Archive for October 2012

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of 10/28/2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerCheck out this week’s giveaways from the member sites of the Boston Parent Bloggers. While you’re there, take a few moments to read a post or two. You never know when you might find a brand new blogger to follow.

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog and a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” area.

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of 10/21/2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerCheck out this week’s giveaways from the member sites of the Boston Parent Bloggers. While you’re there, take a few moments to read a post or two. You never know when you might find a brand new blogger to follow.

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog and a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” area.

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: October 14, 2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerCheck out this week’s giveaways from the member sites of the Boston Parent Bloggers. While you’re there, take a few moments to read a post or two. You never know when you might find a brand new blogger to follow.

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog and a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” area.

Boston Parent Blogger Member Giveaways: Week of October 7, 2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerCheck out this week’s giveaways from the member sites of the Boston Parent Bloggers. While you’re there, take a few moments to read a post or two. You never know when you might find a brand new blogger to follow.

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog and a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” area.

Boston Parent Bloggers Attempt Aerial Yoga with TD Bank

TD Bank Aerial YogaLast week, TD Bank challenged Boston Parent Bloggers to learn more about freedom and flexibility with aerial yoga.  Why aerial yoga?  Well, TD Bank is all about freedom (offering free checking without the requirement of high balances) and flexibility (many checking options and extended branch hours) – two characteristics that aerial yoga embody.

Personally, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was amazed that I was actually able to do most of the moves, once I got past my fear of falling.  The instructor was great at walking us through the steps, and it was fun to do the class as a group.  I was also impressed that the TD Bank execs were right along with us – doing the aerial yoga while wearing their work clothes.  That’s dedication!

South Boston Yoga offers this intro class on a regular basis – but it’s not something I would have done on my own.  So, a big thanks to TD Bank for getting me out of my comfort zone, and for my fellow Boston Parent Bloggers for being brave enough to try it out!

Disclosure: TD Bank engaged Boston Parent Bloggers to help coordinate this event. 

Photo credit: TD Bank

PR Panel Springboard

The First Springboard Conference in Boston was a Success!

PR Panel Springboard

Photo Credit: Judy Petraske

Last week, Boston Parent Bloggers co-hosted the first ever Springboard Conference in Boston, MA.  Springboard brought bloggers in from as far as California, all to get hands-on information on how to improve their blogs.  With sessions from App Development to Monetization, Photographer to Stop Motion Videography, the conference truly offered something for everyone.

The conference started with a Zero to Business pre-conference on Friday, with a dinner cruise aboard Entertainment Cruises’ Odyssey.  While some guests drove to the event, many stayed overnight at the nearby Westin Boston Waterfront.  Conference participants had the option of starting their day with gentle yoga before the sessions started.

I had the honor of presenting my Show me the money – Tips to monetize your blog NOW session toward the end of the day, and found that the audience was still lively and excited to learn.  I was also energized from a day of learning and networking.  I already can’t wait for next year’s Springboard Conference.

Check out the links below for the experiences of other attendees.