Amy with Mom Spark ~ 5 Tips To Successful Blogging

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Promoting creative women is the #1 goal of Tip Junkie. Today, Amy with Mom Spark is sharing her 5 Tips for Successful Blogging . She is sharing how she has found success and fulfillment through blogging.

In an effort to empower you, our readers and fellow creative souls, we would like to welcome you to the Blogosphere’s version of the Master Class. Just like Oprah’s Master Class on OWN, but for Bloggers.

What is Oprah’s Master Class on OWN?

It’s a biography series that shares hard-won insight from extraordinary achievers whose paths have inspired Oprah—and countless others.  There are always 3-5 lessons that viewers can take away from their shared experiences and it is truly inspiring and empowering.  We are hoping to do the same here on Tip Junkie by featuring successful bloggers.

We will be regularly featuring inspiring bloggers who have found success and fulfillment through their online endeavors. Join us and find yourself empowered through their words of wisdom.

Amy with Mom Spark

Introduce yourself to Tip Junkies.

Hello!  I am a work-at-home mom of two boys and wife to an insanely handsome jingle writer. (no, seriously)  In 2008, I started a blog, MomSpark.net, as a way to connect with fellow moms who were experiencing the same joys and challenges of parenting I was.  I was looking for an outlet as a stay-at-home mom and quickly found the community I needed in the social media and blogging world.

Mom Spark now consists of six writers and has a wide range of articles for moms that include recipes, product reviews, arts & crafts, travel, blogging advice, and an active community forum.  Mom Spark also works with several brands that include Rayovac, Popsicle, Hewlett Packard, Foodily and more.

In 2009, I founded the successful MomMadeThat.com, an online listing registry for mom businesses to promote and advertise their goods and services.  Mom Made That! currently has over 200 business listings and was recommended by Etsy.com as an economical method of advertising.

Most recently, I launched my own social media company, Mom Spark Media, which helps mom bloggers further their blogging paths by offering instructional blogging and social media courses, as well as unique opportunities to work with brands.  Mom Spark Media has worked on large online campaigns with Jockey International, Pop Secret, Dell, VTech Communications and more.

What do you think every new blogger/Mom-preneur should know?

I think every new blogger and Mom-preneur should know PATIENCE.  Growth takes time, experience and lots of patience.  Every successful woman I know became so by working hard for a long, long time.  Success doesn’t come overnight.

What have you learned in the last 12 months that’s been a “game changer” for your blog/business?

A serious “game changer” for me was remembering who I was and why I started blogging.  I realized that the more I stopped forcing my blog to grow and concentrated on the content and relationships instead, things like money, traffic, and participation grew naturally.

What’s the one thing you make sure you do each day for your blog/business?

One thing that I make sure I do (besides drinking my morning coffee) is checking in with my community.  Having a personal relationship with my readers, network, and social media followers is extremely important to me.

What part of your blog/business are you most passionate about right now? And why?

I am most passionate about the recent launch of my social media company, Mom Spark Media.  Each day, I am blessed to present fun opportunities to bloggers, both new and old, as well mentor, support and build friendships with each one of them.  The same goes for the brands and PR reps that I have connected with through MSM.  I never new marketing and mentoring was a passion of mine until I jumped into it.

What part of your blog/business are you most passionate about right now? Why?

I am most passionate about the recent launch of my social media company, Mom Spark Media.  Each day, I am blessed to present fun opportunities to bloggers, both new and old, as well mentor, support and build friendships with each one of them.  The same goes for the brands and PR reps that I have connected with through MSM.  I never new marketing and mentoring was a passion of mine until I jumped into it.

Last words of advice.

Stay true to yourself by always adding your own flavor into your writing and work.  If you keep on track with your passions and dreams, everything else will fall into place.  Take risks, but play smart.  Keep patient and positive.

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Where to find Amy in the Blogosphere:

Post contributed by Nicole at Moments that Define Life. Nicole is a temporarily-retired Elementary School teacher, freelance writer and blogger. She regularly features Blog Idol Interviews on her blog and loves the idea of paying it forward by sharing words of wisdom through Tip Junkie’s Master Class.

5 comments

  1. Comment-Anonymous SUNDAR DAS

    hello,

    Frankly speaking I don’t know what a blog is and how it works, and how to communicate with people with it . would you please look into this side also; please note that still there are people like me. Thankyou for your creative mind and heart and hope you will listen to me also.
    thanking you
    sundar das

  2. Laurie Turk Laurie

    Lorna – that’s funny!

    I just adore Amy. We have been friends for years and I’m so inspired by what she’s doing for fellow bloggers. She’s driven, smart, and the nicest person you’ll ever meet.

    Laurie {Tip Junkie}

  3. Comment-Anonymous Lorna

    At first, I read the title as: Angry with Mom Spark. Which could also be blog inspiration, for some! But seriously, great tips and great series. Looking forward to the rest!

    Lorna

  4. Comment-Anonymous Sarah

    Thank you for the tips! I have just started a blog and currently unsure whether it is suppose to “go” anywhere or if it is just an outlet to share my heart and encourage other moms and women…a “you are not the only one who…” type of thing. Congrats on all of your success! You have provided some great information to fellow mom bloggers. Thanks!

  5. Comment-Anonymous Amy Bellgardt

    Thank you so much for the feature!

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