This week we catch up with Fashion Influence, Makeup Artist and VIP Member, Issy Cerys...
How long have you been blogging and what motivated you to start?
I’ve been blogging since the start of this year. Before this I was on a long social media break but going on holiday to Barbados in January really inspired me to start taking photos and wanting to post them online again. I also really missed the sense on community you can find on Instagram and that motivates me daily to keep posting and interacting with other influencers.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
My biggest challenge so far has been gaining my first few hundred followers. Having started from a very small, private instagram account, I feel I had a bit of imposter syndrome posting outfit pictures and sharing my life with my followers in the same way a larger account would. However, after DMing a couple of bloggers I admired and getting some tips from them on the best ways to start and grow, I no longer worried what other people might think and focused on making content I love and enjoy.
What's a typical day like for you?
During this period of self-isolation, I’ve been getting up naturally when the sun rises. I’ve then made breakfast before working out, which I sometimes like to film and post on my stories. I then sit outside and have a coffee (my new favourite being the “TikTok Whipped Coffee”!) and I’ll then plan what I want to do the rest of the day. Usually this includes planning a few outfits I want to shoot that day, walking my dogs and catching up with friends. I also make sure to dedicate time to replying to comments, commenting on other influencer’s posts and posting stories.
Finally, If you had one piece of advice to give to other aspiring influencers, what would it be?
Find your own style and post consistently. Shooting from home at the moment can seem limiting but it’s helped me to be more creative and make the most of a bad situation! I also feel it’s made me improve the quality of my content as I have more time than usual to shoot and edit.
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