Technology isn’t going anywhere. It’s used for everything from smartphones and home access to security measures for top businesses. Speaking of businesses, technology is how I’m able to share content with my readers each and every day. I do what I love from the courtesy of my home (usually in pj’s or yoga pants) while having a flexible schedule to be there for my family, volunteer, and check off errands and housework, all on my own time. Specifically, HP technology is the brand I lean on for computing and printing here at home, and you can too with their spring sale!
Have you ever pondered the question: what is the definition of a blogger? While blogging has become more mainstream in the last few years, I often find people asking me “what is it that you do?” Sure there are superstars that blog like Gwyneth Paltrow with her site Goop or Perez Hilton who’s known for his celebrity gossip, but many people still wonder what is a mom blogger exactly.
A long time ago blogs were considered personal sites that moms used to journal. They would document little Bobby’s first steps with a few paragraphs and pictures that wouldn’t be anything sophisticated. However, blogging took a huge leap forward several years ago when brands were hit with the economy crisis and began seeking new methods to market their products. Brands saw this untapped potential of credible (and opinionated) moms. Because moms know best, right? 🙂
This is a partnered post. All opinions are mine alone.
I was fortunate to stumble upon blogging in 2009. I had decided to leave my corporate job and stay home with our first son, however I knew that losing an income would put a strain on us financially. I was determined to find a way to make up the difference! I came across some amazing deal bloggers who showed me the ways to coupon and save money. I was hooked!
After being a dedicated follower of my favorite bloggers, my husband encouraged me to “get out there” on my own. I knew the ins and outs of deal blogging pretty well, but I didn’t want to compete with my favorite sites. I worked as a co-writer for two bloggers before really delving in full-time on my own site. It was the best decision I ever made! I was my own boss, and writing about things I enjoyed – all while being profitable.
I built My Boys and Their Toys from the ground up. The coding and html side of blogging was a bit scary, but I pushed through and taught myself (or hired help). I have grown my blog exponentially over the last few years and can truly say I am proud of myself!
Later, I learned about an online blogging class, Blogelina, that offers 4 weeks of classes focusing on everything to get you started on blogging. I so wish I had come across it sooner. The class really walks you through ever portion of blogging basics. It would’ve definitely saved me time and energy.