SPEAKER INTERVIEW: Sarah Auerswald

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This is a series of interviews with the speakers of Digital Family Summit, June 29-July 1.
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Sarah Auerswald

Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA, a Community of over 100 of the Top Mom Bloggers in Los Angeles. She’s also the Mother of two Tween boys, and as such, has become quite an expert on the media they consume. She blogs about that on SarahAndSons.com. Sarah is a member of the Playstation Family Blogger group and a PBS Kids VIP Blogger, and has been a part of the Yahoo! Motherboard. Sarah’s blogging has landed her on the Oprah show, in the New York Times and on CNN.

 
twitter: @MomsLA@SAuerswald
website: MomsLASarahAndSons
session: The Family That Blogs Together: Saturday June 30, 11:15am-12:30pm

How did you become a blogger?
An old friend of mine started blogging about being in Mexico City for a job and it absolutely inspired me to start my own. Then I got in with a group of Mom Bloggers here in LA and linked to other Moms all across the country. I became part of a community and it helped my upgrade my skills since we were always sharing info & tips. I co-Founded MomsLA in 2010 to grow that feeling of community with some of the Top Mom Bloggers in LA. I also have a blog where I review media with my kids – like video games, TV and movies.

What’s your favorite technology to help you create your blog posts?
I love tweetdeck for tweeting, and I write directly into wordpress when I blog. I have a great Sony handycam video camera for my youtube videos – great audio! And I edit my videos with iMovie – super easy.

If you could travel back in time and send yourself a message, what would it be?

Relax! This too shall pass! You’ll find a tribe after High School! You are wonderful!

What do you think is the greatest opportunity and/or danger for digital teens today?

To connect with others who share their goals, to grow ideas and create projects with people all over the world.

The biggest danger is anonymity. I think people can hide behind an internet persona and ugly things can come from that. People need to learn what effect their words & actions have.

What’s next for you after the Digital Family Summit?

We’re growing our network at MomsLA and building up our Youtube channel. Plus it’s Summer – so it’s should be a ton of fun!

Anything else you’d like to tell us? 
I am super excited to be coming – and to  be bringing my family with me! And I really want to try a Philly Cheesesteak!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Adam Gertsacov is the co-founder and co-organizer of Digital Family Summit.  He wears many hats, including those of a professional clown, an author and publisher, an artist/educator, a non-profit administrator, a P.T. Barnum impersonator, a flea circus impresario, and the esteemed hat of the Clown Laureate of Greenbelt, Maryland.  

In his copious freetime, he blogs at http://www.clownlink.com and http://www.dadapalooza.com, as well as a few other places.
You can find out more about his clown work at http://www.acmeclown.com

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