Behind the Blog :: Shanice Cameron

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Hello lovelies!

I’m very excited to be kicking off a brand new series, Behind the Blog today. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now, but it’s taken a while to finally bring it to life.

One of my favourite things about blogging is connecting with super awesome and insanely talented people, so this series is all about getting to know person behind the blog that bit better.

FIrst up in the series, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Shanice Cameron, blogger, WordPress extraordinaire and creator of Pretty Blog themes {and who also happens to be the designer behind my gorgeous blog design!}

I first discovered Shanice over on Pinterest and noticed she was pinning all of these brilliant tips about blogging that also happened to be beautifully designed. Her blog is filled with many great tips and insights about blogging and has fast become one of my favourites about ‘blogging’.

Thank you for being here today Shanice!

Tell us a bit about your blog + how it came about?

I’m a blog designer, so I created my self-titled blog (Shanice Cameron) as an extension of my web design business. I decided to use my blog to share blogging tips and help bloggers avoid all the blogging mistakes I’ve made over the years. I also wanted to share my own experiences after I “got serious”about blogging.

I’ve been blogging for a little over ten years, and I’ve literally owned over a dozen blogs. Most of my blogs were personal blogs, but I’ve also owned a moderately successful pageant blog and a short-lived budget beauty + fashion blog.

For the longest time, I made various excuses as to why I couldn’t commit to my blogs (“I don’t have time”was my go-to excuse!). But when I decided to blog as an extension of my business, I knew it was time to finally commit to blogging.

If you had to pick one thing you love most about blogging, what would it be?

It’s so hard to pick one, but I’d definitely say getting feedback from my readers. The fact that I can create content that may help someone means a lot to me.

Whenever I get tired or feel like skipping a week on my editorial calendar, knowing that there are people out there who actually care what I have to say makes we want to work harder and take my posting schedule seriously.

I would still create content even if no one read my blog, but getting comments and emails from my readers definitely makes blogging a lot more enjoyable!

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What’s the biggest thing you’ve learned about yourself since you started blogging?

The biggest thing I’ve learned about myself since I started blogging is that I can do just about anything if I plan for it and schedule it in. I struggled with being consistent with my blog(s) for years. But as soon as I started using an editorial calendar and planning out my posts, it became much easier to stay focused and create content on a regular basis. So no matter how busy I am, I know if I put something on my schedule, I’m a lot more likely to follow through with it.

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

I went kayaking for the first time a few weeks ago. I’m not really an outdoors-y kind of girl, but it was a lot of fun. My kayak ended up getting stuck in the mud within the first couple of minutes, but it was smooth sailing after that!

 Your best piece of advice to someone who knows what they love to do, but hasnt yet gone for it?

One of my favorite quotes: “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”Just do it! You can only end up better off if you pursue what you love. If you don’t follow your dreams, you’ll always wonder “what if”and have regrets!

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#1. HomeCharlotte, North Carolina (USA)

#2. Couldnt live withoutmy iPhone of course. :)

#3. Paris or New York?New York since I’ve never been to Paris (although visiting Paris is on my 30 before 30 list!)

#4. Introvert or Extrovert?extrovert with some introvert qualities.

#5. Id really like tojust create stuff all day.

 #6. Makes me happydesigning websites, getting wrapped up in a good book, visiting my family, spending quality time with my husband, Chris.

#7. Place Id most like to get lost in.Rome.

#8. Nothing fuels my creativity more thanunconventional color palettes, inspirational quotes, and beautiful writing.

#9. My style isrompers, crop tops, body-con dresses + skirts, high-waisted shorts, and sandals in the summer and skinny jeans, blazers, boots, and flats the rest of the year!

 #10. Words to live by”Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

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Connect with Shanice :: Blog // Twitter // Google + // Pinterest

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  • http://www.alittlepartoftheworld.com Jess – alittlepartoftheworld

    I love this profile. Thank you very much. I love her blog designs and I has given me some much needed information I was looking for. Jx

  • Sarah Ayoub

    Great post! I discovered Shanice’s blog earlier this year. My favourite thing about it is her imagery – all her quote palettes look the same. Given that aesthetics are the precise area I am lacking, I have learnt a lot already. Glad she’s in my regular feed at the moment.

    • http://rachelgadiel.com/ Rachel // Nourish

      Yes, her images are gorgeous aren’t they? Glad you liked the interview – Shanice’s blog is one of my regular’s as well – her advice is always so spot on!