Many writers talk about the merits of self-publishing, but there are those who still scoff at the idea of wasting words on anything other than a mainstream book published by a traditional publisher.
Chicago-based Kenmore invited parenting bloggers to attend their Kenmore Bloggers Summit 2012 this past weekend. Mom and dad bloggers were flown in from all regions of the country and put up at the four-star Hotel Sofitel Chicago Water Tower in downtown Chicago.
I, like most Americans, am stuck in a horrible digital bind. Over the years I have grown to rely on Google services so much that I cannot imagine a day not using one of them. I use Gmail, and Google docs, Google calendar, and Google search on a daily basis. If I ditched those services I would be lost. That said, Google announced on its blog yesterday that they are updating their privacy settings (effective March 1) to combine your data from all of the Google services you use. Google says it will mean a “simpler, more intuitive Google experience.” The Washington Post, however, says, “In a nutshell, Google is taking information from almost all…
Now that social media has completely pervaded our lives where we can tweet or post hundreds of status updates a week we have problems remembering we what did last week let alone a year ago. That is why companies like Memolane and Facebook have created timelines so we can easily go back and see what we were doing years ago.
Universal Pictures’ hosted mom bloggers on a movie junket for its latest romantic drama film, Big Miracle, starring Drew Barrymore and The Office‘s John Krasinski.
Last Friday Gilt wrote on its Little Inspirations blog that three well-known mom bloggers had been named ambassadors.
A quick Google search shows that the Krispy Kreme brand is very popular among bloggers and especially their children. It’s no wonder Krispy Kreme flew parent bloggers to their North Carolina headquarters during their #KKVIB2012 (Krispie Kreme Very Important Blogger 2012) junket this week.
Momtrends, the New York City-based lifestyle and fashionable mom blog founded by Nicole Feliciano, hosted the exclusive launch event of Honest.com baby products earlier this week in New York City at the ABC Kitchen. Co-founded by Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan, the former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World, The Honest Company has positioned itself as the newest natural baby product company on the block. The Honest Company prides itself on sustainability, no nasty chemicals in their products, and giving back to mothers in need. With over 50 mom bloggers in attendance including Liz Gumbinner (Cool Mom Picks), Vera Sweeney (Lady and the Blog), and Lyss Stern (Divalysscious Moms), the ABC Kitchen as well as Twitter…
There is nothing like a little self-reflection that improves your writing and the way you communicate with your readers. Self-reflection allows us to see where we’re making mistakes and where we are excelling.
Houston’s local NBC station aired two news segments about area mom bloggers. Some of the topics they covered was the influence they have with national brands as well as how much they are able to earn as influencers among their peers.
It’s smart that Lake realizes in order for her show to stay relevant among modern moms (a busy and fickle bunch) she has to reach out to mom bloggers.
If you are a working mother you know how hard it is to balance everything from work to family to taking time for yourself. It’s not easy. Stacey Ferguson, blogger, conference founder, and host has now embarked a series of lifestyle experiences for women. The first: ReTreat Yourself is a lifestyle redesign getaway for working mothers taking place on April 13th and 14th, 2011.
TheMotherhood.com is hosting their annual panel called The State of the Mom Blogosphere 2012 and I will be a part of their expert panel.
The Social Media Marketer will use a range of social media tools and channels to promote EDENS shopping centers and the more than 1800 local, regional and national retailers in those centers.
Eden Kennedy, creator of Fussy.org, and Alice Bradley, creator of Finslippy, and co-authors of Let’s Panic About Babies, recently partnered with Cafemom to create a 12-part series of web shows about childbirth called Mom-Ed: Childbirth. The videos (each between a little over five minutes to a little over seven) tackle a different topic about having a baby from a humorous and approachable perspective from two moms who’ve been there, done that. Mom-Ed: Childbirth is perfect for first-time moms who are a little rattled about the prospect of having a baby as well as veteran mothers who are even more nervous about having subsequent children (like I was with my second). Kennedy and Bradley serve up…
‘Moms Get Real’, a parenting segment on ABC News Now, hosted by journalist JuJu Chang featured three New York City mom bloggers this week.
Gabrielle Blair, founder of the award-winning blog Design Mom, announced today on her blog that she has signed a book deal.
Typically when you think of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week held every year in New York City you don’t automatically think of moms, but a few mothers set out five months ago to change that.
Philadelphia blogger Brandi J from Mama Knows It All uploaded Sh*t Mom Bloggers Say yesterday and it instantly became a hit in the mom blogosphere and beyond.
Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom, appeared on San Francisco’s 7 Live show this week along with host Lizzie Bermudez.
SheKnows.com, a popular web site for women, announced this week the launch of Mommalogues, a dedicated video blog website featuring mom bloggers as well as celeb mom, Candace Cameron Bure.
You may remember back in early November I wrote about the New York Times suing the Huffington Post over Lisa Belkin’s new blog ‘Parentlode’. Belkin also wrote the award-winning ‘Motherlode’ for the New York Times.
On January 17 I will be a part of a panel on TheMotherhood.com called The State of the Mom Blogosphere 2012. Last year I helped co-host their 2011 panel and it was phenomenal. You don’t want to miss it.
Ana Lilian Flores And Roxana A. Soto are the co-founders of the award-winning blog about raising bilingual kids,Spanglish Baby, as well as contributors and supporters of Moms Clean Air Force.
We all remember the time when we became first-time moms. I loved it, but I felt terribly isolated. That is the precise reason why I took up blogging in 2004.
As I mentioned in my predictions post earlier this week there will be increased opportunities for bloggers to connect with brands in 2012. Duane Reade, New York’s powerhouse drugstore chain, is looking for 10 VIP bloggers to serve as brand advocates throughout the year.
Here is a list of mom blogging and social media conferences. Conferences are critical to succeeding in blogging so start saving those pennies now. Here is a list of mom blogging and social media conferences. Conferences are critical to succeeding in blogging so start saving those pennies now. * Newly Added Dad 2 Summit (Houston, TX) January 31 – February 2, 2013 Beech Retreat (Captiva Island, FL) January 31 – February 3, 2013 Social Media Strategies Summit (Las Vegas) February 5-7, 2013 Build Your Own Blog Conference (Salt Lake City, Utah) February 16, 2013 Design Bloggers Conference (Los Angeles, CA) March 3 – 5, 2013 SXSW Interactive (Austin, TX) March 8-17, 2013 Blogher Entrepreneurs (Silicon…