Behind The Blog Scene // Jessie Artigue of Style & Pepper

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There are certain days where achieving your dreams can feeling overwhelming. You know what I mean, the days where nothing around you actually gets done, when it feels like everyone around you is kicking goals but you. It's moments like these that I find myself drawn to the story of others - to find out how they started, succeeded and take comfort and motivation that our journeys - at least the start (and sometimes the middle) are often very similar.  

Take for example, Jessie Artigue from Style & Pepper - a blogger, biz woman and founder of an event series I love called Pepperologie. Jessie's journey started out in 2009 so it's important not to compare your beginning with someone else's middle, however through hard work, constant reinvention and determination she has built up a brand doing the very things she loves. Thrilled to finally have her here on the blog and hope her tips keep you moving in the right direction this week...

What is your blogging manifesto?  
Inspiring advice to live a happy, healthy & flavorful life!
Right now I'm listening to…
Shake it off by Taylor Swift - HA! 
Best piece of advice to a newbie blogger?  
Let the very first thing you do be identifying the WHY behind your site. I have a whole presentation on this that I’ve given at several blogging conferences… It’s always my favorite talk to give, and has become a major theme of my consulting for fellow online influencers!
If I wasn't blogging I'd be…
A TV news anchor or creative director of an interactive agency.
Behind the scenes of my blog looks like…
A happy family!  I’ve got a loving husband-slash-photographer, two incredible team members that keep me pulled together, and a darling little blog-dog that has turned into the best mascot ever. :)
In 2014 I'm most excited about…
Hosting a few new on-air projects and continuing to develop my web series called S&P-TV!

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All images by Gerard Brown