Sep 23, 2011
Blog Notes: Latina Edition
Working as the blogger relations manager for PR Newswire, I come across my fair share of great blogs that cover a wide variety of subject matters and interests. And as you might expect, some blogs are better than others. With that in mind and in an effort to highlight the better ones, I do my best to review one of these blogs every day. This week my focus is on Latina blogs. I don’t need to tell anyone that the Latino population is on the rise in this country. If you don’t believe me take a look at the television or the web (or the Census report). Latino culture is threading its way into the fabric of our culture and from the looks of these five blogs, that’s a very good thing. So with that in mind, let’s brush up on our Espanol and take a tour through this brief roundup of some of the best Latina blogs I’ve seen lately.
Media Moves is the blog of record for the growing representation of Latinos in the media. If there’s a hiring, a firing or any other move in the media concerning a Latino, this is the blog to check out. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for any stories concerning Latino individuals in the media, as well as anything to do with Spanish-language properties such as Univision and Telemundo. Check out the full review here.
LaCosmopolatina is a lifestyle blog for Latino women. This is a blog for those looking to strike a balance between their aspirations and their heritage. But don’t get too caught up in the Latino part. This is a blog about travel, health, beauty, social media, entertainment, gadgets, relationships and just about everything else under the sun. It just so happens to be written by and have an audience of Latinas. Keep that in mind when pitching. And whatever you do, don’t use the terms “spicy” or “caliente.” Trust me. Check out the full review here.
Many parents out there are striving to raise their children to be not only bi-lingual, but also bi-cultural. Spanglish Baby is the blog for these parents. But really, it’s a blog, and ideally a valuable resource, for all parents. This is about families. This is about people trying to raise their kids as best they can. If I were to pitch this blog, I’d look for something on parenting, families or children. Check out the full review here.
Mi Blog Es Tu Blog is as inviting of a blog as the title sounds. Walk in and see for yourself. This is Laura Marinez’s blog. And it moves around a lot. It can be at once serious and then silly and light in the next moment. If I were pitching this blog, I might look for something to do with Latinos, but I’d also keep in mind that Laura is a very accomplished journalist. Check out the full review here.
Click Latina is one woman’s take on entertainment, social media, news, fashion and lifestyle, told through the lens of her Latino upbringing. She also does quite a bit of product reviewing. If I were to pitch this blog, I wouldn’t look for Latino-first items necessarily. It’s written by a Latino woman, yes. But there’s more to it than that. Check out the full review here.
That’s all for now. In the meantime, if there’s a blog I should be reviewing, drop me a line or a note in the comments, and I’ll take a look. Until next time…
Author Tom Hynes is PR Newswire’s manager of blogger relations. And as you may have guessed, he has a twitter account.