Changes to the Geek Mamas Blog in 2020

I've made a lot of little changes to the Geek Mamas blog the past month, from little things like adding a blue background, to big things like a total SEO overhaul. For the most part, probably nobody has even noticed the little tweaks. It's something I like to keep track of so I know how … Continue reading Changes to the Geek Mamas Blog in 2020

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I Got a Crash Course in Nofollow, Noopener and Noreferrer

If you have a blog that links anywhere and care about your SEO and ranking,  you need to be familiar with the terms nofollow, noopener and noreferrer, and how to use them. I'm no expert- I really just recently learned how they all work, and only because a recent WordPress update forced me to pay … Continue reading I Got a Crash Course in Nofollow, Noopener and Noreferrer

GeekMamas.com Finally Has a Real Newsletter

After three years of just using the built-in WordPress sign-up form, I finally sat down and created a MailChimp account and newsletter so I could send out neatly arranged summaries of everything that's going on over here at GeekMamas.com. Unlike the WordPress one, this won't just send every blog post, but will be a curated list … Continue reading GeekMamas.com Finally Has a Real Newsletter

Writing Your First Blog Post

I always read about people having trouble pressing publish for the first time. They stress about putting that first post out into the world for everyone to read. I always advise people to just start writing and don't worry about it. Because honestly? Unless you are pushing that post and sharing it on social media, … Continue reading Writing Your First Blog Post

Writing an Honest Review

When you read a review of anything on this blog, even when I've been paid to write it, I can assure you it will always be an honest review. Things don't always go according to plan, and when things inadvertently go a little awry, I find it's best just to write the truth instead of … Continue reading Writing an Honest Review

Writing Rejection – How It Can Be a Positive Thing

Writers always talk about their rejections, so this is nothing new. You always read about famous authors collecting stacks of rejection letters and postcards, maybe even hanging them on the wall for inspiration. But as someone who only recently starting sending out queries and submitting articles, it is new for me. And in these days you … Continue reading Writing Rejection – How It Can Be a Positive Thing

Dear Bloggers, Stop it with the GIFs

I just tried to read what was a really decent post about blogging, but every paragraph was broken up with animated GIFs and the page was so busy it was on the verge of triggering a migraine. This was a post trying to give blogging advice, but what the author really needed was a lesson in … Continue reading Dear Bloggers, Stop it with the GIFs

My Year in Blogging: Top 8 in 2018

This year was a big year for me in blogging. It marks the first year since I started the blog that I actually called myself a blogger. In fact, there were a lot of firsts this year! It's the first time I actually made money blogging, first time I applied myself and treated it like … Continue reading My Year in Blogging: Top 8 in 2018

The Secret to Scheduling Blog Posts for the Impatient Blogger

I just got done scheduling four blog posts to post during my holiday traveling time, which is a big deal for me. I have such a hard time writing and then not publishing immediately! I think because my posts are usually personal, so it's stuff I want to talk about NOW. Not two weeks from … Continue reading The Secret to Scheduling Blog Posts for the Impatient Blogger