I asked, they answered.

by LCW on April 21, 2010

in Mini Series

Welcome to the first mini series.  For the next few weeks you’ll hear from some rookie bloggers, some veteran bloggers, some moms, some dads, some experienced bloggers, and some just starting out.  They’ll be sharing with you what interests them, giving their two cents on blogging and most importantly what makes YOU and your blog interesting to read.  And for good measure there are questions about shoes and purses, because I just needed to know what everyone is wearing!  Keep checking back, as I post interviews over the next few weeks and perhaps you’ll see one of your favorites chatting it up with me!  If nothing else you’ll meet some really rad people.

Our first interview comes from Alissa at Mommy and Molly. She is making her way to the top of the work at home mom ladder by networking and diversifying.  Read what she has to say:

1. Why did you start blogging? To keep track of Molly’s milestones and enter giveaways. It eventually blossomed into the randomness it contains today, but it’s mostly about Molly.

2. What do you love about your blog? That it allows me to connect with wonderful people from all over the place. We are all united in the fact that we are parents and most people can empathize with what I am going through in one way or another.

3. If you had to start all over, would you do anything differently and if so, what? I would have written in it more in the beginning. I was really slack in writing it to begin with because I felt like no one was reading it but me, so why did it matter. What I didn’t realize was that as long as the content is there and is good, the readers will follow.

4. What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a rookie blogger? Design your blog the way you want it from the beginning, and make changes to your ideal design. If you have an eye catching customized design it will keep people coming back. I know the blogs I like to go back to are the ones that are unique, not the cookie cutter standard template ones, no matter what the content.

5. What’s something you wish you knew about being a mom that no one told you? Um…that the soft spot throbs (creepy!) and that you will always do things you said you were never going to do (like bed sharing, which I still do, but I shouldn’t, but I like it…)

6. If your kid wants to try a sip of your beer/wine/favorite drink, will you let them? Sure. If I can be a diet mountain dew junkie, why can’t she? Well….not until she’s older, obviously. I don’t plan on putting the dew in her sippy cup any day soon.

7. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure TV show? Angel. Vampires are yummy.

8. What’s your viewpoint on vacation with kids/babies? Will they go? Stay? Recommend your favorite vacation spot.
My favorite vacation spot is anywhere warm with a beach and good shopping. Ideally, NYC would be on a beach, but since that’s not the case, umm…yeah. I got nothing.
As for kids on vacation—I always felt left out when my parents didn’t take us on vacation. That’s why they make attached hotel rooms with locking doors.

9. Tell me about your favorite pair of shoes or purse or other must have clothing item? Oh my goodness. I assume you mean not mom uniform related (my mom uniform consists of Victoria’s Secret PJ pants, a nursing tank and a sweatshirt. Oh, and flip flops)

My go to outfit before I had Molly was as follows: My Silver (the brand) jeans, my Jessica Simpson 3 inch black heels (necessary because I buy my jeans too long) and a plain tee or sweater. I am kind of boring.

10. If you could give a blogger one piece of advice, what would you say?
Speak your mind and write about what you love. If you don’t love or aren’t passionate about what you are writing about it will show. You know the old saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all?” In the blogging world, it should be “If you can’t think of anything to say, don’t say anything at all” Forced writing is obvious. My favorite blogs are ones that are genuine.

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