Tag Archives: Blogging

My 50 minutes of fame on the BBC (while wearing sweatpants)

My 50 minutes of fame on the BBC (while wearing sweatpants)

It was just a typical Wednesday morning, or any morning, for that matter. I sat on the couch, laptop open, planning my grocery shopping trip for later in the afternoon. (It takes hours to plan when you attack the store like the crazy coupon diva you are.) My toddler sat at my right, still aRead More

2012: The year I learned to be content

2012: The year I learned to be content

Has it really been five days since I’ve written? Hmm. It feels strange…that it doesn’t feel strange. You see, I’ve had a bit on my plate the last two weeks. In the course of fourteen days, my youngest daughter first came down with the rotavirus, had two days of relative good health, then got anotherRead More

I would do anything for views, but I won’t do that…

I would do anything for views, but I won’t do that…

I’m not going to lie. I sure like logging into my dashboard and seeing triple digits not long after I make a post. (Quadruple digits would be nice, someday, but I’m not there yet.) But there are some things I just won’t do for views. After all, I care more about (way more about) qualityRead More

Virtual Tip Jars: Bad or Good for Bloggers?

Virtual Tip Jars: Bad or Good for Bloggers?

When you stop to watch a street performer, whether it be a woman with a guitar, man with a harmonica, or group of teenagers doing beat box, are you offended if they have a tip jar? Or do you simply drop in a few coins if you’re entertained? Do you feel pressured? Do you findRead More

The man behind Mamavation (how to survive being married to a blogger)

The man behind Mamavation (how to survive being married to a blogger)

Mark Segedie with “Baby Bookieboo.” Blogging for a living is both strange and wonderful, and sometimes, it can be stressful on a relationship. Just ask Mark Segedie, the man behind Mamavation, blogger Leah Segedie‘s brilliant¬†obesity prevention campaign for families championed by moms. (If you’re not familiar with her, start stalking now. You’ll thank me later.)Read More

Hello dashboard, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again…

Hello dashboard, my old friend, I’ve come to talk with you again…

Hello dashboard. Hello WordPress WYSIWYG editor. Hello blinking cursor, beckoning me to start tapping on the keys. I’ve missed you. Yes, I know I’ve visited a couple of times in the past several days to write this, and that, but they weren’t really stories. They were hurried posts that satisfied my desire to produce somethingRead More