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

How My Mommy Blog Makes Me Be a Better Mom, or Just Look Like One

Let's get this straight right away, the title is meant to be funny. I DON'T mean "a better mom than You." I mean a better mom than I might have been or appeared to be. And it's all just for fun anyway. This is about all the things I totally set up just for the … Continue reading How My Mommy Blog Makes Me Be a Better Mom, or Just Look Like One

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

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