It’s that time of year when I get to look back over my stats and see what’s popular on the blog! Having been blogging for eight years, a lot of the posts that get the most traffic are from years past, and that’s fine by me. But here’s the most popular posts that I wrote … [Read more…]
(I don’t normally write about blogging tips, so forgive me for venturing out of my niche for this post.) In my efforts towards blog monetization, my top priority (per my favorite coach’s advice) has been increasing my page views. Thus, I’ve been working HARD at Pinterest, which supposedly can be a blogger’s best friend when … [Read more…]
It was a few months ago when I was walking home from taking Ezra to school, listening to a Voxer message from my friend, Kathryn, and she mentioned, in passing, that she was close to making $30,000 with her blog in the past year. I was shocked honestly. This girl, already heroic in so many … [Read more…]
I’ve been considering this for months, perhaps even longer by now. This question, “How do I go about protecting my children online?” What should be shared? How much is too much? What right do they have to their own stories? Could I be causing damage to their future lives and careers? Am I endangering their … [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again, when I give you a sampling of my best and most popular posts from the year. My 31 Days Series ended up being incredibly popular, so much so that most of the other posts I had written this year were knocked out of the top 14! I am so … [Read more…]
Christmastime last year was a very difficult one for me. My husband was working a low-end temporary job making $15 an hour – with no time off for the holidays (not even Thanksgiving or Christmas). We had no Veteran’s benefits coming in yet. Neither of us had healthcare. We were living in an 850 square … [Read more…]
And then I find myself saying, “At some point, it can’t be all about me anymore.” I think I feel this shift coming – this dichotomy between what my blog is and what it could be.