Ever wanted to know what’s going on inside the mind of a humor writer?
Today, I’m talking to from Everyone’s Buck Stops Here to answer my most pressing questions.
- How did your blog get started?
I started last November (2016). It was to be about my youngest daughter’s Selective Mutism and about parenting my four kids but parenting with humour! I can be serious as the next person but I think I am naturally a funny, embarrassing, fun parent (kids will disagree!) We have lots of laughs over here and I want to write about parenting in a funny, can-relate-to way, so parents don’t have to feel like its only us with the kid that does the most stupid of things.
2. Where do you get your material? Do you think funny things happen to you more than other people, or do you have to “enhance” your stories to make people laugh?
All my material is real life, its about real things that happen to us. I don’t enhance any of it. I am lucky to have four kids, two teenagers and two tweens, and teenage son gives me enough material to go on for a long time, God love him!
3. Do you think that being funny is something that comes naturally, or can a writer learn it?
I think it is something that comes naturally. I think I am naturally witty, some might disagree, namely my kids, but hey who listens to their kids!
4. How do you define your niche? Do you have a target audience?
Yes, I know what kind of audience I am looking for, it’s just finding them and everyone loving me and spreading the word!! I want to build my blog up to be a funny, but real parenting blog, humour is a great thing in parenting.
5. How do you find other humor bloggers to connect with? Is there some “humor blogger cool kids table” I haven’t been invited to?
I have connected with a few bloggers, but I find it’s a bit like being at the school gates. You need to work at being invited in, some bloggers already have a firm connection with others and you need time to keep being a pain in the arse to get noticed. I haven’t got around to that bit yet.
6. Seriously, do you connect with other humor bloggers?
Not really. Some of the humor bloggers are big and have huge followings. Do they actually interact with newbies or small humor bloggers? Although I am a squad member on another very funny blog.
7. Do you monetize your blog? How do you do it?
8. Do you think it’s harder to find a “product” to sell when your product is wit and sarcasm?
I would think so, but I haven’t looked into it so I don’t really know.
9. How do you publicize your blog? Are there any social media platforms that you think work best for humor bloggers?
Social media is great if you have a good following. I don’t yet. I find Twitter is really hard. I might as well be writing in invisible ink as I get no real interaction at all. I have no idea if anyone sees it. It puts me off a bit but I try and keep with it. Instagram is good for interaction but the follow/unfollow bit gets on my nerves. Facebook, again is OK but you need to build up followers. Luckily for me I have supportive friends and family!! I just wonder what and how some of the bigger bloggers get so many followers.
10. Any final words of wisdom for other humor bloggers?
I’m hoping to get a lot more wise with this blogging as I grow my blog, all I can say is keep it real, keep it funny and believe in yourself.
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