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

The Number One Thing I Did to Increase My Blog Traffic

A lot of people ask me about starting a blog and how I got readers. I found one thing that made a HUGE difference in my blog traffic. If you look at my blog stats from where I started with my first post to now, you can see exactly when I implemented this strategy, and … Continue reading The Number One Thing I Did to Increase My Blog Traffic

Mommy Bloggers are Crazy

For many years I had a blog for my shop. Boutique news, convention wrap-ups, costume stuff, etc. So I thought I knew what I was getting into with the new blog thing, but noooooo. Just like everything else that relates to parenting, I was wrong about the Mommy Blog. Mom blogging is a different world. … Continue reading Mommy Bloggers are Crazy

I Don’t Read Your Blog, and Here’s Why

I'm just going to come right out and say a lot of "Mom Blogs" annoy me. They are so bogged down with ads and giant photos that I can't even figure out where the article starts and ends, but I can figure out where to buy a Vitamix blender, save on auto insurance and get … Continue reading I Don’t Read Your Blog, and Here’s Why

Back to Blogging Basics

I spent some time yesterday crafting a post about how toddlers are assholes. It was basically just me ranting about my tremendously crappy day that resulted in me crying while my son ran off to pee on the floor. (#momlife at its best šŸ™„) But I didn't post it because it wasn't a full article … Continue reading Back to Blogging Basics

I Got a Felt Letter Board, Now What?

When I first saw bloggers posting about upping their Insta-game with a felt letter board, I didn't really get it. And then when I saw it, I was like, well now I have to have it! It's a framed felt board with little slots to stick in letters and numbers. The more I looked, the … Continue reading I Got a Felt Letter Board, Now What?

5 Tips on Doing a YouTube Unboxing Video with a Toddler

I was sent a new subscription box from NostalgicCandyClub.com and thought it would be fun to do a video review with my two-year-old. I went into things very optimistically because I figure all kids love candy, this should be easy! Big surprise- Nothing is ever easy! So here's a few tips I learned the hard … Continue reading 5 Tips on Doing a YouTube Unboxing Video with a Toddler

The Big Blogger Sell Out

Hello Dear Readers, the ones who enjoy my silly stories and (mis)adventures in motherhood. Iā€™m just putting it out there that soon some of these posts may not be coming from me. A lot of companies have been contacting me about sponsored content. The kind where they provide articles for the blog and include a … Continue reading The Big Blogger Sell Out

Amazon and Their Genius Plot to Take Over Every Blog

Just accept the fact that every Amazon link you see, anywhere, is connected to an affiliate account. Even that one I just put there. You click it, make any purchase, and I get a few cents. (It would actually make me SUPER happy if you did that. I could really use a few more cents.) … Continue reading Amazon and Their Genius Plot to Take Over Every Blog

That One Time I Pressed Publish Instead of Save

One of my favorite things I learned in journalism school was about utilizing the process of the Shitty Rough Draft, or SRD for short. My professor told us to just dump what's in our head onto paper. Then take those words and form your story. It's like working with a lump of clay and forming … Continue reading That One Time I Pressed Publish Instead of Save