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September 1, 2009

The Best $50 I Ever Spent on My Blog: Part 4

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best_50_momAttack of the Mommy Bloggers!

Gosh there are a lot of mommy bloggers out there. I always knew that blogging was appealing to stay-at-home moms who are looking for a way to express themselves, but I never realized just how many child-bearing females are ready to post. Over 13% of the applicants for the Jobacle writing gig mentioned that they were a mommy within the first sentence – that’s almost 100 people! And while I have nothing against mommies who blog, I did find it interesting that many people applied thinking that the mere fact that they had offspring would get them the gig. My advice would be to only mention you’re a mom if it is relevant to the blogging job. In this case, a snarky career blog could benefit from a mother’s experience, but it by no means should be the #1 selling point. read more

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January 3, 2009

Make way for “Mom 3.0″: Blogging, vlogging, twittering parents tune into tech

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Two-thirds of moms use five or more forms of technology every day to stay in touch with their families, consume and compose content, and manage their lives.

That’s according to recent research from BSM Media, published in “Mom 3.0: Marketing with Today’s Mothers by Leveraging New Media & Technology”.

The report predicts that video blogs (vlogs), podcasts, social networking and microblogging will increase in popularity over the coming year. read more

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