How To Start A Blog – The Do’s & Dont’s of Blogging

So you’ve been wondering How to start a blog but have yet to pull the trigger.

I’m here to help you out with some tips on what to do and what not to do.  I’ve been blogging now for two and half years and I’ve been able to get some decent income out of my blog although I’m an on and off blogger.

If extra income isn’t what you are looking for, this isn’t the post for you. If income is what you are looking to ultimately reach with your blog, lets talk strategy. Continue reading “How To Start A Blog – The Do’s & Dont’s of Blogging”

How to Use Periscope and Easy Prompts to Follow For Success

Last Month the gals over at Working Mom Magic and Girl On the Move Blog came up with the brilliant idea of having prompts to talk about on Periscope. If being in front of the camera isn’t your thing, like it isn’t mine this would be quite helpful to know what to talk about. I believe in turning up when you can add value.  I don’t want to waste anyone’s precious time babbling about nothing. These prompts will make things smoother.

If you are new to Periscope, it’s a social media platform that’s basically a webcam where people can see you or whatever you are showing/talking about and they can write comments, ask you questions as you are broadcasting.

You can toggle between allowing only your followers to see your broadcasts or have it be open to anyone in the world. One thing to keep in mind, if you are scoping from home people will be able to zoom in an see your location down to the street you might be on. If this is something that’s a bit too intruding for you, select only your followers can see your broadcasts. If you are live to the world, you can block people that might make an inappropriate comment by clicking on their name without exiting the screen.

You can only post comments when the scoper is live, be sure to give lots of hearts for encouragement.  You can also give hearts if you are catching the broadcast on replay. We love that too

Broadcasts will be available on your profile for replay for a period of 24 hours. You can save it to your phone, if it’s a broadcast you’d like to keep and post somewhere, like Katch.me for example, it automatically saves your scopes and people can check it out anytime.

October Scopers Challenge Prompts:

Don’t forget to use #OctoberScopers on your broadcast title so we can find you!!

You can find me on Periscope at Young Love Mommy, make sure to also follow Lauren from Working Mom Magic & Julie from Girl on the Move Blog.

Hope you all participate, and say hello!!Thanks for reading.

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Books I’m Reading & Recommend

For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman

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#SeptemberScopers Challenge

Are you guys on #Periscope ?  I’ve been on it for a few months now but after we sold our house I haven’t done any scopes!!! Although I haven’t participated in the challenge yet, (I am planning on it) I thought it would be fabulous to share with you guys the inner workings of bloggers.

No idea what Periscope is? Well simply put, it’s a live streaming app. You can watch live stream videos and replay them within a 24 hours time-frame. You can see people all over the world, doing well? Anything.
There are some awesome fellow bloggers participating in this #SeptemberScopers Challenge, but you do not have to be a blogger in order to participate. Anyone can!!

It’s really a way to get us used to being on Periscope and to those who are camera shy like myself, it’s a great way to tackle that fear head on.

Here are the prompts for the #SeptemberScopers challenge, I hope you will participate and don’t forget to follow all of these awesome scopers.

Here’s the deal: The goal is to do at least one scope a day for the month of September. I have provided a list of prompts to help you out, but you can scope about whatever you want if you don’t like the prompt for that day. 

Follow these fabulous ladies, and make sure to Give lots of HEARTS!!
Julie at Girl on the Move Periscope: @jmdenouden
Lisa at Goofball Mommy Periscope:@goofballmommy
Laci at Sequins in the South Periscope: @SequinsintheSouth
Phyllis at Verified Mom Periscope: @verifiedmom
Jeannine at At Home with the O’Neils Periscope:@jeannine_oneil
Bev at Linkouture Periscope: @linkouture
Denise at STL Motherhood Periscope: @STLMotherhood
Jill at Ripped Jeans & Bifocals Periscope: @JillinIL
Amee at Inspired Housewife Periscope: @InspiredHseWife
Lauren at Working Mom Magic Periscope: @WorkingMomMagic
Don’t forget to follow me as well @YoungLoveMommy

Thanks for reading!!

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♥Books I’m Reading & Recommend♥

For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award – Get to Know Me

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I was nominated by fellow mommy blogger Mama by Fire, she has a wonderful blog and shares crafts, reviews, the daily happenings of a family of 4. Check out her blog.

The idea of this award is to spread the blogger love and get to know each other a bit better.

The Rules:

1. Link to the person who nominated you.
2. Add the award logo.
3. Answer the questions your nominator has asked.
4. Nominate a few other blogs and let them know.
5. Ask your nominees 10 questions

Here are Tarynn’s questions for me:

1. How did you come up with the name of your blog?

A few years back I started a blog with a similar name that I never really wrote in. I even had forgotten I had it. When I logged into blogger it showed up and I just simply tweaked the name and added mommy at the end, it was that simple.

2. Post the last picture on your phone.

Cute right? Was out for a walk with the little one and stumbled upon it.

3. What is something people may not know about you?

I write several to-do lists, and sometimes I get so overwhelmed with how much I have to take care of that I end up doing NOTHING. I’m the biggest procrastinator you’ve ever met.

4. What’s your daytime drink? Coffee, tea, energy drink?

In the morning I always have a cup of black coffee but never alone. I have to eat in order to drink.

5. Have you gone to, or are you going to, any blogging conferences this year?

I have not, but who knows? Maybe in the near future. It would sure be fun.

6. How long have you been blogging and why did you start?

One year and a couple of weeks, I started as a way to vent/share about the daily happenings of a new mom. Now it’s turned into more of “I want to share valuable information”

7. What is the most valuable blogging advice you have gotten? Bonus-who gave it to you?

Stop focusing on little aspects of your blog, as far as look, logo or anything else and just write. Content is what’s important. I have yet to follow through on this but it’s something I’m striving to accomplish.

8. What is your favorite post and why? (post a link!!)

12 Things I wish I had done Before Giving Birth is my favorite post because it’s so real and it’s things that maybe you’re not thinking about. It really comes from a place of hurt, emotion and guilt for me.

9. Where is your favorite place to visit, in your area, with your family?

I love going to any beach or museum. I like to visit a different place every time, I love new experiences.

10. When do you write most often? Do you have a set schedule everyday?

Most often isn’t something I’m doing right now. I write when I have the time or when I decide that chore will be done another time. I wish I had a set schedule to write.

Now onto my nominations and questions – Participation no required but I hope you all play along!

1. Alana of Healthy Family Simple Budget
2. Meredith of Mommy A to Z Blog
3. Brooke of Does This Couch Make me Look Fat
4. K & M of Km Stay at Home Life

1.How did you come up with your blog name?
2.What is the source of Inspiration behind your blog?
3.Where did you grow up/where do you live?
4.Something Interesting about yourself?
5.What is your favorite post and why? (post a link!!)
6.What is the most valuable blogging advice you have gotten? Bonus-who gave it to you?
7.Post the last picture on your phone.
8.Where is your favorite place to visit, in your area, with your family?
9.When do you write most often? Do you have a set schedule everyday?
10.Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Thanks for reading!