Today we’d like to introduce you to Katlyn Bailey.
Katlyn, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
When my daughter was born, I really wanted to take up photography because I wanted to be able to take great photos of all the memories I knew we were going to create and I wanted a platform to post on that we could look back on one day. So, I decided to buy a camera and post all of our memories on Instagram. This all started when my daughter was born in April of 2017.
I started out as a “mommy blogger”, but eventually turned into a lifestyle content creator. So I take photos and discuss things from home decor, mental health, toddler activities, and all things motherhood. I try to be as real and raw as possible, so my platform is somewhere where I express my feelings, thoughts, and post about the trials and tribulations of life in general. I eventually had companies start reaching out to me so we could collaborate together and even started making some income from it as well! My content-creating journey didn’t really take off until 2019, so it’s been a long journey, but it’s definitely worth it.
Has it been a smooth road?
This journey has been far from smooth! It’s taken a few years to get to where I’m at today and I’m still not where I want to be, but nothing worth having comes easy. In the beginning, I struggled with comparing myself to other people who do what I do. The blogging and content creating business has a lot of amazing and talented people in it, so comparing is just something that came naturally. You see all of these picture-perfect moments being posted all of the time, but I just had to remember that Instagram is a highlight reel and that most people post the happy and positive times in their life and not the rough parts and I just had to remember that!
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I create content for companies and let my followers know about products that I truly love! I also post about my life in general and all of the things I’ve struggled with from post-partum depression/anxiety, past eating disorder struggles, and miscarriage. On my platform, I want to be as open and real as possible, so other people can come to me and know they’re not alone and that I’m here to talk with them if they need it as well.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I believe that the content creating and influencer industry will be huge in the next 5-10 years. It just evolves and grows constantly and so many new tools are coming out all of the time. I can’t wait to see how much it grows even within the next year!
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @katlynleebailey
Lewis Kim Photography (for the first photo)