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!