In this week’s Blogger Ambitions edition, we decided to reach out to Dawn P. Darnell (www.dawnpdarnell.com).
Dawn is a lifestyle blogger based out of Houston, Texas and passionate fitness and fashion enthusiast!
Check out her Q&A below and be sure to give her a follow on Instagram @dawnpdarnell.
Why did you start blogging? And what currently drives you to keep up with it?
I started blogging when I was pregnant with my first child. When I first started I just wanted to document my journey as a mom and keep my family updated with my little man as he grew. I never imagined it would evolve to where it is today. The one that drives me to keep up with it is knowing the potential it has to continue to grow and help inspire more people along the way. I want my blog to be a place where people are inspired to follow their dreams through sharing my own life experiences.
What would you consider your personal style to be and what influences your style?
I would consider my personal style to be confident, comfortable, colorful, and unique. I want to inspire people to step out of the box and set the trend instead of following what everyone else is doing. My day to day life as a mom definitely influences my style, but I also get inspiration from fashion magazines, Pinterest, and Instagram.
What other bloggers do you follow?
I follow a ton of bloggers, especially Houston bloggers. I feel it is important to support other bloggers in your niche and city. There are so many amazing local bloggers that may not have as big as a following but have such an amazing story to tell.
What do you do full-time?
I am thankful to have a wonderful husband that supports me as a full time blogger and full time mommy.
Who takes your photos?
My amazing husband takes my photos! He wasn’t to keen to doing it at first, but he realized how much it meant to me so now he always make sure to take time to do my photos. I love when he takes my photos because he sees me in my best light and isn’t afraid to coach me from behind the camera. Plus I enjoy having my husband as my business partner. He always gives me the best advice and is my number one fan.
What is your favorite part about blogging? And what’s the worst part about it?
My favorite part about blogging is the connections I have made through my blog with my readers and fellow bloggers. There are so many amazing women out there with a story to tell, and I love getting to be part of their journey and being able to share mine as well. It really makes my day to read comments from readers who’s lives I might have touched through my blog.
The worst thing about blogging is the time it takes to invest in it. So many late nights! I have 3 interns just to help me with my social media alone. It is very time consuming, but worth it.
What do you love most about your blog?
I love being able to express my thoughts and to share my journey through my blog. I feel like I can make a difference with my blog.
What piece of advice would you give to anyone starting their own blog?
You have to start for the right reasons. If you are looking make money or get instafamous you are doing it for the wrong reasons, and it will be harder to keep up with.
What are your fashion blog goals for 2017?
I would love to travel more with my blog, now that I have had several opportunities working with hotels and resorts under my belt. I hope it is something I could get paid to do. Also I am working on my Youtube channel, and that is one thing I want to grow this year too!