Getting To Know Our Awards Finalists – Norfolk Blogger Sponsored by Mememe

The Norfolkblogger category is sponsored by the lovely Kerry at Mememe.

Mememe is an online magazine. Its mission is to promote wellness and aliveness for their readers through insightful blogs written by industry specialists —in fresh and thoughtful ways that suit full lives. Go take a read – there are so many articles on there covering a full range of topics!


Wife Of A Wigwearer

Tell us a little about your blog

My blog is travel, spoof, truth and hoots about the realities and universal ‘me toos!’ of what it means to parent. It sniffs around the political and the diggles at the niggles and hypocrisies of being a middle class mum who doesn’t want it all, but would quite like a good book and a lay-in.

What topics do you LOVE writing about?

I love writing about travel and trips out- my ‘Kid-free’ guides to places are very popular and give me a selfless excuse to dump the kids with the in-laws and fly to a German beer garden. I really really enjoy doing rewrites of children’s classics too- my take on The Gruffalo (The Mummalo) went down a storm and was a joy to write.

Why did you start your blog?

Because I wanted to write something that people could read during the 3am feed. I wanted to write something that unites parents and comforts them. But it is also almost entirely selfish- I love writing. It’s cathartic and self-indulgent and utterly delicious to do.

What would you say to an aspiring blogger who was thinking about starting out?

Do it. Even if you never share it, write it. I have five blogs that I write but I only share one- the others I use to hone my skill and make myself laugh. If you love it and it doesn’t hurt anyone, do it. But I would also warn them it doesn’t pay very well!

The Coastal Mummy

Tell us a little about your blog

My blog is a mixture of patenting, lifestyle and Down Syndrome advocacy. I also write reviews of products, days out and holidays.

What topics do you LOVE writing about?

Family. It plays such a massive part in my blog. They have help shape where my blog is now.

Why did you start your blog?

I gave birth to my daughter Elsa in January 2015 and 17 days later my brother Rory was born. Rory was born with Down Syndrome and a rare bowel condition called Hirschsprung Disease. My blog was started to help other families and it also helped me to open up and talk.

What would you say to an aspiring blogger who was thinking about starting out?

Just do it. It doesn’t matter if you write and only a few people read. What you write could have a huge impact on someone’s life.

Vicki Cockerill – NICU Mum Blog

Tell us a little about your blog

My blog is an honest account of our parenting journey through having a baby in the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit, what it is really like to parent a child with a congential heart defect and being open about my maternal health struggles.

What topics do you LOVE writing about?

My go to topics I love writing about are NICU, CHD and mental health. I am also known for never shying away from a controversial parenting topic or two!

Why did you start your blog?

The reason I started my blog was because when I found myself in NICU I trawled the parenting blogs and indeed the internet for something, anything to relate to which I didn’t find. I therefore started my blog to confess what it is really like to go through NICU, surgery and mental health issues to comfort, raise awareness and help support others going through the same thing. I wanted to talk about the darker side of parenting that isn’t openly spoken about on many other parenting blogs.

What would you say to an aspiring blogger who was thinking about starting out?

To anyone starting out writing a blog I would say do it because you want to and that you enjoy it. Do not get hung up on the numbers, or force yourself to post because you think you have to. Write about what you enjoy and the rest will come naturally, never force it or yourself as it will come across in your tone.

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Next up, later in the week, is the 6-18month toddler class/service!