Talk Thursday Interview Series with Tiffany Hathorn

Talk Thursday Interview: Tiffany Hathorn the Single Mommy Warrior

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This post is part of the Talk Thursday Interview Series. Read past interview posts >>> HERE.

Hello, Friends! Welcome back to the Talk Thursday interview series. Each week I highlight online business owners, blogging buddies and others who will share tips and advice on social media and being successful in their endeavors. In this interview series, guests will answer the same seven (7) questions that address social media, social networks and tips for being successful online. Here we go!

 

This week, Tiffany Hathorn is the Talk Thursday interview guest. We connected through the Arkansas Women Bloggers organization in 2014. Since that time we’ve hung out at conferences, chatted online and supported each other as we strive to make moves personally and professionally. She’s a swell person! I’m glad we’re friends. Tiffany is doing great things, writing and raising her sweet child. Check her out on Single Mommy Warrior. You will agree that she’s awesome!

 

Talk Thursday Interview Series: Tiffany Hathorn

A2F: How has social media impacted your life – personally and professionally?
Tiffany: As someone who enjoys meeting new people and building relationships, social media has been an AMAZING tool. I love that I am able to connect with people all over the world (even people I may never meet in “real life”) and actually get to know and care about one another. I have made friends who I talk to literally every single day about life and business – in depth. They are true friends who I value and I am thankful that social media brought us together. It also helps me to stay in contact with my friends and family around the world, which is always a good thing.

As for business, I have attained ALL of my clients via social media. Either through talking to them directly in Facebook groups or through referrals from other clients I found on social media. I don’t know where my business would be if I wasn’t so active on social media. Honestly, I probably wouldn’t even have a business.

Social media has changed a lot since I was in chatrooms in the 90’s. ~Tiffany Hathorn

Even from when I joined Facebook back in 2005 when it was only open to college students. Even though there are some aspects of it that can be rather unsavory and (admittedly) can be a bit of a rabbit hole, I am thankful for the role it plays in my life.

A2F: What is your favorite social media network, and why?
Tiffany: I definitely spend the most time on Facebook. It is where most of my conversations (both personal and business) take place and where the majority of my family and friends hang out. However, I have a growing appreciation for Twitter and the conversations that take place there. I think there is something about the forced brevity that makes people cut through the fluff and get to the meat when they communicate.

Tiffany Hathorn

Tiffany Hathorn is the creator of Single Mommy Warrior. Single Mommy Warrior is a lifestyle blog about her life as a single WAHM and homeschooler. Hathorn also has a website where she offers freelance writing services.

A2F: Social media is a common platform to market businesses and services, what other ways are you using social media for your business, site or blog?
Tiffany: I mostly use social media but also reach out directly to brands and publications that I want to work with. I also talk about my blog and freelance services locally. I want everyone who knows me to know what I do because you never know what opportunities your network has up their sleeves that you may be perfect for you. But if those connections don’t know what you do, they won’t know to come to you with those opportunities.

A2F: Which social network have you been slow to adopt or use? Why have you been hesitant?
Tiffany: I don’t use Snapchat at all. I’m also just really starting to use Instagram. Mostly because I rarely use my smartphone to take pictures. I prefer my Nikon. I really wish they would make it easier to share photos from your desktop because I do think it is a cool platform.

A2F: Thinking about blogging and/or social media, share one of your highlights or accomplishments? What made it special?
Tiffany: I’m not one of those people who has a high number of followers or posts that have gone viral. However, what makes me happy is when someone reaches out and tells me that something I said resonated with, inspired, or empowered them. I don’t think I’m very ground-breaking. I’m not a pioneer and I don’t think I have an innovative approach to life, blogging, or business. However I value knowing that people can relate to me, my goals, and my determination to eke out a living doing something I love while also trying to do the best that I can at raising my son. If I can help a few people to make moves towards being happier humans, then I feel like I’m doing something worthwhile.

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A2F: For those in blogging and business, what business or marketing major advice would you share with the Addicted to Fries readers?
Tiffany: In the words of Miss Frizzle: “Get messy.” Don’t think too much or over-analyze things. Don’t buy all the courses and books. Pick one action and do it. If you learn something, implement it as soon as you can. I’ve made the mistake of being a “learning junkie.” SO focused on personal and business development when I should have been focused on taking action. You have to find a balance where you spend less time preparing for action and more time taking action. I think that when it comes to online business, it’s the people who jump in and learn as they go that have the best chance of making it. That’s not to say that you can’t learn from others. You just can’t make money from learning. You have to actually put in work.

Don’t buy all the courses and books. Pick one action and do it.

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A2F: Which 3 books would your recommend for online business owners, marketing professionals or entrepreneurs, and why?

Tiffany: Honestly, only one book comes to mind. “What to Do When It’s Your Turn (and it always your turn)” by Seth Godin. It’s inspirational and will make you feel ready to finally get out there and share your gift with the world like we are all supposed to do. I’ve read a lot of books over the years, but that is the one I always recommend.


More About Tiffany:

Tiffany helps female online entrepreneurs craft written content they love. She also blogs about life as a single WAHM and homeschooler. She enjoys spending time with her son. Her free time is spent dabbling in hobbies of the geeky and creative variety. You can find her at Single Mommy Warrior and TiffanyHathorn.com for more information.

Follow Tiffany: Facebook, Twitter.

And, there you have it for this week’s Talk Thursday interview. Thanks Tiffany for being part of the series. I look forward to working together more in the future.
What do you think? Do you agree with Tiffany’s advice? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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Ramona

I'm a female who enjoys french fries and everything associated with them. I am a foodie, a carb lover and someone on a mission to lose the extra pounds. At the core of things, I am a storyteller. Professionally, I’m a marketer. I write about food, exercise, traveling and events. I am a daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Welcome to my life…one post at a time.

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  1. Ra'Nesha

    I love the interview looking forward to reading her book. In love potatoes fried, boiled or baked

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  2. Danielle

    I am the true definition of “learning junkie”. I’ve spent so much time learning, I could have been taking action. Oh well, you live and you learn. Taking action now! Great Interview!

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  3. Tata

    I love Tiffany! I’ve never met her in person but she’s definitely one of my blogging boos and she’s grown so much and she always gives excellent advice. She was a perfect pick for this interview.

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  4. Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    I can relate. I have become a learning junkie as well. I have the tools, but I’ve been slow to implement. It was great to hear another perspective.

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  5. Joyce Brewer

    Wondeful insight from her. I agree, it can get overwhelming and you can get drawn into buying every darn course out there about social media.

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      Ramona

      Thanks for the comment, Joyce. I agree. It’s easy to get caught up in the matrix of buying courses and never finishing them.

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  6. Tonia

    Thanks or sharing. I’m going to check out Tiffany’s book suggestion. I love a good business sense read. Especially one that motivates me to do what I need to do.

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  7. Marsha

    She gave some great advice! It can be overwhelming sometimes but you have to do what works for you. I will check out that book she mentioned.

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      Ramona

      Thanks, Gina. I agree. That is great advice. I’m a “learning junkie” too. I have several [SEVERAL] courses that I need to finish.

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