Ask anyone in my family and they will tell you I am pretty impulsive when it comes to buying things. A few years ago I randomly bought a £300 stripey retractable patio awning to go outside the back doors of my flat just because it was a particularly sunny day. I’ve hardly used it since. Anyway, this week’s purchase was slightly less extreme but it didn’t take much time to decide that I wanted Blogs Change Lives by Aby Moore in my Amazon shopping basket. I’m pleased to say there are no regrets with this decision.
I tweeted on Wednesday that I read an entire book in 2 days and this was the book in question. Once I started, I honestly could not put it down. Every single page is jammed packed full of positivity, motivation and the inspirational story of how Aby transformed her blog You Baby Me Mummy (which started as online baby book for her daughter Ava) into an awesome blogging career.
“There was no grand plan; no thoughts of world domination. Just a broken mum recording her life to try and fill a hole which had appeared.”
Aby talks openly and honestly about her struggles with postnatal depression and how she found therapy in blogging. Over time, her online space helped grow her confidence, self-esteem as she connected with other like-minded people and found her place in the blogging world. Now, Aby is a full time blogging strategist with a passion for helping mamas turn their blogs into a thriving business. You Baby Me Mummy has become one of the UK’s top family lifestyle blogs plus Aby has created tons of helpful blog resources and e-courses to inspire others too.
“My blog has given me a sense of pride and accomplishment, my own corner of the internet. It’s given me back self-worth.”
Blogs Change Lives is not just for mum-bloggers though, this book speaks to every blogger of every niche. This morning I was using the practical advice Aby shared on using Google Search Console to ‘crawl your blog’ so Google finds it easier. I have also learned more on SEO, how to pitch to brands, collaborations, social media, self-promotion and various different income streams that your blog can generate. I really enjoyed the chapter on the common misconception that ‘bloggers just get stuff for free’ and the truth about how much time and effort really goes into running a blog.
“Never be afraid of leaping. Give yourself permission to try different things on for size and your super power will unveil itself to you, believe me, mine did.”
The thing I love about this book the most is that Aby’s hard work and determination shines through. She believes anyone with the passion can let blogging change their life. In the space of five years, Aby has collaborated with incredible international brands (like Amazon, Sky TV, Tesco, Pampers and Joules), grown a social following of over 60,000, helped raise thousands of pounds for children’s charities, launched The Revolution Inner Circle in 2017 with the intention of creating a supportive space focused on success for Mama entrepreneurs, been featured in newspapers, appeared on radio and been a finalist for many awards. Wow! And to think all this started by creating a blog. Well done Aby!
“Success doesn’t happen overnight, it takes consistency to start making an impact on the world”
After reading this, I felt super motivated and inspired and honestly think every single blogger needs to read this book. So I went on Amazon and bought another copy to be won in a Twitter Giveaway!
If you would like a chance to win Blogs Change Lives by Aby Moore all you need to do is:
One winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday 11th July at 6pm. Good luck to everyone who takes part! However, if you are like me, and want to read the book straight away, you can always go order a copy right now on Amazon.
Have you read this book? Let me know what you think in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.