Mom Bloggers: Have You Mentored a Newbie Today?
Every Tuesday at 11 AM I get a call. At the other end is a mom I mentor each week and it feels great to hear the ring on my iPhone. I wish I could claim all the credit for being a mentor but this mom came up to me at Blogalicious and asked if I would mentor her. It took a nanosecond for me to say “yes”.
Mentoring is a way for those of us who have been around the block a time or two to give back in immeasurable ways. Over the years I have learned on the fly, largely through a lot of trial and error. A lot! So many people believe in the old-fashioned notion that new bloggers must go through the ropes like we had to, but why? If I can help someone get further it not only helps that person but also keeps me sharp. Even more, it’s helps our community. So many people lament how we have to be role models for mom bloggers who come behind us, but how can they replicate something they don’t understand. It’s up to us to pave the way and teach others.
I’ve kicked some cans in frustration and have also relished in reaching my goals. Helping a newbie blogger reach hers is icing on the cake.
Veteran bloggers: Are you helping a newbie blogger learn the blogging ropes? And newbies: Are you reaching out for help?