MLC is a 33 year old mom of three great kids and a Mommy blogger. She loves being a mom and finds it to be the most unexpected joy she had ever known in her life.
For those who aren't familiar with your blog, where can they find it and what is it about?
My blog can be found at www.mommieandthecity.com. Ah...what is my blog about...mostly it is about me venting because you can only bithc and complain so much to those around you before they kinda hate you. It's about me trying to work through balancing work and home - which is rarely successful. It's about the funny things my kids do so I don't forget who they are that day. It's about finding out who I really am, then forgiving myself at times for finding who that is on any given day. It's the freedom to express whatever feeling I might have anonymously and without the fear of judgement.
A lot mom's are so overwhelmed and dream of being able to accomplish their dreams, whether it's doing their own blog or becoming an entrepreneur. What advice do you have for them?
Do it. We don't always have the life we dream of handed right to us. Sometimes you have to fake it till ya make it. I wanted to be a writer so badly, but I have managed to find a way to satiate my appetite for writing through blogging. I wish my brain could focus long enough to write a whole screenplay or book, but I don't have the capacity to do this...right now. So, quick blog posts fill this need for me until I can wrap my head around more.
There are a lot of readers that read your blog, how many people read your blog every month do you think?
The volume of my blog varies, but I think I get a few hundred hits a month. The volume is usually a reflection of my own posting frequency. The more I post, the more visitors I get. Frankly, I'm surprised people make time to visit my place of crazy at all.
Is it possible for readers who want to be Mommy bloggers to be able to make a living doing it?
Absolutely, but this takes real diligence. Reader's love REAL honestly and writers who are able to deliver this on a regular and daily+ basis. I hold back in an effort to maintain my anonymity, but I feel like those who are successful at this career path really lay it all on the line. I read their stuff too. It's not my goal to make this my bread and butter and you'll find that my posts lag when my "real" job is challenging me. Without the anonymity, I'd lose my paying job and also expose my family to unwanted sharing of information. It's one thing for me to express myself by blogging, but my family shouldn't have to suffer any ridicule for this choice of mine.