Blogger Compensation: How Much Is That Sponsored Post Worth?

Many things have changed in the social media landscape since July 2005. But a constant, at least in my little corner, is that social media offers consumers an opportunity to have a voice about the products and services they buy. ...more
TheImp Good Luck! more

Blogger Compensation: How Much Is That Sponsored Post Worth?

Many things have changed in the social media landscape since July 2005. But a constant, at least in my little corner, is that social media offers consumers an opportunity to have a voice about the products and services they buy. ...more
@MissFoodieFab FrontRowMama Would certainly love to hear your thoughts, either here or in email ... more

Blogger Compensation: How Much Is That Sponsored Post Worth?

Many things have changed in the social media landscape since July 2005. But a constant, at least in my little corner, is that social media offers consumers an opportunity to have a voice about the products and services they buy. ...more
Nick, going into that much detail would be a book not a post. :-) We just wanted to share our ... more

Goodbye #Hashtags, Goodbye @Replies, Hello Unhelpful New Twitter?

Twitter let on today that it might do away with hashtags and @replies on the site, and no, this isn't an early April Fools joke. ...more
The problem for Twitter as a business is that both the hashtag and the @ reply have been ... more

20 Signs Your Pop Culture References Are Probably Falling Flat

A lifetime ago I worked for a madman (all of the sexism and alcohol of Mad Men but without Jon Hamm) in an office with an eclectic cast of characters....more
I made a reference to someone being a "red shirt" the other day, to the sound of .. crickets. ... more

Would You Wear These Summer Trends?

Summer is here, and it's time to try out the summer fashion trends ... or not. Would you wear these looks? Swipe the Swipp below each picture to vote! Stacy, Julie, and I will be voting, as well! ...more
Also? $175 for a t-shirt? No. Just No. more

How I Changed My Mind About Marriage Equality

I have wanted to write and share about this for a while. With this week being so pivotal in the United States Supreme Court, it seemed to be the right time for me to do so.I haven't always believed in marriage equality and I am the first to admit that. The idea made me uncomfortable, especially because I didn't know anyone personally (or at least didn't realize that I did) whom it effected....more
Great post Kathy. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. The words of someone who has thought ... more

MUST READ: The FTC Clarifies Their Rules for Bloggers

Is there anything new here for bloggers? Why yes. It’s not a lot but it’s very nice. The .Com Disclosures document includes new examples that will make it easier for people creating sponsored content to comply with the FTC Guidelines, as well as clarity on the proper ways to disclose additional required information about product claims. ...more
Julie Howard Kieras -- A graphic image is okay as part of your disclosure, but some feed readers ... more

Why (and How) I Helped My Teen Dye Her Hair Purple

I'm a strict parent; I expect you to keep your room clean, try your hardest, do chores around the house, speak to others with respect, cover up your underwear/bra straps, and accept "Because I said so" on the rare occasions when that's the only explanation I'm offering. Only one of my teens has a cellphone -- a "dumb" one, at that -- and she pays for her own texting. No one accuses me of being permissive. And yet, my kids are free to do pretty much whatever they like with their hair. ...more
I just love that you did this! You are *such* a good parent. more

MUST READ: The FTC Clarifies Their Rules for Bloggers

Is there anything new here for bloggers? Why yes. It’s not a lot but it’s very nice. The .Com Disclosures document includes new examples that will make it easier for people creating sponsored content to comply with the FTC Guidelines, as well as clarity on the proper ways to disclose additional required information about product claims. ...more
@alexash It was my pleasure. I love this stuff, and hope my post makes things a little clearer. more