NaBloPoMo September 2012 Writing Prompts

If you're participating in NaBloPoMo in September -- or even if you're not! -- here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts are posted at the beginning of the month so you can plan ahead, Monday to Friday (weekends are for free-writing!) ...more
thanks for some good writing prompts here.  I wrote down a few and will try them. more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your September Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily September NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
new post today.  Thanks for having this post so we can let you know what we are writing about.  ... more

When Your Baby Is Diagnosed With Down Syndrome

I often receive emails from moms whose children have been newly diagnosed with Down syndrome who find our blog. They are reaching out, looking for hope. They want to know if what they are feeling is "normal," if the feelings they are having about their baby with Down syndrome will change. I love receiving emails from these people because I was one of them at one point. I was the one looking for hope, wanting to know if there was light at the end of the tunnel. I know exactly how they feel, and I'm thrilled to tell them that I think their feelings are totally normal and that it does get better! ...more
Ah,,, the road to Holland is a beautiful one.  I have written several pieces about that.  I've ... more

Lance Armstrong Drops Fight Against U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

This is not a good day for seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong or the sport of cycling. Calling it an "unconstitutional witch hunt," Armstrong said Thursday he has decided to stop battling the drug case the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has lined up against him. The International Cycling Union may strip the Tour titles he won from 1999 to 2005, and ban him for life from the sport....more
I really feel for him too.  It's got to be hard to battle that for so long.  And enough is ... more

Why Should I Keep Blogging with Low Stats?

Midway through last week I decided to stop blogging. I wasn't having a great day to begin with, and my mood went immediately downhill when I read "Parenting Blog Analytics: How Do My Stats Compare" at PhD in Parenting. It turns out that my stats don't compare terribly favorably, and I let that kick me right in the pants. In a bad way. I was ready to pack it in, buy a pickup and take it down to LA. ...more
I for sure I don't get 19,000 visits in a month but since I wrote my Prince Harry Gets in ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your August Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily August NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more
 @Darlynn @ Little Blog Dress Interesting.  I'll have to check that out.  My daughter is on a ... more

NaBloPoMo Soup: Add Your August Posts

You have posts and we want to read them. This is a way for people to post a link to their daily August NaBloPoMo posts that they publish on their personal blogs. Please use the linky feature below daily to add your post, and peruse the ones already entered in order to find great things to read as well as support your fellow NaBloPoMo'ers. Bookmark this post so you can use it all month. ...more

How long does it take to grow readership on a blog? What are the best tips for expanding your reader base and reaching out to new audiences

How long does it take to grow readership on a blog? What are the best tips for expanding your reader base and reaching out to new audiences ...more
It is so true that it takes a while to build an audience here or anywhere.  I don't think I have ... more

Hey! My recent post on my BlogHer blog got featured. Cool!

Hey! My recent post on my BlogHer blog got featured. Cool! ...more
That's cool.  Does it sometimes take a while for that to happen?  I'm new to chatter so am still ... more

Now There's a Pinterest App for Just About Everyone

You know you want to pin, pin, pin, no matter where you are or what device is beneath your fingertips. Here's news from Geek Sugar that there are new Pinterest apps for devices that you may own and use. Kelly Schwarze tells us, ...more
Pinterest is awesome.  I wonder if the app would work for an HTC tablet.  more