Story Behind WriterLaurenConnelly

There is always a story behind a pretty website, right?

I strive to create content that represents my clients in the most authentic way. So it’s only appropriate that I’m giving you the key to my journey too.

Let’s start at the beginning of this journey.

The last semester of my senior year of college, I started writing for Odyssey. Odyssey is a website for college students to write weekly posts on whatever their heart desires. I applied to be a content creator with zero experience. I didn’t even know what SEO was, or how to write a post that search engines would pick up.

I wrote over 45 articles during a 10 month period and loved every minute of it.

One night in January, I was sitting on my dorm room floor with my sister and best friend. South Carolina was on my heart, even though I had never been. We all started googling places not knowing where we would end up after college. I googled “top places to live in South Carolina” and Greenville came up. The next day, I called my mom and asked if she would come with me to visit during my spring break. Two months later, we were driving 10 hours to a city I had never been.

After being there less than 10 hours, my anxious self felt so calm. I had a feeling that Greenville is where I belonged.

Two months after graduating college, my twin sister and I packed our belongings in each car and drove 700 miles to a place we had only been once. We didn’t have jobs lined up or even knew a single soul. We signed a lease for an apartment we had never been to either.

I started applying for jobs, over 200 to be exact. Nothing felt right, so I bought a WordPress site and started building I dreamed of writing website content for photographers and lifestyle brands, anything from apparel to stationary. Whether it was blog posts or “about” pages, I wanted to be a part of it. Sounds like a crazy dream, right? I thought so too!

I reached out to a few photographers asking if I could build their blogs and write about their photo sessions. They jumped on board!

I reached out to apparel brands asking if I could help update their blogs to show what their brand was all about. They jumped on board too!

So here I am living a life that has “grace” written all over it. Living in an amazing city, all thanks to a google search. Waking up every day to write website content that helps people discover brands I truly love.

There’s the key to I hope my journey inspires you to take a leap of faith. Try something you never thought was possible. I’m cheering you on from afar!

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