First off let me say congratulations to Barb of Elementary Spirits, the winner of the best mom blog header contest! Her prize? $100 paypal cash. It touched my heart to find out that she wasn’t accepting the prize but instead donating it to a cause known as The Virtual Food Drive. I asked Barb a few questions for a quick interview.
This is a guest post by mom blogger, Carrie Lauth.
Last weekend, I spent two days with 250 mom bloggers.
I had a blast. I made new friends. I shared pizza, beer, chocolate, a chick flick, a dance floor, handsome Greek opera singers, a painfully slow wi-fi connection, elevators and a hotel room with funny, intelligent, beautiful, artistic, nutty, gifted, amazing women.
Still, the experience left me wanting.
Why? Because there was something that bothered me about the mom bloggers. Not all of them, mind you, but a goodly portion. So I decided to write this article to name what it is that troubled me. Read more
We have a Winner! Barb of Elementary Spirits came in first place with 82 votes and she will be taking home the $100 Cash Prize! Congratulations Barb!
Barb’s blog header is original and creative. It definitely inspires thought and conveys the spirit and flavor of her blog which every good header graphic should do.
We also wish to recognize ten ‘runner ups’ - they will each receive the Internet Writer’s Pack from Mom’s Talk Biz - resources that will show them how to increase profits from their love of writing.
- Mom Dot (74 votes)
- Three Boys One Mommy (52 Votes)
- I’m an Organizing Junkie (48 votes)
- Mom on the Run (28 Votes)
- Ohana Mama (22 Votes)
- San Diego Mommy Spot (17 Votes)
- Because I Must Blog (13 Votes)
- The Menu Mom (11 Votes)
- Catch the Drift with Mama Snow (11 Votes)
- Riding with No Hands (9 Votes)
Thanks for every nomination, vote and tweet given to help make this contest a huge success!
We all know that mommy bloggers rule!
Do you have a favorite one that you think is outstanding and should be nominated for an award?
Check out the Mommy Blogger Awards 2009 being put on by Scholastic. There isn’t much time left to nominate your favorite mommy blogs - nominations end on February 13th! What a fun way to show some bloggy love.
The list of nominations will be narrowed down to a smaller list and then voting will begin on February 23 and go until March 13th. There will be 5 winners and those 5 winners will be announced on the Scholastic.com/parents Web site. Even cooler than that - those 5 winners will appear in print in the June/July 2009 issue of Scholastic Parent & Child magazine.
Are you ready to nominate a favorite blog? Then head on over to Scholastic’s Mommy Blogger Awards 2009! Make sure you take a minute to read their contest FAQ’s.
I received a very compelling email today and I’m going to use it as our next ‘Tip’ gathering opportunity.
Our reader, who wishes to remain anonymous, asks this:
“Kelly, I was listening to this week’s episode of Profitable Mommy Blogging and while I really enjoyed the content, I was actually left feeling sort of down. It’s obvious that the mom you interviewed is a really successful mom blogger. I see mom bloggers like her who reach thousands of readers every day and I get more than a little jealous. I know that’s dumb but I can’t help it. I feel like I work so hard and see little results. How do I get past the jealousy? It almost makes me want to quit.”
She’s referring to my interview with Jennifer James of Mom Bloggers Club. Jennifer is a successful mom blogger and I think a lot of other mom bloggers are looking up to her so I totally understand.
Admiring someone and aspiring to their level of success is great. I think it’s easy to slip past that into a touch of jealousy - but it sounds like this reader realizes that she’s got a serious bite from the green eyed monster.
Do you have some advice for her?
If you have experienced blogger jealousy, how did you deal with it?
We’ll keep the post open for tips and advice until Monday at midnight.
As always, we’ll choose one tipster at random for a $25.00 PayPal thank you
Edited to add: Congratulations Erin, winner of our $25 tip!
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