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Interview with Kelly at CuriosityEncouraged.com
What's the name of your blog? What do you blog about?
My blog’s name is Curiosity Encouraged. It is a resource for parents and teachers who are interested in nurturing the love of learning. As a teacher and homeschooler, I’ve learned children learn best and thrive when they are interested in what they are learning and when their interests are encouraged. My blog hopes to inspire more play, curiosity, and joy for children and their families.
How long have you been blogging and what made you decide to start a blog?
Curiosity Encouraged is brand new! I launched it in April of 2017. Prior to its launch, I had a personal blog called Sagetribe. I wrote about being a mother and all the learnings that come with having children for 9 years.
How many children do you have? Ages? What do they think about you being a blogger?
I have two children, ages seven and eleven. I think they like that I blog. They have always been a part of my writing in some way. As they have gotten older though it has become clear that how I write about them needed to change.
When they were little, I shared a lot of personal stories. Now, I’m keeping those stories theirs. It was one of the reasons I closed down Sagetribe and created Curiosity Encouraged. They didn’t ask me to, but it felt right.
I always ask them if they mind me posting their pictures and they usually are happy for me to do so. My son has his own blog, though he’s finding YouTube to be more of his forum. My daughter is a beginning writer and also hopes to have a blog one day. I think because I have been blogging for so long, they may assume it’s just what one does 🙂
What's your favorite thing about blogging?
I love connecting with people, sharing information, and I love the technical aspects, even though they can also drive me crazy!
What your least favorite thing about blogging?
Reaching people can be frustrating. I wish social media wasn’t such a game. I’d love to share my posts and know all my friends and followers would see what I posted.
What's your favorite blogging tool that you simply cannot go without and why?
Canva and Tailwind (can I have two) are becoming my favorite tools. I love how easy it is to design my graphics on Canva, and as someone who does not have time to pin posts daily, Tailwind is a huge timesaver!
What's the best advice you would give to a mom looking to start her own mompreneur business?
Be okay with going slow, seek community, and create something you really love or are passionate about.
Just for fun: If you were a beverage, which beverage would you be?
A cup of coffee (or many) with a good dose of cream.
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