“How Did You Start Blogging?”
I get asked this question a lot so I decided it might be a good time to blog about the answer to this question.
Here’s the story (vs. Here’s the Recipe..LOL).
In April 2009, I was searching thru Craigslist and stumbled upon an ad that said “Wanted; Mommy Bloggers for A National Food Campaign”. I hit the link and sent an email that I guess entertained them, as I got an email back. (which was from Agent Wildfire, by the way)
They were looking for mommy bloggers for a National Activia campaign. There were a few of us selected…one from Western Canada, 2 in Toronto (@ParentClub and I) and I believe someone in Montreal too.
We then signed a six page contract. We also had a skype call. Eventually I had a twitter lesson too (thanks @theKaren). But it NEVER GOT OFF THE GROUND.
I was really disappointed. In fact we were all disappointed.
I decided that I wanted to pursue “blogging” and thought I would research other mommy blogger sites. To be honest – at that time – I didn’t even know food bloggers or travel bloggers or lifestyle bloggers existed!
I sent an email to Urbanmoms and Jen Maier took the time to email me back and meet me at a local Starbucks. The meeting ended with a handshake and a commitment that I would be called “Not So Supermom”, plus I would refrain from swearing. Those were the only rules!
I posted 3 times a week for a year as Not So Supermom and loved the experience. However all good things come to an end.
In September 2010 – my days with Urbanmoms were over.
I consulted with @theresaalbert for an hour on the phone – who counseled me whether to go to another mommy website or start my own.
The outcome of that discussion: To start my own blog.
I then hired a young woman who was starting a web design business and bingo – 6 weeks later I launched Momwhourns in October 2010.
What a great journey it has been.
ps blogging wouldn’t be so much fun with the amazing support of my readers. Thank you for your continued support over the years.