The number of mommy blogs in the U.S. is already nearing 4 million, and eMarketer predicts that it will hit 4.4 million by 2014. The number of bloggers is rising, as is the number of readers. Consider that only 13% of these moms write primarily about parenting (Technorati), and add in the staggering statistic that 67.5 million women are online using social media weekly (or more) and you begin to get a sense of the influence and power of mom bloggers. (BlogHer)
Bloggers, and especially (but not only) mothers of young children, are turning online to connect and to get advice on everything and anything.
Mom bloggers are finding parenting advice, but also: friendships, review products, income, brand sponsorships, networking opportunities, and even jobs and career advancement. And it’s not just mom bloggers, the blogging ranks includes young and old, parents and non-parents.
Tech Valley bloggers are beginning to reap the rewards of this emerging social media landscape, but there is so much more that we can accomplish when we network locally.
Here at Kids Fun Plaza, we are committed to working with Tech Valley Bloggers (not just parents!) to share best practices in social media so that we all can reap the benefits of collaboration.
To celebrate the formal introduction of Kids Fun Plaza in New York’s Tech Valley, we invite you to join us at the Tech Valley Blogger Tweetup on April 16th, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., at Colonie Center where we will announce the winners of the Tech Valley Blog Contest.
Tech Valley Blog Contest
To be eligible for these great prizes, you must complete the following:
- Register on Eventbrite to RSVP for the first Tech Valley Blogger Tweetup.
- Link up your blog (new and/or established blogs welcome!) on the Tech Valley Blog Linky.
- Blog about one or both of the upcoming Kids Fun Plaza events: Kids Fun Summer Expo and/or the Tech Valley Blogger Tweetup. On the blog post you must: link to this post AND include the DATE of either/both of these events (April 16, 2011.)
- Comment on this post with your social media questions to help us plan upcoming events. What is it that you want to know about best practices in social media? Are you interested in learning about how to monetize your blog, or how to contact sponsors, or do you have Twitter/Facebook questions? Let’s put it on the list!
One More Giveaway for your readers (and you!)
During the Kids Fun Summer Expo that will be running all day on April 16, 2011, we will be giving away prizes to parents who register on Eventbrite to RSVP for the Kids Fun Summer Expo. Those parents will be entered to win another Ipad 2, 1 fully paid camp week, 3 iPods and Visa gift cards.
When we hand out these prizes, we will be asking the winners where did they hear about this contest. If they heard about it on YOUR BLOG, you will win a Visa Gift Card.
Deadline: Friday, April 15 at 11:59 pm EST. Winners will be drawn at random during the Tech Valley Blogger Tweetup on April 16th, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., at Colonie Center.
Yay! Let the celebrations begin, Tech Valley Bloggers!