I was blogging from the machine in my office, but I got tired of being cramped up in that little space all day long that I put it off for a few days. Now I’m back. Although it’s not an ideal situation, I have my little HP netbook back from my son because his girlfriend gave him a laptop for his birthday. Who does that?
Anyway, the machine is small. Luckily, I have small hands. It is in relatively good shape for being used by a kid for at least a year considering he had already broken its screen and another netbook’s screen. At the time, this one was under a 3-year extended warranty.
Honestly, I’d rather have a MacBook Air or a large Droid with a keyboard. I’m tired of Windows. I only want to use windows for gaming except that my Adobe suite is no on Windows and I will probably need to repurchase it if I switch. Life goes on.
The good thing is that I can blog outside just how I like to. I really enjoy going out on a cool morning and blogging as I sip a nice French roast coffee. Yum. My thoughts are best at that time. If I get up early then it’s the best time for me to test a product. If I stay up late because I went to bed late, then it’s the best time then. The worst time is like right now when the kids are home and the dogs are barking.
When is your favorite time to blog or work in your WAHM home business?
I just found out today that Shoemoney has put my t-shirt on his free shirt Friday promo and he says that he is a reader of my site. Well, I am honored and very excited about that!
I loved the comments by the readers. According to the commenters I look like a 60′s lady who may or may not be a female. LOL Thanks guys *wink* that is wonderful of you to say. I can guarantee to you that I have been running my site since 2001 and that I am VERY female and a Mom.
Listen, the mom’s of today have been working in the Internet industry and running home businesses for awhile now. It’s time that we start getting recognized as money making home business owners just as much as the guys. I’ve been working in computers and high tech since 1986 when I started working at Broderbund Sotware. Hmm… I think it was ’86. I’m listed on a couple of the “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” 5.25 disk packets and on a few of the other games. I think I’m even on the Nintendo NES game “Dark Towers”, although I could be wrong about being on the packaging.
I’ve worked at Apple, Maxis, and a few other companies that you may not know about. I worked for the NFL’s ATI (before they did work for the NFL) and now I’m a home business owner. So yeah, I’ve been a geek for quite some time and a Mom since 1990.
I’m not artificial vanilla flavor. I am the original Geekmom.
Thanks Jeremy :)
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I used to be a tech writer for a Fortune 500 company where I wrote employee training manuals and site-licensed software reference guides. The job was fun and the company was great, but the writing was dry and a bit too professional. I enjoy writing in my blog now much better. Read more
If you run a blog then you’re going to want to find a way for people to contact you. There are several ways to do this and one of the easiest is by installing the plugin Contact Form 7. This plugin is very easy to install and although it might seem a bit intimidating at first, it is also easy to configure. Read more
Did you know that if you have an adsense account you can allow your users to search your site using Google and put the adsense ads in your search results? It isn’t very hard to add this to wordpress at all. I know there are plugins that do this, but it’s just as easy to modify your own templates. It’s very easy to monetize your blog using this method. Read more
Making a Viral Facebook Image with Links
There are several different ways to post a link to your webpage on Facebook, but I believe that only one way will get you the best viral traffic. People love pictures, and if you can make a funny or meaningful one stand out on your facebook page I think it is more likely to be shared than just a link alone. Read more
It’s Easy to Use Pinterest to Market Your Blog
So you’re using Pinterest to market your blog and ideas, but people aren’t clicking on your blog links when looking at your pinned pics. What is the easiest way to get people to click without spamming your Read moreacross every single picture and getting your domain out there?
Well, I have some bad news this morning. I went to make a new video about contact forms and for some reason Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Screen Capture wasn’t recognizing my mic and Audacity was so I did a search on Microsoft’s website and found they are no longer supporting the app.
Back to the drawing board I guess.
I just tried running the free version of FRAPS and it’s not recording anything at all. I don’t normally use FRAPS so this could be something that I’m doing. I’ll look into it more later.
What does this mean for you? Unfortunately, no training video today. Since it takes me much longer to create screen shots and record the audio separately I will do the form post later on today and post it tomorrow. I suppose I will need to download and try Visual Studio. Honestly, I’d rather just buy a Mac and stop wasting my time with Microsoft.
For now, carry on. I will have a great video out for you tomorrow or later on today. Actually, it’s kind of a good thing. I do believe I need a root canal or something on one of my front teeth. For me, using Windows is just as painful. Why double it?
If you’re a work at home mom, also known as a WAHM, the you should be blogging on a daily basis to support your business. It can really be about anything you like, but in order to have people visit your site you’re really going to need to make it personal.
I’m sitting here on my porch in the almost 60 degree weather enjoying a nice cup of coffee. I love blogging from my porch while watching all the people pull out of their driveways and head off to the City or wherever they’re going to start their daily grind. I blog until all of my blogs are filled for the day and then I blog some more. Some of my blogs are done daily and others I will schedule a whole month of posts before hand–it really just depends on the type of blog.
This blog, geekmom, I blog on daily. I like to keep my motivation fresh. I also do a lot of video blogging for geekmom and training videos to help WAHMs out with their businesses so the video blogging can take some time which is why I do it daily. As you can see, I like to relate with other WAHMs on geekmom so we can connect by doing business together and learning more about each other. This is what it’s all about.
If you’re not running a blog for your WAHM business yet, then you are missing out on a lot of potential customers. Sure, you can use facebook, twitter, and forums to find clients but in order to show up on google you’re going to need a little bit more. Why not make a website for your businesses? Brag about your products and tell people why you love working from home. Show them what your dreams are and how you enjoy working from home where you can be right where your kids need you to be. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
I missed so many of the school plays and activities when my first son was going through school that it really hurt. I felt the pain of knowing that other parents could be there and he would be looking out across the crowd for me and I had to be in a meeting or whatever. It’s painful. I would always try my best to be there, but a boss can only take that for so long before they find someone else who CAN be there. So I started my quest to work from home right then and I finally found it.
Do you wish that you could be at all the events your child has at school or other activities? When you blog you can do it on your time. You don’t need to miss events as you can schedule a blog post to happen during the event and you don’t even need to be there. Why are you still waiting for it to happen? You can blog, create sales and/or leads and then leave and come back to possibly more sales over night or while you’re gone.
Make it happen for yourself. Do it now.