I am a born and bred Adelaide girl who has a true passion for PR, the luxury lifestyle and all things creative. Martini Mondays is a lifestyle blog which showcases my passions, and the luxury lifestyle with PR added into it – I showcase talented women, I interview people in business and share tips on PR an social media. Martini Mondays is my voice.
What inspired you to start blogging?
I have always loved writing and story telling. I wanted a way to share my interests, passions and knowledge with readers whom I share a mutual passion with. As a natural PR girl and entrepreneur I wanted to do more than just write, I wanted to help people and teach them the ropes of PR and social media and this is how Martini Mondays evolved.
What is one of your challenges of running a blog ad business?
I have trouble switching off – as I am in the early stages of a business, I squeeze as much work as I can into the day as possible. I always feel like there is more that I can do, or another idea pops into my head (I often sleep with my laptop, so If an idea comes into my head I can jot it down straight away). As an entrepreneur I am hard working and driven and want to be successful in what I do and want to do as much as I can to work towards that goal everyday.
What has been your biggest blogging achievement to date?
The fact that I have converted a blog into a business has probably been my biggest achievement to date as well as seeing my hard work pay off through increased social stats and views to my website. It makes all the hard work worthwhile!
I recently had a young girl approach me about advice on how I started freelancing and formed a business on my own, as she was interested in taking a similar path. I was amazed by this, the fact that I could help someone with their journey and they have asked me for help is great and makes me believe that my content is valuable to them.
What words of wisdom do you live by?
Be true to yourself; this is something I truly believe in – stay true to who you are and what you want and everything will fall into place. Also, listen to your instincts. Your gut is your second brain and if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
In your opinion what is the key to living a positive, happy and healthy lifestyle?
Diet, exercise and making time for yourself for me are important. I try and switch off one day a week and have some time to myself where I don’t worry about work (it’s hard, but you need to do it) – I go for a walk, meditate, catch up with a girlfriend, spend time with family at my holiday house. You need to look after yourself mentally – if you are not feeling your best and need a day to yourself, then do it and get back into it the following day, you need to look after yourself mentally.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by so many different people and different things for a range of reasons – but I am most inspired by women in business and the remarkable work they are doing, it makes me believe in myself and it gives me the confidence to reach for more. Working with women in business is something I am going to be doing a lot more in the future with a few exciting projects on the way.
What can readers expect from you and your blog/work in the coming months?
There’s a lot happening at Martini Mondays at the moment; I am working on a few new features which will include tips on social media and PR for small businesses as well as showcasing more talent of women in business. I want to offer my readers valuable content in a variety of ways.
What advice would you offer to creative entrepreneurs starting out on their own?
Have mentor(s) and good people around you. I am blessed to have a number of people around me that I can call, email, text anytime for advice. I also have a great support around me; my friends and family are incredibly supportive of my work and what I am doing and have offered support in a number of ways. A close friend of mine told me the other day that I have inspired her to start writing again and following her passions, and the fact that I am having that effect on those around me motivates to reach for more.
What does the future hold for you and your blog?
I am involved in a lot of projects at the moment – I have just launched my e-newsletter which is exciting and I am working on some new content themes. Martini Mondays will continue to evolve and offer readers valuable content that they can relate to and hopefully learn a thing or two along the way!
Check out the great work Morgan is doing over on Martini Mondays here