Welcome to week 18 of Monday Meet & Greet! That means it’s time to meet another awesome blogger… and so let’s get to it, hehe.
Name: Chelsea Day
Tell us a little about you: I’m a marketing consultant and new mom living in San Diego with my husband. I run the family blog Someday I’ll Learn, which is all about tackling domestic life…one day at a time!
How did you decide what to name your blog?: When we settled down just out of college, I was pretty clueless about domestic issues and frequently found myself declaring, “Someday I’ll learn!” Now, I’m having fun learning new things daily.
What are your favorite things? Crème brûlée, My son’s laugh, Red-eye coffee, Mod podge, The color yellow
What are you least favorite things? Porcelain dolls, Freeway overpasses (I always feel like I’ll just go careening off!), Blood, Poor grammar, Dishes
When and why did you start blogging?: I moved to San Diego in 2009 and didn’t know anyone. I spent a lot of time browsing other blogs and felt the urge to create one for our own family. It’s been an incredible experience and I’ve actually made friends with quite a few bloggers in real life as a result.
What do you blog about?: Someday I’ll Learn offers personal insights and shortcuts for cooking, cleaning, parenting, organization and more. I aim to simplify life for other busy parents with helpful tips and a healthy dose of reality.
What does your family think of your blog? Do they read it?: My family has been incredibly supportive, and most of them read the blog every day. My husband, Nate, is a contributor. Everyone loves his sense of humor!
When do you find the time to blog?: Good question. Uhhh…I don’t sleep a whole lot.
What is your favorite blog post ever?: “I Have PTSD” is the most personal post I’ve written. It was difficult, but I’m proud of myself for putting it out there and being a voice of encouragement for other people to share their own stories.
What has been your biggest blogging challenge?: Staying authentic and true to my own voice while working with brands to monetize the blog. Someday I’ll Learn has transformed from a little family blog into an at-home job, but it’s still a space for my own personal reflections. Balancing those interests and keeping my priorities straight takes conscious effort.
What advice would you give a new blogger?: Make friends! I’ve found so many supportive people in the blogosphere. It can be isolating initially to sit at home and put your ideas out there without a ton of feedback. Join blogging groups and converse with other people.
What widget or feature could you not live without?: LinkWithin. I love being reminded of past, related posts that I had completely forgotten about!
I hope you’re having fun meeting fun new bloggers! Make sure to stop by and tell Chelsea hi and let her know Happenings of the Harper Household sent ya over.