Myquillyn Smith (aka The Nester)
If the world of social media has ever overwhelmed you and you’ve kept it at arms length, you’ll find today’s interview with Myquillyn very encouraging. I’ve loved seeing how so many different bloggers, who are all doing wonderful things online, have such different approaches to…well, everything. Read on and enjoy!
Myquillyn on Social Media and Writing
1. How do you keep social media from running your life? Is it a struggle for you? Any social media management tips?
For whatever reason, my nature isn’t super social-media-y. Sometimes I wish I were more drawn to it because I know it’s helpful if you use it intentionally.
2. What is your writing process? When do you write? How long does it take you to create a post?
Because Nesting Place is a home decor blog, most posts come from something I’m thinking about or doing in my home. Usually I’ll take photographs first, edit them, load them into wordpress and THEN start writing. A post can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 10 hours. I think the average is two hours.
3. Do you have a blogging mentor or accountability group (formal or informal)? How have you created and fostered those relationships?
I have a few different groups of bloggers I’m a part of where I can bounce things off of and ask questions. I have a small circle of trusted friends with blogs and Nesting Place even has a ‘board’ that I’ve had to call on a few times to help make huge decisions. Most of these relationships started as a result of attending blogging conferences.
4. What is the best blogging advice you’ve received? (OR) What is the best blogging advice you could give?
You don’t have to be all things to all people. Your community is self selecting, based one what and how you write — that can be incredibly freeing.
“You don’t have to be all things to all people.” <-- Click to tweet.
Q & A with Myquillyn Smith
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