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
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?
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
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
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
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
Back in the day, influencer positions mostly belonged to actual celebrities like movie stars and famous models. Thanks to social media, the new influencers on the block are regular people that like to post their stuff online, like me. I fell into the influencer niche because I’m a sucker for free samples. Like honestly, if … Continue reading Under the Influence – Finding a New Blogging Niche
A couple weeks ago I was at a ComicCon type convention judging a cosplay contest and at the beginning they handed the microphone to the judges to introduce themselves. As soon as I put the mic to my mouth and said "Hi, I'm Candy Keane and..." I just froze. I looked out at all those … Continue reading Hi, I’m Candy Keane and I’m a…Mommy Blogger
I was reading an article called something like "8 Reasons Your Blog is Failing," not because I think my blog is failing, but because I was intrigued by what exactly they considered failing. One of the reasons mentioned was not having a focus or knowing why you blog, then they listed the possible reasons to … Continue reading Why Do You Blog?