The Tots100 is rapidly approaching its third birthday and we’re continuing to grow as more UK Mum and Dad bloggers join our community.
We have some really exciting new partnerships and projects launching in the coming weeks that will make it more fun than ever to be a part of the UK’s largest network of active parent blogs. Our team will also be busy preparing for the launch of the MAD Blog Awards and our biggest ever BlogCamp workshop, taking place in Birmingham this April.
To help keep you up to date with our news, we’re delighted to welcome a new member to the Tots100 team – Sandy, who will be editing the Tots100 blog.
Good morning! My name is Sandy, and I’m delighted to be joining the Tots100 team as blog editor. Some of you might recognise me from my personal blog, Baby Baby, which has been in the Tots100 top 100 every month since July 2009.
It’s where I write about birth, death and everything in between. I even express my love for my home town of Milton Keynes, but don’t let that put you off. I’m also a qualified accountant, but don’t let that put you off, either.
I have been a parent blogger since May 2009, when my sons were aged just 8 months and 20 months. I was a stay-at-home Mum looking for a hobby, and boy, did I find one! Blogging can be an all-consuming hobby, as many of you will know from experience.
These days, I have a better blog/life balance, but I still love reading blogs, and add new ones to my Google Reader account every day, as well as hanging around on Twitter.
As editor of the Tots100, I’ll be bringing you posts from our members on all aspects of blogging and social media, as well as taking charge of our regular features like the Tots100 Ten at Ten, Blogger Brand Index and our usual range of competitions, tips and tutorials. I’ll also be editing the monthly Tots100 newsletter, which provides a round-up of our blog and network news. I’m particularly excited because I have a rule at Baby Baby that I can’t blog about blogging, and I’ve been sitting on my hands ever since!
In the next few weeks, we’ll also be taking the next steps in the exciting Time to Share campaign, where we will be celebrating Tots100 bloggers who have committed to give some of their time to a good cause, and blog about it. If you want to get involved in this initiative, there’s still time!
I’ll also be on-hand running the Tots100 Twitter account and Facebook pages, so do let us know if you have a question, have a great post you’d like us to share, or want to get involved in the community – by writing a guest post, being a guest editor for a week, or attending one of our free blogging events.
Want to get in touch? I’d love to hear from you, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas, comments and questions.