Parenting Blogger Emily Austin on Turning a Hobby into a Full-Time Job

I have read this piece three times since it’s been posted and my words will do it no justice. Here take a read and another read. If I find myself reading it again within the next 24 hours, it’s safe to say that I should print it out and stick it to my monitor!

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Since 2011, Emily Austin has built a loyal readership at The Waiting, her blog on parenting and motherhood. Emily’s personality and humor have helped her carve out her own corner of the web among thousands of family blogs. Through blogging, she has built a community of readers and colleagues, and eventually landed a position as a paid blogger and social media manager — transforming a hobby into a full-time career. I chatted with Emily about the evolution of The Waiting and her growth as a blogger.


What were your goals when you launched your blog?

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Am I allowed to say that I didn’t have a goal other than to post once a week? I wish I had some inspirational story about how I had planned to write my magnum opus and find a cure for cancer by blogging, but I don’t. I just wanted to write. I don’t have…

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