How I love the Interwebs

Monetizing Mommyhood – coming this weekend to a radio near you

4 January 2012 Meta-blogging

When I was in Toronto for the Blissdom Canada conference, I had the chance to speak to CBC’s Ira Basen about mom blogs, sponsorships, advertising and working with brands. It was an interesting conversation, especially as I tried to mentally juggle my relationship with Fisher-Price and Mom Central Canada (the sponsors who brought me to […]

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On blogging, identity and idealization

4 November 2011 Meta-blogging

Here’s an interesting theme that has come up more than once in recent conversations and I thought it would make a good question for the bloggy peeps. I was taking pictures of a family recently, and the client mentioned a particular photo of the boys that she’d admired. She then said something about how the […]

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Blissdom Canada takeaway messages, day 2

24 October 2011 Meta-blogging

Better late than never, here’s my third (and final!) post-Blissdom Canada post. (If you missed them, click for posts about how I reconnected with my blog and day 1 takeaway messages.) The first session of the second day was, for me, one of the highlights of the conference. The session was called “Taking your craft […]

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Blissdom Canada takeaway messages: Part 1

18 October 2011 Meta-blogging

In my post yesterday, I mentioned that I left the Blissdom Canada blogging and social media conference feeling newly inspired. There were a lot of things that didn’t engage me at the conference, but rather than gripe about those, I’d like to tell you about the things that did inspire me, and motivate me, and […]

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Blissdom Canada recap; or, how I learned to love my blog again

17 October 2011 Meta-blogging

Wow. You know how I said last week before leaving for the Blissdom Canada blogging/social media conference that I’d never attended a BlogHer or a Blissdom before, largely because I just couldn’t figure out what the value for me would be? Now I know. It’s not about the branding tips, or the inspirational moments, or […]

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What would you give up for the Internet?

20 July 2011 How I love the Interwebs

I read an article this morning that said a survey commissioned by Primus Canada found that almost half (46 per cent) of Canadians would give up their television before giving up their Internet access, and 35 per cent would give up their phone to keep Internet and television access. The survey also found that 20 […]

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One week until BOLO 2011!

30 June 2011 How I love the Interwebs

Did you hire your babysitter and mark your calendar? The bloggy social event of the season is only a week away! Yes, next Thursday is Blog Out Loud Ottawa, and you don’t want to miss it! Lynn has been teasing us for weeks by releasing details of each of the 20 local bloggers who will […]

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IHF Challenge – Let’s hear it for the boys

21 June 2011 How I love the Interwebs

I’m sure you can imagine my delight when I saw that this week’s I Heart Faces photography challenge: Let’s hear it for the boys. The problem, of course, was narrowing it down to just one of the dozens (hundreds?) of pictures that express how much I love the boys in my life, and boys in […]

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Ottawa social media scene heats up this July!

19 May 2011 How I love the Interwebs

Are you interested in Ottawa’s social media scene? If you are, you’re going to want to clear your calendar for the month of July! There are at least two don’t-miss events happening, and they’re both promising to be fantastic experiences. First, we have the perennial and amazingly fun Blog Out Loud Ottawa (BOLO) on July […]

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Mothership Photography is on Facebook (please like me!)

17 May 2011 Editorial asides

I‘ve mentioned before that although I’m an early-adapter on a lot of social media platforms, I’ve never really warmed up to Facebook. I signed up for an account when it was first opened up, but aside from an early addiction to Scrabble when I was pregnant with Lucas in 2007, I never really found a […]

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