Blocking IP’s From Trying to Log into Your WP Blog

There has been an increase in people attempting to blast into your WordPress site and us bloggers have had to add just one more task to our daily list of things to do; block IP addresses. Previously, I used to block an IP if it were someone I didn’t want accessing my sites due to harassment or for privacy reasons, but now I find myself taking time out of each day to block IP addresses of those from various countries attempting to hack into my blog just for fun. Wishing these people would find a new hobby! Today I am […]

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Thoughts That Come to Mind While Being a Blogger for Near Five Years

In most of my blogging I am pretty open and honest about all of what I have to say, but that doesn’t mean that I “tell all”.  You see, based on experience, once you put something out there in text for someone to revisit or bring back up in a cached or saved version of text, you cannot take it back. There are some things that you simply cannot try to hide or take back after the fact. That is why, while being a blogger, I have been forced to be somewhat honest when asked about certain things because if […]

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The Perfect Personal Publishing Platform

Exposure. Presence. Success. The Internet is responsible for all of these terms and the platform has never been more prominent than it has been in recent years. It is the best way to gain a presence within any community whether it is for personal reasons, an attempt to have a voice and to make it heard or whether it is for the purpose of a business, making your company known and raising the profile of a brand and the services it offers. The need to be a key online player is a real consideration for so many people and there […]

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Making Money with Link Vehicle

I am always on the look out for more ways to earn money from my websites, as a member of the paid VIP MomDot Forum I often am able to get connected with other bloggers who are able to lend opportunities, share tips and tricks as well as referral links to places such as Link Vehicle to other bloggers with recommendations on how this site worked for them to make money. Link Vehicle is much like other websites I have been a member of for years during my times as a Mom Blogger, I am new to Link Vehicle so […]

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I Never Had That Thought of What If With Blogging and Vlogging

I have random conversations with people about blogging and vlogging (video blogging) because after all so many want to know what it is I do to work from home while raising three kids. I am not rich, I do not get huge search engine traffic just yet, but I do earn a decent revenue from my blogs and videos to survive.  I would never tell another person they are going to live lavishly on a blog income, but some do. You can succeed if you put your mind to it and devote time to creating good content, or like me […]

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How Would I Use $750 to Grow My Blog?

The question has been asked by the National Association for the Self Employed (NASE), they want to know “How will you use $750 to grow your blog?” and my answer is this; When I started this blog it was a venture into the unknown, a friend from my direct sales days became more like a sister to me and encouraged me to get into this Mom blogging world as a means to make some extra income and meet amazing people.  Since December 2008 I have changed the name of this blog once and grew it to nearly 2,000 subscribed readers […]

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If I Had a Genie in a Bottle

I would ask this Genie to grant a few simple wishes … First I would like to know that every time I upgrade my WordPress site that my theme does not become broken, whether functioning or not, my upgrades always lead to behind the scenes work to fix whatever issue arises. Second I would ask that I am allowed peace and quiet for my few hours of writing work I do each day so that I don’t feel like a bad mom for taking time to work in my office so the kids can hang with Dad. Third I would […]

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Finding a Stable and Reliable Web Hosting Account

I must admit that when I first switched from a free blog platform to self hosted WordPress I jumped on the most affordable web hosting plan I could find. I did little research and just based my decision on what worked for others who had multiple websites or blogs. I knew that I would always be a person with more than one blog so I wanted to be certain my plan would cover more than one self hosted WordPress blogs. Now that I have “lived and learn” through the years with my current website hosting company, I have figured out […]

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You Want to Start a Blog, But First ….

With the news covering many Mom bloggers who are making a living writing from home and completing product reviews for brands as well as attending events to represent such brands, it makes sense many wish to start their own blog and hop on the mom & dad blog wagon. Here is what you need to know before jumping into the blogging sensation: Determine why you want to blog – do not go into starting a blog just because you want to make money – although you can set a goal to make this a revenue for your household – do […]

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Save 25% or $9.94 off Hosting For Being a Reader

I have been using HostGator for my website hosting account ever since I switched to a self hosted WordPress blog. I became an affiliate with HostGator after I realized 1) I could do such a thing and 2) I really loved this hosting service. You see, I can become an affiliate with almost any company or represent almost any product, so can most other bloggers and people, however, I only wish to promote products and services that I can fully stand behind. My hosting company is one of those companies I can stand behind and feel good about promoting. I […]

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