Just a few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend Baby Bloggy Boot Camp, a mini conference before the Women Get Social Conference here in San Diego. I have always loved the Bloggy Boot Camp Conferences. They always help give me that extra little motivation I need to keep Rock On Mommies going.
Lately, I have been struggling with the whole Mommy Blogging category. I don’t view myself as a Mommy Blogger even if others do.
While I am a Mom and I do blog about my kids, I try to keep the site more about our lifestyle. Travel, Entertaining, Style and how the kids fit into all of that. I’ve written about what we like to have on my diaper changing table or how we travel with kids, but I try not to tell you how you should be raising your kids. While there are some amazing Mom Bloggers out there, I just don’t put myself in that category.
What does this have to do with Baby Bloggy Boot Camp? Listening to all these brilliant women speak about their blogging experiences helped me realize that Rock On Mommies is what I make of it. I started Rock On Mommies because I felt lost and a little alone in my new role as a Mom. I didn’t want to lose my own identity while learning my new role as mom and I couldn’t be the only person who felt that way.
So what did I learn at Baby Bloggy Boot Camp?
1. I’m not alone. I’m not the only person that struggles with her role as Mom and that’s ok! We have this wonderful space where we vent, confess our struggles and find support from other Moms just like you.
2. Create content for Moms. Just because I prefer to write in the Lifestyle genre doesn’t mean I don’t want to write content that is compelling for other Moms. The amazing ladies from Rookie Moms talked about shaping your personal experiences into articles for your site. Take those amazing ideas in your head, put them into a post using your own voice, and don’t try and be someone else, just be yourself!
3. How to get paid. No, we all don’t do this for free. Writing a sponsored post is very different than writing a review. A review is free, a sponsored post is paid similar to an add or product placement. I tend to write my sponsored post as product placements. How does the product fit into my life? How do I use them? I will only do a sponsored post if the product is relevant to my life and it is something I would actually use.
4. Get on Google+. I know it seems like you’re screaming into a dark tunnel there, but I swear the more you use it the more you’ll get out of it! I really do love it. You can find me here.
5. Amazing Swag. Being pregnant with our 3rd child doesn’t mean that I have everything this baby needs. On the contrary, I pretty much got rid of everything!
Ergo Baby provided us with the most amazing Ergobaby Wrap and Ergobaby Swaddler which I am so excited to use! We also received their brand new, not even on the market yet Ergobaby 360 Baby Carrier. Of course, Zach and Daddy have tested it out already.
Make sure you’re following Ergo on twitter to learn more about the Ergobaby 360 release date.
Liz Lange was actually great enough to provide each of us with an amazing outfit! All of the outfits were incredibly cute and affordable! Don’t think I won’t be wearing this dress all summer long!
Make sure you’re following me on Instagram, because I’ll be wearing my Liz Lange dress this weekend!
Disclosure: This post is written by me on behalf of Liz Lange and Ergobaby. Product was provided.