blog » October 25, 2011 by Elisa Schmitz

30Second Recognition! by Elisa Schmitz

12 years ago
30Second Recognition!

Thanks to all of you who participated in the 30Second Mom launch event and Twitter party! It was an unforgettable time, and we appreciated you participating in our first virtual gathering while some of us were at U.S. Cellular Field for the launch event. It was inspiring to see the interaction all come together on the big screen at the event (and even watch our video on the Jumbotron)! Our parties – both virtual and in real life – will continue to grow thanks to you.

So many people deserve recognition for the success of our launch event and Twitter party, starting with the amazing team at U.S. Cellular who helped plan, coordinate and host; and their inspiring leader, President & CEO Mary Dillon. Thank you all for your part in making it happen, and for your dedication to us mobile moms. We appreciate you so much!

A special Thank You goes to the two contributors who flew in from out of town to be at U.S. Cellular Field that night: Christie Miller Gosch from Colorado and Jennifer Pereyra from New Jersey. That big effort meant so much, and they engaged both in person and on the Twitter party – talk about Multi-tasking Moms! Also in attendance were contributors Beth Aldrich, Susan Boggs, Mary Clare McNulty, Jan Mostrom, Meredith Sinclair and Marla Smith. Thank you all for being there – each of you made an impact!

On the Twitter party, so many people were active and supportive. Among our contributors, we had incredible engagement from Monique Neeley! Thank you, Monique, for being a leader for us. We appreciated your great tweets, re-tweets, questions, answers and more. You truly are a Twitter Rock Star for 30Second Mom! Special thanks also go to contributor Alysa Bajenaru, who has a special tie to U.S. Cellular Field – her husband used to play for the White Sox! Thanks for sharing so much that night, Alyssa. Also very active was contributor Jacqui Washington, who toasted with water instead of champagne because of dental work done that day. Hope you’re feeling better, Jacqui! We also had great interaction with contributors Allison Peacock, Samantha Kemp-Jackson, Angela Chee, Amanda Armstrong and Ally Ritt of U.S. Cellular, who participated even while on vacation with her family. Thanks to all of you for being there and sharing with us!

Finally, I would like to announce our first Featured Contributor. While all of the contributors you see on the left hand side of our site are “featured contributors,” the term Featured Contributor is like being the “featured of the featured.” From time to time, I will recognize contributors who are doing an even more amazing job to inspire our audience and help us grow. Our first Featured Contributor has worked tirelessly to not only create great tip content and share content of her own and others, but she has gone above and beyond to ensure that she is helpful to everyone in any way she can be. So thank you to Allison Peacock! We appreciate you!

One last thought I’d like to share with you: Gratitude. I am so grateful for each of the contributors on 30Second Mom. They believed in this concept before they ever saw it, and they put their trust in me. Thank you, chicas. That means so much.

And, I am grateful for each of our guests who has visited 30Second Mom and set up accounts on the site. We are all embarking on a great journey together, this roller coaster ride we call motherhood, and success at it is so much more achievable – and fun! – when we do it together. I hope we not only meet your expectations for 30Second Mom, but exceed them in every way. So let us know how we’re doing, k? Thank you so much for being a part of it, and please keep in touch!

Beth Aldrich, CHC, AADP, CNT
The party was wonderful, Elisa! thank you for your kind attention to every detail-the food, the atmosphere, the backdrop!! I'm loving all of the 30 second tips, most of which really give my day oomph!
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you, Beth! I appreciate your feedback so much. Even more, I was so grateful you were able to be there! It's been awesome getting to know you, and I can't wait to read (and to share) your new book, Real Moms Love to Eat! You obviously know us moms very well! :-)
Christie Gosch
What an exciting night, what amazing women, what an inspiration! 30Second Mom is what it is all about—women helping women! Thank you Elisa, the woman who had the vision to start it all!
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you, Christie! I am so grateful for your words, and even moreso for your presence at the event. I was honored that you made the incredible effort to be there. It would not have been the same without you! You brought that Christie sparkle that is uniquely yours. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

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