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As part of my continuing “Fab” Fridays series for #SoFabUOTR in Chicago, I’m spotlighting the Chicago speakers and asking them a series of interview-style questions so you can get to know them before meeting them in just a few weeks!
How long have you been blogging:
Four + years
How long have you been with SoFab:
Since 2012 – when I was still on BlogSpot!
Your all-time favorite movie:
That’s like making me choose my favorite child! All things written by Aaron Sorkin, who I have a mad-writing crush on. If I HAD to pick just one, I would say The American President. I love that it was the beginning of what would become The West Wing.
Number one piece of blogging advice for a newbie:
Find a mentor! It’s the single best thing that you can do for yourself – because most bloggers know NOTHING when they start. Blogging years work similar to dog years – 12 months equal TONS in experience and so much information can be gleaned from someone that has been in this space for even a year.
If you were on a desert island, name three books you would bring:
Wild from Cheryl Strayed (it moved me SO much), The Last Lecture from Randy Pausch (a must read for EVERYONE), and The Year of Magical Thinking from Joan Didion (something I read every year).
Your favorite brand that you’ve gotten to work with through SoFab:
Mariano’s has been, by far, my favorite brand to work with. They’ve added such value to the Chicagoland area and to each community that they have opened a store in, and it has been amazing to be a part of introducing everything they offer to my community – online and in real life.
Musical artist (past or present) that you would LOVE to see live in concert, but haven’t yet:
Madonna, because I am a true child of the 80s
The one piece of your wardrobe that you never attend a blog conference without:
A blinged-out lanyard, a colorful maxi dress and COMFORTABLE SHOES (sorry that was three)
If you could spend one day watching whatever you wanted on Netflix, what would it be?
I make time to do this on a regular basis. My favorites are House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Gilmore Girls, Californication, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad and Friends
Beverage you usually find yourself sipping while blogging:
Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus Refresher
Member of SoFab that inspires you most:
Kristin Wheeler – she was the very first person that I met working with SoFab and everything she does is top notch. She seems to have boundless energy, is passionate about her family, a positive spirit and always has a smile on her face!
Don’t forget Early Bird tickets END TONIGHT! Snag your SoFabU on the Road early bird tickets and meet Jennifer face to face! Until then, find her on social media: