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Internet security, internet casualty, online safety

10 Tips How to Not Become an Internet Casualty

I don’t want to become an Internet casualty. As a Lionlock ambassador, I take password and online security very seriously. Safety online is not just needed it is imperative in my line of work. As a blogger, I am in the business of sharing my life out loud on the Internet. Even as someone who has been doing this for years now and as an adult, I still have security slips. I sometimes forget th... »

LionLock, Safety, Internet, password protection

Are You Too Trusting When it Comes to the Internet?

Last month when I announced my ambassadorship with LionLock, I told you what an incredible password management tool I think it is. It’s perfect for every 21st century small business from freelance writers, digital marketing professionals, and social media consultants to virtual assistants. And let’s not forget about us busy 21st century parents who do everything from monitor their nannycams to sub... »

shhh, secrets, Lionlock, password management, passwords

Shhhh, I’ve Got a Secret

I am thrilled to announce that I have partnered with Lionlock as a brand ambassador. This makes me happy because not only do I get to share my love of a great and very useful product with you but they even pay me to do it. What? It’s like getting paid to eat chocolate without the calories. I know many of you, like me, work, play and live online and for security reasons you probably have 25 differe... »

online imposters, blogging, plagiarism, safety online

Who are the Real Moms & Who are the Online Imposters?

Something bizarre happened this weekend, someone pretended to be me; leaving me to wonder who the real moms online are and who are the online imposters? This is the first time I’ve ever been aware of anyone doing this where I was involved. Someone pretended to be me online. I don’t mean they copied my posts and swiped my words, it went beyond that. Unfortunately, I have become used to the pl... »

mom blogger, bloggers, mommy bloggers, over sharing, moms, GOMI, Instagram

Why do Bloggers Judge Mom Bloggers so Harshly?

I read a post by my friend Jessica, referencing a post by GOMI and the dastardly state of mom bloggers. The story goes a little something like this, mommy blogger pauses to take and Instagram a photo from the ER where her toddler is being held down by his father so that said toddler’s head could be stitched up. I am usually inclined to agree with Jessica on many topics, GOMI not so much. However, ... »

blogging, bloggers, blogs, unsubscribers, subscriptions

Dear Unsubscriber

Dear Unsubscriber, Hey, You, yeah you! The one who is wondering if she should waste a comment or just go. Yes, I know that you delicately tried to slip away out the back door without anyone noticing but damned if feedproxy wasn’t standing there, right behind you, yelling and pointing…“Hey, look she’s leaving! You suck!”  And just like that our blogger/reader love affair was over.... »

blogging, is blogging dead?

Is Blogging Dead?

Is blogging dead? A conversation with a fellow blogger in which she mentioned that blogging was dead has stuck with me over the past few days. They say Mommy blogging is on its way out and the blogging market is over-saturated. Some bloggers literally recoil with disdain if you refer to them as a “mommy blogger” as if you’ve intentionally insulted them. I don’t think blogging is dead at all but I ... »

blog, blogging, 2014, New Year

Blog Like No One is Reading

Discombobulated. Exhausted. What time is it? What day is it? Wow! I am in the throes of one of the worst Christmas hangovers I’ve ever experienced. It’s outrageous. My poor blog has suffered and fallen to the wayside of my priorities. With all the moments saturated in holiday joy and togetherness, sitting down to write about it seemed to feel like it might spoil the magic. I wanted to live it not ... »

babble top 100, reader's choice, blogging

…and Then Blogging became A Pissing Contest

They like me, they really, really like me! These are the words running through my head as I read the email that I had been selected as one of Babble’s top 100 bloggers of 2013 reader’s choice in the Latina category. I’ve been blogging for almost 5 years and in that time, I’ve come to know and love a lot of bloggers. I know it’s cliché but you ladies have become my tru... »

trolls, blogging, internet troll, haters

For All the Comment Trolls that Live Under the Internet Bridge

It’s wordless Wednesday and I am hard at work meeting deadlines so no time to write here but I came across this diddy and I had to share it because I know many of you bloggers can relate. It spoke to me and it will now be on repeat whenever I encounter a grumpy old troll. I know we’ve all had our fair share of “sexually aggressive,racist, homophobic, mysogynistic, cowardly, illit... »

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