style and her blog post always amaze me.
Name: Sara Sohil
Blog URL: theprepgal.com
What type of blogs are you interested in reading and why?
I read a lot of fashion and lifestyle blogs, fashion blogs help me keep up with the latest fashion trends and I love reading a good lifestyle blog to get life advice. These types of blogs inspire me.
List the top 5 blogs you are reading currently: (Names and blog URLs)
- Nadia Aboulhosn (Nadiaaboulhosn.com)
- Sara Sohil (theprepgal.com)
- Raven Eylse (Raveneylsetv.com)
- Gabi Gregg (Gabifresh.com)
- Erica Matthews (Steptostyle.com)
Give advice to someone who wants to start blogging:
Blogging isn’t as easy as any big-time blogger makes it be, use must have a use dedication towards it and you have to know that you’ll be giving up your time when your other stuff to create new content. But when you feel like giving just remember why you started blogging and that will you keep you going.
Tell us one thing your readers don’t know about you:
When I was in elementary school, I use to play the violin. It was literally my favourite thing to do since music at the time was my thing. I use to sing at church and play multiple instrument including the violin.
Anything else you’d like to share with us? Go for it!!!
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I love you guys so much, thank you Queens for reading my blog and have an amazing day!!!