The Future of Blogging Interview Series – Featuring Kathy Dalton -@danishmama

Blogging is as big right now as it was five years ago.  Many of our women entrepreneurs either blog for their business or AS their business.  There’s a lot of competition in this space and as we prepare of a new year at StartupPrincess.com, I’ve been thinking about the future of blogging.  I’ve invited some of my favorite bloggers to participate in a series on “The Future of Blogging” and we’ll be sharing their responses over a couple of weeks.  If you are a blogger either for your business or as a business and would like to participate, you can email us at startupprincess (at) gmail (dot) com and we will send you the questions.

Now, to introduce Kathy Dalton.  I’ve been connected with Kathy online for years now, and though we only live 40 minutes away from each other, and participate in the same networking circles we didn’t meet in real life until last month at a Connective Circle event.  It was interesting to hear her take on blogging.  Enjoy! – Michelle
When did you start blogging?
- I started blogging in 2007 for the company I worked for. It then lead to launching my own blog. http://www.danishmama.com
Have you shifted the focus of your content from the time you started to today?  If so, what prompted you to make the shift?
- Developing your voice is just like learning to talk for a child. It takes practice. I’ve been able to refine it over the years as my experience has changed.
How has social media effected your blog?
- Social media is all part of the blog cog. Twitter and facebook are a part of my publishing distribution.
Did you start your blog or site as a way to generate income, or is it more of a hobby?  Does it generate income now?  And if you feel comfortable saying, how do you monetize your site (advertising, product sales, etc?)?
- I started the blog as a way to connect my love for Scandinavian tradition with raising a family. It naturally flowed into generating income. I prefer to work with brands that fit with the Danish Mama lifestyle.
How often do you post, and how do you manage and get inspiration for regular content creation?
- I post every other day. My editorial calendar is about three months out and like to write a month out.
How has your blog changed and evolved since you started?
- The blog has changed from design to something I really love. The blog has changed in interest and voice and am working to engage and create contesnt that adds value to my readers lives.
What do you think is the future of blogging?
- I’ve researched the evolution of women in social media and the future looks bright. Blogs will continue to grow but we will see more of a push on local and niche blogs. Specifically the hispanic market and vlogging.
How are you keeping up with trends to keep your readership active and consistent?
- This is trap that is easy to fall into because you can easily start comparing yourself to other blogs. But it’s important to keep up with the details and what is going on.
What do you wish you had known when you started?  What advice do you have for new bloggers just entering the blogosphere?
- Surround youself with good people that can support, inspire and bouye you up.
How did you come up with the idea for your blog?
- I was born in Denmark and I’m a mom. Denmark + Mom = Danish Mama
Danish Mama, danishmama, Kathy Dalton, Blogging, Future of BloggingWhat is your favorite magic wand (tool or resource)?

- My iphone

What networking groups are you part of?
- Utah Bloggers, Social Media Club, Social Commerce Exchange
What is your favorite motivational quote?
- Don’t dream. Do.
As a woman entrepreneur how do you balance the roles you play personally and professionally?
- I try really hard to keep perspective. My children are small and we have to laugh daily.
Please include your bio below:
- Kathy Dalton is a social media consultant and entreprenur with a passion for word of mouth marketing. She blogs at DanishMama.com and is the CEO or Little Stinker baby skin care. @kathydaltonslc @danishmama
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2 Responses to “The Future of Blogging Interview Series – Featuring Kathy Dalton -@danishmama”

  1. Kathy on November 29th, 2012 3:27 pm

    Thanks for the interview, Michelle!

  2. Kristin on November 29th, 2012 10:33 pm

    Love Kathy! She’s been such a great mentor and friend to me. Thanks for featuring her.

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