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Best Automotive or Car Blog

ClassyBlackGirlDrives.com

Best Beauty Blog

Un'ruly

Naptural Nicole

LoveBrownSugar

Bury Me In Red Lipstick

Best Blog Post Series

YettiSays

Vizionz from the Bottom

Water Cooler Convos Blog

(im)migrating with a purpose

Kreyolicious

Single Black Male

The Postive Controversy

happilydivorcedandafter

Fascinating People

Diary Of A First Time Mom

Best Book or Author Blog

Living Happier After

Life According To Her

LakeshiaPoole.com

A Street Activist's Perspective

MelisaAlaba

Best Business Blog

Teach Good Stuff

Janeane's World

Women Are Gamechangers

LMichelleMedia

JaiStone.com

All Digitocracy

CampusLATELY

Suite Minute

Bougie Black Girl 

Best Entertainment Blog

Searching for My Star

Chattertainment

Witches' Brew Online

NotJustOk

I Can Repeat It

inBLACK

Water Cooler Convos Blog

CampusLATELY

Best Facebook Page

Witches' Brew Online

Entrée to Black Paris

DrDrai.com

Wifey N Training

The Tatum Talks

Son of Baldwin

Code Red Flag

Best Faith-Based Blog

In Search of His Face with Tracey Michae'l

Life In The Now Ministries

My Faith and Fitness

Call Me Set Free

Heather Lindsey

Best Fashion Blog

Fashion of Culture

Product of Society

Beautifully Twisted Mind

Talitha's Take

Best Film Blog (Provisional)

The Urban Film Stage

inBLACK

FilmSwag

Best Fitness Blog (Provisional)

GetFit or GetFat

300 Pounds and Running

Black Fitness Today

Best Food Blog

Chewsy Lovers

Brown Sugar

The Sophisticated Life

Runaway Apricot

No Gojis No Glory

Miss Foodie Fab

Best Gaming or Comics Blog

TheSpawnPointBlog

Fan Bros Show

TheKLIQNation

Best Group Blog

Witches' Brew Online

Water Cooler Convos Blog

CampusLATELY

Best Health or Wellness Blog

Black Weight Loss Success

Powered By Soul

Hurt 2 Healing

300 Pounds and Running

DrDrai.com

Best Humor Blog (Provisional)

Witches' Brew Online

DrDrai.com

Best Instagram Feed

GetFit or GetFat

The Sophisticated Life

Brother Jesse

Dr. Drai OBGYN

CampusLATELY

Inspired by Beatrice Clay

Best International Blog

HMAAC Global Griot

The Naked Convos

(im)migrating with a purpose

Entrée to Black Paris

NotJustOk

Kreyolicious

International Nurse Support

Best LGBT Blog

MUSED Magazine Online

DrDrai.com

Son of Baldwin

Best Music Blog

Digging Discography

NotJustOk

WISDOM SEEKER---BEATS, RHYMES, LIFE

Summer In The Winter

Taste4hiphop

Best New Blog

YettiSays

Chattertainment

Lady of Purpose Network

Product of Society

Write On

MONALISA

Water Cooler Convos Blog

Y I'm Writeous

Table of Conscious

The Reflections of a Good Woman

Chris And L

DrDrai.com

Asis Chronicle

Shimekism

inBLACK

The Tatum Talks

The Enigmatic Perspective

CampusLATELY

Uoftaste Magazine

Code Red Flag

Best Original Graphic Design in a Blog

JaiStone.com

Best Parenting Blog

Daddy Realness

"Crazy" Baby Mamas

Mommy Week

Best Personal Blog

YettiSays

Arnebya.com

Vizionz from the Bottom

Everything EnJ

That Former Sidekick Girl

Write On

MONALISA

The Sophisticated Life

She Writes

Ariel Says Now

Classy, BlackGirl.

DericMuhammad.com

The Enigmatic Perspective

Pretty Pink Living

LaKeshaWomack.com

Chasing Joy

Best Photography in a Blog (Provisional)

No Gojis No Glory

TooMuchGreene

Best Pinterest

Entrée to Black Paris

MelisaAlaba

Best Plus Size Fashion Blog (Provisional)

Best Podcast

The Girl Just Quit Podcast

The Black Astronauts Podcast

The Spawn On Me Podcast

The Shiznit Show

Fan Bros Show

The Effwhatuheard Radio Show

The Read

Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IURL)

The Good and Terrible Show

Operation Cubicle

Best Political or News Blog

Product of Society

Polite on Society

Water Cooler Convos Blog

Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IURL)

Good Black News

Take Another Look with Ashahed M. Muhammad

All Digitocracy

Best Science or Technology Blog

The Rockstar Anthropologist

TechGuySmartBuy

Suite Minute

Science Looks Good

Best Sex or Relationship Blog

The Naked Convos

DrDrai.com

Code Red Flag

happilydivorcedandafter

ChrisAndL

Best Sports Blog (Provisional)

The Introspective

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report

Product of Society

Best Travel Blog

I Luv 2 Globe Trot

The Sophisticated Life

Entrée to Black Paris

(im)migrating with a purpose

Haitist

Best Twitter Feed

@WaterCoolerCon_

@BrotherJesse

@DrDraiOBGYN

@ConstanceJones

@MelisaAlaba

Best Tumblr

What Whites Will Never Know

Beautifully Twisted Mind

The BAUCE Files

Best Tutorial Blog or Vlog

VeePeeJay

Naptural Nicole

Best Video Blog

"Medical T" (TIPS) by Dr. Drai

Suite Minute

BWE Network

Best Writing in a Blog

Arnebya.com

Chattertainment

Vizionz from the Bottom

Write On

The Sophisticated Life

Womanist Expressions

(im)migrating with a purpose

Kreyolicious

Product of Society

Musings of Krav

Knowledge Maven

Asis Chronicle

happilydivorcedandafter

Son of Baldwin

Hashtag of the Year

#getfitorgetfat

#blackgirlswhoblog

#AskFarrakhan

#AmericasOBGYN

#FlagOnThePlay

#CodeRedFlag

#1GottaGo

#ScienceLooksGood

Outstanding Achievement in Online Activism

Product of Society

Water Cooler Convos Blog

Stop the Cover Up

Mamademics

Feminista Jones

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Dec212012

New Blogger On The Block: Diary of a First Time Mom

Our new blogger on the block is:

Diary of a First Time Mom by Heather Hopson

Why did you decide to start blogging?

I wanted to merge the two things I loved most—Journalism and Baby C. I was a stay-at-home mom who spent a lot of time reading baby blogs, chasing the latest parenting news, and exposing my daughter to videos, books, and classes. Although I enjoyed being a mom, I missed being a reporter. So, God poured lots of ideas into my brain (I really can’t take the credit as I was sleep deprived and forgetful!) I connected with other bloggers, a production company, and a graphic and web designer. After a long labor, Diary of a First Time Mom was born and I returned to work full-time days prior!

I believe Diary of a First Time Mom stands out from other baby blogs.
Even though you can’t reinvent the wheel, you can buy new tires, add fancy rims, and drive your ideas to the next level. 

The blog is confessional. I want other moms to know they’re not alone, even if they don’t have financial or emotional support. In my own mother’s words, I tell house business! I write about being dumped in my second trimester, getting stretch marks, and receiving WIC benefits. Fortunately, my family has stuck by me and allowed Baby C to become the boss.

The blog is also humorous. Followers will swap stress for smiles when they read posts, such as Odd Advice and Stuff Single Moms Say (written by the comedian who brought you the viral video Stuff Boujie Black Girls Say.) 

The blog is informative. We offer advice and provide information on everything from placenta encapsulation and postpartum sex to eczema in infants and fertility yoga. Very Smart Brothas Relationship Guru Damon Young, Leading Black Pediatric Dermatologist Dr. Patricia Treadwell, and Hip Hop’s Financial Advisor Rob Wilson are among our experts.

The blog is relatable. Although some topics target the African American mother, the blog is written with ALL moms in mind. The stories make everyone laugh, cry, or shake their head. You don’t have to be a new mom to join our community either. Maybe you’re trying to conceive, already pregnant, a seasoned mom, or a new dad.

What is the promise that you make to people who visit your blog?

I promise to tell the truth. I reveal intimate details about being dumped over the phone while pregnant (after being in a nearly three year relationship.) I share how I went from living on a beach in the Cayman Islands to living with my sister and her family. I talk about humbling myself and signing up for WIC and Medicaid benefits when I decided to quit my job and return to my hometown. I also talk about how my faith and family has led to a full-time job (created just for me based on my background!) and a blogging business.

I tell my business to let other moms know they're not alone. They may not raise their children in the "ideal" two-parent household but they are blessed nonetheless! I show people how my life couldn't be better, how I spend my Saturdays at Mommy & Me classes, and how I don't have to be perfect to be a good mother. Being a new mom is an adventure, and I promise to take readers on a wild ride through my trials and triumphs.

Who are your blogging inspirations or heroes?

There are so many people to choose from. I have to say Damon Young from Very Smart Brothas. He's not a mommy blogger as you know...lol...but despite his blogging success and busy schedule, he has answered my questions, listened to my cries, and pointed me in the right direction, all after I forced him to mentor me...lol. Yes, I was a Facebook stalker, but he went to my high school, so I thought that wasn't weird, right???

I also LOVE fellow h.s. alum Gina Hill's blog The Write Curl Diary. She also teams up with Kim Jackson at Peace, Love, and Pretty Things.

Diary of a First Time Mom's Top Three Blog Posts:

First Came Love, Then Came the Carriage

Mom Minutes Honors Jacqueline "i'm a Survivor" Howard

Very Smart Brothas Gives Very Smart Dating Advice to Diary of a First Time Mom

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