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Dunedin woman says 'Mommy' blogs hit the target

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Blogs are growing in popularity and you can find a blog on just about any topic imaginable.

Three-quarters of internet users read blogs and the majority of bloggers are women.
One segment of those female bloggers, whose opinions are highly sought after, are mommy bloggers.    
They have become so popular and influential that there are sites dedicated solely to aggregating that content. Sites like
Top mommy blogs.com where you can sift through the categories and find most any blog topic you want.

Social media strategist Deborah Shane, of Dunedin, is big into the blogosphere and explains why mommy bloggers are such a big deal.
"They are brand advocates. They are sought after by companies because they write about product and services that they use everyday in their families," says Shane.

According to Social Media Today, 61 percent of U.S.  consumers have made a purchase based on a blog post. That might explain why some mommy bloggers are now making money at what might have started out as just a hobby.

Deborah Shane says, "Mommy bloggers are the stay at home moms who are raising their families but they want to either make a little more money or have something meaningful to do during the day."

Anyone can start a blog according to Shane. "If you can have a conversation with somebody then you can have a blog. It's a place where you can go to share ideas, thoughts, resources, information in a more personal, personable way."

Three of the easiest spots to start a blog, according to Shane, are Wordpress, Tumblr or Weebly.

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