I covered a lot of ground on “Mommy blogging” in my 30-minute presentation at the Minnesota Baby Expo. I wish I could have had an hour – or even FOUR hours! There’s so much to talk about when it comes to blogging!

I focused on basic concepts that all new bloggers should consider, for example where your inspiration might come from, what to write about, privacy for your family and how to grow your blog.

Over the next few days I’ll share some of the content from my presentation with you. Not only will I talk about it, I’ll also share video clips. So it’s almost like you were really there. Almost. 😉

The first topic I tackled: “Is Blogging Right for You?” I talked about blog topics and finding your inspiration. I believe there are two types of people who are successful at blogging: those who love to write, and those who love to talk. (I’m of the latter category, ahem)

There are as many blogger styles and topics as there are bloggers. Here are seven mommy bloggers from the Twin Cities. Each of them brings something unique to their blog, whether it’s their own life circumstances or their perspective.

Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Geek – Liz talks about her life as a new mom and her role as Director of Children’s Ministry at a Church.

I Want a Mini-van – Lately Kim’s been talking about the Three Day Breast Cancer Walk, she lost her Mom to cancer. She also bakes amazing creations, so awesome!

The Snyder 5 – Molly writes about her family, and is blogging to raise awareness and money to end childhood hunger. She is also doing a 500 lb declutter challenge, which is fun to watch.

Gust Gab – Darcie chronicles her life with her children. She lost her Mom as a child and feels compelled to do this for her children as a gift.

Multicultural Minneapolis – Tikki talks about diversity and resources for raising a
multicultural family.

Anti-supermom – Beth pulls no punches. She is funny. She is honest. She takes her kids to McDonalds and she won’t apologize for it.

Pink Vanilla Cupcakes – Suzi talks about parenting, life, and her journey to get fit.

My friend Emilie, writer turned blogger, has had the biggest impact on me. Watch this clip from the presentation to learn why.

Do you have a blog? What is your inspiration? Stay tuned for more from my presentation in upcoming posts.
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11 Responses to “What’s your inspiration for blogging?”

  1. Amanda says:

    You rock!! Where was I?? I totally would have come to support you!! 🙂


  2. Jendi says:

    That is an awesome clip! I'm sure that it was hard to squeeze all that info into 30 minutes!

  3. MollyinMinn says:

    You were fabulous! And thanks again for the inclusion with that great group of women.

    My inspiration is to think, reflect, document and, above all, to find a reason to laugh.

  4. LutherLiz says:

    what a lovely tribute to Emilie…you've got me crying over here too. I know Emilie really has influenced the way I think about blogging and the way I blog today.

    for what it is worth I am not strictly a pastor (not ordained) but instead I'm director of children's ministry or Christian education.

  5. Melinda says:

    Thanks for posting this. After reading so many of the wonderful Mommy blogs out of the Twin Cities area, I just started one in addition to my other blogs for my area (Portland, Oregon suburbs). Your post just reaffirmed to me that I may actually be helping others by doing this, not just claiming more space for myself in cyberspace! Thanks so much!

  6. The Marketing Mama says:

    Thanks Ladies. Liz, just updated that description to reflect your correct title! Oops, sorry about that!

  7. Becky says:

    How wonderful! I recognize many of those ladies. I should have made more time to get together with you all when I was up there last weekend. Maybe this summer!


  8. darcie says:

    I too feel honored that you included me in this group…
    thank you for everything that you do – YOU are an inspiration Missy!

  9. Melodie says:

    When I was a teenager I used to say I wanted to be buried with my diaries. Then I got older and said I wanted to leave them for my closest friends and partner to read. Then I thought, no, they're waaaaay too personal. I need something else. Then I found blogging. It is the perfect way to say what I want, share my passions, express my loves, and leave a legacy of myself to whomever wants to remember what I was all about. I'm feeling pulled to go look at your friend Emilie's blog now. 🙂

  10. Amber says:

    This sounds fabulous, and your story is so touching. I wish I had such amazing inspiration. As it is, I think I mostly blog because I love to write and I love to talk, and it feels better to me when it goes both ways.

  11. Jack says:

    I am part of the loves to write group and that love is what has kept me going since 2004.



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