Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Blog-erview with Ricki of Adventures Rogue Baby

Its Wednesday and time again for another Blog-erview!!!
Lets welcome Ricki from Rogue Baby to Agape Love Designs!!
If you are new here, find out about the Blog-erview Series, 
as well as a list of previous blog-erviews {here}!

Tell us a little about yourself and Your blog (and shop if you have one)
Hi, I'm Ricki. I'm a 20-something Wife, Mama, and full time mortgage loan officer. I am also owner of Rogue Baby Boutique. Many of my items are included in my Etsy shop, but I also buy/sell new and gently used children's clothing (which can be found on my Facebook Fan page.) My blog, Adventures with Rogue Baby, is my newest venture.  I have always loved writing and I love being crafty, so it was a perfect fit! 

Is there a special meaning behind your blog/shop name?  
I live in Southern Oregon (the Rogue Valley) located on the beautiful Rogue River.

How did you first get involved with blogging? 
I am a blogging newbie! I started my blog in February 2012. I was inspired by all the amazing mamas & crafters out there who have amazing blogs. (i.e. Agape Love Designs.... )
{Aww shucks! Thanks! ~Maria-Isabel}

Has blogging played a role in the start of or development of your shop? 
If so, how? If not, tell us how your shop came about.  
Blogging was an afterthought of the shop. I actually started the shop when my daughter was a few months old. I'd received an amazingly cute custom wipes case for a gift, and thought, I can do that! So it started with custom diaper wipes cases, and has evolved over the past 18 months.

How do you come up with material/content for your blog each day, What inspires you?  
I struggle with finding the time to blog, and to write quality posts. It's still a work in progress for me.

What has been the most challenging moment in being a blogger?  
My most challenging moment is realizing, I can't do it all. I can't work full time, be mommy to a 2 year old, wife to my husband, maker of cute baby items, etsy shop owner / marketer, and be the blogger I'd love to be. Just not enough hours in the day!

Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why? 
Summer at Made By Munchie's Mama and Lena at Mom2Memphis&Ruby have been sources of support, wisdom, and inspiration from the beginning for me. They are always willing to answer my silly questions and make me feel included.

If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest? 
I would suggest they think strongly about why they are blogging? For fun, for profit? And be realistic with their goals.

What Social Networks are you on?

What networking do you do, that you feel helps your blog and/or shop the most?  
I advertise my Etsy items at Mom's Daily Zen . I participate in Tuesday 10 with Mom2Memphis&Ruby and a few other hops I enjoy being a part of. 
What goals do you have, if any, for your blog/shop right now and in the future?  
My goal is to continue to grow my shop and eventually open a retail store locally.  My blog is for fun, for me. If it ever becomes not fun, I will have to re-think my priorities. 
What has been the best thing about blogging so far, feel free to share any exciting triumphs or milestones you have had or reached! :)  
I love all the great people I have met a long the way! Oh, and I love all the excellent DIY tutorials and recipes too!

Thank you so much, Ricki, for sharing with us today!! :)
If you're one of m readers, please stop by and show some love and support on her sites!

Much Love & Hugs,
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