Category Archives: Interviews with Bloggers

Sonia Pressman Fuentes Interview About Feminism and Her Memoir

Author Sonia Pressman Fuentes joins BookGoodies hosts Deborah Carney and Karen Garcia to discuss writing, publishing and a lot of history.

What inspired you to write your memoir?
Several things inspired me to write my memoir. First, I was born in Berlin, Germany, of Polish Jewish parents, fled the Nazi regime with my parents, and came to the US, where I became a founder of the second wave of the women’s movement.  Second, I played a historic role at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in interpreting the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which, among other things, prohibited employment discrimination based on sex. Third, I was a founder of NOW (National Organization for Women). And, finally, my parents were born in Piltz, a village in Poland, and lived a lifestyle that was gone and I wanted to preserve the record of their lives and mine.

Eat First—You Don’t Know What They’ll Give You, The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter
Tell us about your book:
It is the story, told with humor, of my parents’ lives and my own.  The book begins with my parents’ marriage in Piltz, the village in Poland where they were both born, and goes on to their lives and my own in Germany, Belgium, and the US.  The book discusses my becoming a lawyer in 1957, when 3% of the law school graduates in this country were women, my career and marriage, and my becoming a founder of NOW.  It ends with my returning to Germany in 1978 as an “American specialist” on the women’s rights movement in the US for the then-US Information Agency.
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WAHM-WHAD Podcast With Blogger Aldo Mencaraglia

WAHMoms/WAHDads host Deborah Carney is joined by guest Aldo Mencaraglia.

My name is Aldo and I live in Melbourne, Australia.

Exactly one year ago I left my corporate job as a commercial analyst to dedicate myself full time to my blog, Italiansinfuga.com, an online resource dedicated to Italians wishing to live and work abroad.

I started the blog 3 and half years earlier and it got to the stage where I could see it growing to a serious business.

At the same time, my wife could then be able to concentrate more on her new profession of migration agent.

I have recently started another site, xlninja.com, dedicated to sharing my Excel knowledge.

Website
http://www.italiansinfuga.com
http://au.linkedin.com/in/aldomencaraglia

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Podcast With Author and Blogger Fanny Seto

WAHMoms/WAHDads host Deborah Carney is joined by guest Fanny Seto who is a blogger and author who works from home.

From Fanny:
I’ve been working from home for about 7 out of the past 12 years. I run a frugal living blog Living Richly on a Budget and recently wrote an ebook Eating Organic on a Budget. My daughter is 15 months old.

I’ve worked as a wedding videographer, in search engine optimization, and in online marketing. When I was laid off the 2nd time in a row, I found out that I was pregnant. And I knew that I wanted to stay at home with my child. So I worked at building up my blog to earn an income from it. I felt I had the skills and experience to make it happen. And although it’s challenging at times, there’s no other place I’d rather be than at home, raising my daughter.
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Here is a section of a transcript of the podcast:
Deborah: What’s the biggest challenge that you think you face as a work at home mom?

Fanny: Finding time to work. At this age she’s walking a lot and running and doing things and she won’t let me be on my computer. Every time I’m at my desk she’ll come over and start playing with my mouse and the keyboard and I really can’t get any work done while she’s awake.

It’s not like when she was crawling or when she couldn’t move and I could just work a couple hours during the day when she was awake. Now all my attention is taking care of her during the day while she’s awake and when she sleeps that’s when I work. The challenge is actually finding time to work and being more productive with my time.

Deborah: Yes, so time management is a big thing with you?

Fanny: Yes.

Deborah: That’s a challenge that probably every work at home mom and dad has even when their kids are older and off in middle school or high school. Then they don’t demand your attention by playing with your mouse and keyboard but all of a sudden they need to be driven here, there and everywhere. How are you balancing that? You said you work when she naps. Does she have a schedule that she keeps or do you just have to wait for her to get tired?

Fanny: She takes one nap during the day so sometimes I do some social media work during that time and I also take a nap. I work at night when she’s asleep. I get most of my work done when she’s asleep. She sleeps at about eight or nine and then I get a few hours of work done. I kind of work two to four hours a day on my blog.

Actually to get my book done it was challenging because I couldn’t do it on those time constraints. What I worked out with my husband is he would take her out during the weekend on a Saturday and I would get some writing done during that time.

Writing a book you can’t just do one hour or two hours. You have to do a big chunk of time to get something done. That’s how we worked it out. Otherwise I don’t think I would have been able to complete the book.

For the rest of the interview, listen to the podcast or download the pdf of our interview.

Website
https://www.facebook.com/livingrichlyonabudget

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Blogging ABCs #22 – Blogger Profile – Epilepsy Moms

Blogging ABCs hosts Deborah Carney, Liz Fogg and Trica Meyer are joined by Arlene Martell of Epilepsy Moms.

Arlene started her site over 3 years ago in order to pay forward the information that she has gained over the years.  Her son was diagnosed at 4 years old with both Epilepsy and Autism and has been drug and seizure free for over 10 years.

Arlene’s Free Ebook
Information on the Ketogenic Diet
Information on Neurotherapy

Find Us On Twitter:
Blogging ABCs
Loxly
SunshineTricia
TeamLoxlyLiz
Epilepsy Moms

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ABCs Plus Special Edition – Not a “How To”, but a “How Did I”

May 13th is a special date to me. It’s the day I got engaged (1976), it’s the day I got divorced (1990), it’s the day my youngest son died (2002). Each year on May 13th I try to do something he would be proud of. He was a big supporter of my photography skills and my writing ability (although he was the one with all the writing talent 🙂 ) so every year for the past several years I would go somewhere and photograph something. Some years while I was in Rochester it was the lilacs at Highland Park and other years it was Red Rock Canyon, and still others NYC parks. This year I had a bad fall this week and can’t hold a camera or go for a walk. So I challenged myself to do something I don’t normally do. I recorded a solo podcast. It is meant to be an inspiration to other parents of children with disabilities and a peek into life before the World Wide Web, when the internet was just green letters on a black screen, but that still allowed you to do research you would ordinarily take months to do.

I kept it to 20 minutes and didn’t say all that I had to say, but will add more later. For this special edition I just wanted to tell part of the tale, the part that will hopefully inspire other parents to reach out, start a blog, use online resources to make their lives and their children’s lives the best they can be.

I’m posting this under Affiliate ABCs because as the story progresses it will lead to how I became an affiliate, and eventually an affiliate manager. I’m posting this under Blogging ABCs because I want people to blog about their life challenges.

To follow my blog go to DeborahCarney.com

Blogging ABCs #9 – Rob McFaul The Drink Guy Part 2

Hosts Deborah Carney and Vinny O’Hare chat with webmaster Rob McFaul about his website The Drink Guy. He got the idea for the website from discussions with people at Affiliate Summit West 2010 in Las Vegas. We recorded two podcasts with Rob to assist him in getting started with his blog and getting it monetized.

Rob was inspired by several sessions at Affiliate Summit, so if you are a blogger looking to monetize, check out the Affiliate Summit website for the upcoming summit! After hearing an Affiliate ABCs podcast on Geekcast.fm about the benefits of networking at events like Affiliate Summit he decided he needed to go and see what he could learn. Listen along and learn how Rob got started, and where his site is headed.

This is part 2. Part 1 is here.

Twitter
Follow Rob on Twitter @rmcfaul

Follow Hosts Deborah Carney on Twitter @loxly, Vinny O’Hare on Twitter @vinnyohare and our show @BloggingABCs

Many thanks to the folks over at GeekCast.fm for hosting our show, be sure to head over there and listen to their other great podcasts.

Blogging ABCs #8 – Rob McFaul The Drink Guy Part 1

Hosts Deborah Carney and Vinny O’Hare chat with webmaster Rob McFaul about his website The Drink Guy. He got the idea for the website from discussions with people at Affiliate Summit West 2010 in Las Vegas. We recorded two podcasts with Rob to assist him in getting started with his blog and getting it monetized.

Rob was inspired by several sessions at Affiliate Summit, so if you are a blogger looking to monetize, check out the Affiliate Summit website for the upcoming summit! After hearing an Affiliate ABCs podcast on Geekcast.fm about the benefits of networking at events like Affiliate Summit he decided he needed to go and see what he could learn. Listen along and learn how Rob got started, and where his site is headed.

This is part 1. Part 2 is here.

Twitter
Follow Rob on Twitter @rmcfaul

Follow Hosts Deborah Carney on Twitter @loxly, Vinny O’Hare on Twitter @vinnyohare and our show @BloggingABCs

Many thanks to the folks over at GeekCast.fm for hosting our show, be sure to head over there and listen to their other great podcasts.

Blogging ABCs #7 with Kim Rowley

BloggingABCs host Deborah Carney is joined by Kim Rowley, Key Internet Marketing, Inc Kim and Deborah talk about how Kim got started and how she monetizes her blogs.

Sites we discuss:
ShoppingBookmarks.com
ShoeholicsAnonymous.com
PreemieTwins.com

Main biz site that links to all Kim’s sites – KIMarketing.com
Affiliate Summit

Some tools we mention:
TubeMogul.com
http://www.vtubetools.com/
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/youtuber/

Follow Blogging ABCs Host Deborah Carney on Twitter @loxly and our show @BloggingABCs

Many thanks to the folks over at GeekCast.fm for hosting our show, be sure to head over there and listen to their other great podcasts.

Blogging ABCs #4 Interview With Stephanie Elie – BizzieMommy

Blogging ABCs Episode #4 has another wonderful blogger guest Stephanie Elie joining your host Deborah Carney. Stephanie and Deborah discuss how Stephanie got started and her advice for other bloggers. A candid and fun look at a blog that talks about being an entrepreneur, mom and blogger all at the same time!

About BizzieMommy
Mom Entrepreneur and Mommy Blogger, Stephanie shares ideas, support and resources for work at home moms and mom entrepreneurs.
BizzieMommy Blog
@bizziemommy
BizzieMommy on Facebook

Follow Host Deborah Carney on Twitter @loxly and our show @BloggingABCs

Many thanks to Geekcast.fm for hosting our podcasts and many other educational and entertaining podcasts related to all things geeky 🙂

Blogging ABCs #3 Interview With Daniel Clark – Geek Dads at Home

For Blogging ABCs Episode #3 your host Deborah Carney is joined by blogger Daniel Clark from the blog (and podcast) Geek Dads at Home. Daniel and Joe Magennis blog about being work from home dads, with the accompanying challenges and rewards. Daniel talks about how they got started and what they are doing to monetize their blog and podcast. In a future Blogging ABCs episode Daniel talks about what it takes to have a podcast associated with a blog.

Links discussed in the show:
Daniel’s Blog and Daniel’s Podcasts
Joe Magennis’ Blog

Follow Host Deborah Carney on Twitter @loxly and our show @BloggingABCs

Many thanks to Geekcast.fm for hosting our podcasts and many other educational and entertaining podcasts related to all things geeky 🙂