PART 1: HOW I BECAME A LIFESTYLE BLOGGER
One of the questions people ask me the most is, “How did you get started?” I am sure every lifestyle blogger gets asked this question, but everyone has his or her own unique story.
I had a blog since I was young. I got my first computer in the first grade. I had a Xanga and Blogspot. Now I use WordPress and YouTube. I was always really into computers and mastered Paint and pretty much knew the ins and outs of Adobe everything by the time I was a sophomore in High School: yes I was a nerd, and still am. That’s when I knew I wanted to do something digital – but didn’t know what! I was never popular or one of cool kids, just a nerd who was obsessed with the world of fashion & glamour! I was an extreme girly girl, dressed all my friends for all the dances and outings we had, did hair and makeup for my entire Tennis team (I never got to play because I was so bad at it, haha).
I went to undergrad at UCSD and studied Communications and Japanese studies, where I created my fashion blogspot that my girlfriends read and I had a few followers, like 50 total. I graduated in three years because I wanted to move back to my hometown of Los Angeles so bad!
Then I started hosting for some TV outlets and purchased my first video camera and microphone and made my first YouTube video! I was also modeling at the time, so my first videos were modeling BTS videos and sexy cameos I made in comedy sketches on popular YouTubers’ videos. I got a LOT of hate, and I hated it, I would cry almost everyday. I then went to grad school at USC and got my Masters in Broadcast Journalism where I learned more about reporting, writing, and editing videos on a time crunch.
I started posting lots of beauty videos, fashion videos, and girly advice videos, because I knew that was something that I could help other girls with. I always knew that’s something I wanted to share with the world, whether it be my job, or just for fun. I quit all my other modeling gigs and became a full-time lifestyle blogger and YouTube beauty guru three years ago and I haven’t stopped.
I wake up everyday being so excited to produce content for all of you because I love connecting with everyone around the world! I am so grateful to be able to do what I love to do! It took a while for me to figure it out, and I’ve failed many times, and there are moments where I felt like I wanted to give up. Thanks to you guys, I have been posting daily for the last few years and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. But what makes me the happiest is to be able to help all you girls and even the guys (10% of my followers are you cutie pie boys) with any advice that you need! I know I am in no way an expert in any of the fields, but I love fashion, beauty products, and trying them for you guys, and giving you my two cents! I really hope we can continue to grow together and we can all share our healthy, fun and glamorous lifestyles and even struggles together! That’s my story – I can talk about it more in a video on my channel so don’t forget to subscribe! love you guys!
Tomorrow at 7AM PST I will be posting PART 2: HOW TO BECOME A LIFESTYLE BLOGGER!