Interview With A Blogger: Amy Allen Clark, Mom Advice
Today I’m excited to be sharing my interview with Amy Allen Clark of Mom Advice! This gal has been in the blogging game for TEN years and her blog is a fantastic collection of all things motherhood, food, life, organization, and beyond! Scroll down to meet this awesome blogging mama!
Hello there, Amy!
So, what prompted you to start blogging?
I started my site ten years ago, which truly makes me a dinosaur in this job. My husband had been unemployed for over a year, following the dot com bomb in the tech community, and this change in finances forced me to learn to manage our money better. I was a terrible cook, I had no idea how to care for things in our home, and I had no DIY skills to speak of. What I did have though was a local library and chat groups that I could join where I could learn more about how to manage my finances & home better.
As I struggled along, I began to think that these strategies I had learned might be valuable to others that might be in the same financial situation. I came to my husband with sketches of a website that I wanted him to design, never knowing that I would still be working on it a decade later. The rest, as they say, is history!
Tell us about your day job/educational pursuits?
I work full-time on my blog from home. The majority of the work I do each day is for freelance clients. I currently have five freelance clients that I write for each month and typically have eight to ten projects for them going monthly. My focus is typically on craft and food projects so I spend a good portion of my week shopping for supplies for projects, creating them, photographing them, and then developing content around each project.
Most days my house looks like a bomb has exploded because I am always in some stage of development on a project. That being said, some of the people that benefit the most from these projects are the people that have to live in the mess. We eat a lot of fun dishes and do a lot of fun projects together, which make me really thankful that this is what I get to do each day.
Where’s the farthest from home you’ve ever traveled? Tell us about your experience.
I have got to travel a lot with this job and have went to a lot of different places. One of the greatest trips I ever took was a road trip that I took with my husband (before we got married) traveling from Seattle to Indiana. We made a pact that we would stop at every little tourist trap and terrible museum that we saw and would take a picture there. It is the kind of thing that I still smile about and am so happy that we did that before we had kids.
What skill do you hope to master over the next year?
Photography will always be a passion of mine. This year I would love to master photo editing.
What’s your current favorite song/band? And what are you reading?
I have a very eclectic taste in music so it is hard to narrow it down to just one group. Some of my favorites are Mindy Gledhill, The Civil Wars, Alabama Shakes, & The Black Keys.
We started a monthly book club on our site and so I just finished, “A Constellation of a Vital Phenomena,” by Anthony Marra. It is a book that will stick with you long after you close the pages and a promising debut author that I am honored to share about.
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