Meet The Blogger – Kristyn Meyer
In our latest interview series which I like to call “Meet the Blogger”, where I spotlight inspiring creatives on this Blogger Magazine. We caught up with Kristyn Meyer who runs A Human In Training blog.Headline option: Making Mistakes In Front Of Others For Self-Love And Success
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Blog?
Founder of A Human In Training, which is focused on teaching myself and others about achieving goals while building confidence and self-esteem. Done through my own personal learnings and mistakes 😉
2. Describe what inspired you to start your blog?
On my 34th birthday I discovered that I was truly unhappy with life and who I was as a person. I resolved that the next birthday I had would find me in a much better place. Because the journey would require some deep thinking and reflection, I wanted to have accountability. Therefore, I started my journey through a blog and made it publically available to all. Turns out, many others struggle from the same and have been able to learn from my reflections and vulnerability.
3. How do you motivate yourself to keep the blog up and running?
Knowing that my words often help others keeps me going. I know that they are looking for the daily motivational quotes that I post to help keep their spirits up. My weekly posts help them to evaluate what is going on in their lives. Being accountable and reliable for them is what keeps me going. And knowing that I’m leaving a great legacy for my children and the younger generation as they go through all of this in the future.
4. How active are you on a weekly basis? How often do you communicate with your followers?
I post daily motivational quotes that are related to the blog topic of the week, as well as a new blog post every Wednesday. Each Wednesday morning I go live on Facebook to talk about the newest post and interact with my readers. On Sunday’s I re-post an older blog post that is relevant to that weeks topic.
5. What do you think is the best social media strategy for getting more visitors to a blog?
Being authentic and writing good content. People will find you if you write the material they are looking for. It’s more important to have a smaller amount of people who are genuinely interested than to have millions that just scroll past.
6. Would you encourage other people to make their blog?
Yes, but only if they are passionate about it. Writing has always been fun for me, and I make sure that it stays at the root of what I do. Earning an income from it is a bonus, but at the heart of it all is my love for doing it. Life is too short to do something you aren’t passionate about, you should not enter the blogging world to make money, because you won’t succeed in the right ways.
7. A lot of people think that blogging is an easy way to make money online. Do you have some tips for those people who are interested in making money from the blog?
Make it in an authentic way. Don’t offer a course if you wouldn’t buy it yourself. Don’t sell products that you wouldn’t even buy. Make sure that if you do sponsored posts that it is for items that you would truly use, not just to get a check. Opportunities will come your way, but your readers will know if it isn’t genuine. Also know that it won’t happen immediately, you have to put in a lot of work to get to a point where you have the clout and ability to make any amount of money from your efforts.
8. What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
Being patient! You want to see success immediately, but it isn’t going to come like you want. You have to be invested for the long haul and devote yourself to delivering the best product you can through your writing.
9. What is your greatest achievement outside of blogging?
I have independently published two children’s books!
10. Who Is Your Blogging Hero And Why?
I love Jenna Kutcher. She blogs and has a podcast. She is so real and authentic and doesn’t hide the hard parts of making it in this type of world.
11. What Advice Would You Give To A New Blogger Starting Out?
Success is not a vertical line, there are many dips and dives along the road. Be patient and settle in for the long haul.
12. Have you collaborate with brands? If yes, name few brands you worked with
Yes! I have worked with Jool Baby Products and OpenMD. I am getting ready to do a collaboration with Beautycounter. There have been a few that I have turned away because they are not a good and natural fit for what my niche is as a blogger. I want to make sure that I can give my honest opinions about the items that I talk about. I would hate to get paid or accept their product and then either lie to my readers or bad talk their product on my blog!
13. Finally, what are your thoughts about BloggerMagazine?
I love how it highlights different bloggers in different genres! It’s great to read about all the different people throughout the world that are doing what they love. Reading about their process and reasons for doing it are very motivating!
Follow Kristyn Meyer on his journey at:ahumanintraining.com | @ahumanintraining (fb) @ahumanintraining (Pinterest/Twitter) @ahumanntraining (IG)