As a blogger I have met some extraordinary people many of them being bloggers. I love the growing community of friends that I have acquired over the course of my journey into the land of pretty. I decided that each month we will highlight a fellow blogger that doing awesome things. August’s Conversations with Pretty Blogger is Bernetta of BernettaStyle.
Bernetta is originally from Chicago Illinois. She’s a graduate of Alabama State University (BS in Marketing). Bernetta is also a graduate of The Creative Circus (Art Direction). She made Atlanta her home after graduating from college. Bernetta’s Dream job is one day work as a Media Correspondent/Show host (she’s believing this to manifest itself soon). Bernetta is married with 2.5 kids.
1. What inspires you to blog? I am inspired to blog for the fun of it. I feel I have something to say and my blog is my own personal platform. Initially I wanted to make money but I have yet to put one single ad on my blog. I also look at my blog as a way to connect to readers that I might not ever meet in my day-to-day journey. I see how certain post resonates with people and even how their comments give me a new perspective. I am always trying to make my blog better and will continue to do so.
2. How long have you been blogging? I originally started a blog in 2010 called WIFE (Why Isn’t Forever Easy) for married women. But over the course of the two years I was actively writing, I did NO networking. I went to NO events. I didn’t try to meet ANYONE! I just had the mindset, write and they will come. And some did. I got great responses but I realized I couldn’t be as transparent as I wanted to be without telling too much of my marital business. And if I couldn’t always keep it real, I’d rather not do it. So BernettaStyle was born early 2012 (Jan or Feb). With this blog, I learned how important meeting people, forming relationships, and MORE social media are to the success of your blog. My current blog has grown by leaps and bounds if measured by the other blogs stats. I am able to talk about EVERYTHING I want to and not put into just a One Topic Box. This year, I have met some awesome people and have been able to attend some great events, shows, and etc. all because of blogging! What a great hobby/passion (which I wish could be a full-time job) to have.
3. Do you have anything up and coming you would like to share with my audience? Well, I have a new addition to my family that will be making its début in Feb 2013. And also in March I started marketing my Bernetta’s Body Butter Blend and just the sales alone in 5 months have blown my mind! I started out making this just for my family, and gave it to a few friends. One friend told me I should sell this! I did, and the ball has not stopped rolling. I am so looking forward to seeing what God does with that. There is a link on my blog to order the Body Butter.
4. What social media platforms do you actively use? I use Facebook mostly. I have my fan page connected to Twitter so I really never have to actually go on twitter. And I don’t know who created Instagram (@bernettastyle), but I love that app!
I love conversing with people and getting new insight on various topics. Ladies and Gents the best way to learn and grow is to network with like-minded people in your chosen industry. I love my pretty blogger friends! Special thank you to Bernetta for kicking off our Conversations with Pretty Bloggers Edition. Be pretty and check BernettaStyle out!
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