Meet Nohea, a blogger with a some serious fashion sense, and the creator of Style By Nohea. Although it might appear to be strictly a style blog at first glance, it really encompasses so much more. Aside from posting Pinterest-worthy looks, she also shares her beauty tricks, DIYs, recipes and travels! Nohea’s taste is constantly evolving–sometimes it’s edgy, sometimes androgynous, and sometimes feminine. She doesn’t allow herself to be limited by trends or put in a box, which is what makes following her blog so fun.
How long have you been blogging? I started my blog in late 2011 just for fun, but did not become serious about it until late 2013 when I realized that it is what I am actually passionate about.
How did you come up with the idea? Every single person I know has asked me for style advice, so I decided that I wanted to consolidate my advice and share it with the world. I also wanted to express myself with my style, and there is no better way to do that than with a blog!
What was the hardest part in getting started? The hardest part in getting started is knowing that everything will not be perfect at first. Not everyone has the resources or skills to do exactly what they want with their blog in the beginning; you have to learn and acquire those as you go along. That is the beauty of blogging–your blog gets better as you learn and as you evolve. My blog was atrocious at first–horrible picture quality and no direction in where my posts were going. As I’ve learned more about blogging, myself and my readers, I have a grasp on exactly what I want to convey with my posts…the Bloguettes workshop taught me a ton, too! Learning just takes time–you don’t have to be perfect at first.
How do you maintain a balance between other aspects of your life and your blog? Scheduled posts, scheduling blogging time in my calendar, and piggybacking projects. I have a separate “blogging” calendar in my iCal where I will block out time every day to work on something specific for my blog. Just like anything else in your day, you have to block out time for it! Some days I will write two or three posts and schedule them for later that week so that I can work on something different the next day. Learning how to piggyback different projects has been a life saver. If there are products that I am obligated to feature within a certain time frame, I will think up a creative way to implement them together that my readers would love. Pairing projects together is the ultimate blogging multi-tasking skill and the key to time saving!
How do you stay connected with other bloggers and creatives like yourself? Directly reaching out, and being a part of networks like Bloguettes. I’ve reached out to many bloggers and sat down to have coffee with them to bounce ideas off of each other, learn from each other, and combine knowledge and resources to help each other out. Being a part of networking groups is so helpful too. Groups like Bloguettes are great to get people together in an environment that inspires creativity and socialization. I always try to think up ways to collaborate with bloggers and businesses to build and maintain relationships.
What’s your favorite social media channel for personal use? Twitter and Pinterest. Twitter is for when I have random thoughts and something inspirational to share (at least I think it’s inspirational). Pinterest is my guilty pleasure for when I need to get inspired and have a little time to kill.
What’s your favorite social media to use for business/blog related stuff? Instagram 🙂 (creepy face emoji). I’m addicted/obsessed! It’s been very useful in getting my brand out there and promoting my blog. It’s also extremely inspirational! I stalk so many of my favorite brands and bloggers on Instagram that I’ve driven myself a little crazy. But I won’t stop! You can’t make me!
Who do you look up to? For blogging, style, and all things cute and creative, Aimee Song, Sincerely Jules, Rach Parcell, and Carrie/SJP (they’re the same person, right?). For ‘boss betch’ status, Beyoncé, Oprah, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, and Victoria Beckham–all for defying different stigmas and taking the unpaved way.
What advice do you have for others? Be hungry to learn! No one is perfect, and you will be learning new things until your last day on Earth. Always strive to be better than you are, but be happy with what you’ve achieved in the past. The more you learn, the better you will become!
What’s the best advice you’ve received? To be confident in myself. If I don’t believe in myself, who will?