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Do moms really need social media? What would your life be like without it? All you have to do is go back five or ten years: what were you doing then? Reading books at night, jogging every morning, and going out on the weekends?
Maybe we are drawn to social media because it is free and we are by nature (and nurture) social creatures. But is it truly cost free? If you put a value on your free time, the value of an hour on Facebook versus an hour planting a garden and tending to it each day, what's more valuable?
As for the amount of time spent on social media, there are still only 24 hours in a day so something has to give! A nap on the couch? Or another mug of coffee and an hour on Pinterest?
Then again, we had the death of soap operas. I admit it, I watched soap operas from time to time. What replaced them? Google Plus? Facebook? Twitter? If that's the case, then what's more valuable? All My Children or a g+ community?
To help answer these questions, I of course turned to social media and asked my fellow mom bloggers to chime in! Here are their responses:
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Traditional Publishing or Self Publishing? That is the question that is on the minds of many bloggers including bloggers like Lisa Newlin of lisanewlin.com. She posed the question in my Facebook group, Publishing Bloggers, and she got an amazing and intricate response from many of the author bloggers there including Crystal Ponti of The Motherhood of All Meltdowns, Jen Mann of I Just Want to Pee Alone and I Just Want to be Alone , Norine Dworkin McDaniel of the Science of Parenthood, and myself. So here is our discussion in all its glory (with permission from the participants)! Hopefully it will help you as you consider how to get published as a blogger.
Lisa Newlin: Has anyone gone the traditional publishing route by looking for an agent? I'm exploring my options and thought I'd ask. I don't know the first thing about publishing or getting an agent!