The Digital Mom Handbook cover

Book Review: The Digital Mom Handbook

The Digital Mom Handbook: How to Blog, Vlog, Tweet, and Facebook Your Way to a Dream Career at Home by Audrey McClelland and Colleen Padilla ©2011

The authors’ websites, MomGenerations and ClassyMommy are still successful after more than eight years! Even if readers don’t want to do product reviews, fashion and lifestyle blogging, represent companies, or make videos, they can still learn a lot from these ladies. Full of “You go, you Mom, you” cheeriness and mom blog examples, this is a good first resource. I learned that I am already acting as a blogger correspondent for one family business.

Helpful blogger advice:

  • Commit to commenting 10x/week on other blogs and platforms to build community and encourage traffic to your own blog
  • Decide your purpose in finding a tribe before joining – local support, same topic, socializing, business relationships, mentoring, learning from others
  • Find or create your tribe for support, learning, sharing, in person if possible
dark wood tabletop with papers, journal, flowers, laptop, smartphone, hands on touchpad and holding coffee cup
Photo by RawPixel at pxhere

Helpful mom advice:

“Define your version of success and make sure you’re truly on middle ground.”

  • Typical day of a mom blogger – how much time are others spending and when (very early and very late)
  • Knowing when to take a break

Relatable:

I had always heard the adage “do what you love,” but I never imagined that I could love my job. Now that I have moved into writing full time, I get it.

-Kristen Howerton, founder of Rage Against the Minivan

The next post will cover pitfalls of mom blogging.

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