SMCLA and Why it Matters a LOT that Bloggers Aren’t Journalists

Last night I was on a panel at for Social Media Club LA. It was called “Meet the Bloggers” and I thought it would be about the intersection of blogging and marketing but it went into a direction I hadn’t expected, which was just blogging. Since I had my own agenda I tried to address the fact that bloggers aren’t journalists (I think the moderator disagreed with me). There were three other people waiting to speak so I didn’t get to quite finish my thought which was that bloggers are …

Mom – This IS What I Do

Every phone call starts the same way. “Jessica, my friends ask me what you’re up to and I don’t know what to say.” “Tell them I’m a blogger.” I respond. “But how do you make money as a blogger?” She asks. And then I sigh, really loud, because if I had to spend several hours explaining to my mother just how a blogger makes money then I’d have to charge her a consulting fee. Because I think we all know that every douchebag with minimal knowledge of HTML and CSS …