I actually can’t remember how I found Grady’s blog, but I do remember having a fantastic conversation about how difficult it is to make friends as an adult. We came up with a splendid idea to create an online dating type app but for people actually just looking for friends. She is witty and adorable, and I am sure all of you are going to love her as much as I do 🙂
What is your niche?
I consider my blog “a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on stepmotherhood.” 🙂
Do you use an editorial calendar to keep you organized?
I only just started using one last month, actually! Since I started my new series, The Stepmom Project, it’s been helpful to have things more organized that way as far as posting is concerned.
Have you ever attended any blogging classes or conferences?
I haven’t attended any conferences but I did just recently purchase the Genius Blogging Toolkit and I’ve really been loving it! SO MANY HELPFUL RESOURCES! I haven’t had time to dive into a ton of things yet, but I already feel like I’ve learned from it!
In what ways have you monetized your blog and which have been the most successful?
I use amazon affiliates, and that’s it, so that’s been the most successful so far, I guess I am definitely hoping to monetize further in the future, but at the moment my main goal is to accomplish my blog’s mission for stepmoms, so that’s what I’m focused on right now!
What is your most active post and what do you think is the draw to that particular piece?
Probably my most active post was my letter to the Nuclear Family. It was published on my blog as well as republished on Scary Mommy, which was very exciting for me! I think, in general, stepmoms are really grossly misunderstood in our culture, so I like to think my piece resonated with other stepmoms because it really expressed my stepmom experience compared to that of a nuclear family.
What are you working on? Any new projects on the horizon?