BYB 053: Write For Mom Babble, A Site That Wants To Spoil Writers – With Founder Mary Katherine Backstrom & Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Oradat

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Write For Mom Babble, A Site That Wants To Spoil Writers - With Founder Mary Katherine Backstrom & Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Oradat - Beyond Your Blog Podcast 53

**UPDATE – Since this podcast was published, Mom Babble has transitioned back to being primarily a personal blog Check the submissions link below for the latest on whether or not they are accepting any outside submissions**

It’s hard to imagine a personal blog that started taking submissions less than a year ago has already turned into a well-oiled machine. With 3 staffers, several regular writers, a thriving contributor community, a polished and professional editorial process, quality content, branding, manners, and vision, Mom Babble is that site that you want to submit to now so you can be along for the ride…and there will be a ride. Join Founder Mary Katherine Backstrom and Editor-In-Chief Jennifer Oradat as they tell us what we need to know to write for Mom Babble, and fill us in on recent changes, upcoming paid opportunities, an anthology project and more! If you are curious what it takes to make a site like this work on the management side, we talk about that too!

Write For Mom Babble, A Site That Wants To Spoil Writers - With Founder Mary Katherine Backstrom & Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Oradat - Beyond Your Blog Podcast 53

The interview includes

  • Why Mary Katherine considers Mom Babble a cross between a collaborative blog and a personal blog
  • How the three ladies of Mom Babble juggle the tasks of managing the site
  • Why Mom Babble changed direction recently to take primarily original content
  • What posts you should read first to get a good idea of the content that Mom Babble readers love
  • The personal touch Mom Babble puts into editing and one thing they do that no other site is doing
  • Paid writing opportunities in the works at Mom Babble
  • How Mom Babble fosters a thriving writers community (where ‘The greedy will be shunned’)
  • Mary Katherine’s take on why Mom Babble has been able to stand out from the sea of parenting sites
  • The biggest challenges and their favorite things about working on Mom Babble
  • Some exciting news about what’s coming from Mom Babble this year

RELATED: BYB 036: Get Published On This Unique Parenting Site: A Fine Parent With Sumitha Bhandarkar

**UPDATE – Since this article was published, Mom Babble has transitioned back to being primarily a personal blog Check the submissions link below for the latest on whether or not they are accepting any outside submissions**

Resources

Mom Babble Submissions

I won’t Forget To Remember On Memorial Day – By Casey Nicole

10 Reasons Moms Text Instead Of Call – By Christina Antus

My Compassionate Boys – By Jenny Kanevsky

What Happens When They Aren’t Cute Anymore – Beth Clay

Julie Zantopolous of The Indie Chicks

Moms Who Drink and Swear

Are You A Blogger Who Really Wants To Be An Editor?

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About the Author

Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.

6 Comments on “BYB 053: Write For Mom Babble, A Site That Wants To Spoil Writers – With Founder Mary Katherine Backstrom & Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Oradat”

    1. What a great endorsement! “Even 2 year olds love it!” We’ll take fans anywhere we can get them!

  1. What an honor. Thank you for the mention. You at Mom Babble have such respect for your writers. It’s a collaborative effort and you deserve all the success and more.

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