I attended my first blogging event in October 2007 as a guest speaker for the Disney Corporate Alliance Conference in Anaheim, CA which also gave me the opportunity to meet a longtime blogger friend, IRL.
Although I have since attended many, many, and oh so many more blogging events over the years, connecting with like-minded individuals (i.e. real parents, doing the best they can) never gets old. Here are a few events where the organizers actually asked me to say something...on purpose:
Brands and Bloggers Summit 2012 (#BBSummit12)
Speaker: Blogger Panel
Guest on Brands and Bloggers Radio show 3/21/12 (#BBRadio)
Johnson & Johnson - Skillman, NJ
Guest Speaker: Consumer Day - Mom Blog Panel
Bulldog Reporter - Audio Conference Speaker
Pitching Mommy Bloggers: Top Women Online Influencers Reveal Best PR Pitches and Strategies to Drive 42 Million Consumers to Your Product or Service
Johnson & Johnson - Skillman, NJ
Guest Speaker: 21st Century Moms Panel
M2Moms: The Marketing to Moms Conference (Chicago, IL) Guest Speaker: Moms 2.0 - How Moms are Using the Web for All Aspects of Their Life
Featured on CVS/Minute Clinic Tips for Dealing with Back-to-School Ailments video during BlogHer 2011 in San Diego, CA (http://www.thisfullhouse.com/reviews/2011/08/spending-time-with-the-minuteclinic-at-blogher.html)
Featured on Kmart's Playdate Tips from Experts video during Kmart's first Playdate Picnic 07/16/11 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZIOGrnNKWY&feature=share)
Featured on video introducing Kmart's PlaydatePlace.com Parents (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f72ha3-M710)
This Full House partnered with the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) in promoting their new online search tool -- the kids and I are featured on their b-roll and official press release dated 11/12/08:
Official Press Release: ESRB Announces New Video Game Rating Summaries
Official Press Release: ESRB Announces New Video Game Rating Summaries [pdf]
Video on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFUHOc1r4wo)
Do You Know What Video Games Your Kids Are Playing?http://www.thisfullhouse.com/this_full_house/2008/11/do-you-know-wha.html)
Press Release: This Full House Partners with the ESRB in Helping Parents Make a Choice - Because, we are all, by any practical definition of the words, fallible and capable of error. (http://www.thisfullhouse.com/this_full_house/2008/11/press-release-t.html
This is where I share some really cool stuff folks have said and/or written about me (yes, ME!) and, well, everyone could use a little linky love byte, every now and again, thankyouverymuch!
FEATURED BLOGGER: via SheSpeaks.com
FEATURED IN UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION NEWS & MEDIA
TOP BLOGGERS LEND THEIR VOICES TO FEBRUARY CELEBRATION OF THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL VACCINES
So honored to have been a part of the #Blogust12 campaign: 31 bloggers reached their goal of 10,000 comments in 31 days to protect 10,000 children from diarrhea, pneumonia, polio and measles. Enough said!
FEATURED BLOG: via Everything Typepad
Named by 4KidsorMore.com as their first and inaugurial Mom of the Week!
This Full House named "Top 75 Blog Parents of Teens Should Read!" via Bold Earth Teen Adventures -- click here to view press release.
FEATURED BLOGGER: on Bloggers.com - my profile.
Interviewed and quoted in a Media Post Publication on Engaging Moms: Link to article, Brand Loyalty, Moms and the Web.
Listed as Trop 50 Fab Five at Veep Veep, Dishin' with Dawndi and The Adventures of the Headless Family -- I am so, SO honored to be able to call these awesome bloggers, my friends.
77kids Do Good Day: Team Captain, New Jersey -- event coverage picked up by pingg.com and Operation Gratitude!
This Full House chosen as one of Babble's Best 50 Mommy Bloggers at Babble.com (Of course, I asked them if, you know, they had the right blog!)
Travel posts featured on UpTake.com (direct links, below):
Link to post on This Full House Blog: http://bit.ly/aDFb0c
Link to post on This Full House Blog: http://bit.ly/a9h7TF
Link to post on This Full House Blog: http://bit.ly/9Df9Yv
Featured Blogger at Life360.com: direct link to my interview with Life360.com
This Full House named as Trop50 (Tropicana Juice) Top 100 Bloggers
Featured as a 2009 "Glambassador" for Glamour Magazine
Interviewed for inaugurial launch of Mom Market Trends first in a series of monthly profiles of Mom Bloggers: http://childsplaypr.wordpress.com/2009/04/01/mom-blogger-profile-liz-thompson-of-this-full-house/
TOP 10 PRODUCT REVIEW MOM BLOGS: This Full House Reviews is listed on Top 10 Product Review Mom Blogs on Blogs.com
Featured blogger for the Parent Bloggers Network and interviewed for their June Newsletter
Interviewed and quoted on ABC News in article, "Mom-nesia: When Mothers Forget Babies"
[Excerpt: Forgetting Your Kids]
Liz Thompson, a mom of four, told ABCNEWS.com that she "can't remember a darn thing anymore." "When I take the kids to the doctor and they ask how old they are or when their birthdays are, I have to ask the kids," said Thompson, who writes for the New Jersey Moms' Blog. "The more children you have the less brain cells you're left with at the end of the day."
Interviewed and quoted in newspaper article, "Mommy Blogs Are Gaining Visibility" on NorthJersey.com.
Liz Thompson, a five-year veteran of the New Jersey mom-blogging scene, will be among the contributors. The Monmouth County mother of four has a blog, thisfullhouse.com, to share her thoughts and observations on parenting, product reviews, and teaching kids how to blog.
Her 100-plus visitors a day can compete for product giveaways – this month, a video camera. And as professional as her blog has become, the income she makes from sponsorship and other traditional advertisements is hardly enough to pay for groceries and gas, Thompson said.
"If I'm able to get a little bit out of it, that's great," Thompson said. "That's not why I do it, though. I just love to write, and I love that a blog gives you the chance to have a different discussion with different people every day."
"Hip Hop and Lemon Drops" was picked up for syndication by The Chicago Sun Times.
"Smile You're on Candid Karma" was picked up for syndication by The Chicago Sun Times.
This Full House listed as one of the "Mom" sites on Alltop.com
Mommy & Daughters'Interview with Woody Winfree, author and creator of the "I Am Beautiful Project," about body image.
Mention inBlogHer's Mommy and Family.
Guest Blogger forThe Dana Files.
Mentioned inThe Mommybloggers
This Full House is named in a list ofTop 100 Mom Blogsat Mother's Day Central.
Featured asWondertime Magazine "Real Parent."
Featured as one ofDisney's Family Bloggers on Family.com.
Disney's Family.com Parent Team Advisory Board Member.
Mentioned in Guy Kawasaki'sThe Ultimate Mommy Blog List.
Valentine's Day essay posted with Mommybloggers - it was about my Doofus-dog.
Best Parenting Blog Finalist in the 2005 Weblog Awards, sponsored by Wizbang.
Article, "Death Viewed from a Minivan," published in Nurturing Magazine.
Please feel free to visit my Credentials Page, or if you'd like to learn a little more about my work, check out my Writing Page, Speaking Page, Blogging Events Page, as well, when you have time, of course.