Baby Got Blog.
Why do you blog? Why should I care?
Why is she always posting this Crazy Ever After stuff?
Well at least I got you dancing on this delightful day! Since I launched this blog roughly a year ago, I’ve received a tremendous outpouring of support from family, friends, former colleagues and other bloggers. In my real deal life, I have so many people that ask me tons of questions and don’t really understand why I started a blog. I realized that it might be kinda rude of me to just jump into your iPhone a few times a week, begging you to share; without really explaining what the hell this blogging business is about anyway. So I set this up FAQ style, keeping it short and sweet.
Crazy Ever After? What is a Blog Anyway? Why do you Blog?
Oh! One more thing. Please read the bolded questions with a valley girl accent. Trust me.
What is a blog? Short for web-log, blogs began as sort of online diary’s. Political blogs, whistle-blowers and conspiracy theorists made blogs most notable in the 90’s. Nowadays, a blog is simply a website with regular frequent updates. Topics span over literally anything.
Why do YOU have a Blog? So many reasons. One, I’ve always love to write. Just ask my butt-head brother who used to read my diary and then later feed me lines from it in conversation. Starting with my uncanny ability to be completely honest, my background in internet marketing, then add in the constant source of material provided by my husband and kids. It’s pretty much a public service. The first few blogs I ever launched and maintained were for my former employer, a financial services company. I can promise you, not nearly as entertaining as this one.
“Mommy” blog. . . really? Yes! Really! Remember when your Mom told you babies don’t come with instruction manuals? Yeah that’s because it would be about a billion pages long to make a book that covers all topics parenting. If you are already a parent, you know this. Moms and Dads need help. They need advice from someone who has actually been vomited on daily, and scooped poo from under their fingernails. They need answers and support from people who have been in the trenches. Mostly importantly they need to hear it straight, off the cuff and they need to laugh when their kids are jerks too. Plus, what the hell else would I write about? Coffee, wine and yoga pants are literally covered under the mommy blogging umbrella.
Why do you curse so much? Because I enjoy it.
Who are you? I’m a wife of 16 years, mother of two crazy girls ages 9 and 4; and a former Marketing Director. I LOVE to laugh, read, write, giggle with my kids, hang with my mommy friends, drink pina coladas, and dance in the rain. The usual bit. If you found this on Facebook, chances are you already know all of this. You also know my mouth gets me in trouble on the norm.
Are you really raising serial killers? No. I don’t think so. . .pretty sure . . . I definitely hope not.
What the hell is Crazy Ever After anyway? First of all, watch your tone. My kid came up with the name and I pretty much love it. Crazyeverafter.com is an entertainment blog. A funny ass website with real life advice on raising your kids, traveling with your kids, fun crap to do with your kids.
Why do I care? If you are still reading this, you already care. I mean seriously there is so much crap to read on the web.
What are you going to try and sell me? Actually, nothing. I sell ad space to sponsors – aka not you. I occasionally write product reviews and place affiliate links in my posts if they are completely relevant and helpful for my readers. I do solemnly swear that I will never write about a product if I don’t actually love it.
Well then how do you make money? Duh! I just told you. See above. Right now blogging is really just an expensive hobby but on the books, it’s a small business. Just like I told my husband, these things take time. And effort. And experience. And eventually once my sweet little website has massive circulation, the funds will trickle. But you can visit my site, interact with my audience and it will never cost you a dime. Like a lot of small businesses, you support a mama who just wants to pay for dance classes, groceries and a bottle of wine from time to time. We all got billzzzzz. . .
How can I help you? Well! Now that’s a better attitude! You can certainly help. Share! Subscribe! Comment and Like! If you belong to private Facebook groups- please share my goodies there! All interactions on my social media sites and crazyeverafter.com help to transform my expensive hobby of blogging into a real deal business.
What’s in it for me? How quickly you reverted back to the bad attitude. You will definitely laugh, sometimes cry, find some pretty awesome products, maybe win a freebie. Being a SUBSCRIBER gives you access to the VIP lounge. Plus, I have some future content and freebies that will only be distributed by email. Also, you will help me. Isn’t that enough?
What’s all this crap about Facebook being the suckiest for sharing company pages? Eeek! It looks like my foul mouth might be rubbing off on you. But it’s true. Facebook is making it harder and harder for bloggers and business pages to reach beyond 10% of their audience without buying ads. So even though some of you may see my posts religiously, tons more rarely ever see the funny crap I post, even if they follow my page. It’s also why you may see one of my posts a few times throughout the month. Sorry! The best way to stay in my loop is to SUBSCRIBE!
But does that mean I’m going to get a shit ton of emails from you and whatever idiots you sell my address to? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I would be a bigger idiot if I sold my list and typically I only send one email per week. If I annoy you, you can always UNSUBSCRIBE.
So the short of it is, help a sister out, SUBSCRIBE and engage in these fun and fabulous communities of like-minded parents that I am building.
Also- I have a list of topics I’m going to be writing about. Want yours to be included? Drop it in the comments!
As usual- thanks for playing. And truly, thank you for all your messages, comments, compliments and support!
And big thanks to Sir Mix-A-Lot for his timeless booty tribute music!