Parent bloggers are driving force in today’s busy media landscape. For cultural organizations focusing on children and family programming, parent bloggers are a means for connecting with and cultivating new audiences. In fact, independent bloggers of today are taking the place of the news reportesr of yesterday as mavens of culture and modern life.
To help you reach parent bloggers and expand your audience base, the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County’s DOandGO.org calendar and Jessica McFadden of A Parent in Silver Spring are joining forces to coordinate a networking event featuring top parent bloggers in the D.C. metro region. Featured bloggers will share story material preferences, methods of communication and dos and don’ts in this interactive program.
Jessica McFadden writes the popular parenting blog, A Parent in Silver Spring.com, which has gained attention locally as a resource for Washington-area parents, and nationally as a "mom blog" must-read. Over the last four years, A Parent in Silver Spring has become Montgomery County parents' top stop on the web to find a fun outing, activity or performance to share with their children. Jessica has also served as an editor at Nickelodeon ParentsConnect , a contributing blogger to TLC's Parentables, written the Mom of a Million Mistakes column on Montgomery County Patch sites, and has contributed to The Washington Post Weekend and other publications.
Before taking up the laptop as a writer and blogger, Jessica worked in public relations at Hill & Knowlton and as an aide to two United States Senators. She received her B.A. in political science from University of California, Berkeley. Jessica is a mother of an eight year old son, a five year old daughter and a baby daughter born in April.