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Today I’m happy to interview one of my favorite bloggers! She writes at Minnesota Girl in LA, and she’s an amazing photographer and all around awesome girl! 🙂 Enjoy!
Name: Jamie Gall
Blog Name and URL: Minnesota Girl in LA http://mngirlinla.com
Twitter Name: You can find me @jamiegall1930
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/mngirlinla
When did you first start blogging and why?
The summer of 2010 I found my passion for writing. Every day I’d search the writing jobs on craigslist and apply for jobs. I landed a writing gig for Galtime.com, and I was exploring around LA when I ran across a content manager. I asked him pretty bluntly, “How he landed his job.” He told me it was because he had a blog. He also recommended it was a great place to refer people to when applying for writing jobs because it’s an entire portfolio right there. After that, I knew I had to start blogging. It was also right around the same time I had just done a story for GalTime on the OC Blogger Bash.
What do you wish you knew then that you know now?
Honestly, I wouldn’t take the learning process away from me. Part of the fun of blogging is the experience of growing from it. From laughing at the mistakes we made in the past, and to embracing who we’ve become.
What is your best blogging tip?
I have two: The first is that the numbers just don’t matter. Don’t focus on the numbers. You will get there by consistently writing. And the second is this: Don’t be afraid of being who you are. It is in those stories, in those moments, that people really begin to relate to you. You have to know who you are when you begin the process of blogging. Not only for defining your blog and how you want it to grow, but also, to know when to say yes to the opportunities that come your way but also when to say NO when an opportunity just isn’t the right fit for you.
What was the last book you read?
I’m working on a book review right now for “The Happiness Workbook.” It’s a fun read that allows you to look at yourself more closely.
If you could hop a plane today and go anywhere in the world for a week alone, where would you go?
I’d take a road trip up the PCH. I’ve never been to Oregon or Washington and it’s been a dream to go there, so that’s where I’d take myself. Although, the truth is that I wouldn’t mind a week in Napa Valley either 😉
What is the best blogging advice you ever received?
Oh gosh. I’m much better at giving it out. lol. But in all honestly. Just be consistent.
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
The biggest risk I ever took was moving from MN to CA to take a chance on love.
If suddenly you woke up and money was no object, what is the first thing you would buy yourself? (Can’t be for someone else.)
In all seriousness I’d pay off all my debt and live the rest of my life debt free, but if money were no object, I’d like to open my own winery.
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