Kathy from DanishMamma

Kathy is Danish, and that creates a bond with me, since I’m Dutch. Not exactly the same country, but very close, and we both are in a new country, moved from the far, far away.

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Can you first introduce yourself, where you come from, and what is your background?

Hello, my name is Kathy Dalton. I was born in Odense, Denmark but grew up in Salt Lake City. My degree is in Communication Marketing from BYU and have worked in advertising, marketing and product development prior to leaving my corporate job to become an entrepreneur and blogger.

What are some of the topics you write about on your blog?

I write about raising children, our two dogs and the adventures we have as a family. We love to travel and took our family sailing in Denmark last summer.

How did you get started blogging? What made you want to start a blog?

I started blogging for the company I worked for, but after our son was born prematurely we wrote the blog as a way to keep family informed of updates. It was a great way to journal our experience.

Once upon a time, not so long ago lived a fair maiden with golden hair. She dreamed of creating a community where she could find others like her. Thus the blog was born.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Inspiration comes from our day to day life and from the great bloggers I am surrounded by in Utah. I enjoy attending conference and learning.

Do you have a specific piece you have written, which you are really proud of? Can you tell us how this came together, and the story behind it?

The hardest post for me to write was after I was put on bed rest with our daughter and we were preparing for another premie. I sobbed the entire time I wrote and edited this post: Baby Girl Wish to Hold You

I had been put on bed rest two weeks prior and we were expecting her to come any day. Our son was born 6 weeks prematurely unexpectedly when my water broke at 34 weeks. After he was born, we never got to hold him. They took him away and it broke my heart.

I once wrote a quick blog post about the Wireless Switch on a Dell computer, which became my biggest traffic driver on my blog. I called this accidental blogging success. Do you have content which you didn’t spent a lot of time on writing, but turned out to be some of your most popular posts?

It’s all about being included on a database somewhere in cyber space

Did you also have posts you spent a lot of time on, which in the end are not driving a lot of content?

I am not the craftiest of bloggers and created these garden markers that took forever to make, photograph and edit. But I was pleased with the end result {Tutorial} Gardening with Kids: Seed Starters & Garden Markers

I’m not very crafty, but enjoy doing projects that instill creativity in our children.

Are there any people, or other bloggers, you see as examples or to whom you aspire to?

Jyl Pattee is someone that admire. She is always kind and makes you feel important when you talk to her.

Have you been featured on large blogs, media or in TV programs? If so, how did they find you?

Mandi from Vintage Revivals bought my orange velvet couch. The couch has been featured all over her blog and on the news! My Surrogate

I’ve been on our local news station a few times, interviewed by the associated press and featured in parenting magazines. Most are from HARO requests.

Can you tell us your experience and how this has made you more successful?

It’s always great to connect with news sources that are aligned with what you are doing. It’s been great for third party validation.

What would you do differently this time?

When the World Progress Report with Joan Lundon called me, I had a screaming child vying for attention.  Next time, I would have a baby sitter come for the 1/2 hour call.

Where can we find you online?

 

Blog: www.danishmama.com

Twitter: @danishmama

Facebook: www.facebook.com/danishmamablog