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We’re so excited to introduce to you Blair Atkins, our first ever guest health and wellness blogger from our very first blog website SanDiegoLifestyleBlog.com launched back in 2014. It is so cool to be able to feature her here on our media platform years later! Blair has used strategies of long-form blog content that is highly search engine optimized, combined with events and live teachings to become successful with her online presence. Blair is a yoga teacher, Pilates instructor, Bootcamp coach, freelance writer, and Cardiff-by-the-Sea resident who loves salt water – the sea or a good sweat! Here is a bit from our interview to help you get to know Blair better:
About Yoga Instructor Blair Atkins
I grew up in Pittsford (upstate New York) and went to college in Albany, NY. My mom is from San Diego and my dad is from the Los Angeles area, so I grew up coming out to visit my grandparents and other relatives here frequently. In my senior year of college I applied to jobs in San Diego and moved out a week after graduating. 22 years of snow was long enough!
I tried yoga a handful of times in college but did not commit to it until I moved to San Diego and discovered CorePower Yoga. I had just finished my career as a Division I volleyball player so I was looking for new ways to stay in shape, and everyone around me seemed to be doing yoga so I thought it was the cool thing to do. What I found was so much more than a workout! I finally felt calm and at peace for the first time in my life. After 4 years of living as a stressed-out student-athlete, I finally learned how to relax and savor the moments of my life. I have been practicing yoga regularly for four years now and cannot imagine my life without my practice.
What I love most is seeing people who previously thought yoga “wasn’t for them” fall in love with it. It is so rewarding to witness someone experiencing the benefits of starting their practice, whether it is a young person who thought yoga was for hippies, an older individual who assumed they weren’t flexible enough for yoga, or an extreme athlete who previously considered yoga to be “too slow”. It is an amazing thing to see, and always lights me up inside.
Blair's Feature Articles on SanDiegoLifestyleBlog.com
Blair has been featured numerous times on our lifestyle blog, which have really helped her potential customers find her via google search when they're looking for the right yoga mat, class to take, or friendly instructor. You can click through her various blogs and start to get a sense of how and why she wrote the articles the way she did, answering very specific questions searched by hundreds on google each month!! SEO strategies work very well for our health & wellness media clients!
You can start to get a great idea of how to write a blog using your expertise, that is search engine optimized by reading Blair's interesting articles!
Using SEO in Your Own Articles
Using SEO strategies are tricky, but we like to think of SEO as more of a way of life than strictly one strategy. We incorporate SEO into almost everything we do, as we believe that Google is still so powerful and people searching for answers to their questions there are active potential customers!! Answering their questions helps everyone! If you're interested in learning more about how your yoga business can benefit from SEO optimized blog stories and feature stories on our sites that link back to your own, please reach out! And if you'd like to see more of Blair or take her class, make sure to follow her over on Instagram for more specifics!!