Sunday 22 January 2017

Interview with a Mummy - Blogger #14

Name:  Emma Bradley
Where are you from? Gloucestershire
How many children do you have? Three
How old are your children? 16, 12 and 7
What are their genders? Girl Boy Girl

1. What is your blog url? 

2. What was the inspiration behind your name?
There was no inspiration behind my name!  I started blogging on a whim in 2008 and never knew that blogging was about to explode and with it I would totally change my career.  My name is simply my name with reference to having three children.  Mums Savvy Savings was more thought out, it was a second blog to increase my income and I wanted to create a blog that shared money and time saving information for busy parents.

3.  What made you decide to start blogging?
I was reading other blogs and thought I can do that.  As a teen I had always written diaries and therefore blogging was the on line equivalent.  I started just write about my days and then when my daughter was diagnosed with hip dysplasia it took on a health and as a teacher it also has an education slant now.

4. Is blogging a job or a hobby to you?
Blogging is my job, I blog full time.  I am the Tots100 editor and I have recently written a book with Lynn James called Blogging Your Way To Riches.  It will be onsale from December 1st at I also blog on other sites for companies.

5. Do you think there is any stigma to being a parent blogger?
No – not a stigma but many don’t understand what blogging involves and how hard bloggers work.  It is like any new industry and people are curious. A few years back some thought bloggers were on the take, but there has been a turn around again. 

6. What is your favourite post you have written? (Please link)
Gosh after so many years there are many!  I enjoy writing holiday reviews and posts that help people.  My most popular post was a post on hypermobility that went crazy.

7. What is your favourite post you have read? (Please link)
Again I have read so many fantastic posts but Molly always get it right!

8. Have you ever had any rude comments from family members or friends about your blog? If so, what? 
Not rude, just misguided!

9. Have you ever had any rude comments from a stranger if you've ever mentioned your blog? If so, what? 
I find most people are supportive.

10. Have you ever had any nice comments from a strangers you've ever mentioned you blog? If so, what? 
I regularly get emails regarding parents who have children with hip dysplasia and they have found my blog.  I am glad to hear it helps people.

11. Do you have any advice to give others starting out?
Go buy my new book – it will help you! It shares everything we have learnt and how to monetise your blog.  Chapters include working with PR’s, learning how to negotiate rates and SEO advice.

12. Any final words of wisdom?
Enjoy blogging, enjoy writing it has the best perks if you put the hard work in. Seek out opportunities and try different things.  Aim high!

13. Please link your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter 

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