The Mommy Blogger Next Door: Review and Giveaway!



I recently finished the first installment of Real Moms Making Real Money Blogging, At Home, In Their Pajamas (The Mommy Blogger Next Door Book 1), by Stephanie O’Dea. Stephanie ask a few of us to check out the first installment on her behalf. And the pleasure was all mine!

I was first introduced to Stephanie via her year of slow-cooking blog back in 2008. While slow-cooking wasn’t my thing back then, her household organizational tips were invaluable. I came to embrace what she calls the “Daily 7” and still attempt to follow those principles today. I adore the simplicity of her systems!!! Eventually she also won me over on the slow-cooking front. I now have a Facebook group for making friends with your slow-cooker in which we share Pinterest pages and websites with great recipes!  Join us here!

But, let’s chat about Stephanie’s book for a bit.

Want to start a blog?

                          Have absolutely NO idea where to start?

                                                                               Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of content you are reading from the blogging gurus on how to start a successful blogging adventure?

I know. I get it. I labor over this every day.

And then came Stephanie’s book!

Stephanie’s strength is that her writing sounds like you are just swapping ideas with a friend over coffee. I found that to be true in her slow-cooking blog, as well as her content covering home organization tips.

The Mommy Blogger Next Door, Volume 1 is no exception. It’s clear. It’s doable! You finish and think, “Hey! I’ve got this!”

Trust me when I say, you will walk away from this read feeling as if you now have some basics from which to begin:

  • finding your niche
  • finding your voice/brand
  • social media tips
  • time management advice
  • how to make money
  • and more!

All with Stephanie’s conversational style, in what I consider to be a blogging primer for those of us who want to blog from home, and perhaps even earn some coin while doing so!

Want to WIN 1 COPY ?

Sure you you.

Earn 1 entry for each of these actions!!!!!

Do so, and then come back to this blog and SHARE in the COMMENTS which options you completed! (I’ll choose a winner from those who come back and comment. The more entries, the more chances to Win! Entries must be in by Friday, February 13th)

  1. Share this blog post on Facebook.
  2. Share this blog post on Twitter.
  3. Share this blog post on Pinterest.
  4. Leave a comment ON MY BLOG sharing what YOU would like to learn about blogging.

This is the first installment of Stephanie’s series, and I am looking forward to more! You will feel more equipped to start your blogging journey – whether in your pajamas or, like me, your workout clothes!

Get those entries in!!!

9 Responses to "The Mommy Blogger Next Door: Review and Giveaway!"
  1. I n eed a push to just get something out there. I have several directions my blog could go–all real. All me. I think once I got something out there, it would all fall into place. Just a getting started post.

  2. Hi Joline! Shared on FB and Pinterest and would like to learn about how to just get started and get my first blog entry out there. I have ideas but am a bit overwhelmed with all the directions I could take. I need help to focus, write, publish, and go!

  3. Jolene, I’m so happy that you enjoyed the book! Thank you for your help in getting the word out. I’m thrilled that I can be of help to you in some way in your blogging adventures!
    thanks again — I really appreciate your support.

  4. I would like to refine my voice and understand what I want my focus to be. I also need to figure out how to prioritize my time in such a way that I make this happen. Shared on facebook!

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