I met Erin in a blogger group on Facebook, and I think you guys will be interested in her uplifting blog posts. She is a busy mom, blogger, and coach!
What is your niche?
Overwhelmed and underappreciated women! There are so many demands on moms, wives, and workers – and we don’t get nearly the credit we deserve. I mean really -without women, the human race would cease. We’re pretty F-ing awesome 🙂
What platform/hosting do you use? How did you choose this and are you happy with it?
I use WordPress. When I first started, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. I asked around, and WP seemed to be the one that folks recommended. I didn’t know there was a difference between .org and .com though. ACK! I’m working on .com for now, until I really feel comfy with migrating to .org, so that I can take full advantage of the plug-ins and tools available there.
Do you use a social media scheduler?
Nope. I do it all myself. It doesn’t take too long to do – I only use Facebook at this point.
Have you ever attended any blog conferences or taken any blogging courses?
The first thing I did was hire a content/business coach. She was integral in helping me with the tech stuff, the optimization, and identifying some of my own blocks that were keeping me hung up. She offered a few workshops too that I took full advantage of. There’s tons of info online, and while it’s possible to figure it out on your own, I’d highly recommend working with a mentor. It’s worth the investment!
Do you have a newsletter?
I do. I have a weekly email newsletter, that usually corresponds with my blog post for the week, and offers a few extra tips and tidbits of awesomeness, as well as sneak peeks/early info on programs and materials I’m developing.
What is your most active post? What do you think the draw is to that particular piece?
It’s actually a series. – When you feel like giving up was written to remind people even when life is hard, that it’s worth sticking it out – that you just have to keep going – and it’s always better on the other side. It ended up being 4 parts – and was really the most vulnerable and open I’d been in my writing up until then. I believe that it resonates on a soul level and is a reminder that we’re all in this crazy thing called life together.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m planning to launch a 6-week course I developed. It’s called “Enough.” Sometimes women get wrapped up in meeting everyone else’s standards that they forget they are innately ENOUGH. Just how they are. This group coaching course will allow participants to work as a soul tribe to lift themselves and each other up by looking at where they give their power away, how to take it back (nicely) and setting boundaries and intentions to enjoy life. I’m limiting participation to 12 women so that we can have an intimate, safe space to share and grow. It’s a very exciting project!
Erin, I am so glad you had the time to share with us today. Your new project sounds like a wonderful tool to help women live happier and healthier lives!
Check back next week for another Blogger Starshine interview