I Was Suspended from Twitter

Last week I spent 16 hours suspended from Twitter. For about two weeks I had been manually following 100 to 200 accounts per day in an attempt to get more traffic to my blog. At some point in each day I'd go to Justunfollow.com and un-follow the fart-heads accounts that hadn't followed me back within the past four days or so. Last Monday, I was suspended for “following aggressively.” ...more
Although I was never suspended from Twitter, I was blocked from following more people because I ... more

Can't Make It to BlogHer '13? Join BlogHer at Home!

We know there are a lot of you who can't make it to BlogHer '13, but we don't want you to miss out on everything! I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter, but there's more to BlogHer at Home -- like giveaways! ...more
Oh and here's the URL of my tweet about the ... more

Can't Make It to BlogHer '13? Join BlogHer at Home!

We know there are a lot of you who can't make it to BlogHer '13, but we don't want you to miss out on everything! I look forward to connecting with you on Twitter, but there's more to BlogHer at Home -- like giveaways! ...more
I am one of the sad bloggers at home who had to sell her BlogHer 13 ticket at the last minute ... more

Memories of My Mom and the Ugly Green Sweater

Some days comfort can be found in the most unlikely places, a well-worn pair of jeans, a pint of Ben and Jerry's, a glass of wine, comfy pajamas at the end of a trying day. For my mom, it was an ugly green sweater that she donned each evening without fail before settling on the couch after a busy day of playing taxi driver, chef, and everything in between. If I close my eyes, I can see her sitting on the brown velour seventies couch in our living room wrapped in that ugly green sweater, relaxing with each passing minute as though cocooned in a blissful state of peace....more
Crying...I just lost my mom about 6 weeks ago and this story was beautiful and touching and I ... more

The Sniff Test

By Tracy Beckerman Some kids ease into adolescence with very little fanfare while others seem to slam into it with such force they leave their parents feeling like roadkill on the interstate.My son fell somewhere in between. ...more
This was great. We are just getting to this point of more socializing and weekend parties for my ... more

The Awkward Blogger

I began blogging in June 2012. As I started my blog, Mommy, For Real, I simultaneously read several books and numerous articles about blogging, particularly those featuring “mommy bloggers.” Over and over it was made clear that the way to have a successful readership was by putting yourself out there and interacting with other bloggers. Taking a deep breath, I began to do just that. ...more
Awesome post!  From one awkward blogger to another....I'm with ya!! more
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