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Erin @ Closing Time
I'm a homeschooling mom of 2 little girls. Our business, Here We Go Productions creates fun kids music!
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What a beautiful, thought provoking post! We have such a responsibility to teach our children to make a difference in this world, and so often they learn from our example. Thank you!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2010 on Thoughts on Blogging at Steady Mom
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Ouch! This is something I really struggle with. I'm trying to do better, but I needed this reminder! Thanks!!
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My biggest challenge is definitely balance. Since school started (I homeschool), I have struggled to post consistently. If I have to choose between blogging and my family, of course family comes first. Hopefully I can get in a better rhythm of writing more consistently, while maintaining my other responsibilities too! Have a great time at the conference! Wish I could be there to hear you!
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First of all, thank you for writing such an honest post. With all that is swirling in the blogging/tweeting world, we need people to ask these questions and give the opportunity for opinions. I had not heard of Sponsored Tweets until I read your post. Since reading it, I have visited sponsoredtweets.com as well as some other websites with information about it. Frankly, I do not see what the problem is! I don't believe Sponsored Tweets is any different than tweeting about giveaways, contests, or bargains at a particular store or website. Maybe the difference is that you are receiving payment? Well, I say good for you...if you can make some money doing that then I am seriously glad for you! Those doing reviews are compensated as well in the products they receive. Also, by tweeting about giveaways, they get traffic to their blogs (which you probably won't get from the Sponsored Tweets), which in turn can increase their appeal for companies to buy ad space on their blogs. So, in my opinion they are really reaping even more benefits that you. I can't understand why that would be viewed as acceptable, yet they are accusing you of crossing some invisible line? My personal opinion is that bloggers and tweeters should be free to do as they see fit. There is no compulsory following or subscribing. Different people are comfortable with different things. If they have a problem with something, then they can unsubscribe or unfollow. I would rather not have followers who expect me to fit some formula or be a part of an unspoken "tweeters union". To me, these mediums are opportunities for creative expression and for sharing information. A Sponsored Tweet could be very informative and even helpful. On the other hand, it might not interest me, but can't I just ignore it and move on if that's the case? I have no doubt that you will choose your Sponsored Tweets with good taste and class, just like you have in everything else I have seen you touch (on your blog and in your tweets). I certainly will continue following you on Twitter and subscribing to your blog. Sorry I've been so wordy again. Whenever I comment on one of your posts, my response seems to go on and on. You just raise very good questions, and I always seem to have a lot to say. :)
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Hi Robin! Thanks so much for hosting the BlogHop!! What fun!! I linked up last night, but I'm just starting to hop now! I can't wait!! My parents are coming to visit this weekend...how am I ever going to find enough time to hop?... :)
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Boy, did I need to hear this today. My 3 year old had the stomach virus yesterday, and I am exhausted and trying to just put one foot in front of the other until bedtime. Thank you so much for the encouragement!! :)
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a) http://www.herewegomoms.com I write about life as a mom of two little girls, ages 3 and 5. b) Nashville, TN area. c) After being told about the dangers of a hairdryer falling in the bathtub, I was afraid that using a hairdryer ANYWHERE in the house would electrocute someone if they were in the bath.
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This sounds absolutely YUMMY. Can you believe I'm from the South and have never even had Vidalia Onion Pie. Something must be wrong with that! I will give this a try, though I am probably the only one in my house who will eat it. Guess I'll have to eat the whole thing myself! :)
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