Content (Curation) Is King

Last month I wrote “Hands Off Our Content” after a series of alarming examples of big brands stealing content from independent bloggers. The main offender was, the site associated with a new programming block on Nickelodeon that launched last night.  People were shocked.  How was it okay for a major corporation, one that makes…

October 2, 2012
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Hands Off Our Content

UPDATED: 9/15/12 1:30 p.m. ET We have continued to receive information about other images used without permission including this back-to-school image from  You’ll note that the bold text over the picture covers up image owner Stacy’s watermark. We have also heard from NickMom who apologizes, assures us that they are taking this issue very…

September 12, 2012
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31 Days of…

Two years ago I wrote a series called 30 Days of Change, a parenting challenge that a small group of bloggers participated in, trying each daily challenge and blogging the results. As last year came to a close, I wanted to try another challenge, but something a little less…deep. I wavered between silly little daily…

September 11, 2012
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An Open Letter to Brands

Today I received multiple emails that began with, “It was so great to meet you at BlogHer in New York City…” from public relations professionals representing brands sponsoring or attending the conference.  It has been exactly a month since the event, so apparently Google calendar alerts all over the PR world were pinging this week…

September 5, 2012
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BlogHer Scavenger Hunt Fun with PCH

I just returned from the BlogHer Conference in New York City, and while there were great sessions ranging from the technical to the philanthropic, there was also plenty of time for fun facilitated by amazing sponsors.  Without the financial support of brands hoping to connect with bloggers, conferences would not be able to exist.  As…

August 6, 2012
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Sometimes Bloggers Spend Money

I am going to the Olympics. Yes, the ones in London that begin this week. I bought tickets to two events several months ago with the idea that if I couldn’t go, they’d be easy to unload.  Every now and then I put something related to the tickets out there on social media because I…

July 25, 2012
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Time Saving Tips

This weekend I’m going to be teaching a small group session at the Type-A Conference on time management.  Over my last four years as a work-at-home mom, I have been forced to create a variety of strategies to complete my work effectively and efficiently not only so that I am no longer working on my laptop…

June 20, 2012
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