The Wall Street Journal has spoken — and mom bloggers aren’t impressed. The community is in an uproar over yesterday’s article that paints blogging conferences as an excuse for mothers to “travel alone to escape the daily grind.” We’re not buying it, and neither is Babble blogger Katherine Stone, who was interviewed for the piece. Today she apologizes to her husband and fellow mom bloggers for being misrepresented: “I know, because I have seen it with my own eyes, how amazing all of you are. How you deserve respect and admiration. I’m just sorry that didn’t come across.”
We want to paint blogging conferences in a different light; one that focuses on their importance for both veteran and new mom bloggers as a space to learn, connect, and inspire. So we asked our Top 100 Mom Bloggers what advice they’d give to those new to these events. From how to prepare your family for your trip to the importance of meeting as many bloggers as you can, these are tips you won’t find in the Wall Street Journal.
What advice would YOU give to those new to blogging conferences? Tell us in the comments!
Check back each month for a new set of insights from top mom bloggers — and check out last month’s piece, where mom bloggers share what they think is the future of mom blogging.
More on Babble: