May 15, 2013

The Daddy Business Trip

Dad 2.0 Summit, Mom 2.0 Summit, Dad bloggers

Dad 2.0 Summit, Mom 2.0 Summit, Dad bloggers
photo: Jill Krause

Why I attend Mom 2.0:

Here’s the most obvious secret of the dad blogosphere: Men’s clout in the online parenting space is negligible in comparison to women’s.

Men are way behind in the parent blogging space. Way behind. Just watching how women network and socialize in an entrepreneurial/business setting is education enough. Never mind their work for social good (1, 2, 3, 4). A lot to take in from a business perspective, parties or not.

Andy Hinds killed it this New York Times Motherlode post: The Daddy Business Trip –

Hat tip: Kathrine Stone’s Facebook

The original Wall Street Journal article is here. This article would have been better if it was less about stay at home moms who blog and just how much money there is in the mom blogger sponsor space and how that has changed blogging as a business. I know, I’m being naive. It’s better for the Wall Street Journal to link bait and be condescending. And offensively ignorant in 2013.

Mom blogs have changed the business landscape for women. Where’s the reportage about that? I’m seriously asking.

  • Manda Hohmann

    I think this quote from the NYT article you linked nails it: ‘I was a little surprised to find that most of them didn’t see The Journal’s article as a simple case of institutionalized sexism, but rather a function of traditional media’s anxiety about independent online media.’

    You’re asking an institution/industry to report on their own demise and their own (increasing) irrelevance. As active media (like blogs) replaces passive media (like traditional journalism sites), I bet this sort of condescending nonsense increases.

  • Andy Hinds

    Dude. Thanks for the shout out! I didn’t realize you had done this until just now.

    Great to see you at the conference (okay, at the party)! Hope to see you again soon.

    • blurb

      You are killing it, Andy! So happy to read you all over the place.

    • Liz Gumbinner

      Go Andy! This is an awesome piece. Despite your little minibar shenanigans. You rabble rousers.