BLOGGERS INTERVIEW: WITH IZZY MATIAS
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For the bloggers interview June & July episode, I interviewed a Filipino blogger named Izzy Matias. Guys, Izzy is the blogger behind Izzy Matias blog and the founder of The Content Chest community. Izzy is one of the creative bloggers that I admire now. She's a creative genius. And the Content Chest is a perfect community for all K-pop lovers and content creators to join. Members can also learn creative marketing strategies from joining the community.
Ok, now let's get to know Izzy Matias...
ABOUT IZZY MATIAS
NAME: Izzy Matias
COUNTRY ORIGIN: Philippines
HOBBIES: writing, reading books, listening to music, watching KDrama
FAVORITE FOOD & DRINK: Pasta, pizza, burgers, brown sugar milk tea
FAVORITE COLOR: Teal and purple
FAVORITE MUSIC: Astro, Oh Wonder, The Kooks, Anberlin, Good Charlotte, Simple Plan
FAVORITE MOVIE: Harry Potter
ROLE MODEL: Emma Watson
BLOG NAME & LINK: IZZY MATIAS
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS:
Tik Tok: @izzmatias
1. Tell me about yourself and your blog.
I'm Izzy, a multi-passionate creator who shares my fangirl approach to life. I help content creators build their dream blogs by being unapologetically themselves through The Content Chest membership. Aside from that, I offer blog audits, blog advertising, and online courses. I also published my debut young adult novel called The Hush Society Presents which is a coming-of-age story about a musician who dares to pursue his dreams despite the challenges that come his way.
2. How long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging for more than a decade now. I started with a Livejournal blog but over the years have opened different blogs on different platforms and izzymatias.com is my latest one.
3. What makes you want to become a blogger?
At first, it was because I wanted to document my concert experiences growing up, but later on, it was because I wanted to become a full-time writer and blogging was one of the ways to achieve that!
4. What makes your blog unique compared to other blogs?
I share my fangirl approach to life while also helping other bloggers and creators build their dream blogs. I take a unique approach when sharing educational Kpop content by writing articles like KPop Marketing Strategies To Help You Be A Better Content Creator but also like to mix it up with blogging guides, KDrama reviews, and travel guides!
5. Does your blog have a corporate color, logo, mascot, or banner? If yes, please describe?
My blog’s color theme is emerald and gold because I wanted it to look fun, and youthful but also elegant.
6. How often do you publish a new post? And how do you keep yourself motivated?
I publish a blog post once a week and the extended version of a blog post, meaning it has added information and extra content, is inside The Content Chest membership. That way it’s more strategic and I don’t burn out easily. I keep myself motivated constantly by trying new things, watching KDramas, and learning more about KPop!
7. Do you have any strategy to boost your blog traffic? Please share some tips.
One of my favorite strategies when it comes to blog traffic is to do keyword research. This means finding keywords that are not that hard to rank for but are still related to your blog post and have decent search volume. For example, when I wanted to write about a romance KDrama listicle, I found that the keyword “romantic comedy KDramas” was a good keyword and optimized my post for that, and not long after I found that my post was ranking on the first page of Google in my country. What’s helped me is using a keyword research tool to find a keyword that’s not that hard to rank. In one of the tools I use, it will give you a score and if that score is green or blue that means it’s not that hard to rank for yet. Sometimes I write my post with the keyword already in mind, but other times I revise my draft to include the keyword—but of course, ensure that the post still reads naturally. This means not just stuff the keyword too many times in the post. I also keep in mind that the blog post link, post description, and title will include the keyword.
8. What are your top 3 most successful posts? What makes you think these top 3 posts are appealing?
My top 3 successful posts since starting my blog in 2018 are..
5 Business Lessons You Can Learn From Itaewon Class,
How to Be a Successful Content Creator and Start a Blog Series
South Korea Itinerary: How To See 18 Places In 5 Days (First-time South Korea Travel Guide)
There are a few reasons why they’re my top posts of all time. It’s a combination of story-telling, applying SEO techniques like doing proper keyword research, and using Pinterest to promote my posts.
9. Besides writing on your blog, do also write and contribute articles to other blogs and websites?
Before the pandemic, I would contribute to online music sites like Philippine Concerts and Bandwagon Philippines since I used to go to concerts, write about them, and take photos.
10. Where do you wish your blog to be in 5 years?
I want my blog to be thriving and helping over 1,000 community members inside The Content Chest. Aside from that, I want my blog to attract more travel press trips as I was just starting to get invited to press trips right before the pandemic hit. I’d love to also get 100,000 monthly page views in 5 years! Lots of big goals but I’m excited thinking about these goals.
THIS OR THAT
1. VIDEO GAMES OR BOARD GAMES
2. ROCK OR POP MUSIC
3. PIZZA OR PASTA
4. STEAK OR BURGER
5. PINK OR BLACK
6. SAILING OR SURFING
7. SPICY OR SWEET
8. DRAGON BALL OR SAILOR MOON
Ok, these are all the questions I have for this bloggers interview. Thank you so much, Izzy for being a guest star on my blog. It was a pleasure having you here. I hope we can collaborate and work together again one day.
Last but not least, I wish you the best of luck in your career. I hope you will continue this awesome work and become successful with what you're doing now. You're awesome babe ^_^
For those interested in becoming a guest star on my blog just like Izzy, please feel free to email me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. I will email you the instructions and questions for this interview. I am looking for participants who share unique, creative, imaginative, and extraordinary content with their readers. Besides this bloggers interview, I'm also accepting guest posts on this blog. Please email me if you're interested to contribute articles to my blog.
Ok, this is all for now. Thank you for reading. I hope you guys enjoyed this interview. I'll see you guys again in my next post.
Fadima Mooneira ^_^
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Incredible interview! Your tone to it is amazing, I really liked to read through all of it. I also loved learning about Izzy. I do share many of her likes, I will definitely give her a follow and check out her work.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Fadima for featuring me and interviewing me. I had a lot of fun! Yes please to more collabs in the future. 💜ReplyDelete
You're welcome. Thank you for participating. It was a pleasure having you here. Yeah, I hope to work together on bigger projects with you.Delete
Loved this interview! I will definitely check out Izzy's blog 💗ReplyDelete
Yeah, you're going to love Izzy's blog.Delete
Izzy seems to be an interesting person with a lot of talents/ interests. Will check out her blogReplyDelete
Great interview with Izzy! I've been following her for quite some time and she's a fab blogger :) xReplyDelete
Yes! She's a creative genius. Very imaginative.Delete
I remember your article on Izzy's Content Chest and thinking what an inspiration she was back then. I think that even more so now - and her tip about keyword research is spot on, it makes ALL the difference to a post :)ReplyDelete
Yeah, that tip is the best! Works like a chalk.Delete
This is such a lovely post and an amazing way of getting to know Izzy & her blog! I’ll for sure be checking her out. Thank you so much for sharing this with us, it’s a great read XoReplyDelete
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Such a great interview and loved to learn more about Izzy! Have bookmarked some of the posts and going to read them later! Hope she gets to achieve all of her goals and more xReplyDelete
Yeah, I know you like her blog too ^_^Delete
Great interview! I loved learning more about Izzy.ReplyDelete
Such a great interview. Lots of information I didn't already know and I absolutely love Izzy's blog!ReplyDelete
It was fun to learn more about Izzy! I also love teal and purple. It's always fun to find things in common. :)ReplyDelete
It was fun to learn more about Izzy! I also love teal and purple. It's always fun to find things in common. :)Delete
Yeah, unique corporate color, right?Delete
What a lovely interview with Izzy; she's wonderful as is her blog. I love her fangirl approach to life and it's so nice to learn more about it all.ReplyDelete
I second everything you said. Izzy is an awesome and amazing person.Delete
Aaaaw I love Izzy's blogging tips. I have learned so much from her. Fun to get to know Izzy a bit better here in your blog :)ReplyDelete
Wow... sure there is so many kpop fangirl read Izzy blog and follow her. Its good ti have blogger which is love to share about their interestReplyDelete
Yes, that's what blogging is all about, right?Delete
So cantik izzy. Kawan blogger ni bagus kenal dari seluruh negara kan.. Tambah networking.. Nice..ReplyDelete
Btul! Btul! Btul! Kita boley blaja lebih dpd mereka.Delete
Great review! I've heard a lot about The Content Chest but I haven't actually checked out Izzy's blog yet so it was nice hearing more about her. Thank you so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
You're welcome. And trust me, you are going to love Izzy's blog and the content chest.Delete
Thanks for the tips. I'm gonna start writing around the keyword too so that I could increase the traffic.ReplyDelete
Yeah, me too ^_^Delete
Great interview. I'll def check out her blog!ReplyDelete
Love the color choice of her blog ya! I believe that the HOW TO content normally will gained more attention, readers and page views kan... Love to read more about the interview sessions from others too!ReplyDelete
Unique kan corporate color blog dia? She's a creative genius. Btw, you x minat ke nak jadik guest star utk bloggers interview nie juga. Hehehe :PDelete
Beautiful interview! I will check out her blog.ReplyDelete
nice to know about izzy..nice interview.. suka membaca juga ya :-)ReplyDelete
Ha'ah... sebab tu lah dia creative genius. Jgn kedekut utk membeli buka ya.Delete
I hadn’t heard of Izzy’s blog before but I’ll be checking it out! Fun interview! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I have heard of this blogger before but not seen her on my timeline. I’ll have to see her content. You have asked some great questions. Thank you for sharing this Q+A.ReplyDelete
She's one of the best bloggers to follow on Twitter.Delete
It was lovely to read this interview and learn more about Izzy! I haven't heard of her blog before so it was very new to me, thank you so much for sharing this Q&A session, Fadima! x Penny / www.whatdidshetype.comReplyDelete
Wah blogger dari negara Asean! Seronok dapat networking dengan rakan2 blogger dari luar negara :)ReplyDelete
Yeah, macam2 kita dot blajar, dude.Delete
I love reading blogger interviews! It was nice to get to know a little about Izzy. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Wow that's nice to interview bloggers from different country and also shared their experiences.ReplyDelete
nice interview session. i dont know her until i reading this post., thanks. keep it up and connecting peopleReplyDelete
I love Izzy, and I love her blog! Always plenty of Kpop and tips on blogging! This interview was very sweet, and I missed the bloggers interviews Fadima xxReplyDelete
Insya-Allah will share more of this bloggers interview. I’m looking for more participants.Delete