founders of Multiples and More Blog Network with their families.
In celebration of Multiples and More’s 1 year anniversary in March and the tremendous success of the blog, I had the opportunity to interview its founders, Amanda Nethero and Lani Lyons.
Me: Tell us about yourselves and your families.
L: My husband Todd, and I are both from N.Y., but met here in Florida at the golf course we both worked at. Our triplets, Lily, Ben, and Cameron were born in November 2007. I stayed home with them for their first two years, and just recently returned to work. These days I am trying hard to balance work, motherhood, relationships, and of course, my online projects.
Me: How did you both meet?
A: We met through our MoMs group, actually at a MoMs night out. Lani spilled wine on one of the other mothers and I knew a friendship would blossom. Ha ha!
L: Leave it to Amanda to make me sound like a drunk! It should be noted that it was not my wine that was spilled.
A: It was the MoM next to her, and was seriously hilarious.
Me: Were you bloggers before starting the Multiples and More blog network? If so, tell us about your blogs and how long have you been writing for them?
A: I had only been blogging for a few months before we started Multiples and More, so I was still pretty new to the whole thing. I actually have two other blogs in addition to Multiples and More (I drink a lot of caffeine, that’s how I get everything done). Twice the love…half the sleep (http://www.netherotwins.blogspot.com/) is my main blog that is basically a slice of life. I cover everything from playdates to recipes, it’s really fun. Twice the love reviews (http://www.twicethelovereviews.blogspot.com/) is my review blog, it’s still pretty new, but if I ever get a product to try I like to share my experience.
L: I have had my personal blog Triplets: Who Knew? (http://www.lyonstriplets.blogspot.com/) for two years now. It started out as simply a way to keep family members updated with the kids pictures, etc, but has become so much more. I have made great friends, and learned so many wonderful things from fellow bloggers. I was even able to raise over 2,400 dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by hosting a blog party on my blog. Blogging has been a great way for me to connect with other MoMs!
Me: What is Multiples and More and what is a blog network?
Me: Where did you come up with the idea for a multiples related blog network?
L: We have done a lot of brainstorming while pushing our 5 kids around Disney World in strollers, and we have the leg muscles to prove it.
Me: Having gained over 1,000 followers in a year, what do you attribute your success to?
Me: Do you have anything exciting planned for your 1 year anniversary that you’d like to share with us?
L:It’s going to be a great way to win some prizes, meet new MoM bloggers, and gain new readers for your own blog as well!
Me: What advice and tips can you share to help new bloggers such as myself?
L: Be original, and be honest in your blogging. Joining networks like ours, and SITS (www.thesitsgirls.com) is a great way to make new connections and gain readers as well.