Today we’d like to introduce you to Kelly Jablonski.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Kelly. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I have always been a very active and social person – basically a ‘yes man’ friend for events and hanging out. However, what made me start my blog was a close group of friends who had been blogging for a few years. They were very encouraging of me getting started myself. So, after event after event of telling new people I’d met I didn’t have a blog and was just there as a friend and for the food and drinks – I decided why not?! I did not know where to start really so I just began documenting things I was doing in my life. And from there, it has evolved naturally into what it is today.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Yes and no. Sometimes, I tell myself this is just for fun – don’t take it too seriously. But I know myself and that I am always trying to improve what I’m doing and want to continue to grow my brand. So, I’d say balancing my job, friends and family and the account. It has been a bit more work than anticipated – but I enjoy it. Advice I’d have is to make sure what you put out there is organic and you. It makes content and enjoying the process that much more enjoyable.
Please tell us about Accordingtokells.
My account has a highly social aspect to it. Showing different drinks from different bars and restaurants I go to. My account is predominantly Boston based so I really love when a follower reaches out and asks for suggestions if they’re planning a trip or tell me they went somewhere solely based on my post. It makes me happy that I can help people and encourages me to continue with true and quality content. However, I have been traveling a bit lately so it’s nice that my account allows me to incorporate that into it as well.
What advice would you give to someone at the start of her career?
Be patient and stay confident. Nothing happens overnight and it can definitely be a slow progression at times. But with hard work and remaining true to your image, it’ll work out and be more real and successful in the end. Also, make sure to ask for help and advice from people who have been in your shoes. Most people are more than happy to help.
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