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Wisdom from Mom Bloggers: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Blog

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Sure, your favorite mom bloggers might seem like seasoned professionals now, but even these bright ladies needed to start somewhere. Every one of the writers you’ve come to cherish in the blogosphere ultimately started out as newbies and learned as they went. But lucky for us, these women have already blazed the blogger trail and are now here to offer advice! For those of you looking to start your own blog, we asked our 2011 Top 100 Mom Bloggers to share one thing they wish they’d known before they started their blog. From the importance of picking the right name to remembering that what’s written on the Internet stays on the Internet, these women offer a treasure trove of advice and tips. Check out their answers, after the jump!


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Blogging Advice from Top Mom Bloggers

The art of the tweet

I wish I’d known more about social media, specifically Twitter. I did not use these critical tools very effectively my first year as a blogger. But once I started learning how to really use Twitter to my advantage, my readership and my network definitely grew leaps and bounds. I LOVE Twitter now!
(See: For best results, tweet like a ho-bag.)
- Iris Beard, The Bearded Iris

Jump to an answer:

Iris Beard // Liz Gumbinner // Heather Armstrong // Brittany Gibbons

Danielle Smith // Heather Spohr // Casey Mullins // Kacy Faulconer

Jenny Lawson // Roxanna Sarmiento // Elizabeth Jayne Liu // Kelly Wickham

Laura Mayes // Ilana Wiles // Carol Cain // Asha Dornfest

Joanne Bamberger // Sarah Braesch // Joslyn Gray // Cecily Kellogg


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The greatest gift blogging has given me — friendship, healing, and more!

Moms (and expert bloggers) share their best tips for getting started


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0 thoughts on “Wisdom from Mom Bloggers: What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Blog

  1. Cheryl A. says:

    This is great advice! I wish I’d seen some of these tips before I started MY blog! Very inspirational also, I have a long way to go but I am very hardworking and optimistic. Check me out at

  2. Danielle Bileski Leonard says:

    My favourite pieces of advice are those around being compassionate to others – as much online as offline. I always remind myself that there is a real person behind every post, every comment, every status update. And that those small pieces of online chatter can be just as impactful when read on a screen as if they were spoken in person. Funny how the same rules for real life apply to online life. Particularly the one: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

  3. Meredith says:

    These tips are awesome–real and helpful. Very appreciated and good for keeping my perspective where it should be–getting swallowed into the negatives of the blogging world is all too easy to do! Still LOL about the NUI–thanks ;)

  4. Danielle C says:

    So true!!! Wish I knew that then.

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