I said I was going to start blogging again and I meant it but … what does that even mean? What do I write about every week? Why did I make a promise that I’ll probably break today or next week or in a month? Which isn’t a big deal, except I’ll feel super duper guilty about it and I ain’t even Catholic!Continue Reading …
Hi, My Name is What? My Name is Who? My Name is Tanya, Crazy Cat Lady.
My friends, Rebecca Jo and Audrey, did reintroduction posts on their blogs a month or two ago, so you know what that means – I’m copying them because blogging is 85% copying your friends. 😀 Kidding. Sort of. But in all seriousness, people join us on our blogging journey at different times and let get real: your (or my) About page hasn’t been updated since blog launch. So this is a nice way to catch newish readers up on our life’s story because sometimes we mention something offhand, assuming our readers know, but in reality, everyone be like “Whatcha talking about, Willis” or Tanya in my case.Continue Reading …
5 Blogging Pet Peeves
I’ve been blogging for a long time. A loooooong time. 8 years. Okay, that’s not a long time compared to some bloggers but still a long time. It actually feels like it should be longer! 😀 It’s one journey I’m grateful to have started, but over time, I have developed a few pet peeves related to visiting other blogs. And today, I’m letting them out, people. No holding back!
5 Tips to Help You Overcome Blogger Burnout
People, I got it: blogger burnout. It isn’t even that I suffer from writer’s block or a lack of things to say, but I feel blah (not depression blah, normal blah … maybe), which made it a real battle to sit and write. My normal response is to not write, which I obviously have been doing, since forced writing has a certain stench to it or least mine does. And while I wouldn’t mind taking a (longer) break, I decided to make lemonade out of lemons and write about dealing with blogger burnout, because every blogger deals with it at some point.
How To Get Your Twitter Share Counts Back
Good news bloggers: Your Twitter share counts are back. I’m taking a break from my normal mindful living/spending posts to focus on social media today because this is big news for my blogging friends. Some of you may have noticed your Twitter share counts disappeared from your social sharing apps in October 2015. Twitter, in their infinite wisdom — NOT — decided Twitter share counts should go the way of the dinosaur and become extinct for a variety of not-so-great reasons. One reason was because the counts weren’t 100% accurate (which no one assumed) and they instead encouraged you to use Gnip, a paid service if you wanted accurate information. Oh, did I mention who owns Gnip? You got it – Twitter.