Hi everyone! A new month here at Ideas By Dalba. I am so excited to bring to you our “Blogger Interview Spotlights”. This week I have the pleasure of introducing fellow bloggers Sam and Nicole Still and their lovely family. I had a chance to chat with Sam, here is what he shared with us!
Sam it’s a pleasure to have you here on Ideas By Dalba. Please tell our readers a bit about yourself.
My name is Sam. I am 26 years old. I am currently finishing up my BA in Psychology, with a Business minor. My beautiful wife and I have three children, ages three and under. We blog together about parenting, marriage, finances, and our lifestyle. Occasionally we create Youtube videos too.
Great blog by the way! Tell us how did you first get into blogging, what inspired you?
My wife inspired (begged) me to get into blogging. I created my own blog, but then her site was getting steady traffic and my site was getting good traffic, and we decided what if we combined our audiences and blogged together?
I would say that’s a great approach! Unite and conquer! Sam what tools have helped you most with your blogging?
Reading. I am constantly reading up on new things. SEO, Media Pages, branding, self-hosting, etc. It was all new to me and I had to learn it. Facebook blogging groups have also helped me learn a lot.
Totally agree with you, I always recommend lots of reading to people thinking of starting a blog. What would you say is your greatest challenge as a blogger?
Time. I work full time and when school is in I am also doing homework and writing papers, which makes it difficult for me to want to sit down and write more.
Tell us about your proudest achievement.
In life? That girl I like wears MY ring on her finger! In blogging? I wrote a few articles that organically went “viral.”
Awesome! Let’s talk about networking and traffic. In your opinion what do you think is the best way to enhance traffic and networking to your blog?
Content. Content. Content. Nothing drives traffic more than a good article. My wife wrote an article about husband’s and their crunchy wives. She wrote it two years ago and it still drives traffic to her site by the hundreds of thousands. She only shared it three times. Once to her Facebook, once to her website’s Facebook, and once to a mommy group, she was in. If people love the content, they naturally share it.
I can’t agree with you more. Do you have any favorite bloggers you follow or bloggers that have been a source of inspiration for you?