Saturday, February 23, 2008

Three Blogging Lessons by Heidi Richards Mooney

Rosie from Blogging for Boomers recently invited members of the Baby Boomer Diva Nation to submit their top 3 blogging Lessons to her via a phone line so she could share them with her readers.

Here’s what I shared:

Repurpose your posts. I belong to several online forums and networks. The conversations are often rich and filled with learning opportunities and I find myself writing more than usual in response to the topic of the day. When that happens I know that the topic is one that others might also find of interest so I copy the original subject, topic, question or headline from the moderator, my post and save in a file to then post on one of my blogs. I don’t copy the entire original comment unless I ask permission, just a line or two to start the conversation on my blog. I have found that these posts are the most popular because of the number of comments I then receive in response to them. In fact, that’s what I’m doing here by sharing these lessons with you.

Visit other blogs. I have made some great connections by doing this. I find blogs of interest by setting Google Alerts to the subject I am interested in learning more about and at least 3 times a week discover a great blogger to interact with. I introduce myself by posting a comment on her (or his) blog and thus begins a nice conversation which has lead to other opportunities and collaboration. I have been interviewed by bloggers as well as interviewed them by doing this on a regular basis. Blogging is a great way to build community and increase your circle of influence.

Take advantage of Blog Carnival. I recently had the opportunity to interview Deanna Troupe author of “The Cheapskates Guide to Advertising on the Internet.” She was hosting a blog carnival on her Learn Small Business blog and I asked her to share some of her tips with our audience. One of those tips was to host a blog carnival. It’s a great way to expand your readership and increase your circle of contacts because you invite others to submit their articles to post to your blog on a specific day, thus creating a “blog carnival.” You can learn more about blog carnivals at a great resource to find other bloggers with similar interests and audiences.

Thanks Ray and Rosie for allowing me the opportunity to share!


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Check out our contest for Virtual Woman's Day 2008

On Saturday March 15th the Women's eCommerce Association and HER Mastermind Network on RYZE will host our second-annual Virtual Woman's Day Celebration.

This year we are hosting a contest and everyone can play!

All you have to do is stop by this blog and post a comment. Everyone who does so between now and March 14th will be entered into a drawing for a complete set of Marketing 2 Women Audio CD's featuring 8 experts on the topic (published by the Women's eCommerce Association). One of those experts is Holly Buchannan and she and Michelle Miller will be joining us during our Virtual Woman's Day Celebration. They are the authors of the brand new book "The Soccer Mom Myth" and have graciously agreed to be interviewed. We will also be giving away one of their books to some lucky participant.

Stay tuned! We have more exciting experts joining us that day including Julia Rhodes the inventor of KLEEN SLATE markers, whiteboards, erasers and more (as seen on Jay Leno)!

Be sure and leave a comment on any one of our topics between now and then and your name will be entered.

Looking forward to hearing from you,


ps. Void where prohibited by law.

pss. Several "winners" will receive access to the Marketing 2 Women audio files and other books as well. So comment away....

Monday, February 18, 2008

eWednesday Chat RETURNS! and more....

Join us on Wednesday, February 20th at 2pm Eastern time for an interview with Deanna Spencer, the author of The Cheapskate's Guide to Advertising on the Internet, which helps business owners find affordable places to advertise on the Internet. When DeAnna isn't helping small businesses run more effectively, she keeps busy advising small business owners with the information on her blog and podcast. Deanna is the author of 3 blogs and will be sharing her experiences with blogging carnivals, podcasts and more. This event is open to all members and guests.

To join online visit or call the teleconference bridge line at (641) 715-3840 - Participant Access Code: 361467#

Exclusive Teleseminar for Elite and Lifetime Members

On Wednesday, February 20th at 11:30 AM (Eastern time) Heidi is interviewing Dr. Gayle Carson, an expert advisor and coach to CEO's and entrepreneurial managers around the world. She holds a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) and CMC (Certified Management Consultant), the highest designations in their respective fields. Still the first and only woman to serve as chairman of one of the largest Better Business Bureaus in the United States, developer of the cable television series, "Business Today," Gayle has received numerous honors from her peers, is named to over 40 "Who's Who" books and has been featured in USA Today, and appeared on the Larry King Radio Show.

As President of the Carson Research Center, she serves as a consultant to 50 industries on six continents, advising them on current business trends and cutting edge opportunities to stay ahead of their competition. She is also President of the Internet Association of Information Marketers, and serves as Vice-Chair of IMC. Her new book, “S.O.B.—Spunky Old Broads Who Kick Butt” is in its second printing and is host of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Radio Show “Women in Business” and writes for them as well. Gayle has been selected as a “2007 Legend of the Speaking Profession.” Dr. Gayle is going to share her experiences in professional speaking including how to get paid to speak… and more!

Elite and Lifetime Members have already received a separate invitation to join us with instructions on how to attend. This is just one of the many benefits of joining us.

If you are a BASIC member or guest you may attend this event for only $11. Simply send $11 via PayPal to with “Dr. Gayle Interview” in subject line.

Once payment is received you will receive instructions on attending as well.

Unable to attend? Not to worry. We are recording this session and will send the audio link to all Elite and Lifetime Members and registered Guests.

You can upgrade your membership at: and receive complimentary passes to events like this and the many other benefits when you upgrade.

Be sure to bring a notepad and paper (or your computer) and your questions. There will be lots of great information and you won’t want to miss any of it. There will also be time to network afterwards with other participants.

Looking forward to seeing you there,


Friday, February 1, 2008

Baby Boomer Women Bloggers to Watch in 2008

Blogging isn't just for the younger generation.

So says an article written by Anick Jesdanun, Baby Boomers Take to the Net "boomers are actually more enthusiastic than younger Americans when it comes to using the Internet for health care and finances, as well as government and religious information."

And according to an article on MSNBC "The boomers themselves can take credit for shaping the course of this technology if not the entire direction of the digital revolution. Gates is among a cadre of industry pioneers now in their 50s. But several decades ago they were tech-savvy kids who seized the moment when their elders had no clue...In the 1960s and early 1970s, many in the counterculture absolutely loathed computers and everything about them. They were seen as part of the Defense Department's War Machine, and also associated with depersonalization of a mass society."

So I started looking online and keeping track of Baby Boomer Bloggers (Women that is) to watch and what follows is my list of 87 Baby Boomer Women Bloggers to Watch in 2008. Some of these women are brand new to blogging and others are seasoned experts. They represent a wide range of topics and interests from many corners of the world.

Each one of them have at least two things in common. They were born between 1946 and 1964 and they have a passion for sharing their thoughts, expertise and wisdom with the world.

Beverly Mahone -
Karlyn -
Mary Eileen Williams -
Ora Stearns-Smith -
Debra Shively Welch -
Kathie Thomas -
Debbie Zipp -
Debbie Stevens -
Jacqueline Wales -
Betty Lynch -
Kathryn Little -
Marguerite Wright -
Susan Lowe -
Vicki Taylor -
Pam Archer -
Angela Betts -
Rhea of The Boomer Chronicle -
Claudia Meydrech – The Happy Nutritionist -
"Terri" Dennis the Pop Art Diva


Rosalind Gardner – Net Profits Today
Kathleen Gage – Street Smarts Marketing
Allison Bottke
Lorraine Cohen – Powerfull Living –
Suzanne Mulvehill – Employee to Entrepreneur
Georgia Richardson – All Things Royal -
Tricia Goyer It’s a Real life
Angela Hunt – A life in pages
Kerry Wyatt Kent
Nan Russel – Winning at Work -
Jane Carroll – Bertha-size Your Life -
Debbie Bermont – Outrageous Business Growth -
Fawn Germer – Hard Won Wisdom -
Penney Peirce – Intuition Now
Donna Henes – The Queen of Myself -
Ruth Pennebaker The Fabulous Geezersisters
Brenda Hiatt – Scuba Diva
Anita V. Robeson – Ask Anita
Vonda Skelton -
Lorrie Morgan Ferrero Red Hot Copy
Annie Moscow
Tish Travels with Tish
Marty Davis – Chicaboomer
Ranae Brumbaugh - Morning Coffee -
Joanie Winberg Happy Wednesday
Connie Pombo Living Life Passionately
Grandma Betty -
Dr Dorree lynn’s Fifty and Furthermore
Marilynn Mobley Baby Boomer Insights
Donna Shepard -
Cathy Taylor – Everything Menopause -
Lynn Tolson – Beyond the Tears -
Karen Hamilton - The Best Kept Secret
Prill Boyle – Defining Gravity Now -
Natalie Caine – Empty Nest Support
Cathy Hamilton Bommer Girl -
Pat Detmer – Laughing All the Way -
Polly Lyman – Polly Vous Francais?
Barbara Stabiner – Clairvoyant
Sharilee Guest - The Leadership Revolution Blog
Dale Filhaber – Dataman Group
Carolyn Townes - Becoming a Woman on Purpose
Denise M. Howell - Bag and Baggage
Robyn And3rson - Bitchypoo -
Judith Meskill - Soc Media Rocks
Willa Cline - Willa’s Journal
Teresa Kanago - I See Invisible People
Sherry Chandler
Tish Grier - Love and Hope and S*x and Dreams
Joanne Jacobs
Rebecca Blood – Rebecca’s Pocket
Debbie Barth – Talk Fusion Today
Deborah Boland and JoJami Tyler of Café Glam
Carol Scibelli Grandma Boomers
Paula Gaon Beautiful and Fun things -
Tabor’s One Day at a Time
Zen Yenta’s World

Be sure and stop by their blogs and read what these women are writing about. Tell them Heidi sent you!

Heidi Richards Mooney, Founder & CEO

We are now accepting Listings for the Who's Who Among Women in eCommerce for 2008.