Meet the beautiful Marta Sierra, a 24-year-old blogger, and entrepreneur. Born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, Marta is a perfect definition of a busy bee as she travels around the world, sharing her journey with her 260k+ followers on Instagram.
“I would describe myself as independent, quirky and positive. I always see the glass as refillable!”
What’s your biggest strength/weakness? And what is important to you?
I would say my biggest strength is my determination. If I want something I won’t stop until I make it happen. My biggest weakness is chocolate! Just kidding. I can definitely be too stubborn sometimes!
You have a beautifully curated blog! Is there a story on how you got into blogging?
Not really. A couple of years ago, I followed a few influencers on Instagram because I thought what they were doing was really fun and then I started creating some content myself. Since then, this passion really grew and I fell in love with everything about it: the creative side of photography and fashion, as well as the community side. Every DM and comment I receive fills my heart seeing how amazing all these people are!
Do you have any upcoming projects?
I have an exciting project I’m working on, but it’s not for very soon! For the rest, I have some fun trips planned including Los Angeles and Greece, two of my favorite places to create content!
Aside from blogging, what else do you enjoy doing?
I love to read, watch movies, and definitely traveling.
With a fan base of more than 262k followers on Instagram, you are famous! How do you monetize your page?
I work together with some brands on sponsored content and really select these collaborations only when I love what they do and create! Besides, as many people asked me how I edited my pictures, I started offering my presets for Lightroom that I use every single day.
Some bloggers feel that Instagram should go back to its chronological order. What are your thoughts about this topic?
This has been going on for a while now. It’s difficult. On the one hand, I don’t want to see a post of 3 days ago, just because Instagram thinks its relevant or popular. On the other hand, the platform has been growing like crazy and each day, more and more content is being posted. So, a chronological timeline could also affect your visibility and the experience of the user.
How do you handle the pressure and/or criticism that comes along with this industry?
When it comes to pressure, it’s only the pressure I put on myself that sometimes affects me. In this case, I try to put everything in perspective, remember why I’m doing this and just let things fall into place.
A point of criticism people often talk about is how social media doesn’t really portray real life and can make people compare and feel bad. I think it’s really important, that when you open the app, you see all these videos and pictures of friends, celebrities or “influencers” as a form of entertainment or inspiration, like a movie or a magazine. It’s not something you should take too seriously or put too much thought into.
What’s your favourite mantra?
“The most dangerous thing to do in life, is to play it safe.” – Casey Neistat
What advice would you give young women aspiring to be bloggers?
Show your personality and who YOU are! Don’t compare yourself too much but focus on what makes you special and the things you love. Besides, be consistent! If you want to build an audience, you have to work hard and create often. At last, practice makes perfect. It takes a long time and a lot of repetition to become good at something. It’s all just one long journey.
Lastly, if you were given a chance to move anywhere permanently, where would that be?
Haha, this is something me and my boyfriend have been talking about for a while now. We lived in Belgium, Amsterdam, Paris, and Barcelona and are trying to find out where we want to settle down for the next few years. For now, Barcelona is high on the list! But New York is still my dream city!