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When PR + Bloggers + Free Press = Insult & Irony

  This morning the New York Times ran an article on Heather Armstrong, the successful blogger known as Dooce. It’s not the first time she’s been featured in their...

Bloggers and Taxes: A Few Questions and Thoughts

I hesitate in writing this blog post, only because I could be inviting unwanted scrutiny and snarky “How dumb are you?” comments.  But it’s on my mind, and if blogging...

One (Fulfilling) Year Later

As I look forward to next month’s 2nd Type A Mom Conference, I realize how much has changed for me since I attended last year.  I have definitely matured, both as a person and a...

How Social Media Has Affected Me As a Reader

It may be a bit melodramatic to say social media has ruined me as a reader, but it sure has affected me. For one thing, I find I have less patience to sit and read a text of any length. ...

My Thoughts on Winning the Mabel’s Labels BlogHer ’10 Contest

I’ve been hesitant to write this post, out of sensitivity for the many entrants – especially the other 9 finalists – who did not get the same news I got last Saturday. ...

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Blogger Extraordinaire?

What would a 19th century American essayist, philosopher, poet, and leading Transcendentalist know about blogging? Quite a bit, it seems. In my teens I discovered the essays of Ralph Waldo...

Attention Companies: the Unique Benefits of Partnering with Moms of Tweens & Teens

Mom bloggers with tweens and teens offer an added benefit to companies interested in seeking reviews and/or brand enthusiasts and ambassadors.  Moms may have a vast social network online...

Combining Creativity and Commerce

Sometimes I think about the artists and literary ingenues who were unknown in their day and died broke, and I wonder to myself:  what if they had known more about self-promotion and...