The Aha!NOW Chat With Carolyn Nicander Mohr [Interview]

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Recently, I had the privilege to interview the queen of technology. Some people call her blog as the “Holy grail of technology”, and why not!

You’ll find the latest and all of the tech happenings on her blog. If you want to know anything about tech apps, devices, gadgets, services, or websites, you just have to visit this one place.

It’s “The Wonder of Tech” by the “Wonder Woman” – Carolyn!

Today’s guest at the Aha!NOW Chat is Carolyn Nicander Mohr, whose mission is to help you discover and understand today’s technology and have fun learning about useful personal technology.

There is something more about Carolyn. She’s a polygadgetist, and she has been a freelance tech journalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Here is a surprise – she is also a graduate from the University Of Virginia School Of Law. Yes, you guessed it right – she’s a lawyer!

Well, I had to be careful in interviewing Carolyn and not to mess up with my questions, as I did not want to land up in any legal troubles. Just joking. 🙂

She won’t do that because she’s a very dear friend and we’ve been associated for a long time.

I want to tell you that Carolyn was also my first guest blogger about 2 years ago.

Here’s the proof:

Carolyn's Guest Post on Aha!NOW

Oh my God, what a coincidence! That was exactly two years ago! Trust me, I didn’t plan this up.

This was about a year after she first visited my blog in October, 2011. That was about 3 years back and I’m so happy that our relationship is still going strong.

Take a look at Carolyn’s first comment on Aha!NOW:

Carolyn's First Comment on Aha!NOW

It feels so good to refresh old memories and wonder at how our blogging relationship turned into real friendship.

This has all happened because of building relationship and exactly what real blogging is all about.

It’s about developing real relationships, and this is what we are doing at the Aha!NOW Blog Community (ABC), which is a real community of real people.

Besides being a blogger and a lawyer, Carolyn is also a wife, and mother to three teenagers (including a set of twins).

She has always been contributing valuable insights and sharing her wisdom on all the life, family, marriage, and relationship posts on Aha!NOW, besides the blogging posts and others.

As a blogger, Carolyn was named one of 4 Bloggers to follow by Triberr founder, Dino Dogan at DIY Blogger. She was also named #33 of the Top 100 Bloggers on Triberr for the year 2014 (I was on that list too!).

Not to mention, she was one of the 20 Inspiring Women Bloggers of Aha!NOW this year, as well as the 30 Top Women Bloggers awarded on Aha!NOW the first year too!

Welcome to Aha!NOW as the special guest of this month’s interview. I wanted to give back to all those loyal and regular followers of Aha!NOW, so I thought of interviewing them besides the others I usually do.

Carolyn, you’re the best person that came to mind, after Adrienne who started with these interview series.

So now, without any further delay, let’s start the interview, shall we?

Interview with Carolyn Nicander Mohr

Photo of Carolyn N Mohr

Q1: Carolyn, I always wanted to ask you that you were a lawyer and now a blogger – there is a world of difference, isn’t it? Were you a practicing lawyer and how long did you work as a lawyer? When and what made you change your career?

Carolyn: Great question, Harleena. Yes, I am still a fully licensed lawyer, though I haven’t practiced law since my oldest daughter was born. I worked as a lawyer for 10 years before I decided to become a stay-at-home mom.

I decided to become a blogger because of “popular demand.” I moved to London, England at the end of 2006, before people really used much tech in their everyday lives.

I helped other ex-pats living there use tech to make their lives easier. People didn’t know about GPS/Sat Navs then and loved learning how they could navigate unfamiliar roads without becoming lost.

I also introduced them to other tech such as Skype. Many people were running up huge phone bills calling back home. But when I let them know that they could make video calls around the world for free, they were thrilled.

When I was over there, smartphones were introduced so people would come to me for help setting up their phones and recommending apps.

I began doing regular presentations to the American Women’s Club (which wasn’t all American or women), about how tech could help them in their everyday lives. When I moved back to the US, people said they missed my advice and asked me to write a blog so they could stay up with the latest tech.

I began The Wonder of Tech in January 2011 and it became a weekly column at the website for The Philadelphia Inquirer for about a year in October 2011. I have been very fortunate in gaining such wonderful and loyal readers throughout the year.

You would be surprised at how well my legal background has prepared me for writing a technology blog. The most important lesson is to do research and verify the truth of what you’re writing.

Even when I’m familiar with tech, I want to research it to find out more and see if there are any recent updates. With new tech there are often rumors but I don’t want to write about rumors, I want to write about facts.

My legal background also comes in handy when I’m interviewing tech executives for an article. I prepare by listing the questions I want to ask but frequently the conversation goes in a different direction as I learn new information.

Thinking on my feet is very important then because I have one opportunity to learn as much as possible during the interview.

My legal training also prepared me well for writing. When I write an article, I am really setting forth a case for my readers. I want to present the case clearly and in the proper order so that they understand what I’m trying to say.

Q2: Funny thing is that life doesn’t happen as we plan it. You do not consider blogging as a career, do you? It’s more of a passion, right? How passionate are you about blogging? Give us an example to inspire other bloggers.

Carolyn: You are so right, Harleena! Not only did I not plan a career in blogging, I didn’t plan a career in tech!

I so wish I had taken computer classes in school and learned how to code. I never took a journalism class either, that would have been handy!

But I really feel as if I’ve found my calling with The Wonder of Tech. The blog combines two of my passions: writing and tech. I also love helping people.

The most rewarding part of blogging is when I hear from someone how an article changed their lives in a meaningful way.

I am probably a bit too passionate about my site, but I do feel a responsibility to help my readers.

Summers are particularly busy for me with my girl’s home from school, so publishing three articles a week is challenging. I was going to cut back to publishing twice a week this summer, as you wisely counseled me to do, but I just couldn’t do it.

There was too much tech news to cover so I stuck with my 3x/week schedule. I just learned how to write more quickly and cover topics that didn’t require a lot of research.

Q3: How did you come to love technology, devices, and gadgets? Are you a gadget freak yourself or you just like to collect and share information and knowledge about them? What are your favorite apps, smart phones or other devices that you use or would want to use?

Carolyn: My brother got me started on gadgets. He was the first one to show me a GPS (sat nav), DVR, Palm Pilot and other gadgets. Now he comes to me for tech advice!

Yes, I am a gadget freak, though I’ve found that my smartphone replaces the need to have a lot of different gadgets. Apps do the work of many separate devices.

I use an iPhone and an iPad every day. I rely on apps to keep me connected, check on my blog and give me information.

One of my very favorite apps is iRewardChart that helps give kids incentive to help out around the house. Kids actually want to do chores to earn stars, which makes everyone happy!

WonderOfTech Blog

Q4: You are a mother to three teenage daughters. You also run a very successful technology blog, mostly publishing thrice a week – how do you balance your work and life? How do you chalk out time to do what you love, that is blogging?

Carolyn: The great thing about blogging is that you can do it anytime and anywhere.

I use a laptop so I can take it with me if I travel. I use my iPhone and iPad when I’m out and about to respond to comments on my blog and keep up with tech news.

I am constantly looking for holes in my schedule where I can work on my blog. There are days when I wonder where I will find a hole but it always seems to appear.

I keep a couple of articles on reserve just in case I don’t find an opportunity to write but that hasn’t happened yet.

Q5: I know that being the parent of a teenager is not easy and might even be tougher than the most difficult of legal cases (I agree I may have exaggerated a bit 😉 ). What tips do you have for parents to successfully tackle their children and create a beautiful relationship with them?

Carolyn: No, you haven’t exaggerated at all, Harleena! My biggest deal as a lawyer was a $1 billion+ deal but my biggest deal is raising my daughters.

My best advice to moms of teens is advice I got from another mom, “Stay off that emotional train!” That’s what inspired me to write that guest post that you kindly published here at Aha!NOW.

Sometimes it’s easy to get swept up in their emotions but if you can stay grounded and calm then everyone benefits.

Q6: You have mentioned in the comment you made 3 years ago that you have a long and beautiful relationship with your husband, Stephen. What exactly do you do to have a successful marital relationship; will you share the secrets with us all?

Carolyn: Yes, I am very blessed to have been married to Stephen for 21 years. The best advice I can offer is to really care about your spouse’s happiness.

Some days it may feel like the rest of the world is against you, but if you know you have the support of your partner then the rest of the world is easier to face.

Also, give words of encouragement daily. I sometimes hear spouses putting each other down or complaining about the other and I cringe a bit.

It’s one thing to vent occasionally, but in general you should be praising your spouse to others and to him/her. Would you rather be around someone who lifts you up or brings you down?

Q7: I know you are health conscious and I read somewhere that you love to play racquetball and your playmates are generally men.

You were also one of the few female lawyers among the male dominated judicial system at your place. What would be your guidelines for women around the world so they too can carve a niche for themselves to earn respect in the men’s world?

Carolyn: That’s so true, Harleena. Between racquetball, law, and tech, I am often one of a few females in a male-dominated world. When I joined my first law firm, there were only three female lawyers out of 100.

Blending into a male-dominated world requires a delicate balance. You don’t want to try to be one of the guys but you don’t want to stand out as a female.

I just treat the guys as people, avoid emotional drama, try not to take stuff personally and always try my best, no matter what I do.

Sometimes you have to earn their respect. They may question whether a female is up to the task, even if they don’t say it to your face. If you’re trying your best, no matter what, you’ll earn their respect.

Q8:Your blog is called the holy grail of technology. My blog has many visitors, who are newbie technology bloggers. What suggestions would you give them to be as successful as you have been with technology related blogs?

Carolyn: Wow, thanks, Harleena. I hadn’t heard my blog called that, but that’s very cool!

I believe the secret to my success as a technology writer is to always have respect for your readers.

Some people just don’t get tech. They may be brilliant but their minds don’t work in a way that processes how to use tech. That doesn’t mean they’re unintelligent, that just means you have to figure out a way to explain tech to them.

I always say, “If you don’t understand tech, that’s not your fault, that’s the fault of the person who designed the tech.”

Tech should be intuitive though sometimes it’s not. That’s where I come in. If I can bridge the gap between tech and people, then I’ve done my job.

Q9: Our work and life are sometimes full of stress and filled with difficulties. How do you keep yourself sane and happy? What do you do for your self-development? What is your secret to bring happiness into your life?

Carolyn: Some people say I was born with the happy gene. I am generally a very happy person and I try to spread that happiness to others in real life and online.

I’ve been through some very tough times in life. My mother fought cancer for quite a few years before she died when I was young. Seeing how hard she fought to live made me value every day of my life, even the days I’d rather not repeat.

You really appreciate the good times when you’ve been through the rough times.

Q10: Last but the most important question for me – you’ve known and observed Aha!NOW for the last three years, as you have been such an important part of the blog. Honestly, tell me what do you think about its growth, what will make the blog even better, and what would you tell others if you were to recommend Aha!NOW to them?

Carolyn: Harleena, you do such an amazing job at Aha!NOW! I constantly marvel at the excellent job you do with your blog. You get scores of comments for every post and have an Alexa rank that any blogger would envy.

But the most impressive part of your blog to me, Harleena, is how you tackle the tough subjects. No one else handles the topics you cover with such honesty and quality.

You cover the subjects thoroughly and offer very helpful suggestions to your readers. I love sharing your blog posts, Harleena because I know they change lives.

So what advice would I have for you? Just keep doing what you’re doing. I do truly believe you are making the world a much better place.

Thank you so much for this opportunity, Harleena. I am truly honored to be featured here at Aha!NOW and appreciate the chance to answer your insightful questions.

You can connect with Carolyn at Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Winding it up

What do you think, all the techies and the non-techies? Was I wrong calling Carolyn as the “Wonder Woman”?

I’m amazed at how some of the women bloggers have worked hard and excelled in blogging. Hats off to all the women bloggers, who have set benchmarks and become role models of blogging.

Thank you Carolyn for your splendid answers and letting us know more about you. You’re just wonderful!

I’m sure my blog audience too loved this interview as much as I did. So let’s hear it from all of you.

Share Your Thoughts

What impresses you most about Carolyn? What did you learn from this chat and interview with Carolyn Nicander Mohr ?

Photo Credit: Carolyn Nicander Mohr



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  1. Abrar Mohi Shafee

    December 13, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Thanks a lot for introducing Carolyn among us.

    I’ve found her as a really interesting industry person and she is doing quite well.

    I read few of her posts and I’m getting much value of it.

  2. Dr. Nicolas Rao

    October 17, 2014 at 1:53 am

    Thank you Harleena.
    Nice way to end the day. Its actually past I AM an should be in bed.
    But thanks is du,e and thanks it is.
    Nick

  3. Dr. Nicolas Rao

    October 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Sorry for the typos. My memory of the last blog and my son unbalances me.
    It is another day now.
    And to be a blogger, that is a no-no.
    So I have learned.
    Nick

    • Harleena Singh

      October 16, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      No worries Nick – they are hardly visible. I can understand how things can get, but as you said – we all need to start afresh somewhere – another new day and a new beginning for your dear friend 🙂

  4. Dr. Nicolas Rao

    October 16, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Thank you Harleena,
    It is I who must thank you, Aha. com and everyone here.

    For the last week, I have been busy making comments on a lot of posts.

    I have found Jewels on blogging never seen before.. at least by me.

    And I meet sweet people.

    I want to blog again. I did have a blog on Yahoo 360.. a long story. It had 9000 regular visitors.
    Being a free blog. Yahoo changed their format and killed it.
    That was an emotion filled blog as it began just before the death of my son a Staff Sergeant in the US Army who was eventually buried in Arlington one month after his death.
    During my wait I wrote and wrote, my angst was spread all over the pages. My photos, always been a photography illustrated everything I said.
    It was a work of devotion to my dead son. A hero! Gone to Heaven at 31.
    When that blog was destroyed it made me very wary and besides I was too ill to do anything sane after my return from Washington.

    Since then i have sporadically made attempts to do so. Written whole pages and then just run out of steam.

    The reason – deep down inside, I knew that my process was faulty. So this time around i am following you, stumbling at times, making wrong comments on the wrong posts at times. I did that to poor Lorraine. Sorry Lorraine!

    It’s been fun though, and my “how to blog” pdf collection has grown so much. The Documents on Finder are full of subfolders..headers etc.

    A full time project is on. Just need to keep my Aquarian tendency to drift in check.

    Thanks ever so much for the welcome Harleena,

    It is a pleasure to be here.
    Nick

    • Harleena Singh

      October 16, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      It’s a pleasure to have you over too, Nick 🙂

      That’s wonderful indeed! Yes, the more blogs you visit, the more your list of meeting new friends will increase, that’s just how it gets.

      Sorry to hear about your blog, and that’s just the reason we shouldn’t open our blogs on a free platform. I also learnt this and switched from a Blogger platform to WordPress. But like a lot of other people, I didn’t know this when I started my blogs, so that’s how we learn.

      Oh dear…losses can be bad…I can understand your pain, having lost my Mom a few years back, which was when I wrote my first post, yes, full of emotions again. I guess he must’ve gone there on deputation.

      No worries at all- you are free to come by here any time, and all small typos are acceptable on Aha!NOW – we all stumble and that’s how we learn. I would also suggest that you keep collecting all that you write, save it up for your blog, whenever it is done. 🙂

      Thanks once again for being a part 🙂

  5. Dr. Nicolas Rao

    October 10, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Thank you Carolyn,
    Everything is bookmarked and a folder created for you in my email. I also shared with my Google + contacts. I am retired and want to spend my time usefully.
    Blogging has long been my ambition.
    My head is full of ideas, have a website half finished on GoDaddy for months now.
    My passion is photography, has been since the age of 17, the day I saw my first print in Med school darkroom. Since then it has been non-stop. Loved my darkroom. Now its Photoshop and LightRoom.
    Recently though I have been clicking away on my Android phone while my daughter anchors a TV show and quickly posting her photos off the screen into her Fan club page. She is a Miss India; Miss India- International 2012 and is currently in Bangkok shooting for Fox.
    Anchoring cricket matches is one of her favourite jobs. So while the match is in progress, I send off the pix to twitter and FB. Frequently collages of an innings with important pix only.
    Now, given the chance I will begin to keep on writing and digress easily.
    So shall stop now. Am a compulsive multitasking Aquarian. 🙂
    Thanks again.
    Nick

    • Harleena Singh

      October 16, 2014 at 11:27 am

      Welcome to the blog Nick 🙂

      I know we’ve met on Twitter and you’ve been around reading and commenting on a few posts, but I just hadn’t found time to officially welcome you to the blog and the community as well – it sure is good to have you over!

      You are in the right place I would say as Carolyn’s blog is just the one you’d find a lot of things shared that you like. We do hope to see your site all up once it’s done and I am sure you are putting all your efforts into making it a lovely one, being a photographer.

      Wow! We have a celebrity’s father among us I would say! It’s wonderful that you are able to multitask so efficiently.

      Thanks for stopping by, we appreciate it 🙂

  6. Nicolas Vincent Rao

    October 9, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    That was refreshing. I read the interview, went to FB and read Carolyn’s page for a while. Downloaded sidekick and found a someone who loves gadgets like me. I am a fiddler though. Like to control my comps, tablets and phones. A DIY freak, I like to be able to fix, install, etc.
    Moved to Mac a year ago and am learning to conquer them to a level, but not as easily as I can with Windows or Android. I have subscribed to the newsletter.
    Thanks Harleena and Carloyn.
    Think I am going to enjoy this association a lot.
    Doc/Nick…choice is yours.

    • Carolyn Nicander Mohr

      October 10, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      Hi Nick, Thank you, I’m so glad we connected through Harleena’s article here! We’re very similar with our affection for gadgets and customizing them to work best for us. Thanks for checking out my Facebook page and The Wonder of Tech. I appreciate your comment there as well!

  7. Carol Amato

    September 28, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Hi Harleena and Carolyn,

    Wow, it’s such a wonderful interview, and I find I have a lot in common with Carolyn too, how awesome is that? 🙂

    Raising our children was a priority, absolutely the most important thing there is to undertake, in my opinion.

    I love gadgets too, and my daughter is the gadget queen of the family. She can learn anything new, and fix any piece of technology or figure anything out if I’m having a problem. I’m very comfortable on a computer, and know some coding, etc., but my daughter is a whiz at gadgets.

    I’m definitely going to give her your site address, Carolyn, I’m sure she could learn a lot from you. She’s an RN in an ICU unit in a hospital in Tampa, Florida and has even improved the nursing department technologies. LOL

    I really enjoyed getting to know you more, and will be visiting your site.

    Hope y’all have a great weekend.
    – Carol 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      September 29, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Hi Carol,

      Glad you liked the interview, and it’s good to know that both of you share things in common as well 🙂

      You are absolutely right, and there is NO ifs and buts where kids or family comes in – they are and should be our priority.

      Is that so? How interesting to have a daughter love gadgets because usually it’s the boys who take to such things! I guess she and Carolyn would have so much in common, where gadgets are concerned. Nice to know more about her as well.

      You must, and I know you’d love Carolyn’s blog as much as you’d love connecting with this wonderful person. 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by, we appreciate it, and Carolyn would be here in a while to reply to you too 🙂

    • Carolyn Nicander Mohr

      September 30, 2014 at 1:20 am

      Hi Carol, Yes, we do have a lot in common, my oldest daughter knows much more tech than I do too! That’s so fantastic that she has improved the nursing department technologies in her hospital in Tampa (I used to live there!).

      Thanks so much for visiting The Wonder of Tech and sharing it with your daughter, Carol!

  8. Sherryl Perry

    September 28, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Hi Harleena,
    Hi Carolyn,

    I’ve been a fan of Carolyn for a long time but I’ve never heard her referred to as a “polygadgetist” before. That’s a great descriptioin of her! I didn’t know that she had been a freelance journalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer or a lawyer. No wonder, she writes so well. She’s one smart lady!

    When I read interviews of bloggers who I know and respect, I’m often struck by one common thing and it’s what Carolyn said. “I also love helping people.” You can tell Carolyn enjoys what she’s doing now. She’s definitely found her niche and it’s wonderful to hear how she manages to keep such an active blog while prioritizing her family.

    Kudos to both of you. You’re both wonder women to me (and of course Adrienne is too).

    • Harleena Singh

      September 29, 2014 at 9:05 am

      Hi Sherryl,

      You are not the only one – I think Carolyn has lots of fans, including me! 🙂

      She is, and I think it’s mentioned on her blog’s ‘About’ page too. I agree she is a smart lady, a great blogger, and a must-have friend too, which is the most important.

      Yes indeed, she is a very helpful person, besides being a helpful blogger as she is always out there to help anyone seeking her help. Also, she writes posts that help her readers understand the difficult tech stuff, making it so much easier for us, something everyone loves about her I guess. Oh yes…one can learn so much about the fine art of time management from her, wonder how she does it all so well!

      Thanks so much for your kind words – we appreciate it 🙂

    • Carolyn Nicander Mohr

      September 30, 2014 at 1:13 am

      Hi Sherryl, Wow, thank you! Those words of praise mean so much coming from you. Yes, I do love my gadgets, they’re a lot of fun and generally quite useful.

      Yes, that’s why I write The Wonder of Tech, to help people. I know so many people who are confused by tech and all they need is someone to explain it to them in plain English. That’s where I come in. I find it very rewarding when I learn that The Wonder of Tech has helped someone.

      As Harleena said, we do appreciate your lovely comment!

  9. Harshajyoti Das

    September 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Hi Carolyn,

    It was a really nice interview. It really takes a lot of courage to leave a high paying job and follow our passion. It true that you didn’t plan of becoming a tech blogger but it was your heart’s calling and you listened to it.

    Maintaining a healthy relationship with our spouse is so very important. Whenever I feel down, the only person I can turn up to is my wife. The emotional support your life partner can provide is enough to pull you through tough times. Whenever there’s a bad phase in business, my wife always says, “You have done this before, you can do it again”.

    Being happy is the essence of life. There are very few people who will tell you that they are always happy. I am glad to hear it from you, Carolyn.

    Harleena, thanks for inviting her over to do an interview. She is a motivation for many tech bloggers.

    Many Blessings !

    • Carolyn Nicander Mohr

      September 30, 2014 at 1:08 am

      Hello Harshajyoti, Thank you for those very nice thoughts. Yes, quitting my job was quite scary, though I did it to raise my daughter, not to be a tech blogger. My husband’s and my income was cut in half but I’ve never regretted the decision because I appreciate all of the extra time I’ve been able to spend with my daughters.

      You’re absolutely right, Harshajyoti, being a tech blogger does seem like my heart’s calling. I do it with passions to help people and find it very rewarding on a lot of levels. Hey, if I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t do it!

      Your wife sounds absolutely wonderful, Harshajyoti. That’s just the type of support everyone wishes they had!

      Well, I’m not always happy, but I do try to take a positive attitude and am generally happy. I do have bad days like anyone else but I appreciate that my bad days usually aren’t so bad!

      Thanks again for stopping by Harleena’s place and sharing your thoughts with us, Harshajyoti!

  10. Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    September 26, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Hi Nanda,

    Great to see you here at Harleena’s. Thanks so much for supporting me here and at The Wonder of Tech. Yes, I try to cover the news that matters to my readers. Sometimes, like now, it’s tough to keep up with all the tech news, but most of my readers don’t follow other tech blogs. I feel a duty to keep my readers up on what’s happening in the tech world that might affect their daily lives.

    If I can make someone’s life easier or more fun with tech, then I’ve done my job!

  11. Nanda Rahmanius

    September 25, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Well, I’m familiar with this wonder woman. 😀
    I’m a frequent visitor to her blog.

    Who knew that a lawyer would make a blog about technology. That’s passion, I guess.

    One thing that impressed me with Carolyn is all the news on her blog is the latest news. When I see a fresh news about technology, I visited Carolyn’s blog and really, she has written about it. It was great, I think! 🙂

    Great interview, Harleena.
    Keep up the hard work and enjoy your week.

    Regards,
    Nanda

    • Harleena Singh

      September 29, 2014 at 8:50 am

      Hi Nanda,

      I am not surprised at all! Carolyn is well known in the Blogosphere, and no one quite like here 🙂

      Absolutely! Being a lawyer is so different from being a blogger and that just goes to show she is able to handle things so well. Yes indeed, anything latest or some new tech news, Carolyn’s blog is the one to watch out for – I do just the same.

      Thanks for stopping by – we appreciate it 🙂

  12. mathi

    September 24, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Hi Harleena,
    I began reading this post rather casually as I did not know who Carolyn was. But your interview made very interesting reading. She seems to be a wonder woman able to be successful in work as well as in her marriage. A rare thing in this hectic modern world. I totally agree with her that you need to encourage your spouse to make your marriage work. I have become an admirer of her after reading her thoughts. She sounds real and genuine.

    • Carolyn Nicander Mohr

      September 26, 2014 at 2:25 am

      Thank you kindly, Mathi. I appreciate your warm words. Yes, I am very honest in my interview with Harleena. She is one of my dearest blogging friends and I wouldn’t ever give her anything less than the truth!

      I appreciate your lovely comment, Mathi!

  13. Mi Muba

    September 24, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Hi Harleena

    Never read before such a wonderful interview that is on multi niche of blogging, technology, relationship, health and personal development. Idea is great and its info is very great. Obviously both interviewer and interviewee are awesome bloggers of their own kind.

    I read several posts of Carolyn and the most amazing thing I observed in her posts is that she is equally perfect in so many fields. One can never feel she once have been lawyer by reading her posts. Otherwise lawyers just rely on arguments and evidences while skipping the human aspect in their professional communications.

    Once again thanks a lot Harleena for getting such a wonderful blogger who with her replies here made us learn a lot more about her and about her topic of interests.

    • Carolyn Nicander Mohr

      September 26, 2014 at 2:17 am

      Thank you, Mi, I deeply appreciate your kind words. Yes, I do try to keep my writing conversational. If I wrote my articles like a legal brief, very few people would be interested in reading them. I want to make tech fun so people will enjoy tech as much as I do!

  14. Charmie

    September 23, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    I have seen mechanical engineers turning to bloggers, teachers turning to bloggers but never found anyone who turned out to be a blogger after being an efficient lawyer. The thing which grabbed my motives was the Momy’s advice ““Stay off that emotional train!””. It was a super cool interview and learned a lot many things about how a woman manages her everything that too without a glitch or delay in her quality of work.

    Hats off to you Carolyn.

    All the best.
    Keep inspiring us.

    • Carolyn Nicander Mohr

      September 26, 2014 at 2:11 am

      Thank you, Charmie. Yes, law is a great training ground for bloggers. Law pays much better, but I find being a tech blogger much more fun!




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