My journey with technology. In 2001, my daughter needed a computer for school, so we got her one. When I was home from work, I would get online and search the web, it was all new to me. I soon found that you could get free products from filling out forms. I got hooked! LOL I started a website and joined yahoogroups for readers. My first post and email was on my birthday in 2002.
I swapped to blogging in 2008 which was a LOT easier, however even though technology got a little better in 2008, there was no automation, and no massive social media tools, to help bloggers, so we relied mostly on word-of-mouth and emails to get the word out about our new posts. A few years after that technology changed to help bloggers and things got a bit easier with getting the word out with automation tools, which made it so we could auto post to social media.
The past 3 or 4 years, technology has changed the way bloggers work, yes I said work because blogging is work, it is not a hobby anymore. Several years back, there was a label for bloggers who were moms and a definition and it was insulting. A MOMMY Blogger is a stay at home mother who blogs about her kids, parenting and recipes, as well as other related topics. Bloggers who are moms HATE that title! A lot of women began blogging to share their personal stories in hopes that it would help others.
I started out to share the freebies and deals I was finding and I wanted to help my friends and family too. I became a product reviewer in 2009 and that consists of promoting posts via social media, emails, word of mouth, etc. Blogging has always been perceived as a hobby and not a real business, however bloggers have to include every form of payment including product on our taxes, so that perception is a misconception.
Technology is affecting everyone, especially businesses. Large, small or in between. Bloggers or a major company that someone like Andrew Charlton is working with, are all considered businesses.
Andrew Charlton is the author of Ozonomics Fair Trade for All and two Quarterly Essays, ‘Man-Made World’ and ‘Dragon’s Tail’. From 2008 to 2010 he was senior economic adviser to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He previously worked for the London School of Economics and the United Nations and received his doctorate in economics from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is also the co-founder of the strategic advisory business AlphaBeta. AlphaBeta is a company that services clients across the world who help develop practical plans to create prosperity in the markets and adapts to the evolving economic landscapes. Because technology has changed so much, bigger companies have to reach out to companies like AlphaBeta.
Technology impact on the world itself.
Technology has advanced so much that we have laptops or desktops, cell phones, tablets, faster internet and social media. It doesn’t matter if you are a blogger, this technology is in all of our lives. We are always on our devices at some point during the day, no matter if it’s to check email, make a phone call, play a game or talk to a friend across the country, technology affects our world on a daily basis and it’s an ever changing world. Even our TV’s are more technical than they were, smart TV’s, who would have thought of that over 30 years ago when technology started to change the world?
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I’m a Gramma to a beautiful, funny, smart little girl who was born in July of 2014. She’s the joy of my family and I’m so very proud to be a gramma (an alternate spelling for grandma)! I am a coffee, music, movie and outdoor lover! I love festivals and concerts. Spending time with my family is the best time in my life. I love my blogging job and all it has given me.