Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Shout out to NPR!

Never thought you'd hear a Black person say that, did you?

Apparently on May 11, 2007, the News and Notes program on NPR (National Public Radio) did a story titled The Black Blogoshpere Expands and discusses how more and more of "us" are getting involved in the world of blogging and thus increasing our presence in the online world.

Thanks to a comment by a reader I found out that they mentioned Mocha Milk by name!! They even talked about Mocha Milk being a blog dedicated to all things breastfeeding related in the African-American community! You can listen to the piece here.

They went on to encourage more African-Americans to blog and to comment on blogs. I encourage you to post here - join my online community - help me grow our presence in the internet world.

Maybe one day I'll reach the Lactivist status and be recognized at the grocery store.

Now back to your regularly scheduled breastfeeding information....


Eldee said...

I found you via that show. My husband was listening and he called me from the road. He knows how passionate I am about spreading the word about breastfeeding to all women, but especially black women. I do my part one person at a time. I spent three hours that evening looking through the site and getting more and more excited. The advice was spot on, and the humor makes you all accessible. I've been blogging for 2 years and I see more and more of "us" on line. My blog talks about everything (including but definitely not limited to, breastfeeding.

Fat Lady said...

I just discovered this blog last week, and today I listened to the podcast of News & Notes for the first time in many weeks. A big smile crossed my face when I heard them mention Mocha Milk. "Hey! I know that blog!!" I almost yelled it out as I was walking in the park. Congratulations on getting national attention in another media outlet. And thanks for creating such an entertaining and informative blog on such an important topic.

The Mommy Blawger said...

Congratulations! I like your blog and am glad you got the good press.

stacynguyen said...

"A big smile crossed my face when I
heard them mention Mocha Milk. "Hey!
I know that blog!!" I almost yelled it
out as I was walking in the park."

I would have reacted the same way. Congrats! Just so you know, your blog isn't just appealing to the black community either. I'm not, and I always find you have plenty to say that applies to people and mothers across the board.

Jennifer James said...

Congratulations! Make sure you put a blurb about it on your sidebar. Believe me! That's how you get even more press.

The Lactivist said...

ROTFL. Getting spotted in Trader Joe's is now known as "Lactivist status?"

That's funny. ;)

Kudos on the mention! I bet it drives you some nice traffic.