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Candace of Me & Reegs

Me & Reegs Mommy Blog

What’s your blog name?

Me & Reegs

Where did the name come from?

I picked the domain/name when I was pregnant with my 1st daughter Reegan, thinking we would call her Reegs. It didn’t turn out to be her top nickname, but it’s given me a direction for my space on the web. I want to put posts in the world that I would want her to read when she is going through this period of motherhood/womanhood.

Where do you live?

Marietta, Georgia

Tell us more about you and your blog

Me & Reegs is a space to fight past the Internets faux perfection version of motherhood. Being a woman, and a mother, is hard AF. My blog is a space that gives DIYs and decor Inspiration for the days you feel like you can handle it all, and real talk for the days you just can’t.

What people don’t realize about blogging is…

There is a ton of planning and behind the scenes that goes into making consistent posts; and if you a putting out something you are proud of, it’s a lot of work. Great bloggers can handle anything because they have growth mindsets and are quick to learn new skills.

What are 3 things you wish you knew about blogging before you started?

  1. I wish I knew that it wasn’t for anyone else, but it could really land with a lot of people. The more personal you blog is to you, the more it will effect others in similar seasons.
  2. Learn your weakness and hire out. If you aren’t great at photography, hire out while you practice. Its ok to have help at any size.
  3. There is no quick straight to the top blog unless you are incredibly lucky, have an existing base, or know someones who does. A blog is work.

What’s been your most memorable moment as a blogger?

With Me & Reegs, the highlight has been other women and moms reaching out because a post or a caption or an Instagram story landed with them. I’ve had people say they’ve never related to someone more… That’s incredible. To think I have help anyone, even one singular woman through the really hard days, that makes my hard days a little easier.

Give us your best tip for maintaining a blog work/life balance

Plan ahead! Use the calendar widget in WordPress to lay out your content calendar. Use Trello to break that down through out your week. I also use Google Docs to draft posts and gather affiliated links. The blog has become like writing papers that I actually love writing. How ever your mind works, do that. Whether that’s a paper planner, a wipe off board, or an app. But as Rachel Hollis says, “Hope is not a strategy.”

Instagram or Twitter?

Instagram

Books or Podcasts? Tell us your favorite.

Audible books for sure – Mel Robbins

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

What is your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is 90 Day Fiancé. I could watch it for hours.

What’s one product you can’t live without?

My Frye motorcycle boots. They are 8 years old, I wear them constantly, and they still look amazing.

We love our apps, which ones do you swear by for your business?

For Instagram I use Planoly. Trello for planning out my schedule. And for Pinterest graphics, I use Canva.

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