The Stories of Kelsey
Kelsey is one of my childhood friends, from when I lived in Bend, Oregon. She has started a lovely blog, and does occasional giveaways. I love her photos, her tips, and all the life and light in her blog! This blog is one you must check out! Here is a little more about her and her blog, “the Stories of Kelsey“. I hope you loved her information as much as I did! Thanks again Kelsey for participating.
What made you want to start a blog?
I have had blogs off and on ever since I started college. It wasn’t until I found myself newly married, in a new city, and longing to try something new that I really dove into the blogging world.
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
I love to look back at the memories that I have created but I have always been terrible at keeping a journal. I found that typing up a blog post about some of my favorite experiences really helped me to make a better collection of my favorite things that I have experienced through my life. One of the best perks of blogging though has definitely been the great connections! I love getting to know and making a connection with people in a unique way.
What is a typical day like for you in the life of a blogger?
The neat thing about being a blogger is that you can make it as big or small as you would like. Blogging is definitely more of a hobby for me so I don’t dedicate too much time for it. I have seen so many people delete blogs because they become overly stressful. I always want my blog to be something that I can go to and use as an outlet and a way to recharge myself. A typical day for me as a blogger includes checking emails, a little too much social media, reading other blogs, and blogging for myself when I feel inspired.
What is something you know now that you wish you knew when starting your blog?
There is no equation to blogging! There tends to be a lot of common themes in blogging and I think that some people feel pressure to fit into a certain mold. This definitely doesn’t have to be the case. Make your blog exactly how you like it and don’t worry about it. If you don’t want to take outfit pictures and be a fashion blogger, don’t! If you want to write about something a little out of the norm, go for it! You don’t have to classify yourself as a certain type of blogger. Although sometimes having some sort of niche can be useful, it definitely isn’t a requirement. Don’t be afraid to break out of the mold.
Tell me about your family!
I am happily married to my husband, Tim. We just moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Utah and we are loving the change! I’m a night owl, he’s an early bird, I’m a student and he is a Googler. We both love spending time with people we love, traveling, going on adventures, and spending too much money on food.
What is your ultimate goal with your blog?
I always want my blog to be something that improves my quality of life. I have seen numerous people get so stressed about their blogs that it takes all the fun out of it. I always want blogging to be something fun for me.
Feel free to comment below with any questions or comments for Kelsey! Visit her website the Stories of Kelsey!