If you’re even reading this blog post, it probably means I’ve known you for a very long time. 🙂 Yeah, I don’t update much around here. I get my personal chatty stuff out on Facebook, and all my bloggy stuff out on Woo! Jr. (and my even newer Copycat Crafts). So all of my readers here probably know me from my eMom days – I’m feeling old!
But I have big news to share with you – lil’ ol’ me is writing a book! That means I have to get back on top of my A-Game and stay on top of things! Yeeks.
Mom Blogging For Dummies is coming soon – soon enough to be ready for BlogHer next year, in fact. Besides a completely crazy writing deadline, this also means Ii’m hiring writers for Woo! Jr. (So message me if you are interested!)
This is a book that has been inside of me since 2007 – the year, in fact, that I bought the domain StartAMomBlog.com. Sure, mom bloggers can learn a ton about blogging from any regular blogging book. But in my book, I’ll be paying special attention to working with brands, finding sponsorships, dealing with PR pitch overload, and the nuts and bolts of reviews and giveaways. 54% of moms who blog have been approached by a brand compared to only 33% of the general blogging population. I aim to write a toolbook to arm these women with the knowledge they need to leverage these brand opportunities to their advantage!
The best part is that I’ll get to write about so many of my amazing friends, peers and colleagues and share this spotlight with all of you! YAY!
This also means that I am stepping up my speaking schedule big time in 2011. I’m already confirmed to speak at Tory Johnson’s Spark & Hustle, MJ Tam’s Brands & Bloggers Summit, and Kelby Carr’s Type A Mom/Parent – and am working on many more.
No more lazing around with the dog for me!