AMA: What I've Learned From 10 Years of Blogging!

Kara
Apr 16, 2018

My blog, Bostonista, is celebrating it's TENTH anniversary this week! I've been there as the blogging world has evolved from a hobby into a massive industry. 

In 2008, I launched my blog as a portfolio while looking for an editorial job at a magazine. Just two years later, it was a full-time endeavor.  

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Which songs or types of music do you listen to whilst travelling or inspires you to travel?
Apr 21, 9:09AM EDT0
In what ways does the thought of the success of your blog both scare you and excite you?
Apr 21, 8:31AM EDT0
Which sense do you value most while travelling and how does it enhance your experience?
Apr 20, 6:22AM EDT0
What did you hope to gain from the experience of blogging when you first started and how has that concept evolved over time?
Apr 19, 10:07PM EDT0
If one wants to be a travel blog, what are the unique and particular traits one’s writing must include and what should be avoided?
Apr 19, 9:49AM EDT0
What are the dieting and exercise guidelines that you routinely follow in order to stay healthy when you travel?
Apr 19, 12:54AM EDT0
Which ongoing social media marketing efforts have you found to have worked best and why?
Apr 17, 11:57PM EDT0
What were some of the luxuries you have had to forfeit when you first began your blog and how long did it take to become lucrative?
Apr 17, 5:27PM EDT0
What are your thoughts regarding the use of social media to provide customer service?
Apr 17, 4:14PM EDT0
In your years of experience, which topics and sources of information have you found to be most important to your audience and what were some of your most unexpectedly popular posts?
Apr 17, 1:07PM EDT0
What, in your opinion, is some of the best methods to learn about a culture and meet locals without speaking their language when travelling?
Apr 17, 11:21AM EDT0

Congrats girl!  I just started last March at www.afitandfabulousmichele.com and love hearing stories such as these!  Any suggestions on how to improve my page?

Apr 17, 9:13AM EDT0
What type of content, have you found to have best supported your content marketing mission and how did you determine this?
Apr 17, 4:04AM EDT0

does your site make any money

Apr 17, 2:14AM EDT1

Yup! Pays my rent in Boston every month.

Apr 17, 11:40AM EDT1
What new and innovative beauty products are you most excited about emerging in the near future?
Apr 17, 1:18AM EDT0
What emotions do you hope to convey through your blog’s visuals and messaging?
Apr 16, 11:47PM EDT0
What should one do when travel starts to feel repetitive and how should one keep each destination exciting when similar options are available?
Apr 16, 10:33PM EDT0
If you were given the opportunity to invent a new beauty gadget, what would you invent and what are you reasons for doing so?
Apr 16, 10:00PM EDT0
How did you go about establishing the tone of your social media updates?
Apr 16, 9:51PM EDT0
Who would you recommend to set up and maintain a blogger’s social media accounts and why?
Apr 16, 9:30PM EDT0
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