My husband is beginning to know names. Which makes it easier when I’m talking about events and conferences coming up and funny stories and tidbits that involve my SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDS.
Oh yes… my husband knows them…
Yes, they’re real. And I’ve got blog posts and tweets and facebook messages and photos from blog conferences to prove it.
It’s funny, my friends from childhood and college and even some of my present-day-mom-friends all ask me about these other “women bloggers online.” I think on some level it’s intriguing because here I am connecting and bonding with other women – not all mothers, either – right here through social networking. It’s an amazing thing. It really is.
And even though a good percentage of these women haven’t actually met me yet… they know me. They know that I have 4 boys. They know where I used to live and what I used to do. They know my goals for Mom Generations. They know when I’m planning a vacation. They know when I’m having a good day or a not-so-good day. They know what shows I watch on TV. And my favorites authors and journalists. They are the first to know when one of the boys is sick – usually because it’s easier to text or type what’s going on rather than call my friends on the phone and tell them.
This social media world. It’s incredible.
And there are some women online whom I know, if they lived down the street, I would be at their houses nearly even afternoon… whether they would like it or not!
Working in this world. Running MomGenerations.com and being online every single day – on blog and Twitter and Facebook and Skype and so many other sites… it’s a very big world out there. And it is beyond amazing to be able to find other women (and some men!) – bloggers, boutique owners, executives, PR/marketing gurus – and become friends.
7 years ago while working in NYC, my “work friends” were women and men on the 15th floor of my building. Now – they are all around the world. I’m loving this blog thing.
Day #6 of Fashion Advice for Moms – For an instant slimming trick (come on, we all love these!) choose a jacket that is single-breasted rather than double. Single-breasted jackets have a much narrower overlap, and the single-row of buttons slims you horizontally. It’s easy. And it works!