Blogger Starshine: Grady

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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?

My new series, The Stepmom Project!  Its mission is “to build bridges within and outside of the stepparenting world, help normalize stepparenting, and provide a place of support and understanding for every stepmom who’s navigating the hardships and joy of life in her unique family.”  I’ve had an amazing response from lots of women and I’m so excited for them to share their stories!
Blogger Starshine is a collection of blogger interviews full of blogging tips, inspiration and advice.
Grady, thank you for taking the time to share with us!  I am very excited about your Stepmom Project. It really sounds like a great way to help women understand each other 🙂
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  • Reply Grady November 21, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Thank you so much for including me, Dara! 🙂 I’m so grateful to have been able to be a part!

    • Reply darabre@gmail.com November 22, 2016 at 7:15 am

      My blog always sends your comments to spam. I have no idea why???

      I am so glad you took the time to be interviewed. I really appreciate it, and I hope that it helps other people find your blog. You have the sweetest and most uplifting blog that I have ever read 🙂

      • Reply Grady November 23, 2016 at 11:03 am

        That means so much to me, it really does. Thank you so much <3

        So weird that it sends them to spam!! #rude! Haha

        • Reply darabre@gmail.com November 26, 2016 at 8:19 pm

          I had to fish this one out of spam too 🙁 I don’t know how to mark you as a safe commenter. If anyone knows how to do that, I would be much obliged.

  • Reply Vany December 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    This sounds like a great project. I am soon to be step mom to two boys and it’s good to know there are other people thinking about us.

    • Reply darabre@gmail.com December 18, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      You should definitely check out Grady’s blog! I think you will love it 🙂

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