Bloggy business: new ad, new gig

by DaniGirl on November 14, 2008 · 3 comments

in Editorial asides, Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Got a few items of bloggy business to take care of today.

First, thanks to all of you who chimed in to let me know the reasonable rates for a live-out nanny. Got a few interviews scheduled but most importantly, signed up for an account with CanadianNanny.ca. It’s lousy with nannies in the neighbourhood; hoping none of them are lousy. Sheesh, why didn’t I do this three months ago? Thank you thank you thank you!!

Second, you might notice that I’ve added an ad to the sidebar over there. I wasn’t actively looking for advertisers when the owner of Evymama — a Toronto maternity and breastfeeding boutique with a new online store — contacted me. I took a look at her site and her business, and it seemed like a great fit. I wouldn’t put up an ad for just anybody, but a Canadian owned and operated site for new mothers? I’m all over that. (And heck, the money does come in handy!) Welcome, Evymama, to the Postcards from the Mothership community!

Third, I’ve been stepping out on you again. A couple of months ago, I was asked to contribute a weekly column to a new online bloggy magazine about living with technology called TechLifePost. My column, which appears every Thursday, is loosely focused on technologies and families. It’s called Digital, Baby! It’s been driving me crazy to be writing in a commentless vacuum, so feel free to wander over there and chat up the place. It’s been fun writing in a new forum, but surprisingly stressful because I’m writing as part of a team and not just on my own whim and whimsey. I’m always scrambling for ideas, though, so I’d welcome your input.

Phew, I’ve been meaning to get around to posting some of this stuff for weeks. Feels good to finally get it out of my head!!


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VickiZ November 14, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Congratulations on your new blogging gig. This doesn’t have quite the whimsy of how to market commercial fare to the vibrant and pervasive mom demographic online, but it’s something that moms online should be aware of, have resources to cope with and even help to power in terms of awareness. That’s the whole realm of Internet safety for one’s family, and the related issue of helping those who have been victimized by online exploitation. I recommend that you and your blog enthusiasts (here and over at your new column) check out the Kids’ Internet Safety Alliance (KINSA) Web site, at:

http://www.kinsa.net

and if you feel additionally inspired, take a look at their Mothers Online Movement campaign, at:

http://www.mothersonlinemovement.ca

Thanks!

2 Chantal November 14, 2008 at 3:34 pm

I have bookmarked Digital Baby. I will have a read this weekend. That is awesome they evymama has contacted you! The extra bucks can’t hurt eh!

3 Sarah Kaplan November 20, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Hi Dani, Thanks for the mention, and for accepting our ad.
The Evymamas are thrilled to have our ad on such a cool mama blog!

Sarah Kaplan
Owner, Evymama

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