Joanne Bamberger from PunditMom Video Interview: SOTB 2010
Joanne Bamberger is a recovering attorney, writer, political analyst and political/media consultant living in the shadow of the nation’s capital. She’s also known around the blogosphere as PunditMom! PunditMom blog is the home of op-ed commentary by Joanne, who is also a freelance writer and former op-ed columnist for The Washington Examiner. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications including The Washington Post, Arrive Magazine, Legal Times, Washingtonian Magazine, and many others.
We wanted to speak to Joanne about how political blogging has changed during 2010 and why it is important for women to consider "niche" blogging.
Here is what we covered in our video interview:
- How political blogging has changed (since 2006) and even in the last year.
- Available tools to promote content: Facebook, Twitter, Online communities. The need to be careful and judicious about using social media tools.
- Building networks and community.
- How politicians are reaching out to female bloggers: Very few politicians "get it" when reaching out to female bloggers.
- Politicians are still not taking most bloggers seriously as "influencers."
- Advise for first time political bloggers.
- Importance of networking.
- Leveraging blogging for other opportunities.
- Thoughts on Malcolm Gladwell's New Yorker article, Small Change, Why The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted.