Stay Tuned to ClubMom
So I dropped a hint the other day about my upcoming new gig. ClubMom.com has decided to launch a group of blogs blogged by mommyblogging bloggers who are also mothers. They’ve assembled a diverse bunch of moms who will blog on such topics as: weight loss, pregnancy, cooking, religion, staying home with baby, parenting tweens, parenting teens, parenting special-needs children, and (drumroll) homeschooling. (Bet you didn’t see that coming.) (Okay, so you saw it coming a mile away.) Starting in the next few weeks, I will actually be getting paid to blog, which is both very nice and hard to believe.
Last week ClubMom began to roll out the first of the MomBlogs, and it’s been fun to watch each new one appear. (While waiting in excruciating suspense to find out what mine will look like and what it’s going to be called, because they asked for suggestions but haven’t said yet whether they actually, you know, LIKED any of my suggestions, and the suspense is so great I am completely unable to concentrate on the laundry. Oh that’s right, I don’t DO laundry. Whew.) Having recently developed an appetite for food blogs (ba dum bum), I am particularly intrigued by Big Slice of Life, Small Slice of Cheesecake‘s new “Small Slice” sidebar feature, where blogger Jenny Lauck (aka BigSlice) promises to post daily photos of her dinners, complete with instructions. I love it when food bloggers allow me to vicariously savor their meals while I eat my frozen pizza.
As for me, I have been asked to focus primarily (but not solely) on the topics of homeschooling and special-needs children. (Including, sometimes, homeschooling special-needs children.) I will still be blogging here at Bonny Glen, especially on all things related to children’s literature and the living-books lifestyle. And if there are any topics or questions you would like to see addressed either here or there, please do drop me a note!
Congratulations, Melissa! That’s a cool gig. And $$ for blogging–excellent!
On May 18, 2006 at 12:54 pm
Welcome to the world of Clubbing Moms! Can’t wait to see yours roll out! Let us know as soon as you get it going!
Congrats on the gig!
On May 18, 2006 at 2:22 pm
Jen Robinson's Book Page says:
Congratulations are in Order
Three of my fellow kid lit bloggers are due for congratulations today. Tasha Saecker, the creator of the wonderful Kids Lit blog, has just accepted a new position as the next director of the Menasha Public Library in Wisconsin. The
On May 18, 2006 at 3:00 pm
I’ll visit you where ever you blog. Congratulations!
On May 18, 2006 at 4:15 pm
Jenn Miller says:
Fabulous news, Lissa. Looking forward to the new blog…and always enjoying my visit here. Thanks for the link to my food blog. I am honored to be included.
On May 18, 2006 at 6:59 pm
Carrie K. says:
Congratulations! I’m one of the Go-To Moms for homeschooling over at Club Mom – have been since December – which involves writing two articles per month. What an awesome thing to get paid to do something you love!
On May 19, 2006 at 2:49 pm
Hey, I applied for that gig, and didn’t get it- and I feel much better about that now that I know who did.=)
On May 24, 2006 at 9:39 pm