The Phrase That Makes Me Cringe – And it Includes the Word “Mom”

A few months back I wrote a post called Mommy Blogger is Not a Dirty Word about the term “mommy blogger” being derisive but needing to claim it in order to take the power back to the moms.  I had a huge response from that post both here, in real life and on Twitter.  Mostly […]

IOU – or Maybe Not. Figuring out the Blogger-Brand Relationship

    Bloggers in New York City are lucky.  There is no other way to say it.  Events are easy to come by because all of the brands are well represented in NYC and their PR people are great at throwing parties, lunches, breakfasts, outings and round tables that they like to fill with bloggers […]

Let Me Conference You in – The Ins and Outs of Web Conferences

I’m convinced that the best way to make money blogging is to hold a conference on how to make money blogging!  Of course this is also true of screenwriting and most self-help guru seminars too.  But conferences hold a special place for social media people and women bloggers in particular – they are a place […]

Blogging is Hard.

Really it is.  For the past two weeks my real life has kicked my ass and I’ve watched as day after day my computer has functioned as a giant Twitter stream and email board.  My writing, my real honest to goodness writing has taken a backseat to the whirlwind that swept through the month of […]

How Does a Blogger Get Compensated? Let Us Count the Ways…

It’s the Blogging Angels second podcast and we’re talking about the one thing that gets bloggers all worked up – what qualifies as getting paid?  Do you work for stuff?  What do you owe a company that gives you product unsolicited?  Can you write an unbiased review when the product was given to you for […]