It’s hard not to call Heather Armstrong an Internet pioneer, considering that in 2001 with the creation of her website “Dooce.com”, she has built the most popular autobiographical blog on the Internet, landing her on Forbes Magazine’s prestigious “30 Most Influential Women In Media” List joining the likes of Oprah, Barbara Walters, and Soledad O’Brien, having Time Magazine name her site one of it’s 100 best websites on the Internet, and a Bloggie lifetime achievement award (It’s the Grammys of The Internet). Not to also mention that she has achieved “Rock Star” status in the social media world with over 1.5 million Twitter followers, become a NY Times Bestselling Author with her book “It Sucked and Then I Cried: How I Had a Baby, a Breakdown, and a Much Needed Margarita”, become a TV Personality for the likes of HGTV and Alpha Mom, and having the New York Times call her “The Queen Of The Mommy Bloggers” (Heather, please don’t kill me!), it seems like there is no stopping this Internet Media Giant as she continues to grow BlurboDoocery Inc. (This is the corporate identity of her ever growing brand/company) with her completely raw, honest, hilarious, and “Reality-Driven” look into the life of a mother and wife in today’s increasingly complicated social generation. Now with the release of her newest book, “Dear Daughter: The Best Of The Dear Leta Letters”, which is a collection of 5 years of continuous letters written to her daughter expressing every thought imaginable as a mother and wife (I read the book in one night and it was so awesomely funny and real that there is no doubt that this will be a NY Times Bestseller as well!), she lets us all into the open dialogue that she has going on while raising a daughter and as one reviewer writes:
“The book consists of monthly letters that Heather wrote to her daughter, Leta, from when she was 8 weeks old to her fifth birthday. It chronicles Leta’s monthly progress and journey and talks about the first time Leta slept straight through the night, the first time she said “mama,” the first steps she took and everything in between.
Armstrong’s book is an honest, sincere and original tale that recounts the joys and unconditional love of motherhood in a way that all who read this novel will be uplifted and thoroughly entertained. Her writing is always genuine and touching, and often comical. The letters Armstrong wrote to her daughter are never dull, forced or boring. Readers will enjoy the book and learn a greater appreciation for mothers.
Although the letters in the novel are written to Leta, these are letters that are applicable to everybody who reads “Dear Daughter: The Best of the Dear Leta Letters.” These letters remind readers of what it means to be a mother and the joys that are associated with this role through one mother’s documentation of her experience.”
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with one of the Internet’s most powerful brands right after her appearance on NBC’s “The Today Show” to talk about her unique story, the creation of Dooce.com and the accolades that have followed, the various things that she writes about including Depression, Motherhood, Being A Wife, etc…, the process of writing letters to her daughter for 5 years in her book, the hilarious Maytag Washer story (This can’t be missed!), why she hates being referred to as “The Queen Of Mommy Bloggers”, and sooo much more!! It’s an intimate, funny, and enjoyable look into the mind of a brilliant Internet entrepreneur and pioneer, and it was such a pleasure to sit down with Heather and really get to know her, so enjoy Kade Nation!!
Here is Heather on “The Today Show” minutes before I interviewed her in NYC…