I started this blog in 2009, and this was one of my first posts. See, in 2009 – mom bloggers and moms online were fairly new. The mommy blogging thing really hadn’t hit huge yet, but I knew it was coming. Women are powerful beings. We make the majority of the purchasing decisions, we connect and research what is best for our family. Knowing those things, I just knew that blogging would be huge and that corporate America had NO idea what was coming with this wave.
Fast forward to 2016. I can’t believe I have been blogging here for 7 years, and over 12 years counting my other blogs. I still do think that blogging is a powerful form of marketing and communications. The space is ever-changing, but so is the internet. We have numerous ways to spread our message, whether it’s thru social, video, podcasts or ebooks – we have the ability to tell anyone, anything (please use your power wisely, thanks.)
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Here is my post, originally posted on May 26, 2009:
Check out these stats:
- Of the 36.2 million women actively participating in the blogosphere weekly as either publishers or readers, 46% — or just over 16.5 million — have children at home.
- 67% of moms online look for help making a purchasing decision.
- Overall, full-time working moms use technology at the highest rates.
- The cell phone is the technology used most often by moms to communicate with their kids, and 80% say it is the direct line to their child and babysitter.
What happens when you gang several of us mommy bloggers together?
Motrin Moms. Have you heard of them?
Corporate America, pay attention.
Moms are in full force. We have purchasing power and we’re raising the next generation of your consumers. Beware and be aware.