Hiya Guys, welcome back to my q and a meet the series. I hope you are enjoying this so far! I contacted the lovely Em Sheldon on instagram, not really expecting a reply, and i checked my dms and she had replied, insane. I wanted to speak to Em all things youtube, instagram and being an influencer.
Q: Hi Em, thank you for collaborating with me on this blog post, for people who don’t know who you are, tell them a bit about yourself?
A: Hey! Thanks for having me! I’m Em Sheldon, a chatty blondie born in Yorkshire and now I live in both Yorkshire and London, I try to split my time! I love fitness, food and travel!
Q: So, you started your ‘EmTalks’ blog in 2012, how did that all come about?
A; I started it as a way to get onto my university course, last minute I changed my mind and decided I wanted to study something media related at the university of Leeds so I decided to share my passion for writing in the form of a blog
Q: What is your favourite blog post that you have published and why?
A: I think my post about domestic abuse as it’s really important to use our voices and share important messages
Q: When you made your blog, did you expect to gain an amazing, loyal following in the beginning?
A: Absolutely not and I think that’s the best thing it was a complete accident with no hidden agenda
Q: What has been your biggest achievement on your blog?
A: I got tickets to take my mum to see Beyonce and it was one of the best days of our lives, she couldn’t afford to take us but we were able to go because of my blog
Q: I know you won cosmopolitan blog award new comer in 2012 and in style magazine top lifestyle and travel blogger in 2016, what do you think makes you stand out from all the other youtubers/bloggers?
A: I guess you are your niche, so I am just myself! Yes I may be overly chatty, annoying and a little orange sometimes but hey, that’s me! I’m unique haha.
Q: so, let’s talk youtube, when did that come about and what made you decide to make a channel?
A: I started a channel YEARS ago and then stopped uploading as felt too ugly like it was too close to my face! I only really restarted about two years ago .
Q: You are currently on 72k subscribers, which is crazy, what motivates you to keep on putting content out there?
A: The comments make it all worth while, people are so lovely and say they enjoy my vlogs which makes me want to keep doing them
Q: What do you use to edit your youtube videos? I love the layout of your videos and vlogs?
A: I edit using final cut on MacBook
Q: So tell me, what does an average ‘Em sheldon’ day look like?
A: every day differs so much, I try workout 3-5x per week so usually a workout, shooting content, replying to emails!
Q: How do you balance your youtube/blog/instagram with your personal life. I know you are a family oriented person and you have your boyfriend Matt, how do you balance that?
A: I don’t at all, it’s something I need to get better at. I want to try shut my laptop earlier and have a nice sofa snuggle and see my grandparents on a weekend but often I’m working so i can’t
Q: What did your family think of your blog and your channel?Are they supportive of you, being an ‘influencer’
A: they are so supportive i’m so lucky
Q: You have been on a lot of exciting press trips, i watched your vlog, when you went to Ibiza to celebrate San miguel non alcoholic drink, it looked incredible, what has been your favourite press trip?
A: I have to say my trip to Disney world was incredible and beyond my wildest dreams to get to go
Q: You have also been lucky enough to work with brands, who has been your favourite brand to work with?
A: I adore all the brands I work with and actually turn down so many campaigns that don’t suit my audience, so I have to say working with brands like Topshop as I’ve grown up with them, Boots as I’ve always shopped there or Batiste as I’ve been buying it for years it’s so special! Or even new brands that trust me to get the message out there, every brand is different and it’s always an honour
Q: Working at home, it is quite hard to switch off i imagine, but what do you do to be able to switch off and relax?
A: the gym is definitely my switch off time
Q; Lets talk instagram, you are very active on instagram always giving people lovely content and lovely comments, whats the pros and cons of instagram?
A: people judge you by a perfect feed and forget things have gone on in your life!
Q: If you could give some advice for people, who sees instagram as a bad place, how would you turn that into a positive place (eg: body positivity, other people’s features etc)
A: definitely only follow people who make you feel good, but also remember that just because someone looks good on instagram it doesn’t mean they’re happy
Q: What is up next for Em Sheldon? Any projects you have lined up that you can speak about?
A: ooo lots of exciting travels!!!!
Q: And finally for someone who wants to get into the blogging/youtube world, what would be your top tips for starting out?
A: always remember that you are your niche, there’s space for all of us!
Thank you so much to Em for collaborating with me on this blog post. I can’t wait to see what projects she has lined up!! I hope this has helped you gain an insight into a blogger/youtuber’s life and also get to know Em a bit more!
All my love,