In Defense of Skanky Little Girls

Today my daughter was leered at while at the park. Jane is twelve and like many twelve year old girlsĀ her proportions are as perfect as they ever will be. Like her friends Jane has reached an adult height but unlike an adult they are thin, slight even, and they have faces of children. There is no mistaking my twelve year old daughter, nor anyone else’s for that matter, for an adult. I concede that it is entirely possible that my twelve year old could be mistaken for a fourteen year …

What Makes a Mommy Blogger Famous?

Post BlogHer I’ve been following up with new folks I met and some who I was happy to reconnect with. I’m having tons of conversations with gobs of people about mom blogging and the micro community known as the Mom Blogosphere. Conversations are awkward and they always begin with the tenative use of the term Mom Blogger or Mommy Blogger. Then whoever it is I’m talking with shyly asks me if that’s the appropriate term to use. “Yes it is,” I tell them, “That’s the term you use when you’re …

Google Plus, SEO, Driving Traffic and Losing Friends

I’m enjoying Google Plus right now. I like the hangouts and I like the stream. I like the stream of information because it’s a small stream and it’s not super spammy, yet. With twitter and with facebook I’m connected to a lot of bloggers just like myself. Bloggers love to promote their work. Bloggers are also paid to promote their work. I guess I should say that you have to circle bloggers with care. I have a few G+ tips that may or may not build the numbers everyone is …

A Little Preview

Later this week I’ll be announcing a partnership, but in the interim I’ve got this special deal to share with y’all. I know it’s weird if you’re a regular reader, but when we talk about it next week it won’t seem so out of context. FYI yesterday I got to spend the afternoon with a one year old. I am STILL tired and I feel like my mother when I say things like that.