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Meet Demi Bang in Scottsdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Demi Bang.

Demi, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My name is Demi Bang and I am a model and a lifestyle blogger. I first started off modeling and basically, before Instagram had their carousel posts, I used to hate posting more than one photos from the same shoot. I created my blog as a way to post more photos. I would promote it on my Instagram afterward and say, “oh, check out more photos from this shoot on my blog.” I was doing that for probably a month or so and it wasn’t until a clothing company asked me to write a blog post for them. My main platforms are YouTube and Instagram, so to get an email regarding my blog was a surprise to me! I didn’t think my blog was driving in traffic enough and all they wanted was a blog post, not even an Instagram post or YouTube video.

I met up with a blogger who wanted to learn more about how I made my YouTube videos. When we met up, we were just talking about vlogging to blogging. She told me how she’s gotten lip fillers, botox, etc. for blog posts and that inspired me to do the same. That’s when I decided that I wanted to take my blog more seriously considering how much she was doing from her blog.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Definitely not. There are some days where I cannot figure out the life of me on what to write (writer’s block are SOOO real) and as well as how to increase traffic. For a while, everything just seems stagnant. Also, if you’re not struggling, are you really improving then?

Another struggle is knowing what to keep to myself and what to share. It’s hard when people connect and relate with you based on the personal stories you tell but there has to be some stuff that you keep to yourself. I’m pretty open if you have talked to me in person but it’s difficult to know where to draw the line.

Demi Bang – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
My blog, Demi Bang (which is basically my name haha), is a personal college lifestyle blog. The thing that sets me different from other bloggers is that I would say I’m pretty personal and open. (Check out this blog post on a first date I went on haha http://demibang.com/dates-demi-one/). I write about my personal life and thoughts that most college students have through school, such as changing majors, anxiety, etc. Majority of bloggers I know are fashion bloggers and to be frank, you do not want me to style you at all. I am fashion illiterate! Haha.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Some proud moments of my career have been receiving emails from companies reaching out to collaborate. While many bloggers receive a couple of pitch a day (I do as well) but it’s little things like this that make me feel like I’m being acknowledged for all my work and dedication into my blog.

I remembered when I received my first paid collaboration offer, I was stoked. I was so ecstatic that I did not respond to the email until 4 days later! Another proud moment was when I collaborated with Allied I’m (https://alliedim.com/) on a new Johnny Knoxville movie, Action Point, and they did a little speech and said something along the lines of “Thank you to our sponsors and partners” and listed my name! It’s moments like that because who doesn’t like being acknowledged! Haha, I think it’s important to celebrate every stepping stone, small or big!

As Oprah has said, “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

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