On growing an authentic blog. {a podcast}

On growing an authentic blog. {a podcast}

Brilliant Business Moms: On growing an authentic blog with Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs Darcy

As you may have suspected, I recorded a podcast recently with the lovely (and whip-smart) ladies at Brilliant Business Moms. The podcast focuses on mom entrepreneurs—bloggers, designers, shop owners, photographers, you name it—who are succeeding in online business (although you don’t have to be a mom to enjoy the show). We chatted about blogging, books, family schedules, revenue streams, inspiration, and origin stories.

We also discussed:

at 7:34 – What I’ve had a hard time coming to terms with
9:07 – Plans for another book?
11:04 – What I think about you (my readers!)
17:16 – How I avoid the Facebook Rabbit Hole
18:52 – My blogging mantra
26:29 – My favorite business books

Head here to listen to the episode and read the show notes, which are super-thorough and incredibly well done.

Brilliant Business Moms: on growing an authentic blog with Anne Bogel of Modern Mrs Darcy

I was impressed by Sarah and Beth Anne’s great content and business savvy. I think you will be, too.

Happy listening!

I’d love to hear what you think about the episode.

P.S. Do you want to know more about my blogging mantra (including the word I didn’t want to say on the podcast, lest my grandmother should listen? It’s right here.)

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    • Beth Anne says:

      It was so much fun chatting with you this week, Kristen! Can’t wait for our listeners to hear from you too.

      Every week Sarah and I are just amazed at the talented, funny, and incredibly kind and friendly business moms that we get to connect with. You all are so great!

      Thank you so much for sharing our podcast here, Anne! Your words about us are too kind!

      ~ Beth Anne

  1. Anjanette says:

    Great podcast Anne, I enjoyed listening!

    I loved the sports show inspiration too. I’m not much of a sports fan, so whenever I find myself enjoying watching a sports show with my husband, I do tend to stop and analyze how they’ve hooked me– lots of great lessons there about delivering content in a concise and compelling way!

  2. Victoria says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed the podcast! And in true work/life balance fashion, I listened while playing on the floor with my 7 month old 🙂 Your book helped me make the jump from full-time work to a part-time schedule that works for our family. Kudos, Anne!

  3. Anne says:

    I read what I imagine were the show notes last night via Twitter. I thought they were tremendous. I need to listen to the podcast! Thanks for sharing your thoughts so generously, Anne! It’s also neat to see behind the scenes at MMD. 😉

  4. I enjoyed this podcast SO much. Seriously, I can’t even begin to tell you how inspiring and validating it was for me. Thank you.

    I know you talked about it a little in the podcast, but I was wondering if you had any more thoughts on growing an authentic readership. My own blog is quite small, and I would love to reach out to more people. However, I don’t want more followers just to have more followers. Rather, I want people to come to my blog because they want to read my content and share their ideas. I know I probably don’t reach out as much or as often as I should across the vast social media space, and probably my content doesn’t appeal to the masses, but I would still be curious, now that you’ve had some time to think about it, if anything has come to mind that has been really helpful with building such loyal (and talkative) readers. Thanks so much.

  5. MelissaJoy says:

    When you likened writing in your blog space to hosting in your living room that really resonated. That’s one reason I keep coming back. Thanks for a little glimpse into your thoughts. 🙂

  6. I love listening to podcasts while I clean, it helps distract me. Loved listening to this today! I confess I am totally not business-minded when it comes to my blog and even freelance career. I feel like with having three kids in 4 1/2 years my mind is occupied on survival and helping them thrive right now. In a few weeks, my oldest will be in kindergarten and my middle in preschool three days a week, so I’m hoping I can at least devote the youngest’s naptime to getting work done and thinking about the future.

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