Our Best and Worst of 2011

by Angel Amy on December 30, 2011

Looking back on 2011 a lot happened. So much it’s hard to believe that it all happened in just one year! But it did, and we’re giving you an entire Halos and Horns episode – what we loved and hated last year working with brands and navigating the mom blogging universe.

And yes, the Blogging Angels’ furry mascot, Bentley, was quite vocal during the first part of this episode. We think he’s upset that he doesn’t have his own mic.

This week’s links

Rebecca attended the Mom Congress conference in Washington D.C. as the representative from New York State.

Nancy loved an Intel event at held Olives (we all love Intel – even Amy is happy to get off of her couch for them).

Heidi loved the Skylanders launch event, which included pjs for the kids!

Ford gave bloggers time with Bill Ford Jr., which Heidi thought was special.

Jen Wagner’s event for Popcap Games, at EN Japanese Brasserie, was a favorite for Rebecca.

Corrine Ingrassia got a shout-out from Nancy for the KidzVuz event at BlogHer.

Gay NYC Dad got a shoutout from Rebecca for…coupons? :-)

Nicole Feliciano is an example of a blogger whose kids are no longer in diapers who still writes about baby products, as opposed to us Angels. Target your pitches well!

Ford, Playstation and Microsoft got special mentions from Heidi.

Jennifer Perillo is a good example of how the “online” and “in real life” friendships have blurred this year, and we think that’s a move in the right direction.

We hope you had a great year! You’ll be hearing from us next from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where we’ll be talking about the hottest, weirdest, and most interesting new tech products that may be coming to stores and websites near you.

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We’d love for you to weigh in! Leave a comment, we’ll talk back.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Patty January 3, 2012 at 12:10 pm

What a great recap of the year! It’s great to see companies getting smarter about working with bloggers. I’m sure your voices had an impact in that change. Wishing you all a wonderful 2012!

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2 Jennifer Wagner January 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm

I’m so glad to make your last. Rebecca, you definitely added to making it such a great event. Thanks!

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3 Holly January 5, 2012 at 12:57 am

I love your podcast and the four of you mean so much to me, personally and professionally.  I can’t wait to see what this year brings for you and look forward to your wonderful podcasts.

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4 Meridith January 11, 2012 at 1:03 am

This year I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. The best things that have happened to me this year is I discovered this site, starting writing for other sites, and I feel like I continue to make progress working online. The worst things that happened to me this year is I was very sick over the summer; a family member, a friend, and my hamster all passed away this summer; I learned that my father is ill; and I have not been able to find a new job that pays better than my current job. 
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