Excuse me, do you have a blog?

When I started this blog, a friend with some blog experience looked it over and asked me about my angle, my niche. And I told her I was going to write about being a mom, working, and maintaining your sense of individuality and style. I think I disappointed her. It’s not exactly the focused concept I think she was looking for.

And she is right. My blog would have been more successful if I was a model wearing high fashion outfits and posting cupcake recipes on a daily basis. (Now that is a niche.) Your average working professional moms don’t exactly spend their days combing blogs posts for fashion tips, career advice, and mommy how-tos. Or do they?

Recently, I joined my husband for a dinner to celebrate a panel discussion on patent law reform (ah, lawyers in love!) with other panelists and University folks. One of our dinner companions, a recent transplant from San Francisco, leans over and tells me I look familiar. Do I have a blog?

I look at my husband. He is gaping. But it quickly makes sense. Our companion happens to be a patent attorney and a mother. Although she lived on the West Coast, she probably found me via Corporette.

I am energized that there is a group of women who could easily feel isolated from each other, simply by our impossible schedules, who have an opportunity to connect despite the fact that we have never met – and probably never will. Just as I planned when I started, I usually write my posts just for me. But this one is for the women – across the country and around the world (if you read my last post) – who are encouraged by other women through these blogs.

If you are grateful for a blog that has given you a tip or helped you feel sane, post the name of it in the comment section. Let others know about it, and let’s keep in touch!

Comments

  1. Cassie Boorn says:

    First, I imagined your husbands face while I was reading this and almost spit my coffee out. Second, I still remember the first time someone recognized me from my blog. It was that moment when you realize you aren’t just writing to yourself. I love this story!

    Also, I think you should launch a hyper niche blog and share your hot chocolate recipes. Now THAT would be niche.

  2. Katy says:

    I absolutely love Never Cook on a Saturday Night! Thanks for sharing it!

  3. Melissa says:

    I love your blog. Through all of my purging of blogs in Google reader, I’ve always kept yours. And there are lots that offer so much encouragement and inspiration, I couldn’t begin to name just one!

  4. Angela says:

    I love http://laviepetite.blogspot.com/. Also, http://aurajoon.blogspot.com/ has been a huge inspiration in my life. She is not posting any longer. I still love to read her old posts though.

  5. admin says:

    Thanks, Melissa – by the way, I like your Swirly red jacket!

  6. admin says:

    My husband assumes I stopped blogging about 2 years ago. So, yeah, he was a little surprised.

    And you mean the “I can recreate Starbucks at home but not really” blog? You already know my secret ingredient!

  7. admin says:

    I will check it out!

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