Meet Jamie Gall of Minnesota Girl in LA!

Meet Jamie Gall of Minnesota Girl in LA!

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!

meet Jamie Gall from Minnesota Girl in LA!!

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

Instagram: @jamiegall1930

Pinterest: @jamiegall1930

 

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 😉

image via Camera Obscurist on Flickr

image via Camera Obscurist on Flickr

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.

photo by gruenemann via flicker

photo by gruenemann via flicker

 


My First Month in the Shaklee 180 Blogger Program – Video!

Hi everyone!  I’ve made a video on YouTube chronicling my first month in the Shaklee 180 blogger program!  I’ve had some challenges – namely, how to distribute my calories throughout the day so that I’m not overly hungry in the afternoon before dinner – and I’ve learned some valuable tips to help me through the support I’ve received in the Shaklee 180 blogging community!

Check it out here!

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own. 

People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.



I’m a Shaklee 180 Blogger!

I’m a Shaklee 180 Blogger!

I am really excited to have been chosen as a Shaklee 180 Blogger!  460 bloggers applied and 90 were chosen – and I’m thrilled to have made the cut!!  For the next six months, I’ll be demonstrating the effectiveness of Shaklee 180 by measuring my own weight loss and sharing it with you!  We’ll also be motivating one another through the next six months!

Nutritional content is important to me, and that’s one of the reasons I love Shaklee!  The Shaklee 180 shakes are high in protein and fiber, use non-GMO soy protein, are low-glycemic, and use no artificial sweeteners, flavors, or preservatives.  I really hope that my weight loss will be turbo-charged!

Regular readers will know that I’ve lost 50 pounds since my son was born 13 months ago.  Well, 50 pounds is terrific – and I’m glad I lost it – but I’m definitely not done!  I want to get down to a healthy weight – and at 5’3″, 216 pounds just doesn’t cut the mustard.  I can expect to lose between 1-2 pounds a week using Shaklee 180, so in six months, I am hoping to lose anywhere between 26-52 pounds (hopefully closer to the latter)!

I’ll be taking official before photos soon, but in the meantime, here’s my excited face!

shaklee 180 first photo

Stay tuned!

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own.

People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.