Have you ever done something really crazy? Like so crazy, you can’t believe you actually did it?
I did. Or, currently am. My husband, Michael and I, decided that we wanted to travel the world and really see Europe. Without ever stepping foot in Germany, we packed two suitcases and our two dogs and moved without ANYTHING lined up to Heidelberg, Germany.
It’s the craziest and possibly best thing I’ve ever done. And, oh, I should let you know, this was all possible because of this blog, Helene in Between.
So what is this blog about, anyway? I share with you my strategies for creating a successful blog, how to manage real life, and my travels. I DO NOT believe in niches but I believe in great content and sharing your gift with the world.
Things I love: dancing, electronic music, dogs, my husband, my family, gelato, photography, diet coke, bloggers who support other bloggers, and writing. Not necessarily in that order.
Blogging isn’t easy. It’s a full time job: writing, taking photos, editing, commenting, social sharing… and so much more. When I started my blog I wasn’t sure of my direction. I only knew I was passionate about it. Three years later, I quit my “real” job and decided to make blogging a full-time job by helping others find their online voice and establish their presence.
This blog intends to make you smile, provide tips, and help you make an impact online. (Sign up for my newsletter to receive free tools on how to succeed online, directly to your inbox.)
For the past six years I’ve worked in social media, online advertising, marketing, SEO, analytics, and basically anything to do with the online landscape. When I launched my blog in 2011, it was actually called “Do Dallas Cheap.” I posted about daily deals. But I quickly grew tired of the topic, and after three months, I quit. In early September 2012, I started blogging again. This time I wanted it to represent me — my life, what I love and really… everything in between. So Helene (pronounced like Hell – Lean) in Between was born.
On September 30th my life took a drastic turn. I fell 20 feet while rock climbing, breaking both my ankle and leg. I was laid up at home, unable to go to work for weeks. My only outlet was to pour my heart into this blog. It became the silver lining. Writing has always been a passion, so my blog allowed me the freedom to write about anything and everything. I focused on my favorite topics: music, travel and humor, while dabbling into anything that sparks my interest.
I’m 29, married to my high school sweetheart. We have two dog children — Hugo, a Doberman, and Millie, an English Springer Spaniel. Music is one of my biggest passions. I’ve actually traveled to Belgium three times for the music festival “Tomorrowland.” Travel too is another passion. I simply can’t sit still. I moved (for the first time) out of Dallas, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee. It was around this time that I decided to make blogging my full time job. I now offer courses teaching others to do the same, easily, without the stress or hassle I went through.
I truly believe life is all about perspective. I have no problem with the idea of viewing the world through rose colored glasses. If you ask me, it’s all good.
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