Interview With A Blogger: The Eco Chic, Calley Pate
Today’s Interview With A Blogger features a very rad eco-friendly mama, who I had the pleasure of meeting back in 2011! This gal is a powerhouse in the cloth diaper world and has a smile that’s infectious and genuine! Check her out at The Eco Chic and read our interview below!
Hi there, Calley!
So, what prompted you to start blogging?
I started blogging a very long time ago (2007) before blogging was cool and when I had a really boring job outside of social media. I knew one girl who blogged and made a ton of money at it and thought; why not! One night while sitting around talking with a girlfriend I bought my domain name and started my blog!
Tell us about your day job/educational pursuits?
I got my degree in Biology and worked in the environmental field for about 10 years. During that time I started blogging and through my networking found a way to quit my government job and work in social media full time. Now I spend most of my days (and nights) talking about poop with new moms. I work for Kelly’s Closet, an online cloth diaper retailer, as their marketing and social media manager. I spend way too much time in a private Facebook group keeping the peace among new moms who haven’t slept in weeks. I spend so much time on their social media that I tend to forget about my own blog.
Where’s the farthest from home you’ve ever travelled?
Tell us about your experience. My husband and I traveled to Amsterdam about 5 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. We spent more time on the plane traveling then we spent in Amsterdam and we didn’t sleep much while we were there. During our 24 hour trip we managed to see a good deal of the city. It was one of the most fun trips that wasn’t planned!
What skill do you hope to master over the next year?
I have had my DSLR for 9 months and I really want to be more confident in the manual mode and learn how to take better photos.
What’s your current favourite song/band? And what are you reading?
Favorite song/band… Avicii‘s Wake Me Up! I love the videos (there are a few different ones). What am I reading? I was just given a copy of Marketing in the Round for Christmas.
Aside from that, I’m reading Hop on Pop almost every night with my almost 5 year old who is learning to read.
Share three blogs you adore!
- In the Kitchen with KP — I just wish I had the time to spend in the kitchen making some of Karen’s yummy treats!
- Tampa Bay Moms Blog — Part of the City Moms network of blogs. I am one of the founding contributors and enjoy talking about local events and happenings for a change.
- Dirty Diaper Laundry — Kim has been a friend for many years and is now a local mom as well (almost, we’re still about an hour away). I love that Kim has started talking about other things besides diapers as her kids are potty trained and growing up.
Thanks so much for chatting with us, Calley!