Bring in the Geek

I spent about an hour on Saturday rearranging and adding new categories. This blog is a constant, always morphing project, so each time I find a little more focus I like to rearrange and fine-tune my categories. I was inspired Geek of the Week GeekMomLife and figured it was time to bring a little more "geek" … Continue reading Bring in the Geek

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

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?

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

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

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