WDSU Report: Mommy blogging in the Big Easy

Because we’re so interesting, WDSU’s Camille Whitworth interviewed nolaParent and NOLA Moms Blog for Mommy blogging sweeps though the Big Easy: Local mothers have turned blogging into a business.

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It was fun and I was glad to see the work we do featured in such a positive light. Blogging is not easy, despite what it may look like. You put yourself out there for all the world to see where one misspelled word can cost you your credibility. For me, it was a welcomed exercise because I had to answer the question: why do I do this? And the answer is because after I “retired” from ten years of legal marketing to raise my first child, I realized that I’m the type of woman who needs to work and for the first time in my life, I had an opportunity to create something meaningful not only for myself but for my community. nolaParent is and always will be the manifestation of inspiration that comes from raising human beings from scratch and the daily conversations that I am grateful to have with others doing the same. If you are reading this, you are part of that inspiration. Without you, nolaParent would not exist. Thank you.

I would also like to give Camille Whitworth a high five for recognizing the value of blogging and it’s role in media. Blogging was the first form of social media. It’s social because it’s sole purpose is to engage. It’s media because it is a medium through which we communicate ideas and information. Blogging has had a significant impact on traditional media and has changed the landscape entirely. If done well, it can be a viable business for those of us looking for alternative ways to contribute financially to the family and have the flexibility all parents need when raising children. The balance of work, home and family does not come easy no matter what you do but if what you do brings joy to yourself and to others, it’s worth it.

As a final note, I’d like to say to the women of NOLA Moms Blog that I was honored to have shared the airwaves with you and I look forward to working together to support, engage and build the parent community that is the inspiration for what we do every day.

Peace out.

Written by Ashley Bond

Ashley Bond

Founder of parenting blog, entrepreneur, underestimated disorganized overachiever.

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