I work for a social media agency, but I’m also a Mom blogger and a twitter Mom. Every day I meet new Moms and learn more about the amazing things Moms are accomplishing for their families, their neighborhoods, communities and the world at large. Mom bloggers are having increased impact on corporations and the brands and products they sell. Many have enlisted Mom panels as advisors, hired them as Chief Mom Officers and are attending Mom conferences to gain their insights and invite them into their inner circles. These are not Moms scrapbooking and posting photos, but Moms on a mission armed with technology and a voice. Many have been recognized through different “Top Mom” lists. Moms have passed cupcakes, shaved their heads, sold cookies and run marathons all in the spirit of raising awareness and money for causes they believe in.
As evidence of their strength of purpose, Bloganthropy.org announced their finalists in the First Annual Awards. Blogsanthropy is a non-profit organization that together with Child’s Play Communications, is marrying social media with the idea of corporate giving. Their mission is to recognize and reward bloggers who are making a difference by promoting various causes through the use of social media. P&G’s “Give Health” program is the first inaugural sponsor.
The five 2010 Bloganthropy Award finalists are:
Kristine’s story is about her daughter, Cora who suddenly died from a congenital heart defect while breastfeeding. Since then Kristine has created Cora’s Story, a non-profit for saving lives. Every on the 30th of the month, people are encouraged to Wear Pink For Cora.
Katherine is helping pregnant and new mothers recognize the signs and where to go for help and treatment of postpartum depression.
Maggie’s mission is to give survivors of domestic violence a voice. The blog postings will leave you stunned. It is no wonder why it has been featured on the news and many top blog sites for women.
Debbie Dubrow, Michelle Duffy, Pam Mandel and Beth Whitman
Passports With Purpose
Passports with Purpose uses online fundraising and unites travel bloggers to raise money for an annual causes such building villages and schools
Megan blogs about her personal experience after Hurricane Katrina. She partnered with Tide’s Loads of Hope program.
The winner will be announced at this week’s Blogher conference.