It’s decided, you want to write a mummy blog. Not easy if you’ve never ever been part of the social media landscape. A bit scary even. C’est facile! Search online ‘How to become a successful Mummy Blogger’ and you will have plenty of ideas. People will tell you how to start it and become the queen of the blogging world! Here are some of my favourites tips on how to become a successful Mummy Blogger and what I made of them when I started the Frenchie Mummy blog.
- Get ideas from your audience – So I read other mummy blogs for research. Non! It’s now midnight and I have written absolutely nothing. Too tired now, off to bed…
- Understand your audience – You’re kidding me? I can’t even understand myself sometimes. My hormones are playing weird tricks on me. Happy now, moody in the next hour. Even poor Grumpy Boyfriend doesn’t know sur quel pied danser.
- Write for yourself first – Facile! I already talk a lot to myself during my endless walks to get Baba to sleep.
- Build your email list – I am yet to do this… I need to do some research ASAP! If you feel like me a bit overwhelmed by all this technical stuff, go and check out You Baba Me Mummy. She will help you for sure!
- Give stuff away – Who wants my old maternity clothes? They look brand new, I promise. I only got stuff like Isabella Oliver or Seraphine. Remember I am a sophisticated woman, right? No, wait a minute, I might be able to convince Grumpy Boyfriend to have another Mini-Me. I will actually keep mes vieilles fripes. Sorry if I disappointed anyone.
- Give away your knowledge – I have plenty to share. Don’t know if it’s of best quality though. You will have to sort it out yourself I’m afraid. Bonne chance with that by the way. I can be very chatty. Je vous previens!
- Be true to your voice – According to my friends, I am genuine, honest and funny (vraiment?). So I suppose I will just be my old self.
- Give it time – But I don’t have any!
- Write catchy headlines – Totally something I can do. But I also read that I needed to keep titles simple and easy to find in a browser. Que faire?!
- Be Yourself – Yep, that’s what I am indeed planning to do. Readers will have a true picture of Frenchie Mummy: silly, tired, witty and sometimes totally lost with new technologies.
- Keep it short – ‘A blog post is like a miniskirt.’ Got it! Will try, but as I said before, je suis une vraie pipelette.
- Make it worth referencing – Le Saint Graal! Talking about boobies’ size, stretch marks and other wonders… It’s all that people want to know, without admitting it.
Voilà what I make of ces lois sacrées. Every time I upload a post, I swear to abide by them (or not!). Now, I know what you are going to say. Frenchie Mummy is not telling you how to become a successful Mummy Blogger! Well, read again this post 🙂 I might have taken a bit the mick here, but the 12 tips listed above are definitely relevant and will for sure help you to set up a very successful blog! Try them and let me know how you get on with them!
Thanks for reading this totally not serious post about how to become a successful Mummy Blogger. I promise that I will write the significant post soon! A bientôt 🙂
Haha, keep going you’re getting there! Blog is looking tres bon! Thanks for linking to #chucklemums and hope you come back next week 🙂 xx
I will try if Baba allows me or I don’b forget. Very good French ?
This is so funny! I wish you luck as one of the joys of blogging is breaking all the rules 🙂
thanks, I am trying. Let’s see how it goes
It’s good to have a list. I didn’t start with a list, or in fact any knowledge at all. But like you I just got straight in and I don’t regret it. Thanks so much for joining #chucklemums!
You’re kidding me, thank You and Mumzilla. I have never had so much reaction. I am back every single week with #chucklemums!!!! ?
Loved the zippy style of your blog, almost lyrical…maybe the french helped. I like your take on the tips for bloggers – great fun! Alison #chucklemums
Cool I can’t find your blog on twitter. Where are you hiding?
Trying not to hide! Good to link up.
haha, love your list, you can never go wrong with a list! Number 9 is one that constantly baffles me, I can never think of a good headline that doesn”t make my blog sound like a tabloid! #chucklemums
glad you like it. When I decided to start my blog I looked for tip and I saw that some people were really into it, like serious stuff so I thought, let’s have some fun. I am not the perfect student 🙂
Haha excellent! Love it 🙂 thanks for the giggle
You’re more than welcome 🙂
Lol! Love it! Ahhh the conflicting advice we hear all the time!! I say sod it…just drink all the wine and write whatever you fancy!
You are doing really well – I, like Fran, didn’t have a list (still don’t) and basically make it up as I go along. As long as it’s fun, you aren’t doing anything wrong! (And ‘yes’ to having no time … that’s the real killer!) #fridayfrolics
so cool! Love a list too – my favourite on this was ‘give it time’ ha ha brilliant – oh to have more of this! #ablogginggoodtime
Really feel you on #8 and #9 Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics
C’est Magnifique!! This was very funny. We always have so much advice given to us but sometimes it is simply impossible and we must do and follow what comes naturally. I think you are doing very well.
Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime
Its really hard to be a mother and a blogger at the same time so I think theres no real rules to be one. Just find time haha which is really hard so I have so much respect for mothers who blog because I know that finding time squeezing to write is hard. This is the first time that I have visited your blog and I am glad to have found it =)
🙂 happy to meet new bloggers
Ha ha ha. Your post made me laugh. Will bear these rules in mind next time I write a post 🙂
I had a giggle at this! I find all the rules I should be following baffling a lot of the time and have come to the conclusion that I can’t really be bothered and will have to just make my own rules up as I go along and hope that works somehow! Thanks for linking to #WhatImWriting
I’m so glad I didn’t read a list before I started blogging – would.ve put me off doing it! Thank you for making me smile on a Wednesday.
Thnak you for making me smile on Wednesday. I’m so glad I didn’t read one of those lists before I started, it would’ve put me off!
Ha! This made me chuckle 🙂 I’m not very good at following the rules… but I quite like yours!! #whatimwriting
No 9 and 11 are good ones, not sure I’m doing either, must try harder. Your blog is looking fab, am just about to follow!!! 🙂 #chucklemums
Haha – best blogging advice ever! #fridayfrolics
Haha great advice, I could have written this myself! It’s only easy when you have the time!! I barely have a minute to breathe these days, which is why I am sat here at 10.30 in the morning still in my pyjamas with the kids running riot! Agghh! #TheBabyFormula
Quite similar here, still in my dressing gown while Baba is chilling out after his morning feed ?
Love. It. There are far too many blogging tips posts out there, usually written by someone with 10 minutes experience in the field. Definitely a subject ripe for parody. Love the way you’ve peppered your post with French (although my French is bad) and I’ll take your old maternity clothes!
Thanks for commenting. You are so right, so many people feel like they know it all and can give you some tips when they’ve been doing it for 10 minutes. When I checked it all online, I thought i had to take the mick a bit… It was too tempting ?
Love this! I generally ignore most of the blogging advice tips – mainly as I just can’t do them (write a catchy headline?! But that also works for SEO of course! Forget it!) I think we can be guilty of taking it all too seriously 🙂
Ha ha I love this! I don’t have much time either – everything is done at a frantic pace!
Seriously when I was thinking about doing a blog and read all these top tips from nobodies or almost, I knew I had to take a bit the mick ?
Haha, brilliant! The title one always gets me too – do you make it catchy or optimized? It can’t always be both! #blogstorm
Thanks for such a nice comment.
Haha, great tips. I need to print these out and stick them on my fridge #blogstorm
Thanks for reading and congratulations on the recent awards ???
Hi Cecile, this blogging lark can be a bit tricky at the best of times without the added complication of blogging tips.Reading them is a must though as you never know when you come across that gem of advice.
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These are all great tips. I would love to have you join us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party. Check us out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=2727
I will, thanks for the invite x
Great “tongue in cheek” post about what we go through as bloggers! LOL! #overthemoon
Love it – always be true to yourself!
Ha ha – brilliant. Great advice, even if like you we can’t always follow it. We could all do with more time to do the blogging we love so much. Once day… one day…
Sally @ Life Loving
Haha! There’s so much advice it can get a little overwhelming. Great post xx
You never fail to make me smile with your posts! #TheList
Fab list! I have no time either, and I always seem to do “research” and then realise I havent written a thing either. Glad its not just me 😉 Emily #TheList
This really made me giggle! When I first started looking a few months ago, I came across loads of good advice but I ended up doing exactly what you have just said! Thanks for sharing. #thelink
I am brand new to the world of blogging. I clicked on this post thinking Yayy a fab blogger is sharing tips but it wasn’t. It was actually the best post I have seen, it’s hilarious and so true. I would rather of seen this than a load of boring what to do information. xx
totally agree with you. That’s why I wrote this post. All the stuff I read was far too serious…Thanks for reading xx
It was a great and upbeat read, thank you xx
No. 5 and 8 made be smile – I love your ‘take’ on the traditional blogging advice. #thelist.
Very good – all so true! There’s just not enough time on the day! #thelist
Haha, love it. So true! #TheList
New blogger, but I feel like rules are meant to be broken. If you’re true to yourself that is probably all that matters. People enjoy reading you, not what is supposed to be you! #TheList
So funny! Thanks for linking up to #TheList x
Keep going I love your blog and you are a super writer very funny it takes time I wrote one post and it changed my blog overnight about 6 months ago it apparently was controversial not that I saw it when I wrote but all of sudden I was noticed very strange feeling that. I could of given up a 100 times so easily so keep doing what you are doing because you really are very good
That is very kind of you. Thank you so much! ?
Brilliant list. Let’s face it, unless we don’t work or don’t have kids or a social life, how are we supposed to be perfect bloggers??? Love your one about keeping it short like a mini skirt. I’ll remember that one as my posts can be like maxi skirts!! nice to have come across this post via #brillblogposts The follow up comments are great too.
I jumped into blogging not knowing much & fear I still don’t ? I’ll never be a SEO champion or google analytics pro. God the more i think about I’m a blogging fraud. #coolmumclub lifeinthemumslane
I am too but that’s ok. LOL
Am hopefully managing to follow most of these and will definitely try harder on the others…..now what can I give away…
Great post as always!
I’m rubbish at headlines! Can never think of the snappy title! Your list made me laugh 🙂 #coolmumclub
This is very funny, I love how you write!
Merci ? xx
A blog post is like a miniskirt – brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove
I’m a firm believe in #3 and #10 🙂 That’s precisely why I got into blogging many moons ago 🙂 #sharingthelove.
Haha this really made me chuckle! Such a refreshing take on all the posts out there offering advice on how to be a good blogger – love it! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xx
Ha I love this! Keep breaking the rules, rule breaking is more fun 😉 xx
This is brilliant! Although I think these have credit I wouldn’t say that they’re that important. We all love a rule breaker #blogstorm
You are hysterical! Thanks for posting this one. #momsterlink
This made me laugh out loud. I especially love give it time, I did laugh a little too hardly at that one. Love your light hearted, comedic point of view. Really enjoyed this post, thanks for sharing and making me realise, don’t take it too seriously! #coolmumclub
Love the way you wrote the post, it’s a rather humorous way of approaching a common blog topic!
Love it! I’ve never been one to follow the rules, so why start now! Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x
Lol this made me chuckle!! Espically love the one around giving it time and keeping at it! …. 18 months and counting! When does one count themselves as successful?! #TheList! Xx
Great list and fun to read, sometimes the best thing to do is break the rules after all that’s what they are there for. #sharingthebloglove
Haha! A blog post is like a mini skirt! Hilarious. I kind of ignore the rules too. More interesting, right? Also, who has time to find out what the rules are? #momsterslink
Thanks for making my laugh a bit at the end of this long and tiring week! –Andreea #SharingtheBlogLove
You’re more than welcome xx
I think the first rule of blogging is follow your own rules 🙂 It gets easier once you find your pace, and we are all tres different! It took me a good year to chill into a flow that works for me and mine. Just enjoy, and you’ll be winning 🙂
Merci beaucoup pour le linky-uppy #coolmereclub ( comprend pas?). Your blog is refreshing my GCSE French ha ha!
Love this, who wants to play by all the rules anyway?!Love your blog so much xx #coolmumclub
Merci Merci Merci ??
Fabulous! And funny as always! Thank you for sharing! I SO need to learn not to waffle on so much! Mine are too long! #Sharingthebloglove
As always great post! I keep reading these tips too and always finding a reason not to do them! #coolmumclub x
Haha I love this. Gave me a good laugh. But I can honestly relate. #momsterslink
Great post and I love your blog, keeps me chuckling! Thanks 🙂 #brillblogposts
You’re hilarious! Yep I often wonder how come I’m following lots of people via email and they haven’t returned the favour, hmmm. Don’t worry Frenchie Mummy, we’ll be brilliant bloggers in no time!! xx #coolmumclub
I don’t really mind anymore about that. I am just enjoying the whole experience for myself xx
These are brilliant tips for any newbie! Thanks for sharing xo I love and follow your blog 🙂 #Momsterslink
Thank you so much for your kind words as usual xx
Love this! I cant abide by all the rules all of the time so its refreshing to think I’m not alone in my thinking! 🙂
Ha ha, this is brilliant. I have no time either, I feel your pain 🙂 xx #SharingtheBlogLove
This made me laugh! I do try to follow some tips online and they do often work but a lot of stuff I just have zero time for X #coolmumclub
Great list! A little advice with the following by email part. I did that at first but then my emails would be in the high hundreds and I honestly don’t have the time to read that many emails or blogs. I follow anyone who has a wordpress blog as it’s easy to keep track of them in my feed. I used to spend hours reading blogs and finding new bloggers. But now it seems like my linky and trying to get something written at least once a week takes up all of my time. So I am so happy to have you as a part of my linky because I love reading your stuff. #momsterslink.
I see what you mean. I used to follow by email a lot of blogs but I got fed up with all the emails. I have a bookmark with my fave blogs and I read whenever I want. Freedom! Thanks for your lovely comment. So happy to have found you. You are so funny and I love your posts xx
#3 – YES! I always remind myself that I started blogging for myself. If readership grows, great. And, if not, I did this for me. Not for money. Not for readers. But to document MY life! 🙂
LOL don’t you love the posts about how to blog? It’s all bs in my opinion because we all have our own way and there isn’t a wrong way persay. Tips about marketing and such yeah if they are from someone who actually knows something, I get it. Your very popular so you are obviously doing it right. And teaching us French!
Thanks for saying that! I don’t think I am that popular but the compliment is nice x
Give it time they said LOL I like a lot of these tips. Thanks for sharing.
Love how you remind us to use our own voices and stay true to ourselves.
I can’t control it anyway and pretend to be someone else lol. Thanks for reading x
You’re a hoot and a half – this was hysterical! I love your wit (and the self-deprecating humor).
This was funny, but oh so true. Lol. I’m still learning this whole new blogging thing myself so I so feel this post.
This was funny! I totally get it.
I was expecting the same old post of blogging ideas.. But instead I had the best laugh!!! 100 % correct. Understand your audience ?..I don’t even understand myself. ?
I know, everytime I read one of these magic posts, I go for it and then I am so disappointed! LOL Thanks for reading x
Loved it! #EatSleepBlogRT
haha merci x
You sure know how to get your audience with catchy headlines 🙂 #EatSleepBlogRT
This is a brilliant list! Particularly loving the ‘give it time’ So true, I have none! Always chasing that elusive quiet blogging time!
Haha this is cute … and most of it is probably true. Especially that we all really want to talk about stretchmarks and all! Thanks for linking to #EatSleepBlogRT. Hope you join again next time.
Oh no, don’t write a serious post on how to become a mommy blogger. Your satirical posts are so much better. Loads of love. Pen x #KCACOLS
Funny, I was just talking to my blogging partner who thought our posts were too short, but I think to the point is best #kcacols
I should have paid more attention to the rules. I just assumed that as a male, women the world over would fall for my wit and charm and hang on my every word. oops #kcacols
hehe this made me chuckle because it’s so bloody true! #KCACOLS
yes 🙂 thanks for sharing it too x
Being yourself is definitely the best thing to be. People can tell if you’re being fake or something you’re not quite easily. #kcacols
true! Thanks for reading x
This was funny and refreshing to read – true, too! I’m so rubbish at all of these things. I have no time either! #KCACOLS
Yep you’ve hit the nail on the head here – love it! #KCACOLS