Help!

THE Three Li’l Princesses blog has been up all of two weeks and already I’m trying to improve it.

Yes, my name is Kellie and I’m a perfectionist.

We’re part of the 31 Days To Build A Better Blog challenge along with a group of talented women from Aussie Mummy Bloggers. Day one is to write an elevator pitch.

It’s meant to be a short summary to define this blog’s “value proposition’’ and is named so to reflect the idea “that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately 30 seconds to two minutes.”

So, here goes… The tag line and elevator pitch. There’s a new About page included too.

Tag line:

Where parents are sent for time out…

Elevator pitch:

 Just endured the fourth all-out, screaming, kicking tantrum for the day (yours, not the kids)? Then stop. Breathe. Step inside Three Li’l Princesses’ tranquil palace – home to a funny mummy blogger, hilarious daddy blogger and two li’l princesses. Catch up on news. Share a laugh. Shed a tear. Be inspired. Or simply recharge the batteries. This is your virtual mum’s group when the real thing just isn’t available. After all, when parenting gets “interesting’’, it’s nice to know there’s someone out there experiencing the exact same moment.

About page:

Where parents are sent for time out…

After 15 years in journalism, much of it producing newspaper entertainment magazines, this mum-of-two decided to start Three Li’l Princesses.

The catalyst was requests from readers to continue the successful long-running “Mum’s The Word’’ newspaper series _ one I still get asked about two years on. It was an honest account of Princess Ella’s existence from when she was a mere bun in the oven, with a bit of humour thrown in.

But, as we know, parenting can also be damn challenging. Even more so with the addition of Baby Holly in October.

Some days you barely survive the piercing repetition of “but why?’’, tripping over mountains of toys, two hours of sleep in 24 hours and the fourth tantrum for the day (yours, not the kids).

So stop. Breathe.

Step inside Three Li’l Princesses’s palace, where there’s plenty of space to curl up with a good ebook, maybe some baby knitting or tinker away at winning cool stuff.

Or is cooking or photography what’s therapeutic for you?

Then again, you can just pop in to catch up on the news, share stories or be reminded why you became a parent in the first place in this virtual mum’s group.

Subscribe to the site and join us on Facebook and Twitter and you’ll never miss out on a conversation.

Dads, you’re not left out either. Daddy blogger Julian has plenty of room in The Shed.

So whether you’re living through it, lived it in a past life or are on the brink of jumping in, make yourself at home in The Palace and catch up on news, share a laugh, shed a tear, be inspired or simply recharge the batteries.

After all, when parenting gets “interesting’’, it’s nice to know there’s someone out there experiencing the exact same moment.

Who lives here?

Kellie (Li’l Princess No. 1) : Journalist, funny mummy blogger, mum to Princesses No. 2 and 3 and a li’l princess herself, at just 150cms. OK, so that’s being a tad generous. As a breastfeeding mum, she misses chocolate, wine … and sleep.

Julian (Bloke in The Shed): Deputy editor, daddy blogger and dad to Princesses No. 2 and 3. Married to his iPhone and is finding a thinner version of himself via the Nintendo Wii.

Ella (Princess No. 2): Now three years of age and ruler of the house. Loves dancing, singing and coming out with ridiculously funny lines, which is inevitable when she talks as much as she does.

Holly (Princess No. 3): Born in October, she loves laughing, giggling and chortling. Oh, and boobie juice. But, for some reason, doesn’t like sleeping. Hmmm.

So what do you think? Accurate? Need work? Please be as honest as possible. Any feedback is welcome.

14 Responses to FEATURE: Help! I’m a perfectionist

  1. Caz says:

    Oh you are such a good writer. Your experience shines thru beautifully. It’s cute and very readable. I like it 🙂 Nice work. I didn’t do a tag line. Must not have read the instructions very well. Best go do it . Well done you. (From the mum of three little pink people to the mum of three little princesses I think I’m well qualified to say very well expressed!)

    • Kel says:

      Thanks Caz. Really loved yours too. Beautifully written. Have left a comment on your blog. Looking forward to seeing your tag line and also following your little pink people too. You’ve won me over! 🙂

  2. Louisa says:

    I think it’s all great too! I particularly like your tag line & elevator pitch!

  3. Becky says:

    Great job! I LOVE your tag line, it’s catchy, witty and just perfect.

    • Kel says:

      Thanks so much Becky. Was so nervous about putting it “out to the world” this morning. Feeling a lot better now after such wonderful comments posted here, on Twitter and the AMB site. Looking forward to checking yours out too! 🙂

  4. THE BLOKE IN THE SHED says:

    Since when have you given up chocolate!?!

  5. Rebekah says:

    Hi Kel, Oh my goodness, cute picture! Looking forward to hearing more of what you have to say… and I guess that’s the point of a pitch!? Good work and hope to read more soon! 🙂

  6. Marthese says:

    Loved it…it is so smooth and pleasing to read…

  7. Missy Boo says:

    Perfect! Perect! Perfect! Can you please do mine now 🙂

    • Kel says:

      LOL! More than happy to help Missy Boo. Seriously, don’t hesitate to sing out though. I may well need your assistance for one of the next tasks! 🙂

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