Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Blackmon.
Hi Tiffany, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
Upon graduating from TCU in 1987 (GO FROGS!!), I attended Johnson & Wales University in South Carolina to study Culinary Arts. I have three cookbooks; 200 Best Panini Recipes, 300 Best Casserole Recipes, and Panini French. I love to travel and explore new food trends and cooking methods as this helps me in recipe development and writing for both myself and clients. My husband Greg and I split our time between Fort Worth and Austin, Texas. We have a precious fur baby named LaLa, a two-year-old Bichon Frisee from Los Angeles (LA), hence her namesake. My daughter Kennedy is a senior at TCU, yes- we bleed purple, and my best girlfriend. Greg’s children, Chelsea and Alex, live near us in Fort Worth and are #hornedfrogs too! Through Chelsea, we have our two precious grandchildren; Ava, 12 and Pearson, 10. I am all about health and staying young! Fitness is a HUGE part of my life. In my younger years, I taught many forms of exercise, now I can just enjoy it.
I do reformer Pilates 3x a week and personal training 3x a week, with a sprinkle of cardio for good measure. I have a history of back issues but have finally found the perfect fitness routine to accommodate my aging spine. Finding knowledgeable trainers was key. I dislike the word “diet,” so I call it “food plans,” and trust me, I have tried them all! I have heard advice from trainers, physicians, healthcare professionals, colleagues, and friends but I know what works for me and encourage you to do what works for you too. My passion for style, fashion, decorating, cooking, and interior design drove me to pursue my newest creative outlet- hosting a podcast, My So-Called Fabulous and Lifestyle Blogging in my 50’s! In addition to being an author and chef, I am also a professional speaker and media-trained for TV & radio. I LOVE being in front of the camera! I have a passion for detail in every facet of my life and strong opinions on cooking equipment, place settings, linens, and workout clothes, not-to-mention an addiction to shoes… wait until you see my closet!! I also adore entertaining and having people in my home, as making connections and new friends is really what life is all about! Thank you for being here and I hope you enjoy what I have to share.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
At my age, teaching my friends and family social media platforms; Apple Podcasts, Instagram, Facebook, Like to Know, YouTube etc. I often have people ask me, “What are you doing?”, “What is an “influencer”, “What is a podcast? How do I listen?” Growing my following has been a challenge as the algorithms are continuously changing. In a sea of so many bloggers, influencers, and podcast hosts, I am constantly trying to set myself apart and highlight what makes me different from the rest. Staying on top of content while also keeping my sanity. I often have to remind myself to put the phone down and be present or else I get carried away with sharing on social media. My family is good about reminding me when enough is enough, LOL! And finally, juggling it all; wife, mother, boss, podcast host, influencer, blogger, chef, author.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a Podcast Host, Influencer, Author, Chef, Mom, and Wife. My passion for style, fashion, decorating, cooking, and interior design drove me to pursue my newest creative outlet- hosting a podcast, My So-Called Fabulous and Lifestyle Blogging in my 50’s! In addition to being an author and chef, I am also a professional speaker and media-trained for TV & radio. I LOVE being in front of the camera!
What has been the most important lesson you’ve learned along your journey?
To just be me. The right people, brands, collaborators and businesses will fall into place in due time. Trust the process. Don’t let ego stand in your way. Be humble, be kind, show others and yourself grace. DO NOT take things personally. Business is business and that is often difficult to swallow. Don’t get caught up with the small stuff. Things ALWAYS get better. Things may certainly not work out as planned but remember… there is ALWAYS a plan. 24-hour rule. NEVER answer an email or text that is emotional. Give yourself a break to calm down and rationalize before responding. Always have people on your team that are smarter than you!!! Everyone has talent. Know your talent and you cannot do EVERYTHING!! Know when it’s time to move on!!
- Blog + Social Channels + Newsletter = $375
- IG + FB Feed Post + Stories = $275
- Podcast Guest + Advertising = $400
- Podcast Guest + Advertising + Blog = $700
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- Website: https://www.tiffanycblackmon.com/
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- Twitter: https://twitter.com/tiffycblackmon
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLzeA0jBX83j4wqpA2r9lpQ?