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The new cool mom is a social media maven!

The new cool moms

cool-mom  If you are in the blogsphere long enough it is hard not to notice cool mom’s blogs, blogs networks, and twitter streams.  Sometime employed and other times staying at home moms are sharing their stories, knowledge and life using social networks and tools. Whenever I land on a cool mom blog (oftentimes, thanks to Twitter) I never leave it before reading the About page. This page usually tell me about the mom author’s past education, employment and the current family status. In most cases it reflects well how talented, smart and driven that blogger is. In some cases it shouts – I’m a very cool mom! 

Finding cool moms

On Twitter

I did a search on Twellow crossing moms with social media (@bio mom & @bio “social media”) and my query returned 174 moms. The top mom on that list was Jessica Smith (@JessicaKnows) who has more than 10,000 followers. Recently Twellow added a powerful new feature that enable to limit searches to the scope of your personal Twitter network i.e. friends and followers. I tried it searching for moms/mother and found a total of 21 twitter moms amongst my twittership. One of them is Nansen Malin, a mom of 4 who has more than 43k followers. I found two additional cool moms searching for both mom and “social media”. Btw, searching the entire Twellow directory for @bio SAHM yielded 675 people. Here are three cool moms on Twitter: GeekMommy(10k+ followers),  MommyBrain(2.8k+ followers), BargainMama(878 followers). If you want to find influential moms on Twitter, search TwittterGrader.

The blogsphere

The first stop for looking at cool mom blogs authority is Technorati.  I also did a quick search using IceRocket for the term SAHM and here is one interesting page that I found The Obnoxious SAHM’s Page, then my Firefox addon Headup window poped-up and suggested Mom-101 blog (in the top 10K on Technorati). Another tool that helped me to find active moms and bloggers was backtype. Sifting thorough blog comments (the heartbeat of the blogsphere) I found many more interesting social media blogs like social media mom and Holistic Mama.

Communities and networks

I Googled women’s/mom’s blog networks – here are some of the top ranked results:

I’m sure that there are many more. I’m yet to see a tool that rank blog networks (as a whole) or a search engine that focus on finding what mom does in her very little spare time. Yet, this is beside the point of this blogs.

Cool moms are social media mavens

Some moms are cooler than others

What that make some moms cooler than others is how skilled they are executing the essential social media activities such as writing interesting and useful content, selfless sharing, and leveraging the technology. If you are a newbe mom and want to learn how to become a social media maven follow the Cool mom guide (on Twitter CoolMomGuide – 3k+ followers). Even of you are not a mom, or a women at all but interested in learning about social media I recommend following some of the cool moms out there.

Cool mom is a business

Some moms blogs or network seems to be a real business. It is easy to see ads, banners, affiliated links on many SAHM blogs. Others become social media consultants that offer from their experience. If you have any doubt, if what that looks like a hobby, but is actually a real business just read TechCrunch-  BlogHer Inks Deal With NBC Universal, Raises $5 Million.

Summary

I think that it is great to see how social media helps people to find the way to channel their energy, talent and skills using blogging and microblogging no matter where they are physically (@home) or  in life (raising kids).  The new mom or the new cool mom is a social media maven – an expert in building networks and tribes, delivering her message to the world, becoming a leader and influencer.

What do you think? Are cool mom behind fueling the social media buzz?

Picture taken by sean dreilinger

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  1. March 8, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    What a fascinating post – I think I just learned like a hundred new tools that I need to figure out how to use.

    You know, there’s also always regular old Google too.Google “cool moms” and right off the bat you’ll find my other blog, coolmompicks.com, which I’m proud (and a bit floored) to say recently cracked the Technorati 1k.

    Meanwhile it cracks me up that somehow an Obnoxious SAHM led you to me. I’m at times obnoxious, but I’ve yet to be a SAHM.

  2. March 8, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Hi cool Mom101,

    Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words. Getting to the top Technorati 1k is an amazing accomplishment that supports the claim behind this blog post.
    The way I got to your blog has nothing to do with your personality:) I suppose that headup made the connection using the mom keyword.
    If you are on Twitter (or plan to join) I tweet @kerendg and I will be happy to follow your updates.

    Keren

  3. June 8, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I googled and found your write up and mentioned little ol’ ME!!

    YAY!! You are officially my new best friend.

    Obnoxious.

  4. June 8, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    hi cool Obnoxious mom:)

    Thank you for leaving a comment here. Btw, you can always use google alerts to monitor references to your blog and twitter account.

    Cheers to my new friend,
    Keren

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