Kristin Cruz became a Mom Blogger in 2008 for Clear Channel radio. When asked to name the site “The Mommy Blog” she realized there was so much to share form her life that other women could relate to! Fans called her show to talk about parenting and baby planning. She later became a Certified Baby Planner to better help her mom-to-be community. Kristin changed the name of the blog to iHeart Moms when she decided to continue to write & work on creating a charity for expecting mothers.
So what is a Mommy Blogger anyways?
What do they do? What do they want?
Many mommy bloggers will say their online aspiration is to connect with women who share the same experience. And many readers will say that prior to blogging, the honest truth of motherhood was scarcely found in mainstream media.
“There are a ton of mom bloggers out there who have great insights, significant buying power and an ability to influence their peers,” Limon said. “I can understand why big companies try to pitch products at mom bloggers — it’s all about the bottom line. Yet, I’m hopeful that the flow of free stuff will stop. It undermines the credibility of all bloggers.”
What does Kristin Cruz Blog about?
What kind of Blogger is she?
ME: “Family-and-homemaking blogs are weblogs that feature commentary and discussions especially about home, family, and parenting. Appellations in media reports of “mom blog,” “dad blog,” “parenting blog” and “family blog” refer to blogs of this type.Businesses seek to run advertising for household items and children’s merchandise on blogs of this type.The greater proportion of authors of blogs of this type are like mine.”
NOT ME: “News and sensationalism blogger: Some mommy blogger like attention and love being in the middle of a juicy news story or scandal. They scour the Internet and the blogosphere for the stories most likely to cause an uproar and quickly throw up their opinion for the world to comment on. They enjoy a good back and forth with a troll or two now and again.”
So not me. But I am often asked to appear on the news to talk about POP CULTURE so I do keep up on the news.
I am a mom. Therefore I have something to offer to fellow moms.
A mom, who blogs: For a lot of people a mommy blogger is a mom, who blogs. Even if she happens to blog about technology, politics, food, travel or another topic altogether. There are many women who are mothers, but do not usually write about mothering. They write about other aspects of their lives. There seems to be an assumption that if you are a mom and especially if you use the word “mom” or “mommy” in your blog name or twitter name that you are writing about being a mom. To be honest, if you use the word “mommy” in your online brand, I don’t blame people who make that assumption. I wouldn’t put the word “mom” or “mommy” in my blog name or twitter name if I wasn’t writing about being a mom. Just like I wouldn’t call my store a bakery if I didn’t sell baked goods.
Kristin has been featured and mentioned by various media outlets online, on TV, and in social media.
today show parenting team
original good goods
the good tribe
the mom fair
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