We are going to host a monthly Round Up. What is a Round Up you ask, they are are just what it sounds like…a round up of posts. Each month will focus on a Family Travel/Adventure topic. If you have a blog post you would like included in the round-up please send us the link HERE. Here are a few of the topics we will use for the round-ups:...more
Content marketing seems to be all the rage in 2013.Forget about Google rankings and start churning out content.The more, the better.The longer, the better.With all this content frenzy, guest blogging is taking more of a spotlight than ever.Some blogs want even more guest posts, hoping to increase their rankings by publishing fresh content often with not so much focus on the quality.Some, on the other hand, decided to close their doors to accepting guest posts altogether.Guest Blogging is a Doozy?...more
If you’ve been blogging for longer than a couple of months, you should’ve heard by now how great guest blogging is when it comes down to building an audience.Pretty much every blogger out there is aware of that fact.The real problem is that most folks aren’t taking action.For a while I was in the same boat.I waited and waited for months…There was the fear that my post wouldn’t be accepted.Then I feared that if the post was accepted, I would receive very little social sharing....more
So I was reading one of my favorite blogs the other day (Sherilin's Laughing My Abs Off), and not only did it make me shriek in horror, but it was so, so appropriate for my own Bum-Bum Germs blog that I asked if I could repost it. She graciously agreed, and now you get to experience the horror too:...more
So I get this email from one of my favorite bloggers over at Mothers of Brothers Blog (she's super-famous...she even wrote a book).Hey! Wouldn't it be great if a bunch of bloggers got together on a special day to feature each others' writing? Leap Day! We'll do it on Leap Day! We'll call it Leap Blog!...more
Awhile back, I asked my husband to write a guest blog about what life with me is like. I wanted him to be honest. So he obliged. Here is his take on the matter:---The other day Jo asked me to write about what it’s like to be her husband, what with all the stuff she believes and does when it comes to germs and such. So here it is. I’ll just start by saying I love her with all my heart, but there are unique…challenges…that come with that....more
For me, going to the library down the street is a lot of effort. Visiting my mom a three-hour plane ride away is pandemonium. But XLMIC is a worldly traveler, and she goes with her kids! Here’s how she does it.
If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say, “We’d love to travel abroad, but we have kids…”, I could pay the roundtrip airfare for at least one member of my family to fly to Europe.
Okay, that’s an exaggeration. But isn’t that really what most people say?...more
In September 2009, shortly after co-authoring a book about private elementary schools in Los Angeles, I started a blog on the same topic. Beyond The Brochure, the name of the book and my blog, is a site for parents who are applying to ultra-competitive private elementary schools in Los Angeles. About six months ago, I though it was time to find a way to broaden my blog readership. As a niche blog, we weren’t doing too badly. We’ve had close to 76,000 page views since the blog launched, but I sensed there might be more readers out there who would find the blog helpful....more
How exciting! Try and guess what I've been up to today? Clue: it certainly doesn't involve me hanging around 'the day after yesterday'. I've been moonlighting that's what. Or if you prefer, you could call it whoring because it makes me sound a little bit edgy like Anna Nicole Smith (but without the twin airbags or red lipstick). 'What the bloody hell are you banging on about?' I hear you cry. ...more
Our bloggers are great fans of American Idol from way back when the show aired 14 seasons ago! Well just so you know, it just started! Watch American Idol every Wednesday and Thursday 8/7 on Fox. Read more
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