Interview With A Blogger: Jill Krause, Baby Rabies
Today I’m super excited to be sharing with you, a gal who needs no introduction — the always fabulous Jill Krause of Baby Rabies! If you’re not already a huge fan of her site, you will be by the time you get to the end of this interview! Take a peek into this mom-of-three’s life below — enjoy!
Hi there, Jill!
So, what prompted you to start blogging?
I started blogging when I made the very out-of-character decision to try to get pregnant. Up to that point in my life, I didn’t really want kids anytime in the immediate future. When I married my husband in 2006, the plan was “in 5 more years.” By summer 2007, I was like, “the heck with it, let’s do this!” And then I went from having the occasional baby fever to full-blown baby rabies. I was ridiculous, and I knew it. I needed a place to get the crazy thoughts out of my head because I didn’t plan to tell anyone I knew “in real life” except my husband until we were successfully with child. And with that, BabyRabies.com was born.
Tell us about your day job/educational pursuits?
I have a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri, with a focus on broadcast journalism. I was supposed to be the next Katie Couric by now. 22 year old me is probably super disappointed that I’m some kind of writer on the internet. My ambitions have grown and evolved, though, and this truly feels like a dream job. I don’t know what the future holds for me. I’m just creating content, telling stories, and seeing where that will take me.
Where’s the farthest from home you’ve ever traveled? Tell us about your experience.
I wish I could say I’m some kind of world traveler! I’ve never been out of the country. Okay, there was that one time we border-crossed to Mexico to drink underage, but I don’t think that really counts. I grew up a Navy Brat, though, and we were always on the move. My “home” was in Hawaii from ages 5 through 9, and that was amazing. When I left our super small town in Texas after high school graduation to go to college in Missouri, it sort of felt like I was traveling to another country all by myself. I didn’t know a single person there, and the transition was a lot harder than I anticipated. It was one of the most transformative and important experiences of my life, though. I fell in love with MIZZOU, and fell in love with my future husband there, too.
What skill do you hope to master over the next year?
In 2014, I hope to master the skill of organizing my life… and also creating great video content. But mostly, the organizing thing has to happen soon. Even if I can just organize my computer files, that would be a great start. I kinda can’t make great video content until I can clean up the mess of files on my computer. Seriously, if this is something I can hire someone to help me with (the organizing my files thing), let me know!
What’s your current favorite song/band? And what are you reading?
While I mostly listen to Top 40 stations in the car, I really like to zone out to Joshua Radin and Tristan Prettyman (and their Spotify stations) while I work. I’m not really reading anything beyond the internet these days, with the exception of a fresh Click magazine (a photography publication by ClickinMoms) every other month.
Share three blogs you adore!
I honestly wish I had more time to read other blogs. Of course, I do my best to keep up with my friends, but I know there are so many wonderful blogs I am missing out on, too. Right now, I love catching up on Click It Up A Notch when I get a chance. Courtney does a wonderful job making photography easier to understand, and I’m always getting inspiration from her. Tanis Miller, formerly Attack of the Redneck Mommy, was one of my very first blog crushes, and I still love keeping up with her, especially now that she has an adorable and massive English Mastiff. My friend Chelsea from ThePaperMama.com always has lovely, inspiring crafts, recipes and other creative goodies.
Thanks so much for chatting with us today, Jill! You rock and we’re always excited to check out your latests posts!