Blogging Bonanza with Carolyn West of ThisTalkAintCheap #TenMiniTT @CarolynRWest

Posted on October 6th, 2014 by & filed under #SPARKLE Tinsel Town Tonight Interviews, Everything Miz Meliz

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What is it like to have a true friend support you in all you do?

From Blogging to social media, to becoming a life coach and writing and self publishing a book, and now having a video podcast – Carolyn West has been there for me through it all. She wrote the forward for my book and came through for me at the final hour. This was fitting since she is the one person that I told about my dream who believed in me, encouraged me and held me accountable. She motivates, inspires, leads, and demonstrates how to be an entrepreneur and a fantastic mom all at the same time. I don’t know how she does it.2014-07-16 18.17.25 2014-06-29 22.59.43 But she does, very well. She is the kind of Super Star I believe in. She is a celebrity in my World. There isn’t anything she can’t do. Crafts, check! Events, done! School Council, she is on it! Book club, but of course. Women’s group, she started one. Conference speaker, yep, she does it. In fact, she co-produces an annual blogging conference, too. Oh yeah – she just finished doing a work out boot camp and now she is starting a 100 Day Challenge.


I asked Carolyn to tell me about all that she does, how she does it, and why she does it.

This was a long interview, it was quite enjoyable and incredibly informative. So, as they say, grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy this episode of Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town as you get to know, Carolyn West:

Carolyn has three wonderful, smart and well mannered daughters. She manages her household with her husband, two dogs, three kids, and a cast of colorful characters, er um… her extended family. She heads up campaigns for bloggers through Collective Bias. She started her own social media consulting business and she is the leader of So Cal Lady Bloggers, which by the last count has over 750 members – all of whom turn to her for direction and advice. Knowing what a huge task that is, she partnered with another blogger, Melissa Dell and together they have grown the group which has doubled since they started working on it together.

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A former interior decorator who had to travel to Hawaii on business as a regular routine – this little lady is a power house. Carolyn will long be remembered for her contribution to blogging and social media and has Super Mom status being well known for her hands on active role in her daughter’s schools, their activities, and in the community in which she lives.

She is someone you can count on. She is kind and thoughtful. She is the legendary, Carolyn R. West of This Talk Ain’t Cheap.

Funny how when you get to know someone online and you cross that bridge to friendship, you miss out on the discovery of what makes that person tick.

This is why I looked forward to our interview.

I asked Carolyn the “typical” questions for Ten Minutes in Tinsel Town –

What do you like to do for fun?

“I spent my free time with my kids… going to lunch or a movie. I’m finding that as they get older, they are actually really fun people to hang out with.”

What projects are you working on right now?

My life right now is trying to juggle working from home and managing life as a mom with three busy daughters. That’s a project in of itself. I’m not working on any specific projects right now other than my job as a Campaign Leader with Collective Bias and running SoCal Lady Bloggers. Oh, and I recently started a Social Media business with Melissa Dell, called Social Elements Media, where we teach small businesses how to use social media.

How can my viewers connect with you?

What is your favorite Hollywood Hot Spot?

I don’t spend time in Hollywood, but my favorite place to eat outside of Santa Clarita (because there isn’t much worth talking about here) is The Hummas Bar in Tarzana. It’s awesome and they make homemade pita bread that is to die for. I could live on bread.

Watch the video/podcast to hear more of what Carolyn has to say about:

  • Her all time favorite thing to do.
  • The future of blogging and her predictions for what is next in social media.
  • New web design for This Talk Aint Cheap blog.
  • 100 Day Challenge – what is it?
  • Best of all, during our discussion it is quite possible that Carolyn had an “A-ha Moment” – discovering what she is most passionate about! That was exciting!

What did you learn about Carolyn West?

Do you have a question for her?

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One response to “Blogging Bonanza with Carolyn West of ThisTalkAintCheap #TenMiniTT @CarolynRWest”

  1. Trina says:

    I have to agree. Carolyn is a rock star! Amazing person and mentor!

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