Monday, December 27, 2010

Blogging gig for 1st time moms planning to breastfeed

I came across this opportunity on Twitter last week and thought I would share in case any of you are interested in participating.  Full details can be found here:  http://on.fb.me/hqgRpW

Hiring 1st time expectant moms planning to breastfeed to write for Bravado Designs blog

by Danielle Tropea Friedland on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 1:39pm

In 2004, I created the Celebrity Baby Blog, which I sold to People.com in 2008. Now I'm the editor of a breastfeeding blog owned by nursing bra company Bravado Designs and looking to hire 4 first time moms who are planning to breastfeed to write about their journey. You can take a look at the blog as it is now: http://www.bravadodesigns.com/connect/bravado-mama-blogs

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ideally you should be due with your first child February or March.
  • You don't need to be a professional writer but you do need to write well.
  • You don't need to have your own blog or twitter following but it helps if you do.
  • This should be your first child OR the first child you are breastfeeding. For example: you did not attempt to breastfeed your other children or you tried and it didn't work out for whatever reason but are planning to breastfeed the baby you are pregnant with.
  • You do not need to be gung ho about breastfeeding.
  • If you are expecting to give breastfeeding a shot and see how it goes, I want to hear from you.
  • If you're nervous about breastfeeding, I want to hear from you.
  • If you plan to breastfeed to save money, I want to hear from you.
  • If your partner is apprehensive about your breastfeeding, I want to hear from you.
  • I'm also looking for moms of color so please mention if you are one.
  • I'd like at least one mom who was not breastfed so please mention if you weren't.
  • You should live in the US or Canada.
 I'm also looking to hire one DAD whose wife will be breastfeeding their first child. He doesn't need to be the most breastfeeding knowledgable or supportive fellow but needs to write honestly about his feelings and his lady needs to be ok with him writing it.

COMPENSATION AND TIME COMMITMENT
It pays $50 per post for four 300-400 word posts a month plus you get 3 free Bravado nursing bras and a tank. The time commitment is about 6-9-12 months, depending on how the blog is growing, but count on approximately 6 months.

If you're interested, please email me at danielle@daniellefriedland.com and put BRAVADO in the subject line. Tell me a little about yourself and what you do professionally, if you or your partner were breastfed, if you plan to stay home or  return to a previous job, if you have a local support network (like your parents) and please mention if you do have writing experience (even if it was your high school newspaper). If you are planning to return to work outside of your home, tell me a little about your job (what you do, your hours), your employer (supportive or antagonistic or clueless, etc.), your workplace environment (private office, cubicle, etc.), where you'll pump, etc.? If you have a blog or twitter feed, please include that info.

And please forward this to any friends who are in their 3rd trimester that you have!

Danielle Friedland
danielle@daniellefriedland.com
http://daniellefriedland.com/
http://twitter.com/that_danielle
http://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellefriedland
 

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