A Blog Posting Experiment

I've taken two blogging breaks this year while on vacation and tried two different methods to see how my blog traffic was affected. In July I went to Ireland for a couple weeks and put the blog on "vacation." By that, I mean I wrote a blog post called Blogger on Vacation and then then … Continue reading A Blog Posting Experiment

I’ve gone Sideways – Weird WordPress Photo Glitch and 3 Ways to Fix It

After posting my suspicions on Facebook Monday, it was confirmed: I've gone sideways. Or more specifically, some of my photos are showing up on the blog as sideways, but only after they show up as perfectly fine in my preview, and only on certain desktop browsers. This is something that either only started happening recently, … Continue reading I’ve gone Sideways – Weird WordPress Photo Glitch and 3 Ways to Fix It

Ugh… I Turned Blogging Into a Job

That's my frame of mind at the moment. I swing wildly from "OMG, I turned blogging into a job!" to "Ugh...this thing that was fun is now WORK," depending on the task at hand. My most current task was accumulating screenshots of promoted post receipts and reporting all the metrics after the campaign was done. … Continue reading Ugh… I Turned Blogging Into a Job

What Kind of Blog Do You Have?

One things I had the most trouble with when I started blogging was answering the question "What is your blog about?" My usual answer - a mumbled "mom stuff" or "a little of everything" never sounded quite right. Then a little self-doubt would sink in and I'd start to wonder "what the heck IS my … Continue reading What Kind of Blog Do You Have?

Why Inspiring Content is the Worst Instagram Comment Ever

We live in an age of social media influencers, where bigger follower numbers mean bigger campaigns and more money. Building a following and improving engagement takes a lot of time and effort, so many individuals and companies looking for a better presence are turning to bots instead of humans to get the job done. The problem … Continue reading Why Inspiring Content is the Worst Instagram Comment Ever

10 Reasons Why There Are So Many Mommy Bloggers

You can't look up a recipe, craft or any kind of parenting advice without stumbling into a "Mommy Blog." There are thousands out there and more added every day. So why are so many women turning to mommy blogging? 1 - You are a mom who blogs - Not necessarily all moms who blog are … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why There Are So Many Mommy Bloggers

New Blog, New Opportunities: The Momtastic Mommy Blog

I had big plans when I started GeekMamas.com. I was going to involve all kinds of people and have many "geek moms" writing for the blog. And then once the blog got going, it became more of a personal outlet for my own mom story. My frustrations and triumphs. A place for me to vent, … Continue reading New Blog, New Opportunities: The Momtastic Mommy Blog

Happy to be a WordPress Mom Blog

A blog question everybody always asks is "What platform do you use?" You can do WordPress, Blogger, self-host...I'm sure there's more but I haven't looked too far into it. I've been using WordPress for over 10 years now! Recently I was researching where some of my blog traffic was coming from, and I ran across … Continue reading Happy to be a WordPress Mom Blog

When Blogging Becomes Stressful

I started a blog as a release, a way to get my anxieties about motherhood out and share my story, and hopefully connect with other moms going through the same thing. I didn't start a blog to make money or make a new job for myself. To be honest, I wasn't looking for a new … Continue reading When Blogging Becomes Stressful

The Unfollowers, or The Super Annoying Trend of Following Just to Unfollow

I recently tried a marketing lesson thing that was supposed to unlock some sort of magical secret to using Twitter effectively and growing your audience. The main lesson I got out of it: 1) Follow a bunch of people 2) Unfollow them if they don't follow you back 3) Repeat It got more detailed than … Continue reading The Unfollowers, or The Super Annoying Trend of Following Just to Unfollow