Summer time can be hard for Mom Bloggers. Kids are at home, the weather is beautiful and you want to spend time with them outdoors, but you don’t want to ignore your blog and your audience either. It’s tough to stay organized and have a mindful plan for your blog when life is pulling you in so many directions.
Disclosure: I received an advance copy of the #ETHANproject Blogger Kit for purposes of this review.
The #ETHANproject stands for Enjoy The Here And Now. Sarah and Sammi from Grounded & Surrounded realized that the summer time can be really hard for mom bloggers and they decided to create something to make things a little easier.
It’s a 10 week challenge starting in June for mom bloggers and their readers to enjoy the summer with their family. Each week there is a new challenge to enjoy a different aspect of the summer and your family.
A few of the challenges are:
Challenge #1 – Enjoy Friendship
Challenge #2 – Enjoy the View
Challenge #3 – Enjoy the Flavor
Each Friday the #ETHANproject bloggers will share their posts following the prompts to start the conversation. They will share their posts with the hashtag on social media and encourage other moms to follow along with the challenge and share their stories.
Benefits For Mom Bloggers
Now you have at least 10 posts planned out for 10 weeks in June, July and August. You don’t need to worry about what to write, what to post on social media or even what graphics to use. It’s all laid out for you, all you need to do is follow the 10 week plan.
Email Subscription Gift
Included in the kit are 4 digital wallpaper graphics to use exclusively as an email opt-in incentive. The kit includes wallpapers for iPhones, iPads, Standard Desktops and Widescreen Desktops.
All of the writing prompts, graphics and social media samples are delivered to you as a digital download. Keep it all in one folder on your computer and you will always know where to find things.
Social Media Strategy
A lot of bloggers struggle with social media – what to post and when. Now you have a strategy to follow including sample posts, relevant hashtags and other resources to help you.
Facebook groups are my favorite way to network with other bloggers. Get to know your fellow #ETHANproject bloggers and share what works and doesn’t work in your blogging life. Connect with your readers and hear their stories related to the weekly challenges.
Benefits For Mom Readers
Get out of your comfort zone
The challenges are designed to get you out of your comfort zone and try new things. Enjoy all aspects of the summer, not just the ones you usually do.
Be a more conscious parent
Take the time you need to STOP and think about your parenting this summer. Do something special with your kids and enjoy the here and now.
Share in a community
You’re not alone this summer. Other moms will be following along with the challenges, sharing posts and pictures on social media and reconnecting with their kids. Share in that community feeling along with us.
Writing prompts and wallpapers
Sometimes it helps to focus your thoughts by writing things down. Follow along with the weekly challenges and post your pictures and your “posts” on Facebook in the the group or on your own personal page. This is also a great way to start blogging if it is something you’ve considered before.
Connect with other moms, share your stories following the prompts each week and get to know your favorite bloggers on a more personal level.
Grounded & Surrounded is only offering the #ETHANproject Blogger Kit for sale until May 31, 2015. The kit is $9.95.
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