Featured: Forbes’ Podcast

Remember when I mentioned that I fulfilled my goal of doing something out of my comfort zone in April? Well…


Exciting news! It was featured on Forbes’ new podcast, Two Inboxes, a show about people with full-time jobs and side hustles. I was so thrilled and honored to be able to share my story. It’s pretty remarkable that blogging helped me make the transition from the legal industry into marketing and writing. You never know what will happen after you hit publish!

The podcast is hosted by Molly Ford Beck, who you may recognize from the popular blog, Smart, Pretty & Awkward. I’ve known Molly Ford Beck ever since I took her blogging course at General Assembly. We had chatted a bit over social media and reconnected IRL when a friend told my I had to apply to be featured on a new podcast she heard about. And I’m so glad I did!

I’m impressed with Molly for a number of reasons, but one thing I really admire is how forward-thinking and proactive she is. Molly got an informational interview with someone at Forbes and came with a pitch for a Forbes’ podcast. She even brought a PowerPoint presentation to the coffee meeting!

Main lessons: Be proactive. Be forward-thinking. Stay in touch. Here’s what Molly said about our experience: “Elana and I originally connected through blogging, something we both do outside of our full time roles, and its so perfect we are now connecting through podcasting. The same way 5 years ago ‘no one’ had a blog and now ‘everyone’ does, I see podcasting going the same way: in 5 years, everyone will have a podcast! I’m thrilled to be sharing Elana’s story in this new medium! Also, love that she and I are neighbors (practically literally!) in the Upper West Side!”

I’d love if you listen to the podcast and rate it on iTunes! (Two Inboxes has recently been named New and Noteworthy by Apple!)

I know a lot of other bloggers read my blog. I want to hear your story! What has been one of the best things to happen since starting your blog?

Image via one of my favorite bloggers, Lemon Stripes!

24 Responses to Featured: Forbes’ Podcast

  1. Briana says:

    This is AMAZING! I’m so proud– congratulations! You deserve all the success and it’s been wonderful to watch you over the past few years.

    My favorite part about blogging? Meeting fabulous ladies like you (You did hire me at Levo through my blog post about them!) Thank you for all you’ve done for me and I can’t wait to watch where the world takes you next!!


  2. Congrats, Elana! I can’t wait to listen to the podcast! My favorite part about blogging has definitely been the amazing women I’ve met along the way. It’s so rewarding to meet like-minded, inspiring women — some of whom have become friends.


    • Elana Lyn Gross says:

      Thank you so much! I agree. I’m so glad I’ve met people like you!

  3. Mikayla says:

    This is such an amazing opportunity. Yes! Be proactive. Think proactively!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  4. Kayla says:

    That’s so awesome! Congratulations, Elana! I especially love that you did this by stepping out of your comfort zone.
    I’ve been seriously blogging for almost a year now and I think my biggest accomplishment has been creating an online community for other college bloggers! It’s so cool to be able to meet and connect with other girls who have the same goals and interests as you.

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

    • Elana Lyn Gross says:

      Thank you so much, Kayla. Congratulations on making an online community for other bloggers! I’m sure they all really appreciate it.

  5. Cristina says:

    So awesome – you go girl!!!
    I’ve been blogging for almost two years and I think one of the most rewarding things was being introduced to my best friend (and many other awesome ladies!) through it. The community is so great and unlike anything I’ve ever had before.


    • Elana Lyn Gross says:

      That’s amazing! I totally agree. I’ve met a few good friends from blogging.

  6. Kayla says:

    Blogging + Social Media got me my first job in the start-up world, which totally changed my career path from theater + fitness to marketing.

    Can’t wait to listen to your episode– I listened to the first episode last week and loved it! Also took Molly’s class at GA 🙂

    • Elana Lyn Gross says:

      That’s amazing! Congratulations! Thank you, I hope you like it! I’m looking forward to listening to her other episodes.

  7. I have met so many wonderful people and really learned so much through blogging. I have never listened to a podcast and I keep telling myself I am going to do it.

  8. Jordyn says:

    Oh my gosh seriously CONGRATULATIONS! You’re doing amazing things girl!

  9. Kayleigh says:

    Ahh what an amazing experience for you! Blogging has helped me land so many internships and maintain relationships!

    • Elana Lyn Gross says:

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad blogging has been so great for you too!

  10. adriana says:

    This is amazing! Congratulations!! I’m going to listen for sure!

  11. Jillian says:

    Wow this is so awesome! Congrats! All your hard work really is paying off!


  12. Chronicling Home says:

    That is so incredible Elana! You totally deserve to be recognized by Forbes, because you kick butt at your side hustles. You’re awesome! Congratulations!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

  13. Savannah says:

    I’ve honestly never gotten into podcasts so I’m excited to start with this one!

  14. Felice says:

    Congrats. Blogging definition has opened a lot of doors career wise. I’ve gotten so many internship and job offers based on knowledge of blogging and social media

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