We’re excited to share CLEVER’s featured influencer for August—Loren Ferguson of Think Elysian! Loren treats her audience to a kaleidoscope of lifestyle topics, covering everything from travel tips to beauty hacks, cocktail recipes to fashion-finds—and everything in-between—Think Elysian is a serious gold mine for the style-driven & the wild-at-heart.

Looking for advice on how to plan an outlandish—and affordable!—adventure? Loren will have you dusting off your passport in no time. Time for a living room re-vamp? Think Elysian is the ultimate decor inspiration destination. Dreaming up an unforgettable party, but not sure how to do it without losing your mind in the process? We have your expert right here. 

Loren’s leaves her signature whimsical mark on every CLEVER program she is a part of—one of the many reasons we love working with her—and we’re thrilled to share her featured influencer interview below! 

What is your favorite topic to blog about and why?

I love to write about traveling because I feel like most people think they can’t afford to travel or it is an unattainable luxury. I don’t travel lavishly – I travel for the experience and I love to inspire others to do so as well. You can stay at a 5-star resort or a $10 a day hostel on the beach and make amazing memories either way. I love to show people the brighter side of traveling and how they can get the most out of their adventure.

What are some of your blog photography tips?

I get a lot of questions about photography! I started my career as a photographer and videographer so I feel like it helped push my blog to the next level and captures people’s attention. The light, bright media has become part of my brand. My #1 photography tip is make natural light your friend! Try not to blow-out or overexpose your photos. I like to utilize editing tools, but I never over edit with tons of filters. My favorite photo editing app is A Color Story. Keep it bright, clean & natural!

What are some Clever tips for planning out/organizing your posts every week?

I use Producteev an app that lets me connect with my helpers behind the scenes to delegate and make sure tasks get done. Anytime I have an idea for a post I jot it down in my Producteev app to keep it in mind for a potential post. Sometimes it is hard to be your own boss and Netflix binges take over your life, but stay focused and start with a manageable schedule. If you can only post once a week or even once a month give that post your best! Build your way up to posting 2-3 times a week so that you don’t burn yourself out!

How did you start blogging?

I started blogging on a whim. I didn’t tell anyone about it or advertise it much. I just used it as a creative outlet to post my travel tips, style, and fun recipes. I have always been a creative person who loves celebrating life to the fullest so it was natural to want to share my life and inspire others with all of my adventures. I feel so fortunate that I have had so many people follow along my journey! It has been so amazing to watch Think Elysian grow. I never expected to make a career out of blogging, but I am so grateful to be doing something I love!

Check out some highlights from Loren’s work with CLEVER here: Jeweler’s MutualDixie® To Go: Crushing It This FallPayPal Small MerchantsMilk Bone InstagramDove Refer-A-Friend.

 

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