Throughout the last couple of months ATXgossip has been introducing you to the Best of Austin Bloggers and Influencers and we’re nowhere near done. Today we’re chatting with Shruthi Parker from The Honest Shruth!
Shruthi was born in India, raised in Dallas, and has been in Austin for 11 years now. Her ATX career started in the world of digital marketing before she transitioned into blogging! She’s been penning thehonestshruth.com for over four years now and she told us that she loves being a lifestyle blogger and connecting with people from all over the world!
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Hands up if the past month has been weirdly hard? 🙋🏽♀️ I want to apologize for the sporadic posting on here. 🤦🏽♀️ Y’all voted on my stories and said you want this and that content and I thought I could do it, I kept hitting a roadblock.⠀ ⠀ Turns out shutting down emotions ❌ from the things happening around me (losing business, cancelling trips, dealing with health stuff, just being sad about the world right now) because headlines tell me how much worse others have things is not a healthy mindset for writing or living.⠀ ⠀ I acknowledge my privileges but also my disappointments are valid. -me to me lol.⠀ ⠀ It’s taken some time(hi, just enneagram 1/Taurus/hUuMan things over here) and a lot of 🙏🏼 but we back fam! ♡⠀ ⠀ I’ve got some darn good things coming your way including a home décor giveaway, sharing why I was on bedrest, a few Love Is stories, a yummmmy recipe, my home office tour, a couple Hey Little Swirl stories, and…an announcement. 🤍⠀ #thehonestshruth
Just as we do with celebs, we asked Shruthi to answer some of our Totally Texan questions, as well as a few ATX-tra things.
Who’s your favorite Austin celebrity?
Bevo duh! Hook em!
Who is your favorite Texas band/ musician?
Beyonce – no questions asked. She is the queen. Also currently, Surfaces!
What actor would you classify as “totally Texan?”
I’m not a huge actor/ actress person. Matthew McConaughey, I suppose! I saw him at several UT games and ATX events so he seems pretty dedicated to the Texas scene.
What’s your theme song?
“Better Together” – Jack Johnson
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
What advice do you have for Austinites looking to be successful in social media?
If you start with wanting to be successful in social media, you will likely burn out or probably find waaay too much identity in it. If you start with what you love plus are good at (you’ll know this by the audience engaging with your content), and happen to grow in social presence as well, you’re more likely to have a good long-term career.
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