And then there was one…

Due to…well…my life, I am down to one blog

Momdum Chronicles

so stop on by…always under construction!

I am back, baby!

Hello again everyone! I am so sorry I just disappeared like that. I had some personal health problems I had to take care of. Then, our computer decided to do a slow death. So we had to start replacing parts and wiping hard drives.

Yes, I am in blog mourning for all of my blogging stuff I lost in the wiping of our computer.

But I am back…as long as we can stay ahead of our breaking computer. I do, however, have to re-evaluate my problogging, my number of blogs, and all that jazz. The burning the candle at both ends probably didn’t help my health any either. But I just wanted to let everyone (if there are any readers left) know I am back but some things are changing. But just keep coming back!
Kerith

I am an aspiring problogger–Where To Start

I am a stay at home mom to 4 kids.  My oldest is a 5 year old brainiac.  My next oldest is a 2 year old little princess who is going on 16.  My 3rd and 4th are a set of 10 month old twin boys.  Yea, I know…can you believe I have so many kids…oh yea…and I am married…well…kind of married.  I have been trying to find something to do for years that I can stay at home with my kids and still make money.  And I have tried it all.  Sometimes it doesn’t work out–data entry–sometimes I spent more money then I actually made (yea…my hubby hated those “business ventures”) by selling this and that from home–sometimes I had to work outside of the home–gas stations–and sometimes I just didn’t do anything at all.  But then I discovered blogging and I was hooked. 

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Like most new bloggers, I had no idea where to start.  So I, of course, googled blogging and terms like it.  I found several blogs/sites that could told me they could make me money as long as I could pay them money.  I found countless people who claimed to be probloggers–but just wanted my money.  I researched for weeks about blogging before I actually did any blogging.  But I also needed something where I could blog and not have to spend any money–due to past, failed “business ventures” that ate our money and raising kids takes alot of money.

I finally decided on Blogger.com and WordPress.com.  Yes, I knew starting out that I should begin blogging with my own domains.  But I didn’t have the money to buy a domain ($6-$20) and I didn’t have the money to pay for hosting 1 or more blogs.  Even hosting locally here in Iowa would have cost me at least $30/month, if not more.  That might not be alot for some people-but paying $30 or more a month just to type on a blog that doesn’t even make me any money yet is alot of money for a family of 6. 

SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSoooooooooooooo…I had to go with the free platforms until I started to make some money and could afford my own domains and hosting.

Blogger is super easy to learn.  I got all my blogs there off the ground the first day.  I think it is a fantastic place for the first time blogger to start.  It is actually a point-n-click blogging platform…which was great for me at the time because the only thing I had done with the internet prior to blogging was to shop and to play on PBSkids with my son.

WordPress was easy as well.  There are alot more templates to choose from.  The ability to change those template’s colors or headers is a wonderful feature as well.  It is less of a point-n-click platform than Blogger is.  I did spend about 5 days trying to find the HTML that would allow me to link up a picture to a website.  Yea…that kind of sucked.  But once I found it, it was awesome.  I felt like I could take over the world…or at least…link my picture to my other blogs.  It was a wonderful feeling.  But I digress–

Blogger was easier to learn but WordPress gave me a more professional feel.  I did sign up at about 10 other free platforms but they were either hard to understand or I couldn’t figure out how to get a picture to post or I couldn’t use any advertising in my blog–stuff like that.

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Now that you know were to start…Go…Start…You HAVE to begin blogging.  There are many different options for everyone, but these are the two that worked out for me.  Blogger and WordPress.com made it possible for me to begin my career as an aspiring problogger.  If I can become an aspiring problogger, anyone can.

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FUN MONDAY

So we are at the first anniversery of fun monday and it comes back where it started.
Catching Light wants to see our front door and our first blog post…ok…here goes…
Here is my front door…snow, snow, and more snow…but sometimes we have ice.
And here is my very first blog post ever!

“I thought I would introduce myself. I am Kerith. I am 31…I think. I have 4 kids and a great hubby. I decided to start a blog because I think it is too hard to find kid friendly stuff on the internet or there is SSSOOO much you don’t even know where to start. I was looking and searching and up late nites just looking for new stuff for my kids or new sites for them to check out or kid friendly stuff for me. As you know…when you are a mother…your interests seem to meld into your kids and what they can do or see or get at or get into. So bear with me as I post the stuff I find that I think is great for kids and families in general. I will hopefully organize it in a way that you like. I thought it would be great if it was all in one spot…then I got a great idea…why don’t I just do that and then other will eventually find me and this family friendly blog…well…thanks for listening and come back ya’all.
kerith”

As an update to this-I am going to be getting my own, official domains–2 of them…one for mom and fun stuff (kerithskorner.com) and one concerning my becoming an aspiring problogger (probloggymomma.com). They are not up yet but I have come along way for not really knowing what to blog about but I just knew I had to be a part of it!

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Thursday 13–Keywords

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13 Keywords I want this blog to come up in:

  1. Problogger
  2. Kerith
  3. Freelance Writer
  4. Freelancer
  5. Networking
  6. Increase readership
  7. Make money blogging
  8. Aspiring Problogger
  9. Blogging mom
  10. Mother
  11. Mommy
  12. Blogging Tips
  13. Blog

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CHECK OUT MY GUEST POSTERS AWESOME ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!

My guest poster runs the My Kids Registry network.

If you have not checked it out…go and check it out already…and join…and look me up–cathicollins!

Anyway–the Kids Registry hit 100 members this past week. Congrats to her and I hope more people get on this network. It is such a fantastic idea!

Thursday 13–The 4th one

13 Networks/Groups/Stuff & Things That I Belong To:

  1. Connecting Moms
  2. My Kids Registry
  3. Mayas Mom
  4. Mom Bloggers Club
  5. Mommy Matter
  6. Cafe Mom
  7. My Mommy’s Place
  8. Work It, Mom
  9. Blog 365
  10. Fun Monday
  11. SheWhoBlogs
  12. Web Mums
  13. Thursday 13, of course!

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Gamer Thursday

Here are some classic games that everyone can play!

Click Here to Play More Great Games!

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Yet another past Gamer Thursday–my favorite one!

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Wordless Wednesday–kind of saucy but so funny

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Are you one of “those” scrapbookers?!

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