Stacie Haight Connerty: Founder of The Divine Miss Mommy!
I have been a writer my entire life. My mother used to buy me journals when I was a kid because I was a wild child who needed some sort of creative outlet and I never shut up. I would fill them up with stories, observations and even turned one into an entire novel. Although that novel is still unpublished, it is deeply cherished by my mother plus she hides so I cannot steal it from her.
I have spent years writing for business and family. Newsletters, training programs, marketing campaigns…anything at all. I am THAT family member or friend that everyone comes to for a good cover letter or to clean up a resume or even the occasional complaint letter. I also have written for epinions and other review sites for years because I genuinely like reviewing products. I try everything as soon as it comes out and I am also that person who friends and family seek out for advice about new products or to find out where they can get information.
I am new (or fairly new) to the blogosphere. I mean, I have known for year about blogs and checked them out sometimes. But this past year, something happened as I ventured into the freelance writing arena as a way to make a little extra money for my family. I found a cool writing gig that I enjoy and stuck with it. I started finding some mom blogs, briefly read a few along the way and thought why would all of these people write for free?
It took me a while to realize that “free” meant “freeing.” I was spending so much time looking for work that I was barely writing. I had no niche and I was miserable. I signed up for this cool sounding thing called BlogHer and it was coming to Atlanta. This later got canceled and I was so disappointed. Then I met this cool chick via Twitter and she was planning a conference of her own. I just liked the name BlissDom at first. Had no clue what it was really about except blogging, of course. But who doesn’t need a little Bliss?
So I went to the conference and it was amazing. I met all of these cool mom bloggers and truthfully, I had never really read much of what they have written. I went to the conference to see if I really wanted to be a blogger or not. I had been playing with some ideas...