I was recently interviewed by the Palm Beach Post about being a mom blogger in Palm Beach County. The 561 is my area code and it was a pleasure speaking to Kristina Webb, a Palm Beach Post reporter and local mom living in the 561.
Being put in the same category as Briana Beaty from Palm Beach Moms and Michelle Olson-Rogers from Modern Boca Mom shows if you have an idea, it can happen. You can also reinvent yourself after having kids. The Juggle Is Real but building community and helping other South Florida moms it why we do what we do.
After talking with local beauty blogger and mom friend, Angela Cruz, she encouraged me to share my experience and what it was like to be interviewed by a reporter.
Again, if I can help any South Florida influencers out there or mom bloggers then that’s what I love to do.
Here are my 3 Tips If You’re Ever Interviewed by a Reporter.
1.Tell Your Story Authentically
Authenticity is what got me where I am today. After 6 years of blogging, I’ve never been afraid of looking like a hot mess and sharing it. Going live with Carline Conversations on Hot Mess Mondays included no makeup, “messy hair, don’t care” and me in workout clothes. The crazy thing is, I never work out.
Sharing your struggles of motherhood and building that sense of community is why I have over 50,000+ followers.
2. Make A Connection
I can’t help myself. I know Kristina was there to interview me, but I definitely interviewed her. We bonded over motherhood and juggling work. Hopefully, I gained another mom follower. She expressed that she was looking for another local greenmarket and I’ve been searching ever since. I made sure she knew our Easter Egg Hunt Events Guide would be coming out soon and the perfect time to take her little one out.
3. Make Sure You Share Your Post
This reporter worked really hard doing the research and meeting with each blogger in the article. Come to find out they do get rewarded for how many clicks they get on their articles. So click away please!
Also, it’s an amazing marketing tool and the article really showed this is as a real industry where moms can build community while getting a paycheck.