5 Questions With Coastal Bride

Today we’d like to introduce you to the founder of The Charleston Blog Society and the voice behind the wedding blog Coastal Bride, Gillian Ellis. 1044059_732903330425_504206112_n via Peter Frank Edwards

1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I have been a wedding photographer for 6 years now and since day 1 of my career I have always loved running our photography blog. I started realizing that there was more that I wanted to share and blog about and started thinking of launching my own, separate blog. There are so many blogs that I read and am inspired by. It seemed like a lofty goal to even believe I could write a blog. But two years ago I finally took the leap! Looking back now I am so glad I launched Coastal Bride and wish I had done it sooner!

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
I am still so proud of being published on The Everygirl as it is one of the very first blogs I ever followed.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I would love to be better at Pinterest and managing social media in general.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
Spring afternoons on the porch at Kudu are perfection! But most days you can find me typing away furiously from my living room couch until way too late at night.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
I would absolutely love to meet Grace Atwood of The Stripe. Her writing is so authentic and I feel like we would really get along. I also would not mind meeting her cat Tyrion Puff.

5 Questions With Paper Meets Pearl

Today we would like to introduce you to Kelly, the lovely lady behind the blog Paper Meets Pearl. Paper Meets Pearl is a lifestyle blog devoted to sharing fashion and decor projects, recipes, and inspiration. Kelly also happens to be a very organized blogger – you won’t want to miss her helpful post How to Create an Editorial Calendar. Read all about Kelly below and make sure to follow along on her Instagram here.IMG_00081. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I’ve always wanted to start a blog but it took a New Year’s Resolution to finally make me do it. And for once I followed through with my resolution and have been blogging for 7 months now and haven’t looked back!

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
My proudest moment so far would have to be working with all the great brands here in Charleston. Everyone has been so supportive and I love working with similar minded brands that have a passion for fashion and design. I hope to continue partnering with brands and other bloggers here to keep building a great community of friends.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
Geek alert! But I’d really like to know more about building a website from the ground up. I think it’s a useful skill to know how to use HTML, CSS, and other techniques in order to better run a blog.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
My favorite place to write would be in City Lights (or in my home, because hello, no pants required!) I enjoy watching people walk past and bouncing off ideas to my friends that work there.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
There are so many bloggers that I’d love to grab coffee with but my top pick would have to be either Emily Schuman of Cupcakes & Cashmere or Elsie and Emma of A Beautiful Mess. I’ve followed their blogs for years and have been a big source of inspiration for me.

5 Questions With Lowcountry Boil

Today meet Lorrie Dixson, the voice behind Lowcountry Boil and Eskimo Advertising. Lowcountry Boil is the go to website if you are looking to find events and deals in the Lowcountry. Lorrie’s blog is a must read if you are looking for fun in the lowcountry as she highlights all of the top happenings across Charleston daily. Read on to learn more about Lorrie!lorrie-headshot1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
When I moved to Charleston I started Lowcountry Boil as a way to showcase what I was discovering about the Lowcountry. Since 2009, I have been blogging for myself, my company, Eskimo Advertising, as well as freelance writing for Carolina Nightlife and Bold Spicy News.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
I’m not sure of my proudest but I have had a lot of cool experiences by being a blogger.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
Oh there’s so much. As an entrepreneur, I’m always aspiring to learn…about new businesses, experiences and life!

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
I would love to come up with a really cool answer but I really just blog from my office.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
Perez Hilton would probably have some crazy Hollywood stories.

5 Questions With Bikinis & Brunch

Today we would like to introduce you to Caroline of Bikinis and Brunch. Caroline’s blog features outfit posts, Charleston restaurant recommendations and a bit of travel – you won’t want to miss her recap of her European trip! A true Southern belle Bikini’s and Brunch is a bright spot in the blogging world and is sure to lighten your mood. Read all about Caroline below and make sure to follow along on her Instagram here.untitled-0041. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?
I’ve always had a love for fashion, beauty and style since I was little. I work a 9-5 with little creativity involved and my blog has been a way for me to express my love for the things I love! I’ve always wanted to start a blog, but my husband inspired me to just go for it and do what I love. I started my blog May 1, 2015 but it’s probably been in the works for years.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?
I’ve been contacted by the brand Kora Rae affiliated with Jessie James Decker to wear their line. A photo shoot is in the works! It’s been really exciting to part of her brand launch.

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I would love to learn from other bloggers experiences and get a mentor in the blogging community. Techniques, tips, tricks. I mostly blog because I enjoy it, but I’d like to get insight on how to make it a career.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?
My living room with my frenchie on my lap (I’m a homebody).

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?
Kate Blue from For The Love of Fancy. Kate and I have husbands who have similar jobs. She has been there for me since the beginning of my blog and helped me! I can’t wait to meet her in September!

5 Questions with Boss Lady Jobs

Happy Monday morning everyone! We are starting a new series to help everyone get to know the members of the Charleston Blog Society a little better. We all read lots of blogs but how often do we really get to hear about the voice behind it? To kick off our interview series we sat down with Kate Wilson of Boss Lady Jobs.

Launched just a few weeks ago, Boss Lady Jobs is a unique concept as it focuses solely on highlighting women with creative jobs. Kate herself is quite the interesting lady. An avid traveler and a full time marketer with a passion for creativity she brings her warm and glowing personality to The Charleston Blog Society. Read on below to learn more about Kate and follow all of her adventures on Instagram – here.


1. What inspired you to start a blog and how long have you been blogging?

Growing up in relatively small towns in the southeast I never really had professional women role models that I personally knew. In school children are pushed into traditional fields and taught to aspire only to be lawyers and doctors and focus on how much money you can make. No one ever teaches you to explore what you really enjoy and few people realize there’s plenty of money to be made in the creative space. Charleston is an amazing little ecosystem full of women who are creative and making a huge dent in the digital corridor. My blogs sole purpose is to highlight women in these fields.

2. What has been your proudest blogging moment?

I just learned that some of my posts will be featured on Charleston Grit and it is so exciting to me to see these special women in the spotlight Grit can provide. Shout out to the fabulous women running the show, Jessie parks and Madison Miller!

3. What is something you would like to learn more about?
I’m SO curious and love to travel. I would love to learn more languages. My goal is to be beginner conversational in Icelandic by my next visit in the summer of 2016.

4. Favorite place to sit and blog in the city?

I do my best work late at night which means I’m at home in bed but for early morning sessions no one has a better breakfast than the acai bowl at Cafe Medley on Sullivan’s.

5. If you could grab coffee with any blogger who would it be?

That’s such a hard question! I feel lucky enough to be a part of this community of bloggers but I would LOVE to have lunch with Jenny Walton. She is the coolest blogger and illustrator making amazing work for some huge brands. I would love to sit down and just watch her work! Check out her Instagram @jennymwalton