5 White Men, Rebranding, and Dads
Mar 22 2008

What do 5 White Men, Rebranding, and Dads have in common?  Well other than the fact that Dads are usually men, probably not a whole lot.  These are just some of the interesting things happening around the blogosphere.

5 White Men Talk About Social Media was written by Connie Reece at Every Dot Connects.  Connie is a huge presence in the world of social media especially here in Austin, yet was overlooked for a panel on Social Media the Chamber of Commerce was putting on.  She voices her frustration at women still being “invisible” even when they are playing a major role in the world of social media.   Connie got me started in blogging almost a year ago!  She is also one of the main reasons the Frozen Pea Fund initiative got started as a result of Susan Reynolds struggle with breast cancer.  Here’s a quote from her post:

This afternoon I got an email from fellow Dot-Connector Brenda Thompson with the subject line: “Five White Men Talk About Social Media.” That got my attention and I opened the email right away. …

It irked me too. It’s not like the organizers would have had to look very far to find some outstanding women to speak, and I’m not just referring to myself. In less than 30 seconds, Brenda and I came up with a list of five or six local women who would have made great panelists.

See, lists are easy to make. But women on lists are still invisible if conference organizers aren’t looking for the list.

Looking Minnesota. Feeling California and The Gaping Void Between Our Brand And Our Audience were two recent posts written by Wendy Piersall of eMoms at Home.  After her recent trip to SXSW Interactive, she realized she needed to rebrand because many of her readers are not eMoms or even parents!  I love Wendy’s blog for a variety of reasons but mostly because she is open and honest about her experience as an entrepreneur and she readily shares her blogging and business tips.  We met through our blogs, had a couple of phone conversations and when we finally met in person at SXSW, it was like we just “got each other” as entrepreneurs and as moms!  I’m not sure if she has come to a decision on the new name, so go check out her posts and give her your 2 cents!

AllTop Dads launches.  Thanks to Guy Kawasaki of How to Change the World my entrepreMusings blog is near the top of AllTop Moms blogger list.  It’s a great place to go to check out all the top mommy and daddy bloggers.   If you don’t know Guy, he was once asked to interview for the CEO position at Yahoo! take on the CEO position of Google and he turned the opportunity to interview down thinking there’s no way Google Yahoo! would amount to much.  He often refers to it as his $4 billion dollar mistake, but he reflects back and realizes that instead he was able to be involved in his children’s lives, which is priceless!  

So as I said when I began this post, there isn’t much in common between these links, but all are great reads!

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7 Comments on “5 White Men, Rebranding, and Dads”

  1. 1 Guy Kawasaki said at 10:20 AM on March 22nd, 2008:

    Thanks for the Alltop love. Just for clarification: I was offered the chance to interview for the CEO position at Yahoo, and I turned down the opportunity to interview for it. Just the interview, not the job.

    But still…



  2. 2 Aruni said at 12:15 PM on March 22nd, 2008:

    Thanks Guy. I updated the post. Just goes to show you how efficient the grapevine is. 🙂 My husband is the one who told me the Google story.

  3. 3 Wendy Piersall said at 12:42 PM on March 22nd, 2008:

    Hey lady – thanks for the link love. 🙂 Will shoot you an email later, wanted to ask you a Q about something!

  4. 4 James from Babyspot.com said at 1:41 PM on March 22nd, 2008:

    This is great!! Thanks for sharing! I am going check out dads.alltops.com now!

  5. 5 Aruni said at 6:54 AM on March 24th, 2008:

    Hi Wendy – hopefully I can give you a good answer. 🙂

    Hi James – It’s great to have all the top mom and dad bloggers listed in one easy-to-read place!

  6. 6 Janet Wendy Spiegel said at 1:57 PM on March 28th, 2008:

    How many of us can tell of the fish that got away? Love the Yahoo interview comment. As a veteran blogger, I face two challenges — 1) I blog about issues facing boomers and 50 plussers in a cyberworld populated by millenials; and 2)I, too, am an e-mom blogger — always fighting for a voice in a male dominated environment. But the internet is a great equalizer and I do get a lot of support from like minded bloggers — men and women alike.

    Good post.

    Janet Wendy Spiegel’s last blog post..Diversifying Your Porfolio…Career Portfolio That Is…

  7. 7 Aruni said at 12:20 PM on March 29th, 2008:

    Hi Janet Wendy Spiegel – Thanks for stopping by! We all face challenges and I guess it all comes down to the choices we make to manage them. Before we know it, all the millenials will be 50+. 🙂