Posted? 19/11/2015 10:19:53
Name Ursula Rose
Blog URL Ursula-Rose.com
What is your blog about?
I blog about my life with my baby twins, beauty, lifestyle and parenting. It’s such a huge life change to suddenly become a mum of two and twins bring their own set of highs and challenges, so I wanted to create a positive space on line about twin parenting and parenting more generally. I also vlog on Channel Mum on Youtube and will be posting some of my videos to my blog as well.
Is this your first blog?
I’ve had a couple of blogs in the past but Ursula Rose is the first one where I’ve actually laid myself bare rather than hiding behind made up names – I used to blog about my life in Paris as ‘the Paris Poodle’!
When did you start your current blog?
I started the blog in September. I set up the site in August and have been regularly blogging since. It’s so great to be able to start conversations with other people about life with twins, parenting things and share my passion for beauty as well!
What made you do it?
When I became pregnant with twins I was really scared and just needed to hear that everything would be ok. There’s a whole lot of negativity out there and many horror stories so I wanted to create a blog where I could provide support and reassurance to other twin mums and twin mums to be as well as being realistic. I think it’s important to show the positive side of parenting, there’s a lot of moaning out there, but I think it needs to be balanced sometimes!
What was your first blog post about?
One of my first ones was about the Thought Process Of Finding Out You’re Pregnant With Twins – that piece has been very popular with other twin mums!
What do you think is the most useful tool to you as a blogger?
I think social media is the most important tool – so Instagram is a great shop front as well as having a facebook page and twitter – they help you to connect and find the right audience.
Do people in your real life know about your blog? If yes, has your blog helped you career wise?
I think it has helped. I vlog for Channel Mum on YouTube so my blog is a nice way for people on YouTube to get to know me better and vice versa. I work as a digital editor in my career anyway so blogging is definitely something that works with my skills base and is teaching me new things all the time.
What has been the one thing (blog post, project, etc) that you have been really proud of?
I’ve been very proud of the conversations I managed to start with people who have had Post Partum Blood Loss. I did a post about PPH and it’s not the kind of thing that people talk about much but I nearly died in childbirth and the risks of labour and childbirth are something that are very hidden away. I had a lot of great conversations with people who went through similar things. Talking about such things is empowering.
Where do you see your blog in a year?
Hopefully with a lot more followers, more content and I’d like people to think of me when they think of mummy bloggers that give helpful advice alongside a touch of fun!
What do you wish you knew when starting your blog?
I wish I’d read Bonjour, Blogger! before – so many helpful things here!
What do you wish you know more about now?
I’d like to know more about monetising opportunities for blogging, ways which give true value to your audience.
How do you keep motivated to post?
I have so much to say I just have to get it out!
Anything else you’d like to add?
I’d love to see you over on my blog if you fancy a lol at parenting, or a smooze at my beauty faves!