Lying, Cheating and Plagiarism – From This American Life to Mom Blogs, It’s Everywhere

This week on the Blogging Angels podcast we tackled plagiarism – again.  Why? Because last week a twitstorm of epic proportions hit the mom blogging world when a mom blogger and Babble writer, Kristin Ruiz, was exposed as a plagiarist.  She had lifted entire posts from another mom blogger, Amy Storch who writes at Amalah, […]

When it’s OK to Work For Free (Really!)

There have a been a flurry of articles in the mom blogging space over the past year about mom bloggers who work for free and how you should never, ever do it.  I wrote one myself for Mom Blog Magazine.  You’ve heard it before: You cheapen everybody’s work; you make it harder for anyone to […]

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 […]

Stop Copying Me! Plagiarism, Scraping & Other Unwanted Forms of Flattery

Yes, in this week’s Blogging Angels podcast I actually admit to cheating in High School by handing in my boyfriend’s report on Crime and Punishment the year after he had handed in the very same paper.  In my defense I had read the book in 9th grade and so in a little sociology experiment decided […]

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 […]

Greetings From Camp! I Wanna Go Home! or How to Rip Out Your Mother’s Heart in One Small Letter

My daughters left for sleep-away camp on Monday.  They come home on Sunday.  A short one week trial of sleep-away camp to see if they’d like it, to give them a gentle nudge towards independence.  (At least that’s the way my hard core camp husband sold it to me.)  Here’s the thing about sleep-away camp […]

Can’t Buy My Love- CEA Lineshows, Tech Gadgets, and the MomBloggers Who Love Them

As if I didn’t have enough to do last week with it being the last week of school here in steamy NYC, I spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Lineshows in midtown.  This show is a mini, micromini really, version of CES to keep everyone’s interest up and show […]

Is A Blog the Sweetest Form of Revenge?

Over on NYCmoms today I’m talking about whether or not a blog is the place to get even or at least get angry at people in my life.  Personally I think I’m too afraid of offending people I know than actually being honest when it comes to issues with family and friends, and it turns […]