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Mum Over 40: Blogging On A Budget Guide

Hey there, fellow warriors of the keyboard and champions of multi-tasking! Welcome to my chaotic world where I’m attempting to become a blogger and master the elusive art of work-life balance. Spoiler alert: it’s not as easy as balancing a baby bottle on your nose, but hey, we’re giving it our best shot!

The Budget Blogger Chronicles

So, you’re on a budget. Join the club, my friend! When you’ve got more determination than dollars, you learn to improvise. For a new mum over 40, juggling newborns and WordPress isn’t child’s play – it’s an Olympic event.

Screen Time vs. Play-Time

I promised myself less screen time and more playtime during maternity leave. Did it happen? Well, let’s just say, if multi-tasking were an Olympic sport, I’d be on the podium. Blame the digital age; I had to keep up with technology, and my little one had to keep up with my epic multi-tasking skills.

The Perils of Free Templates

Setting up the blog had its stumbling blocks. Free templates? No, thanks! It hit me like a dirty nappy that blogging was a time, effort, and money game. Selling the idea to my better half? Let’s just say, negotiations were tougher than getting a toddler to eat broccoli.

Networking 101: Talking Blogs and Babies

Networking at events was a game-changer. Turns out, discussing blogs while wrangling a baby is a great conversation starter. Who knew? The real bonus were the baby naps – prime time for mastering the blogging basics.

The Chronicles of a Positivity Crusader

Being a positive mum-blogger sounds like a breeze, right? Wrong. It’s harder than changing a nappy in the dark. But, no bad stuff sticks – just like mashed carrots on the wall. Lesson learned.

Purple Logo Magic

In the creative industry, perks abound. Currently working on a purple-based logo with a former colleague because, you know, purple exudes sensitivity and compassion. Watch this space for the masterpiece in the making.

Team Mum-Blogger Assemble

Taking the fam, friends, and even the barista on my blogging journey was crucial. Morale is at stake, people! Everyone’s got a say – it’s a democracy.

Storytelling 101: Tales of a 40-Year-Old Mum

Storytelling is my jam. Building and maintaining an audience? Challenging but necessary. My blog’s goal: inspire and empower mums by sharing tales of overcoming fears. Spoiler alert: it’s not always sunshine and rainbows.

Niche Quest: Finding Gold

My competitors had mummy-blogging channels on lockdown. Niche hunting was a marathon, not a sprint. Research, exploration, and a dash of luck led me to an unexploited content treasure trove.

PR Prowess: From PR Professional to Blogger Extraordinaire

Being buddies with journalists, PRs, and bloggers has perks. Offering them material for eye-catching articles? Check. Hard work pays off, and so does having connections.

Consistency is Queen (or King)

Every interaction, online or offline, is in tune with my brand. Positive experiences are the goal, folks! I post consistently – three or four times a day. Sometimes it’s random bag contents; people love a relatable blog. Sharing is caring, especially when it comes to other bloggers’ content.

And there you have it – the whirlwind journey of a new mum over 40 trying to conquer the blogging world on a budget. Stay tuned for more laughs, struggles, and a purple logo unveiling. Until then, keep calm and blog on!


Saffron and Cyrus is a Newcastle-based family lifestyle blog, covering health, wellness, days out, travel, reviews, recipes and more from our family life.
The blog is written by new mum over 40, Aranda, with input from hubby H and son, Little C.

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