Alexia Shiri is a Mommy blogger. Alexia blogs mostly about her family; products, her lifestyle likes and dislikes, as well as her recommendations and advice to other mommies/families.
For those who aren't familiar with your blog, where can they find it and what is it about?
My blog can be found on Mom Bloggers Club (www.mombloggersclub.com), and Mom Bloggers Magazine (www.momblogmagazine.com); I am also listed on Alltop (www.alltop.com) and am a member of Glam Media (www.glamedia.com) my blog should be listed under family blogs there. Obviously people can also find it by searching the web for local mommy blogs, as I am in Los Angeles, my blog is called Los Angeles Mamma Blog for easy reference. The blog is about me and my family; products, my lifestyle likes and dislikes, as well as my recommendations and advice to other mommies/families. I share my experiences and hope that they resonate with my readers.
As a Mom, how do you keep a sane head, when things get stressful?
I take time to reflect, whenever I can get it! That's often tough to do with a very energetic two year old around. Things often do get stressful but I keep a level head and constantly remind myself how lucky I am. I feel lucky and blessed to be a mommy and a wife and I am thankful for everything I have, I take the good with the bad. Family life is a joy, it just requires work. Personally, I think a lot of us were made for family life; and I truly feel as though I was.
What are your goals for your blog?
My goals for my blog are relatively simple at this time. I want to entertain readers and grab their attention, and keep them coming back for more. I would like to have a voice in the mommy circle and hope to share some helpful experiences; I realize that they may not always be life changing, but I hope they are useful experiences that will resound with my readers. I hope to create a relationship with the people who visit my blog, and I am pleased to have folks who stop by and enjoy what they see/read and comment to me about it (whether in the comments section, by email, or however, about what they liked/ or even disagreed with). It's an open forum. We all have different experiences, and I would go as far as to say that no two people/mommies will necessarily experience a similar event the exact same way; we are unique. I would love to be a resource to other mothers.
Is it possible for readers who want to be Mommy bloggers to be able to make a living doing it?
I think it's possible for anyone to be a mommy blogger, there are so many of us out there. Now, to make a living doing it, well that's a far more involved process. I don't make a living from my blog. I have a part-time job that pays the bills, the money I make from my blog is a nice sum to support my extra spending habits. I think that if you put your mind and effort into it, and cultivate relationships with PR folks and other business people who reach out to you, you can do it. It will take time though. I have been blogging since February 2010 and I still feel as though, personally, I am a long way from making a living blogging. Make it your goal, work hard, and you might find, after you pay some dues, that you are making a decent sum of money. I don't think I've made that my goal at this point, although I wouldn't object to that happening to me. There is a lot of competition out there, the way I look at the competition is that we all blog parallel to each other. I choose to befriend my fellow bloggers, and I think that's the best way to move up. If you plan to make a living blogging I believe you can.
I'm the author of the children's book The Adventures of Smitty. To find out more, click here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/94655