Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Is self-promotion always shameless? Maybe.

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of designing, marketing, and pimping my blog.  Magnets, necklaces, new cards, media kits... holy shit - my head is spinning.

Marketing strategy 1.

Networking with gifts.  Yay.

This may not be that impressive - but I designed it and got it onto the blog myself!

In a few days, these endless conference posts will stop, and I will get back to pontificating about playground etiquette, big strollers, and photoshopped models.  But this is what is going on right now:
Blogher 12.

Blogher 12 is the biggest Blogging conference for women, in the world.  This week, nearly 5,000 women are descending upon New York City - to network, market themselves, and learn from the pros.  I will be one of them.  As luck would have it, it is in my city - so I don't have to pay for travel, lodging and all manner of other stuff that I cannot afford.  Thank you, universe.

So, I'm writing this post to say, that if you are a reader and enjoy what I do here (minus all of this week's shameless self-promotion) please visit my Facebook or Twitter page and become a fan or follow - or subscribe to the blog on the right column of this page.  Do all of those things, and you will be my cyber BFF.  These numbers apparently mean something to all of the media outlets I am trying to connect with.  I think they want to know that people actually read what I write.  Go figure.

These links will take you right to my pages.  Yes, I am shameless.  But I will basically do anything to craft a life for myself that doesn't include pouring other people wine, working endless hours, and still not being able to afford to send my child to daycare.

If you are going to Blogher - see you there.  If you are waiting for these endless Blogher posts to stop -  bear with me and see you next week! 

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  1. I have to admit that as someone who isn’t going, I’m jealous. While I’m not overly social in person, I would be extremely excited to attend and meet so many people I respect and enjoy.

    (And I’ve already decided I have to add the #blogher12 to all of my tweets regardless of what they’re about, simply to stay on the map for a millisecond.)Because I’m not going I feel like I’m totally left out and that all the cool kids are doing awesome things and will forget all about me the second they get back, that I’m missing all these GREAT opportunities to write and get published somewhere. But I’ll get over it and live vicariously through those who are there.

    I also don't know how to pimp out my blog like you do so well, and self-promotion makes me itchy, even though I would love to do something "more." This rant is simply to tell you that I think you're fabulous and thank you for letting me whine here. WTF, me? Anyway, you will rock BlogHer and I look forward to your recap...and every post after that. ;)

    1. Aw, thanks Abby! I wish you were going too - then I would at least have ONE friend there. I'm great one on one, small groups still fun, but huge crowds give me major anxiety. I have no idea why I live in NYC.

    2. I'll be in NYC the third week of August. Why couldn't work schedule things to coincide with BlogHer? So rude. And you'll be fabulous ;)

  2. Have a big time at the conference! That sounds amazing!! New follower here, I was talking about my blogs over dinner when my cousin Charlie {Altman} mentioned I would like you! :)

  3. Do me a favor...while your there, tell everyone about your favorite new Dad blog!*

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    1. You should have sponsored my trip, and then I would have put you on the back of my business cards. You're a millionaire, right? Ha! You should go next year. Men go, too.

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