The Changing Face of Media
Being what is labeled a 'mommy blogger' means I am part of the blogging world that gets all sorts of press...mostly negative from the the mainstream media and am also fully aware of any of the so called mommy wars that erupt from time to time all over the internet, from Twitter to Facebook to personal blogs.
I have also noticed that as my Page Rank slowly creeps up and people notice that I do indeed do the odd review and or giveaway, that I get more and more notice from Public Relations and Marketing types.
Twitter, I am sure has helped this along. It does get you noticed.
So now I am on email lists for various press releases as well as requests for reviews and so on.
I try to respond to everyone, but babies make me forget my emails. I apologize to all you hard working PR peeps.
I do try to keep my focus fairly local and narrow for my reviews. Crunchy is a personal blog, but I do enjoy doing giveaways for things that appeal to me.
Wet Coast Women is more my event site, but again...I appreciate any help in keeping the site relevant to BC and the West Coast in regards to products, events and services.
The other type of PR request I get is to attend some sort of product launch.
I had the fun opportunity to test drive the new Chevy Volt.
I was also asked recently to attend an 'embargoed' demonstration of the soon to the shelves Maytag and Whirlpool Products.
I know the PR reps are focusing on us mom bloggers for that specific niche, but it still amuses me to see us mom's representing as moms do...with kids in tow to the these events.
The new look of amateur journalism is baby wearing. Didn't you know!!?
In truth, I would like this 'trend' to be not just for the amateur.
I think women in general have really taken Social Media and run with it.
The internet and things LIKE Twitter, Facebook and blogging technology have opened up SO many doors for women.
It speaks to our community mindset. Networking and community building come naturally to us.
Women have managed to create so many entrepreneurial opportunities for themselves through the digital marketplace.
Building a business for the likes of a stay at home mom becomes far easier..worlds are opened up when you can communicate in cyberspace.
I really wonder if as many women are feeling a push against the proverbial glass ceiling. It feels to me that instead women are just ignoring the ceiling and forging ahead in their own direction. I don't think women WANT to work like men or join any old boys club....women instead or forming their own clubs and networks.
Look at all the conferences dedicated to women now....BlogHer, Blissdom, Mom 2.0, and more and more each year.
Women and women who happen to be mothers are rocking the world with their ideas, drive and vision.
In fact, I feel like rather a slacker when I am 'just' blogging....I should be more inspired by all the creative women I have met.
I do realize that circumstance and the economy has spurred for many the need for income and so on...and so then thank goodness that the means were available...especially in these times of barely there daycare and so on.
But what do you think? Are things better now for working moms? Or moms who want to work?
Will we see more women carrying their babes at press conferences and marketing events...will the mom blogger be held as in high regard as the seasoned journalist next to them?