Well my 15 minutes of fame is up I suspect. Yes, I think this little article will be my shot at “fame.” One of the first blog postings I put up on this wonderful blog of mine was dedicated to an awesome site called TotSpot. Seeing as how I was one of the 1000’s of subscribers to join TotSpot, the NY Times journalist CAMILLE SWEENEY and I had a 20 minute chat about my experiences with TotSpot and social networking for babies.
For the 20′ minutes we spoke about my experiences about motherhood and using the Internet to connect with other moms and other family members out of province. We spoke about what I had hoped to get out of TotSpot and I had mentioned to her that it will be neat for him to see this virtual timeline along with pictures and journal entries versus a regular baby book that my not include pictures of him at 3 weeks, 6 weeks and older. She also posed the question, “was this his first introduction to the online world?” And yeah, this is like us making a mark for him on the Internet, I had never considered that before.
Many thanks go out to Michael Broukhim, the creator of TotSpot. He’s been an wonderful person to have come in contact with. When I had an issue with TotSpot, not only did he contact me personally, he solved my problem amazingly fast. In fact his whole team are very friendly and are more than willing to help.
Interestingly enough the article lists our location as Winnipeg, Ontario and we live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. But my son’s name is in the NY Times, how cool is that??? He’s also not quite 7 months old, but closer to 6 months, but who’s counting? Oh and my husband who was reading over the article noticed she listed me as Ms. Carrasco instead of Mrs. Carrasco, So I guess I’m single for eternity in the eyes of the Times LOL
But none of this would have been possible without the power of Twitter, seriously twitter rocks!!! If not for Twitter my husband would have never seen a tweet from Michael in regards to the NY Times article! Woo hoo for Twitter!
But my Son’s name is in the NY Times, how cool is that-oops! did I say that already???
Check out my TotSpot article:
Check out TotSpot’s site:
P.S.-I got a little hyperlink happy in this one LOL