This past weekend at South by Southwest a core conversation led by Erin Chase (5 Dollar Dinners) and Catherine Connors (Babble, Her Bad Mother) centered around the myriad ways in which mom bloggers can earn money from the blogs they have created. The conversation, Monetizing Mommy, drew in moms, media, and brands. A few key takeaways from the #MommyMoney hashtag were tweeted by tech journalist, Omar Gallaga, who also wrote a piece on Austin360.com, SXSW core conversation: Monetizing Mommy. https://twitter.com/#!/omarg/status/178619376755425280 https://twitter.com/#!/omarg/status/178618888341295104 advertisement // Jennifer JamesJennifer James is the founder and editor of Mom Blog magazine and the Mom Bloggers Club Network, a global social network of over 19,000 mom/mum bloggers. Jennifer is also the founder of Mom…
What happens at South By Southwest reaches those in Austin and simultaneouly spreads like lighting around the world,
Everyone always declares that mom bloggers are a force to be reckoned with and now there are more Nielsen numbers to verify it. According to recent data published by Nielsen/McKinsey Incite, a social media intelligence agency, one third of all blogs are written by moms and half of all bloggers are women. Nielsen/McKinsey does include moms who post solely on Twitter and/or Facebook and lump them all into the blogger category which I disagree with. I would call those women social media moms as opposed to bloggers. In addition to the overwhelming prevalence of women and mothers who blog, they are also mostly well-educated, and are three times more likely to post on message boards and forums….
Sarah James, the popular blogger behind Whoorl.com and Hair Thursday, is currently being featured on the small screen in a Pantene Aqua Light commercial.
We’ve all heard about and attended conferences for the adult tech set, now there is a conference for technologically inclined teens, tweens, and their parents. Slated for this summer – June 29 – July 1 – in Philadelphia the Digital Family Summit promises to provide the platform to teach new skills for youngsters who are created new and innovative digital content.
It’s South By Southwest time and you know what that means: major tech announcements. Instagram, self described as “fast, beautiful photo sharing for your iPhone”, announced that it has garnered 27 million users nearly doubling its userbase from 15 million last reported in December.
Want to know the lessons I’ve learned over the past eight years? Here are some I’ve learned myself as well as general observations I have learned from the vast community of bloggers.
Joscelyn Ramos Campbell, the founder of Mami of Multiples, was featured on her local Orlando CBS station in an in-depth piece about her life as a successful mom blogger.
You have worked hard on your blog, have attended conferences and junkets and now you want to take the next step to become a paid member of a brand’s advisory team. If you are an avid toy fan and have a knack for words and a loyal audience the following opportunity may be your ticket to toy heaven. The Toy Insider, the source for the hottest toys and gifts of the holiday season, is looking for parenting bloggers who would like to join their advisory board. For six years, The Toy Insider team has worked year round, scouting out the hottest toys for the holiday season. This year—for the first time —they are publishing a spring edition…