February 25, 2016

Connecting Blogs to Google+

Has anyone out there in the wonderful world of blogs connected a blog to Google+ ?

If you’ve connected your blog to Google+ do you like it?

Is the action of connecting your blog to Google+ reversible if you decide you don’t like it?

Have you connected your Google profile to Google+ ?

I could use some feedback on this one.

I would love to hear from you!

February 22, 2016

Feedburner Cracks Me Up

Feedburner is a pretty nifty tool to use on your blog. I love knowing how many people are following my blogs. I’ve thought a lot about quitting Feedburner but can’t help to stick around with this one because I’m hoping someone out there in Feedburner-land will figure out how to update and make the service work.

Last week Feedburner said Blog Mommas has 15 followers and today it says we have 100+ followers! If that’s true, I think that’s pretty cool!

Thanks for following Blog Mommas!

February 20, 2016

Deleting My Affiliate Accounts

I’m thinking of deleting many of my affiliate accounts. A clean start seems to be where it’s at these days. It’s kind of like decluttering your home so when you walk in everything seems clean, fresh, and new!? Well, there are many days I’d like to turn on my computer and feel the same way. I’m craving technical simplicity!

Before I start the removal process I need to sit and think about the pros and the cons. I ask myself, can I get along without this company? Will my life end if I say goodbye and start a new chapter? Does my life revolve around these entities? Can I survive without them? Is it a two-way relationship of mutual respect and consideration or do I have this flat taste in my mouth every time I take a bite?

Google Adsense – I’m seriously thinking of saying goodbye to these folks. It seems their level of customer service depends on how much money you can make for them. Apparently, I am not their bread and butter; therefore, I don’t qualify for real life human interaction, only e-mails.

Amazon Associates – These kind people deleted my associate account because I didn’t respond to their notifications in a timely manner. Well, you know what – I’ve been busy with my kids, grandson, and foster child. Sometimes my human interactions have to trump the cyber world. And when you go and delete an account that’s been active for years because I didn’t check the box fast enough for you, I have to give it some serious thought if it’s even worth it to stick it out with you guys.

Commission Junction – What commission? I can’t even update my account without having to look at old links I don’t even use any more. I’m a little OCD when it comes to cleaning stuff up; so, I’m debating if it’s even worth sticking around to see if they will change their ways.

Linkshare – Link What? Share What? See Commission Junction

I guess I’m just really tired of updating, sprucing up, and targeting much of my content around advertisements. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to make money doing what you love, but I need a serious vacation from it so I can get back to some grassroots networking. Making an extra buck or two is nice but I am seriously burned out. I think that’s part of the reason why I don’t blog as much as I used to.

Do you guys ever feel like you just want to scrap it all and start over? Will I regret cutting some of these affiliate ties? I’d LOVE to hear from you!

February 18, 2016

Got any good writing prompts?

There are many days that go by where I just don’t know what to write about any more. So many things factor into why I don’t blog as much as I used to. But, like anything in life if I’m going to throw my hat into the ring again I have to practice.

Also, do you write about whatever you want to or whatever pops into your head? Do you stick religiously to the theme of your blog? Or do you sometimes wander off the path? Do you go by how your feeling or do you stick to a plan no matter how you feel?

How do you guys work your blogs? Got any good writing prompts?