Blogging is celebrating its 20th birthday this year! Now out of its teens the bloggersphere has really spread its wings. Before 1994 self-publishing and being able to share knowledge, experiences and adventures wasn’t so easy, but now nearly 40% of mothers worldwide say they write a blog.
It would be easy to take for granted the opportunities we have to share information, with 90% of mums now online you’re never far away from another parent to talk to. For some mummy bloggers it is a way to be part of a community when at home with the baby. For others it is a way to let loose their creative juices, but for most, it is a way to share their life, memories and family adventures in their own little section of the world wide web.
We asked some of our favorite mums that blog what it means to them:
Kelle, a fashion buyer and mother of two is the author of MaggieStone– which she calls ‘her little corner of the internet’. Kelle’s blog mainly features kids fashion and interiors inspiration, as well as her family life with her two muses; Hattie and Fraser.
“Blogging has allowed me to create a time capsule of memories; it’s a way of preserving our family adventures and sharing the start of my journey into motherhood. The Maggie Stone Blog is my little corner of the internet where I get to talk about all the wonderful things that inspire me and the little and cool stuff that my kiddos adore. So much has evolved since I started blogging, my photography skills especially; it’s allowed me to stay creative whilst being at home with Hattie and Fraser.”
“Blogging is more than just my blog, it’s the community that I adore too, I’ve met great friends and followed some inspirational blogs for years. I’m so thankful for the opportunities and experiences that have arisen for my family because I blog and I hope to continue recording little pieces from our daily lives for us to look back on in years to come.”
Courtney is one of three mummy bloggers that create Babyccino Kids. Their blog is an ‘interesting international perspective on modern family life’ as each live in different capital cities across Europe. One in Paris, another in Amsterdam and Courtney is based in London. With 10 children between them, they have an array of knowledge to share.
“We started our blog nearly seven years ago now, back when blogging was just beginning to take off here in the UK. It’s been amazing to watch as blogging has really transformed media, and provided such a network for mums across the world. I love that you can connect with mothers from every corner of the world and share inspiration and parenting ideas with each other. I’m also so thankful for the friendships I’ve made online through blogging and social media. It’s a really wonderful and supportive environment to be in!”
Emma is a mum of two, fashion editor and presenter whose blog Little style fix is packed with styling tips and inspiration for a fashion forward family.
“Blogging for me is a great way to be creative and have a voice/express an opinion. Before kids my career and passion was all about women’s fashion- and to an extent this still holds true, but kid’s style and the latest trends has now taken over slightly! I enjoy finding some hidden gems for my readers and love the social media aspect that my blog has created”.
Vicki is a filmmaker, former magazine editor and mum to two young boys. Her blog HonestMum follows all things fashion, for parents and kids alike.
“I started my blog honestmum.com in November 2010 on maternity leave when my first child, Oliver was 10 months old. Feeling a little lost and alone, far from family and close friends, my blog helped me to rediscover my voice, gave me the much needed support of the online blogging community and the confidence to return to writing and directing. A year after that, Honest Mum (along with mummysgotstyle.com launched last year) became thriving businesses, so blogging has become my career too. I’m so glad I listened to my friend Amancay Tapia who nagged me to start blogging in the first place! I owe her a lot!”
Danielle is one of a group of mums involved in creating Mind the Cashmere. As co-founder and resident photographer she tells us what it means to her to be part of it.
“We started the blog in October last year as we wanted to highlight exciting brands in the kids fashion industry. We absolutely love new fashion finds and showing our viewers. One of the things that makes our blog different is that we run our own exclusive monthly fashion editorials using the brands we have been highlighting. This for me is the most exciting part of my job, I love seeing it all come together and publishing the shoot on our blog and the response is always amazing. We get to meet lots of lovely people and get to chat with the designers of the brands and find out all the insider info!”