The Don’t List Me Edition of Talk of the Parent Blogosphere

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Don't List Me edition of Talk of the Parent Blogosphere

Don’t List Me edition of Talk of the Parent Blogosphere

This week bloggers are up in arms over the latest “top mommy blogger” list. While these always stir up controversy, this one in particular offended people because of its recommendations to use techniques for blogger outreach such as blogging for contest entries. Christine Young criticized the list-maker for his blogger outreach recommendations in her post, “The World’s Most Powerful Social Media Influencers to Treat and Pamper.”

Cecily Kellogg wrote about why these lists anger us with her Babble post, “New Top Mommy Blogger List P***** Off Mom Bloggers.” Fadra Nally explained about the Problem with Blogger Lists. Our own Kelby Carr countered that list, with its criticism of the marketer who wrote it, with a list of Marketers Who Understand Blogger Outreach.

Also happening in the blogosphere:

For some reason, men (and women) everywhere are talking about women’s rights. Coupledumb takes a look at the so-called war on women and the implications it has or can have on our society.

Who says MMA is for only for boys? Not this mom! Deb from Just Short of Crazy’s daughter has just started MMA training so head over there and show her your support.

As parents, it’s important to remember that our children see and learn from everything around them. Sometimes it’s the little things, like a magnet on the refridgerator or a song on the radio, that sticks with our children and help to form their perspectives on life, Jessica reminds us that in life, there are many things that taste better than thin.

As you probably already know, meal planning is key for a healthy and financially savvy lifestyle. Kelly Kincaid is guest posting about The Centsible Life and reminds us parents have a responsiblity to teach their children the importance of meal planning and show them how to manage healthy meal planning for their own lives.

American Hunger is not a made up issue, in fact 49 million families are food insecure and it’s something we can all work towards bringing an end to. Often we tell ourselves there’s nothing we can about world hunger, that it doesn’t touch us…but we can’t hide from hunger. It’s here too. Sherry Aikens is sharing her story this week and is encouraging us to do something to help end American Hunger.

So what did I miss?  Share your best posts from the last week in our linky!  The only requirements are:

  • You should be a parent who blogs
  • The post must have been published between August 25 to August 31, 2012
  • You MUST use the permalink to the post itself, not your blog’s homepage URL


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As Chief Blogging Mama at High Impact Mom, Amanda encounters all sorts of madness as she publishes High Impact Mom, corrals two busy daughters, manages a successful hyper-local digital marketing company, attends college full-time, and occasionally even finds time for a date with her husband. Amanda is a social media addict, a compulsive volunteer, and a hard rocking-Jane Austen reading devoted mama...she might also a little bit crazy. Follow her on Twitter at @highimpactmom.

 

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  1. deb

    August 31, 2012

    Thanks so much for including my MMA link. Em has been reading the comments and loving the support ;)

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  2. Jennifer

    August 31, 2012

    This is a great round-up. Sometimes though, I think these “top mommy blogger” lists are created just to get the links. No matter how rage-filled the discussion is, it’s still a discussion, after all. Is it possible to be a professional blogger (i.e. making money, not just getting free stuff) and ignore those lists altogether? I’d like to think so.

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  3. ConnieFoggles

    August 31, 2012

    I’m so sick of blogging lists. Thanks to those who wrote about that article and renounced it.

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  4. Megan Broutian

    September 1, 2012

    I must be on some lists, I keep getting asked to write sponsored posts — for free of course, because you know, they’ll link back to me, as if that ever works!

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