WeBlogNorth Featured Content Creator of The Week - Lacey Fitspo
This is a space that showcases all of you awesome WeBloggers in the North and gives everyone a chance to get to know each other, as well as raise your profile (and your DA!). This week we're chatting with body positive healthy lifestyle blogger Lacey.
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Name - Lacey
Location - Manchester
Blog URL - LaceyFitspo.com
Twitter followers - 1,099
Instagram followers - 5,545
Too many of us waste time worrying about our followers and likes
How long have you been blogging/vlogging/creating content?
I have been blogging for around four years, but in the last few months I have been taking it more seriously and giving it more attention.
Why did you decide to start Lacey Fitspo?
I have been struggling with my weight since college, and then when I did start to lose it I also realised I didn't have a healthy mindset when it came to my body. I decided to write about it to remind myself that there is more to health than the size of my waist.
Do you see this becoming a career or part of your career?
I am also a copywriter for an SEO company, so blogging is a big part of my life. I would love to take on LaceyFitspo full time, but it isn't the main goal in my life.
What do you hope to achieve for your content in 2018 and what’s your big-picture goal?
Well, I would love my DA score to hit 20! But I really want my content to be something people can read and relate to. I'm not an expert, but I am a human being who makes mistakes. I often find that most blogs on healthy living are a "how to", and I want people to see that mine is different.
What is your favourite social media channel & why?
Twitter. It's a great platform for bloggers to engage with each other! I often find myself having lengthy conversations with some I haven't ever met and maybe live across the globe.
What is your favourite tool or app that helps in your content creation?
I would be lost without IFTTT! Although I love being organised, it's hard to find a day to put everything together in advance, but IFTTT does most things automatically for me.
Who is your blogging/vlogging/content inspiration and why?
I love Cassey Ho. She is so motivating and bubbly and just has a positive approach to healthy living that makes you want to be a part of it without even thinking about your weight or body size.
What do you like to do on weekends? Where can we find you hanging out?
You are likely to find me in a cafe with my laptop, surrounded by empty coffee mugs! If not there, then the pole studio.
If you could go anywhere in the world or experience any one thing, what would it be?
I would love to visit Seoul. I have been trying to learn Korean in my spare time for a couple of years now, and I think if I actually went then I would be more motivated to progress further. Also, the food would be amazing!
What're your tips for staying motivated and/or organised in your work?
Figure out the place you won't be distracted, and it's not wrong to look at other blogs for content ideas. You'll find that even if something has been written a million times before, you will have your own spin an opinions on the subject, so don't be afraid to write from your own perspective!
What is the one piece of advice you’d give other content creators & aspiring bloggers/vloggers?
Stop focusing on numbers. Too many of us waste time worrying about our followers and likes, but your content is likely to suffer if you start scrambling. Create what you love, share it with your friends and let the feedback take care of itself.
Fun/Random fact about you (go on, surprise us!):
I have a collection of freckles on my arm that looks like a train! (Always pull that fact out when asked).
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