I am sorry that Your Life, Your Blog is late today! The only way I can describe last week is that a tornado of ballet costumes, bobby pins and sequins thundered through my house and evacuated us to the town Auditorium for the week! We are done, but very exhausted around here!
So this week’s YLYB is about promoting other bloggers! This is what YLYB is all about every week! I have such a passion for promoting others and getting them invloved with projects! In fact, I’ll be starting a program with MomTV.com soon, where I’ll be able to help promote other NC bloggers, and help you create buzz for your town, and your blog! (If you are an NC Mom Blogger, be sure to tell @Maricrisg on Twitter so she can add you to the NC MomBlogger Twitter list!) Don’t worry, there will be opportunities for other states as well, as MomTV empowers local moms in your state, too!
The other day, I noticed a tweet from @Southern_Living Magazine asking about our favorite Southern Mom Bloggers. I responded with an incredible blogger, cook, mom , and woman I have met a few times in person. At Blissdom Conference, I wore a t-shirt and cheered her on in the Tastemakers challenge (with the US Potato Board), which she won! If you haven’t guessed yet, it was Rachel from A Southern Fairytale! And if you read her, you’ll find that she is constantly promoting other bloggers as well!
Well, I was so happy when I saw that Rachel was named Southern Living Magazine’s Mama Blogger of the Week!! I’m not talking a “Yeah, that’s great, but I wish it were me.” (And yes, I feel that sometimes… you do too, be honest) But it was such a pure “I’m thrilled for you and glad I helped in a small way by nominating you!!” feeling. It felt SO good, and I want to have that feeling all the time- seeing someone I adore succeed!
This week’s Southern Living Mama Blogger of The Week is A Southern Fairytale. We picked her because her stories of food and family resonate with us at Southern Living.
Rachel is a mom of two and, as she describes, “deep fried southern belle and aspiring domestic darling. I love to read, cook and play with my kiddos.”
Read the rest of Southern Living’s Spotlight here.
So what are some ways you promote other bloggers? Do you have a story about a time when you saw someone succeed?
And now, to the promoting!
Real Life is on Facebook now! If you link your blog post here, go a head and share it on our Facebook Fan Page as well!
I’ll be promoting your posts on Twitter today, and stumbling a few as well! How about everyone pick your favorite post from the list (or your own) and tweet with the hashtag #yourblog? FUN!
Now it’s time to link up any post from the last week that you’d like to promote! Just add the permalink of your post to the linky below, and then go visit the other links!! Tell you them you came from Real Life! If you’d like to spread the word, you can click the “RETWEET” button at the top! Please link back to this post so others can join in as well!