Category: Blog Business (snore)

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Cue Panic Attack In 5, 4, 3, 2…

So! I’m going to this local Blogger event tonight and I’m panicking because we all know I’m the Queen of all of the Social Awkward Parties. There are even two other things going on tonight that I’m missing that I totally wanted to use as an excuse but then I remembered: Me + Social Gatherings Surrounded By Strangers = Comedic Facebook Statuses! And I’m nothing if not dedicated to documenting my foolish behavior on social networks. (I just spilled some beans on my dress. Perfect timing!) (Why am I wearing a dress?) Anyway – I have to leave in like,...

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Bringing Back The Blogroll (Maybe)

I was included in a list of Huntsville Bloggers/Instagrammers! Full Disclosure: the author asked in a local blogging group if any bloggers had instagram accounts, and then she put us in a list. I don’t want you to think someone was THAT impressed with the pictures of my cats sleeping and the beer I’m drinking. But still! I’m on a list! I don’t see them that much anymore, but there used to be these regular lists of AWESOME MOMMY BLOGGERS YOU SHOULD READ! put out by any number of online parenting-type groups or magazines. It was alway funny because you...

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Using Social Media to ENGAGE, not just PROMOTE.

I don’t know if you remember the tutu fiasco that took over the world of runners a few weeks ago, but our local running group on Facebook decided to show our #tutusolidarity at a local 5K this week. The PR team of the 5K really helped get into via Twitter. @misszoot We would love that!! The Double Helix Dash is tutu-friendly and like @glamrunner is raising funds for a great cause! — HudsonAlpha (@hudsonalpha) March 27, 2014 And then! The local Huntsville Visitor’s Center mascot go into it…letting us make him a tutu! I don't even care @misszoot, I am...

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Commenting On Comments

(I stole that from the corporate entity known as Daily Grace. Not from the human Grace Helbig who you should subscribe to here.) So, there was a Twitter conversation started yesterday about commenting on blogs. Well, first it we me irritated with the continuing statements I see about how “No one blogs anymore.” That irritates me because I still read TONS of blogs. Some of the old staples and a-listers may not blog the way they used to (if at all) but many still do, and BILLIONS of new ones have popped up. ANYWAY – the conversation THEN moved to...

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4999 Posts. 100K+ Comments. Ten Years.

I started my blog some time in January of 2004 on Typepad. The specifics are unclear, but I know I immediately connected with Amy and we formed a small little tribe of bloggers early on that did weirdo projects to get traffic to our blogs. Although I’m not sure that was the point of the projects…but it was a side effect. During those first few months, because of those projects, I actually became quite addicted to blogging with a decent level of traffic for a beginner. Around April of that year I gave up on Typepad and moved here…to misszoot.com…and...