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There is Something to Be Said About Mom 2.0

As a dinosaur in blog land, I've attended many conferences & events.  When you've been blogging for seven years, you've heard it all, been there/done that, and seen everything.  That's not entirely true but that was how it came to feel over the years.  So what did I do?  I quit going.  I focused on family and did my own thing, but there's ... Continue Reading

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A New Year, A New Me, A New Blog Makeover!

If you're reading this through via email or RSS, click through and check out the new look! I figured since I'm working so hard to get me in shape, that I should also get my blog in shape.  I've always loved my simple look but it's 2011 and well, I thought it needed some sprucing up.  Dawn (@PainterMommy), from DPK Graphic Design came highly ... Continue Reading

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Speaking of the New Site…..

If you haven't heard already, I'm launching a new site July 1st.  I haven't shared much about it but I am currently taking applications for editors for the new site. I'd love to have you part of the team if you're a good fit.  I'd love to have you apply.  I've set up an application form and will follow up with questions and/or offering you the ... Continue Reading

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Why I Don’t Read or Refer Your Blog

Aside from the usual, " I have no time" excuse, I also have many more reasons why I don't read or refer your blog.  I'm not talking about all of you of course but a lot of you.  A while back I needed a few bloggers for a campaign (I've done this a few times) and even though I knew of many that might fit, I decided to visit each blog and see ... Continue Reading

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Increasing RSS Subscribers

I think we all want more subscribers. It's something that when it's high, we're high, when it's low, we're low...at least much of the time anyways.  Here are a few tips to help you gain subscribers.  * Make a RSS page for feed newbies. Many, many people have no clue what the heck RSS is. How can they subscribe if they don’t know what it is. ... Continue Reading

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It Took Five Months to See My Face

I was reading through my archives thinking about how so much has changed since I started blogging and was wowed but this one thing.  I started blogging in February of 2007 but it was in July of 2007 before I put a face to this blog.  Five whole months before you got to see what I looked like.  Just in case you weren't following me way back then, ... Continue Reading

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Stand By Your Brand

There's a new site out there called She Posts and it's getting mixed reactions. The tagline has one word that bothers me - Gossip. Not a fan of the word and to me, it means potential trouble.  It means that something may be written on there that could potentially hurt someone else.  Whether that happens or not, I don't know. The site is very new so ... Continue Reading

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How to Create a Self Hosted Blog Using WordPress

With this tutorial, you will learn how to create a self hosted Wordpress blog, with a custom domain name along with some bonus information. Step 1. GET A DOMAIN You get a free one when you sign up with most web hosts, however, it's advisable to get your domain from a domain registrar. If you get the free domain given by any web hosts, the ... Continue Reading

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Pick a Theme, Add Widgets, and Write a Post

So you created a blog, now it’s time to pick a theme, add widgets, and write your first post.  These are the basics but once you get comfortable with it, you'll be able to search for very cool themes and plugins.  I'll have posts soon about my recommended themes and plugins so be on the lookout for that! DASHBOARD Choose your blog ... Continue Reading