Today on the VancouverMom.ca podcast we’re sharing an interview with blogging dynamo Melissa Carr of The Thirties Grind. Since launching her blog in March she’s had hundreds of thousands of page views, and she won the top spot in our 2012 Top Vancouver Mom Blogger search. Not one to shy away from controversy, her “Absurd Vancouver Property of the Week” has really hit a vein with Vancouverites who are watching house prices soar. She also wades in on parenting, “broad bashing” and a whole lot more.
Chatting with Melissa Carr
On The Thirties Grind Melissa Carr says that life in your thirties is a grind. She writes, “It was not until recently that I realized that most of us in our thirties are in the same boat…a boat that almost always feels like it is slowly sinking!” But in the end, this grind is worth it. Her blog covers all that life in your thirties holds, and her personality and writing style are the glue that hold it all together.
We recently had the chance to sit down and chat with Melissa for our podcast. We wanted to hear what inspired her to start her blog, and what the experience has been like for her. If you’ve ever considered starting a blog of your own, or you’d like to hear from someone who’s met with a lot of success online, you’ll want to hear what Melissa had to say. How does she choose what to write about? How has having this kind of reception impacted her writing? We asked her those questions, and many more.
There’s no sure-fire formula for success when it comes to blogging and social media. Anyone who’s written for others can tell you that you never know what will take off and what will be met with deafening silence. Sometimes, though, someone hits on a magic formula. To hear from one of those people, listen to our podcast with Melissa Carr:[podcast]http://www.citymomnow.com/podcasts/vancouver/VancouverMom10_MelissaCarr.mp3[/podcast]
The Thirties Grind
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.