When I first started blogging, I had no idea what I was doing. I wrote. I posted. I connected with other bloggers. I had fun. Then I realized that I could actually make a career out of blogging. I began consuming every post I could find about the mechanics of blogging. I found out my … Continue reading The Debilitating Mindset Of “Should Do” Blogging
My head is about to explode. It is not enough that I have to deal with all of this GDPR bullshit myself, but the far-reaching effects of every product, site and affiliate that I have a relationship with too. I mean honestly, what moron does not know about cookies or tracking or doesn't know the … Continue reading Why I Am Hating Self-Hosted Right Now
I know you are wondering where I've been. Maybe that's presumptuous of me. Maybe you don't care. Out of sight. Out of mind? Could be. I've had so much turmoil in my life over the past few months. The death of my son's dog, followed by the death of my husband's father. Add on top, … Continue reading The Best Thing About Blogging
Every time I turn around, Facebook is kicking us bloggers in the teeth. Quite honestly, I'm at the point where I don't know why I bother anymore.
The term “re-branding” gets used a lot in blogging circles. It’s a complicated word and is defined by many things. Here is why I hate it when bloggers use it incorrectly.
Are you stuck in the blogger merry-go-round? Are the only people reading your blog posts, other bloggers? Do you feel like if they had a choice and weren't "forced" to reciprocate they wouldn't read or share your post at all? I hear ya! I know in the beginning, it's hard to get traffic without commenting … Continue reading How To Get Non-Bloggers To Read Your Posts
I have been blogging since 2014 and have been using Pinterest since 2015. Pinterest is my main source of pageviews, accounting for at least 80% of the traffic on this blog and as high as 90% on my other blogs. You can see how a significant drop in Pinterest refers influences my stats and ultimately, … Continue reading What To Do When You Experience A Significant Drop In Pinterest Traffic