Today I’m interviewing new blogger Morgan Lee about her vision for her blog: Morgan Lee Wellness. 6 months from now, I’ll be interviewing her again, to see where her blogging journey has taken her! I’m so excited about this series- if you’d like to be interviewed, please post your blog in this forum thread!
I love Morgan’s message about body image and self care. I’m so excited to see her blog grow, so let’s show her some love!
Tell us about your blog.
My blog is all about changing the way we think about food/body image. I believe that we (especially women) have an unhealthy relationship with food. We love it, hate it, obsess over it, feel guilt around it or sometimes we feel nothing about it.
Looking and feeling the way you want to feel and look has almost nothing to do with food! If it did, we would all be fit and healthy and feeling great after every diet plan we’ve ever been given. It’s more than food. It’s the habits we’ve built up…it’s the emotions that we read as hunger.
My blog is real stories how I have shifted my mindset to become a healthier person on the inside and out. Am I writing about the superfoods? Nope. Am I writing about the 10 best exercises to lose weight? Nope. And I’m not planning on it. I truly believe deep down, we know what is good for our bodies and our soul. And yet, we still eat and drink things that don’t serve us? The issue of weight gain and fatigue go so much deeper than food.
Where do you see your blog in 6 months?
In 6 months I hope to have a great following! I want people to comment and get vocal about their opinions and thoughts! The more the merrier in my eyes. I want to build a community around changing our relationship with food and get people thinking about the way they eat and how it affects their wellbeing.
How do you set your blogging goals?
When I first started out, I didn’t really set any goals! I just wrote what came to me and posted. This worked initially but now I see the value in scheduling your time to create your blog posts. Now I set aside blocks of time to write my posts.
Have you kept them so far?
Somewhat. I think its important to be easy on you because other things will come up and a deadline will get missed. That’s just part of the game. As long as you are on track most of the time, I view that as success.
Do you use blogger, wordpress, squarespace?
WordPress! Love it.
Did you choose a theme, hire a designer, or design your own blog?
I worked closely with a designer and to be honest, we are still in the working stages of it! I believe it will look a lot different once we are done I love having someone with the technical background to work with.
How do you think your branding translates your overall message to your readers?
My branding is so minimal at this point and that is definitely a goal in the next 6 months! I want my branding to be inviting and encouraging to my readers. I want people to leave the blog and feel like they really got something out of it. Honestly, I am branding myself. I want people to connect with me and where I have come from.
Do you use an editorial calendar to plan your blog posts?
Not at this point but I am looking into it.
Has your blog brought in any new business?
Yes! I think blogging is one of the best ways to get new business. It gives people a peak inside your head. It’s almost like they are reading your diary. It gives people a good idea of what you stand for and what you would be like to work with.
What has been your biggest blogging challenge so far?
Posting it to the world! Like I said above, it’s like opening your diary to people. Blog posts are extremely personal and I always get nervous before posting a new one.
What is one thing you want to learn more about blogging?
I really want to become more involved in guest blogging. I think people who are sharing important messages through blogging should stick together. Each of us has a following and many of those people could benefit by hearing from other bloggers!
What advice have you found most helpful in starting your blog?
Make. It. Real.
That was the best advice someone gave me. The more personal it is, the better. People relate to people!
Write things that matter.
Write things that you’re scared to write.
What’s your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
I am a spin teacher on the side and this is what I LOVE to do. Motivating and cheering people on gives me such a high and I can’t imagine my life with out it! When I’m not spinning? Reading books, going to yoga, having delicious wine with friends. It’s all about balance
What do you hope will have changed when we check back in with you in 6 months?
In the next 6 months, I want to have a regular schedule of when my blog posts go out into the world! I hope to have a readership that is engaged and are posting and adding to the blog as well. Aiming for a dialogue not monologue!
A big thanks to Morgan for allowing us to peek into her brain 🙂 I love the message she’s spreading and see big things happening for her. If you enjoyed reading her interview, check out her blog, and leave her some love!