Well, my plan to get back on track with my normal blogging schedule doesn’t appear to be working out so great. But 2 important things we must discuss: 1. Have you started shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet? If not, do you know what you’re going to buy once the sale opens to the public this Friday? If you haven’t checked it out yet, see my top picks here. 2. I’ve been nominated for a blogger recognition award! Yes, me! Can you believe it?
My initial thought was, you can’t be serious? Someone actually likes my blog? But it I am honored and humbled to be nominated for this award. I was nominated by the lovely Cori from Sweet Coralice
She is a Texas based baker and food blogger who is enjoying life one tablespoon at a time. She has amazing work so if you’re looking for some gorgeous (and I’m sure equally tasty) treats for your next event, she’s your gal!
Here I am trying not to blush 😉
(shop this look here)
How Did My SoCaled Life Start?
In early February, a Facebook memory popped up reminding me of one of the first hikes I ever took here in LA. This hike inspired so many others and inspired me to have a whole new point of view. I have attempted to start a blog before but my heart wasn’t in it at the time. Suddenly re-inspired, I decided to start a blog documenting my loves of fitness, fashion and everything fun and share my passion for living a life you love in a fit and fashionable way with the world. Blogging is ultimately the final straw that motivated and inspired me to become a certified personal trainer.
My Advice to New Bloggers
I still have a lot to learn myself but my biggest takeaways thus far are: 1. Give love to get love. Remember, it’s called social media for a reason. Be social and be kind and you’ll attract your tribe. 2. Make sure you are blogging for the right reasons. I came into this knowing that I was simply sharing my passions with the world and not to try to convert this into a career. (That would be cool but I don’t expect it). I want to connect with my audience and have you trust that I’m only sharing things with you because I truly love them. 3. Don’t try to do it all at once. Brand colors, logos, slogans, SEO – there is SO MUCH to learn. Focus on tackling things one thing at a time and don’t move on to the next thing until you have the basics covered. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve probably seen me redesign my page at least 2-3 times (LOL). I am HORRIBLE at this. Don’t be like me. 4. You just need to try, you don’t need to be perfect.
More Awesome Bloggers to Follow
Part of the honor of receiving this blogger recognition award is being able to pay it forward and do the same for some of my fellow blogger friends. Here are some other great blogs I think you’ll enjoy:
Realm of Vibes (Lifestyle + Wellness)
Truly Zipporah (Fashion + Travel + Lifestyle)
Tabitha Trending (Fashion)
The Falbolous Life (Fashion + Lifestyle)
Marg Fitness (Fitness)
Bre Healthy (Fitness + Health)
The Mama Resource (Lifestlye)
Andrea Lauren (Fashion + Lifestyle)
I am so honored to have received this award and I hope you have found some awesome new blogs as well!
P.S. I’d love to hear from you! Are there any questions you have? Any trends you’re not sure how to wear? Topics you’d like to see covered on the blog? Email me!