All posts tagged CoffeeShopBloggers

My DIY New Header Artwork and Avatar

DIY New Header Cost Blood, Sweat, Tears and $29

You might have noticed that my header now magically fits. It’s all due to my good Twitter friend @IanChia who read my post and volunteered to fix all the size issues I had with my header plus added the snazzy shadowing effect. He also made the image clearer by fixing some pixel-ation problem that occurred during my insane process of copying, scanning, and shrinking. He’s one of the most helpful and knowledgeable Twitter friends I’ve made in the education space, so much so, that I thought he was some super educator dude down under. Read more…

A Year of Blogging with CoffeeShopBloggers

Mommy Bloggers Self Help Group

It is shocking to me that it’s been a just over full year of blogging for me and our little group, the CoffeeShopBloggers, and I wanted to give an update on how blogging has affected our lives. A year ago, the economy was in the tank . Our paying gigs were slow and we had time on our hands which we were not used to. It was time to make an investment in ourselves, to allow ourselves to be creative again, and to push the envelope with this “social media” phenomenon which was scary to us because none of us have technical chops. Read more…

DesignTrackMind Creates Child-Friendly Spaces

Child Friendly And Gorgeous Interior Design

When I started my blog a few months ago, it was rough going.  I’m not technical nor SEO savvy, so I constantly (daily!) plagued by problems and questions both technical and not.  And it was no fun trying to figure this out on my own, holed up in front of my computer.  So I started a blogging group with just a few moms at school in various stages of blogging or wanting to blog.  And it has been magic. Read more…

lessons from the dog park applied to my blog, http://PragmaticMom.com, Pragmatic Mom

Lessons From the Dog Park Applied to My Blog … Changes A Comin’

Blogging is Just Like the Dog Park

It’s been nearly a year since I started my blog and as good a time as any to reflect and learn from this year of “drinking from a fire hydrant.”  I started my blog with a few goals in mind:

  • Learn about social media
  • Read a lot of children’s literature
  • Create a marketable brand Read more…

Pole Dancing for Ladies Who Lunch

Pole Dancing with Mom Friends

Note that there are no photos for this post.

And yes, it was I who lunched yesterday on fancypants Newbury Street, the Rodeo Drive of Boston, with my CoffeeShopBloggers group — my “self-help” mom bloggers group (not to stop blogging but to get better at it).   We met with a lovely gentleman from litl who is a power tweetdeck user and he taught us the ins and outs of Tweetdeck and Twitter.  If you don’t use tweetdeck because of that annoying “bloop” sound that it makes every time there is a new tweet from the folks you follow, now I know how to turn that blasted thing off (under settings).  Tweetdeck is awesome because it helps you to sort your incoming tweets so you are read the ones that most apply to your interests PLUS it connects to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and MySpace.  You need it if you follow thousands of people. Read more…