Monday, November 28, 2011
Your Name: Chelsea Day
Where do you blog? Tell us a little about you: I'm a marketing consultant and new mom living in San Diego with my husband. I run the family blog Someday I'll Learn, which is all about tackling domestic life…one day at a time!
How did you decide what to name your blog?: When we settled down just out of college, I was pretty clueless about domestic issues and frequently found myself declaring, "Someday I'll learn!" Now, I'm having fun learning new things daily.
What are your favorite things?
■My son's laugh
■The color yellow
What are you least favorite things?
■Freeway overpasses (I always feel like I'll just go careening off!)
When and why did you start blogging?: I moved to San Diego in 2009 and didn't know anyone. I spent a lot of time browsing other blogs and felt the urge to create one for our own family. It's been an incredible experience and I've actually made friends with quite a few bloggers in real life as a result.
What do you blog about?: Someday I'll Learn offers personal insights and shortcuts for cooking, cleaning, parenting, organization and more. I aim to simplify life for other busy parents with helpful tips and a healthy dose of reality.
What does your family think of your blog? Do they read it?: My family has been incredibly supportive, and most of them read the blog every day. My husband, Nate, is a contributor. Everyone loves his sense of humor!
When do you find the time to blog?: Good question. Uhhh...I don't sleep a whole lot.
What is your favorite blog post ever?: I Have PTSD (http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2011/10/i-have-ptsd/) is the most personal post I've written. It was difficult, but I'm proud of myself for putting it out there and being a voice of encouragement for other people to share their own stories.
What has been your biggest blogging challenge?: Staying authentic and true to my own voice while working with brands to monetize the blog. Someday I'll Learn has transformed from a little family blog into an at-home job, but it's still a space for my own personal reflections. Balancing those interests and keeping my priorities straight takes conscious effort.
What advice would you give a new blogger?: Make friends! I've found so many supportive people in the blogosphere. It can be isolating initially to sit at home and put your ideas out there without a ton of feedback. Join blogging groups and converse with other people.
What widget or feature could you not live without?: LinkWithin (http://www.linkwithin.com/). I love being reminded of past, related posts that I had completely forgotten about!
What are your favorite blogs to read?:
The Mama Mary Show (http://www.mamamaryshow.com/)
Heather Drive (http://www.heatherdriveblog.com/)
Mommy Loves Coffee (http://www.mommylovescoffee.com/)
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