Catherine Connors of Her Bad Mother Video Interview: SOTB 2010
Catherine Connors is a mother, writer and recovering academic in Toronto who traded the lecture hall for the playroom and discovered that university students and preschoolers have much the same attention span. She’s the author of HerBadMother.com, the co-founder and editor of the Bad Moms Club, and a contributing editor at BlogHer, and a freelance writer who sometimes writes about surviving motherhood, sometimes about surviving womanhood, sometimes about trying to make the world a better place, often about her belief that bad is, really, the new good. She wrote a Manifesto about it. She’s that committed.
We wanted to reach out to an influential female blogger who lived outside of the United States, yet had a large US audience. Without hesitation, we contacted Catherine.
Here is what we covered:
- Bloggers working directly with brands.
- Creating content organically with brands in an authentic way.
- Living in Canada, though having a large readership in the United States. The internet is borderless.
- Using social media and blogging for causes and social good.
- Importance of raising our voices and support for positive change.
- Concrete tips on how to start blogging for causes. (Twitter, Facebook and social network applications)
- Trends on the blogosphere and internet with it comes to women.
- Monetizing content and earning income for blogging.
- Content integration: telling stories on blogs while working with brands.
- Blog Trolls, negative comments, and having "thick skin" when you write about controversial topics.
- Women networking online: "friends" to be made in social networking and how it happens "organically".
- New social media women's conference in Canada: Blissdom Canada