By Kristin Swenson: Co-Editor of BonBon Rose Girls
As all of us bloggers know, maintaining a quality blog is an incredible amount of work. And while it’s work that we lovingly put in because it's our passion, that doesn't mean it doesn't get grueling at times. That is where having a partner becomes invaluable. My best friend, Megan, and I started our blog nearly two and a half years ago on a whim. She was getting her MBA and working full time, while I was a harried new mama. We were both hyper stressed and in need of a creative outlet. Enter la BonBon Rose Girls. Happily, our little project turned into a business and now I have the privilege of working with my best friend. It doesn't get much better than that!
Blogging with a partner means you are able to share the load. As Megan put it, “you get to play off each others strengths.” I happen to live for social media, so I'm our resident Twitter and Facebook ace. Megan is a pro at dealing with clients, so she handles our advertising. Not only are we able to work on our particular interests and strong suits, but when one of us is sick or in need of a vaycay, there is someone there to pick up the slack! Knowing that your blog isn't going to suffer because of unforeseen circumstances or the need for a respite is so reassuring.
Another fabulous component of a blogging partnership is the varying subject matter and points of view that it can offer an audience. I'm a fashion fanatic and Megan excels at home design and cooking. By writing about what interests us individually, our content stays fresh and appeals to more readers. It's amazing to be able to put words to my passion, while sharing that experience with my best friend. And even though we're like family, we don't have a problem voicing concerns or giving each other constructive criticism. Having a system of checks and balances works for us the same way it does for the government. Actually, it might be a bit more successful for us than for the government. HAHA!
So, if you're thinking about starting a blog with a partner or, perhaps, adding one to your existing blog, I give you a big thumbs up. Just make sure you do it with someone you trust!
image by: Monica Shulman