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

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

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. I’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