So today, I’ve got a massive treat for you all; it’s my second 5 Minutes With blog post!
Most of you will probably remember my first post of this blog series, where I interviewed the beautiful Sam Chapman of Pixiwoos, and since then I’ve made it my mission to get the biggest and best names in blogging, YouTube, fashion and beauty on my blog for you all.
Today, I have 5 Minutes With the wonderful Em Sheldon of Em Talks.
Em is a Leeds based blogger and YouTuber, with a huge social media following and a body to die for. She runs Em Talks, along with jewellery company LVNDR, and is doing a degree at the same time. How she does it is beyond me, but I had the opportunity to talk to her about all things fitness and followers!
Hi Em! So, you boast well over 60,000 followers on Instagram alone. What do you think has been the main factor of your social media success?
I wouldn’t say I’m successful yet as I have so many goals I haven’t reached – my biggest kind of measure of success is how people react and the fact that I’ve helped even one person with my advice posts means my job is done, or the fact that even one person reads my blog! When I started out, I didn’t expect anyone to read it so it still blows me away that people do. It’s so lovely, I am surrounded by incredibly supportive readers and I can’t thank them enough.
I would say you should always be yourself, you are your niche and continue to be yourself and your audience will come!
What was it that led you into the blogging and YouTube industry?
I decided to get into blogging as a way to enhance my University application, actually. It’s the best decision I ever made and I decided to continue because I had such a passion for writing, photography and reviewing things! I love sharing my story.
You’re somewhat of a fitness expert – what are your top tips for someone struggling to find the motivation to begin getting fit?
My top tips? Get a good playlist on your phone or iPod and put some headphones in, good music makes working out so much easier! Another tip? Work out with a friend, find a buddy to work out with! It really helps. If you have a friend who’s also into fitness, you can push each other along. If you don’t, I find booking myself onto a class helps because then I’m forced to go and work out. Finally, don’t deprive yourself! It isn’t ever a ‘diet’, it’s a lifestyle choice!
What are your top 5 beauty products you couldn’t live without?
Kiehls Midnight Recovery Oil, Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm, YSL Touche Eclat, Palmers Bronze Cocoa Butter and Jo Malone colognes, I particularly love Pomegranate Noir!
And finally, with the end of your dissertation nearing, what’s next for Em Talks?
I cannot wait to finally focus on Em Talks on a daily basis, I plan on growing my YouTube and really working to produce the best quality content for my readers!
Thank you so much to the lovely Em for taking part in 5 Minutes With and for your brilliant and insightful answers. We wish you the best of luck with your dissertation and with Em Talks!
You can follow Em on Twitter for all her latest blog and YouTube updates at @emshelx.
Speak to you all soon!
All my love BGP xx