Should You Start a Blog?

I have been asked many times by many people whether or not to start a blog for financial gain, and so here’s the truth. If you are asking me this question, my answer is going to be an unequivocal NO. No, you should not even contemplate starting a blog if you are on the fence and need to ask someone if it is worth it. If your plan is solely to make money, and not enjoy the act of writing. I clearly think that it IS worth it, but here are some things I also know. ...more
lorilovesparis I am sorry to hear about your job loss. That is no fun. There is definitely money ...more

5 Steps to Letting Go of Your Focus on Blog Stats

You know it's a bad idea to get obsessed with your blog stats, but how do you stop it from happening? Image: Blue Fountain Media via Flickr via Creative Commons license How to Know You're Obsessed You are in a crabby mood; glum facial expression, stomping about, loud sighing and you have let the odd door slam shut. ...more
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5 Stages: Letting Go of Your Blog Stats Obsession

Emotional Attachment to Blog Stats. You are in a crabby mood; glum facial expression, stomping about, loud sighing and you have let the odd door slam shut. Anyone would think you'd just received some bad news; like being told you didn't get your dream job or being told your car is going to cost a small fortune to repair at the garage or being forced to watch your beloved pet cat finally decide to go live with the woman up the street who it has been secretly cuddling (behind your back) for years....more

Are Bloggers the Ultimate Narcissists?

My biggest fan (my mom) has tried to get several of her friends to read my blog over the past two years....more

How Do You Define Love?

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and what better way to celebrate than to celebrate the word, LOVE. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines love as: ...more

Gift Guide: Gifts for Bloggers under $100

 *This post contains affiliate links, these links do not cost you anything- well, unless you decide to buy something- there is NOT an added charge. When you use the links you help me keep this blog running annnnnd you may even buy me a coffee. Ummm......more

My Ultimate Legion of Bad Ass Black Chicks: Sisters With Voices

I’m down with a legion of bad ass black chicks. We live in a world where the voices of black women are constantly being stifled and if any sister has an opinion other than the status quo, she is ostracized.  It appears that calling out racism, sexism or any other “ism” that we endure is met with cynicism, sarcasm and just blatant disregard/ disrespect. I like to think that I align myself with brilliant sisters that kick ass and take names for a living.  We are activists, mamis, lovers, amigas, sisters  and daughters....more

The Perfect Strangers #Blogher15

An Adventure in Meeting Perfect StrangersSharing a room with three girls I don’t know? Scary….  Sharing a bed with a complete stranger Yikes!!!  It could have been over the top scary but luckily it was with three bloggers going to Blogher15 in New York City....more
Nice piece..i'll just go out and make new friends screaming Hello there, Welcome to my world!more

South Asian Bloggers Network

I woke up this morning to see my blog Driving Ms Desi featured on South Asian Bloggers Network as part of their 5 Awesome Mommy Bloggers. It’s wonderful to be a part of this great community in the company of some fabulous bloggers. I always worry that I don’t have anything specific to offer my readers, just a glimpse (or sometimes TMI!) into my life. It’s really just my words....more

Simple Tips to Make You Fall in Love With Your Blog

A few days ago, one of my students said that she was giving up her blog. It was taking too much time, for too little return. Many more people give up their blogs than commit to them for the long term, so maybe you feel the same way. If you do, here are some blogging tips to help you to fall in love with your blog, perhaps for the first time. ...more
This definitely hits home.  Sometimes I look back to 5-6 years ago when I started and then gave ...more