Who Is Steph?
Steph is a 30something blogger from Canada eh! A used to be journalist who couldn’t give up writing forever, so she created Stephsocial.com!
It may be Steph’s about page, but it’s actually a lot about you too! Why are you here and what can we do for you? Do you want to start a blog? Maybe you already have a blog but want to grow! Whether for business or personal, having an effective social media marketing strategy can help you take your blog to the next level.
Blog With Intention
Whatever you do, do it with purpose. Do it for the long-run. An effective social media marketing strategy is so much more than posting to social media. Learn how to make social work for you from behind the scenes – branding, content and search engine optimization to create a cohesive design that connects you to your readers. Every post, comment, connection should serve a purpose.
Steph has worked in social media for over 10 years. She studied journalism in college and wrote for a few websites and online magazines while in school. One of her more memorable stories included an interview with one of Hugh Hefner’s good friends about what it was like growing up in the playboy mansion (think gum balls, bouncy castles, drugs and affairs with Hugh’s Gf) you can check it out here!
Steph landed her first, full-time writing gig as a staff news reporter at the age of 23. Taking pictures and writing articles covering local politics, business stories and features on ‘local celebs’ kept her busy for years. Her work was published in weekly newspapers across Southern Ontario.
“Not many people get to do what they love for a living. I was… am one of the lucky ones,” she said.
But then social media became a thing! And it was the beginning of the end of the print media industry. The newspaper industry was dead and with it, a little piece of Steph died too 🙁 Years passed without writing a thing (other than the odd Facebook status) and she couldn’t take it anymore. Many pent up ideas led to the creation of Stephsocial.com!
“With my background as a journalist, it made perfect sense to combine social media marketing with my passion for writing and become a blogger,” she explained.
What You’ll Find Here
Steph originally created this site as a school project. She recently decided to go back to school to study the ever-changing field of social media marketing. And with that, a passion she thought she had lost forever- writing, designing… sharing was re-ignited! Steph’s Social Pie became her little slice of social. Her first post was a bit of a personal piece, about what it’s like to live with anxiety. The post received a massive response, and went viral on Pinterest!
“I always thought of bloggers as either beauty gurus or people looking for fame,” she said. “I wasn’t either of those so I wasn’t swhere I fit in. But, I quickly found my place and it almost immediately felt like home.”
And that was her sign to keep on writing, designing and sharing! But being a very private person, she decided to focus her writing on a less personal note!
“It sounds weird because as a reporter and now blogger I’m very much in the public eye, but I’m actually a very private person,” she explained. “Writing, especially online, has allowed me to express myself from the safety of my laptop.”
She now shares helpful social media marketing tips, blogging and branding inspo, beauty and lifestyle pieces! Her goal is to create a beautiful blog and help others along the way:)
“I want to inspire people to create beautiful websites that they really love and can be proud of,” she said.
The blogging community has been so different than she ever imaged! The support and positive feedback has been overwhelming and beyond what she ever expected. Stephsocial.com now receives over 40k monthly viewers and growing! If you’ve ever thought about starting a blog, or re-defining your blog or branding- you are at the right place!
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