Hey everyone, Chloe here! I’ve been going over TTB and figuring out fun little ways to improve it. I realized that I needed to share more information about myself and about Time Travel Blonde. Since I was seriously lacking an about me section (major palm to face!), I decided to fix that little faux pas asap and create a fun about Time Travel Blonde section for y’all. Sharing things about myself, why I created Time Travel Blonde, and my hopes & dreams for my little space on the internet 🙂
About Time Travel Blonde – 10 Fun Things to Know
1) Basic about me:
Hi! My name is Chloe. I currently reside (2 years) in the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado with my husband & Shiba Inu pup, Phoebe. I am a born and raised California girl and consider the beach my happy/safe place. We’re not sure where we will set down roots but feel very fortunate to consider both the mountains and beach our home. I turned 30 this past June and seriously loving this new chapter of my life. Life is definitely slower but it’s also sweeter. We’re expecting our first little baby boy, Camden, this May and we couldn’t be more excited 🙂
2) Why did I start blogging?
Like many others, I started blogging as a creative outlet and as a way to share my life. I’ve always wanted to start one but was always afraid to put myself out there. It seemed oddly intimidating and kept finding reasons to put it off. So I finally decided to start one in September, 2015 and started learning everything I could under the sun about blogging. I really took to it and quickly became obsessed. So here I am, almost a year and half later, blogging away with no plans of slowing down
3) What topics do you write about?
I started out primarily only writing about travel and quickly felt limited as to what I could write about. Since I wasn’t traveling full time, I kinda hit a wall. So after taking some time to reevaluate Time Travel Blonde, I quickly “ditched the niche” and embraced the idea of being a lifestyle blogger instead. I’ve had so much more fun with blogging writing about all sorts of things, including outfits, life in Denver, food and pregnancy/family.
I have to say, I have no idea where TTB will go or where it will take me, but I am having so much fun sharing bits & pieces of our life.
4) Who takes your pictures?
My wonderful husband takes about 80% of my pictures – especially the ones of Pheebs and I. The camera we use is a Nikon 7D. If I snap pictures of everything else, it’s done on our phones (so nothing fancy there). I’ve learned to edit my photos on Lightroom – totally worth it because it can help make your photos look absolutely amazing!
5) Where did you get the name, Time Travel Blonde?
For reals, I knew I wanted to have the word “blonde” in it because I find it cute and catchy. So I started playing around with different names and none really stuck. Finally I stumbled upon Time Travel Blonde and thought it was cute and it was free on all social media channels (big win!). I began to think maybe Time Traveling Blonde instead, but since I wasn’t traveling full-time, I decided to go with Time Travel Blonde. I really wish I had some cool reasoning for it (or even scientific to tie in the time travel aspect), but I sadly don’t. Haha, I just liked it cuz it was cute and thought it’d be unique enough to remember.
6) Where do you see yourself taking TimeTravelBlonde?
I will love to keep writing about the things that I love and implement more life & style pieces. Once little Camden is born, I will also be sharing a lot of family, parenting, and baby posts! It’s only a natural progression of my life so figured why not share?
Additionally, I absolutely love helping out new bloggers. I’ve gotten an overwhelming amount of emails/DM’s/Comments from individuals with great questions about blogging. So I am excited to share that one of my biggest goals in 2017 is to create blogging courses and start offering consulting services!! Yay!!
7) What tips do you have for bloggers just starting out?
Don’t give up!! It’s a lot of work but it’s worth it. Also, I really wish I started collaborating with other businesses and bloggers sooner. I kept waiting for emails and DM’s to show up and while they did, they didn’t come as fast or as frequent as I would hope. Don’t be afraid to reach out to companies and other bloggers, it can open up some doors and amazing opportunities. And the best part is making some friends out of the entire experience. I’m meeting more and more bloggers and it’s so fun to have friends who get it and bounce ideas off each other.
Additionally, don’t put so much pressure on yourself. I changed my blog and the direction I wanted to take it like, a million, times and I know I’ll probably change it a million more.
8) What has helped you out with blogging?
There are a lot of things that have helped me out when it comes to blogging. Below are the biggest things that have helped me.
- Time management – create a calendar or schedule out content, social media, and your day. It helps keep you organized & on track.
- Limit social media. It’s such a time sucker and Instagram isn’t everything. Focus on growing your brand and not eyeing what everyone else is doing.
- Reach out to other bloggers and collab with businesses.
- Don’t be afraid of Pinterest. It can be daunting but it drives in so much traffic. Once you figure it out, it’s so much fun to use!
- Get involved with Facebook groups! They really help growing your blog and meeting other bloggers.
- Read more here on my goals for 2017 and what I plan to fix from 2016!
9) Where do you shop?
I’m so happy to be integrating more and more of my fashion choices and outfits! Like every girl, I absolutely love clothes!
My favorite stores: Forever 21, Lulus.com, Target, Old Navy, Nordstrom, Aldo
Maternity stores: Pink Blush, Target, H&M
Baby stores: Target & Gap Kids
10) What are your travel plans for 2017?
Aspen, California road trip, Seattle (possible March 17), South-West road trip (Vegas – Grand Canyon – Moab), Europe, Hawaii, and Iceland. I’m pretty sure this is all we could support with baby Cam on the way!!
If you have any additional questions about me or TimeTravelBlonde, please feel free to reach out to me!!