Today’s a fun day at love lulu because we’re chatting with one of our favorite boss babes, Sakura Considine. Sakura is the co-founder and creative brand director of Bloguettes, and also the voice behind Something Sakura, one of my favorite blogs.
I actually met Sakura last May in Nashville when I attended the Bloguettes Workshop. After spending a few days with her and Lorena Garcia, Sakura’s other half in business (well, and in life it seems), I left a bit in awe of them.
Not because they were wise and eloquent and filled with depths of knowledge in all areas of the business I was entering, though they were all those things, but because they were both completely in their element and using their gifts so selflessly to help other women.
Their workshop, by the way, is single handedly responsible for the success my blog has had in the last year. If you’re a blogger wanting to grow the business side of your blog or brand, you may want to attend their upcoming workshop in Phoenix Feb 8-9.
The only other course I’ve taken that’s been remotely helpful in blogging is Pitch It Perfect with Julie Solomon, and she’s actually going to be at their conference, too, so it’s an investment that will pay for itself. Just saying. Also, I’ll be there, so you can say hey!
Anyway, what I love about Sakura’s blog, aside from reading about her amazing life, is that it’s evident she has an eye for photography and graphic design (skills she’s been honing since she was 12!). As a fellow kid graphic designer (my dad owned a print shop and my mom was a typesetter, I grew up using a lightbox and a protractor), I have mad respect for anyone who can speak to me in pixels.
Despite being in the business of blogs, her blog is more of a passion project. She uses it to express her creative side and as a place to capture and record her life. When you browse through her photos, the “life” part is evident. The glimpses she gives you of her travels and outings is not unlike an editorial in a magazine, it takes you to kind of a magical place. I imagine that’ll be fun to look back on when she’s eighty.
It serves as a good reminder for me that the purpose of blogging isn’t business. Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up on that side of it, but the truth is, blogging should be fun. Sakura doesn’t really take her blog seriously as it’s not her main gig. However, she says the more effort she does put into it, the more success she sees. It also makes her happier in life.
I think that’s because by nature of blogging, you have to live a life worth writing about. Sakura’s blog is a good reminder to first live a fulfilled life, then document it, if you so choose. Sage advice for the non-bloggers, too.
We’re honored and grateful that even though she’s in the ninth-hour of planning the Phoenix Workshop, managing minor details like décor and overall experience, she took the time to chat with us. Read below for Lately with Sakura Considine (and be sure to follow along with her journey on Instagram, hands down one of my favorite feeds that I follow).
Follow along with Sakura:
Blog: Something Sakura
Bloguettes Instagram: @bloguettes
Get your tickets to the Phoenix Workshop here.