I’d love your input on something. I have landed on what, for me, is a comfortable groove here on The Mom Maven. My schedule is flowing and I feel like things are running smoothly, except my pageviews are way down, which means fewer people are reading my blog. This decrease has been significant enough that it is really having a negative effect on the small income I make here. I’ve been doing a lot of reading on how to grow your readership and how to have a successful blog and honestly, I am doing most of the things I have seen recommended. My usual posting schedule looks like this:
Tuesday-Turn it Up Tuesday linky
Wednesday-Win it Wednesday linky
Sometimes there are additional posts sprinkled in but that is how things go weekly, for the most part. Please leave me a comment and let me know if there are things you would like to see more or less of. If you would like more personal posts, parenting posts, how-to blogging and social media posts or anything else, please leave me a comment on this post and let me know. 🙂
Time to start the party with us at Turn It Up Tuesday! It’s our 99th week, which means we’re only one week away from the 100th week here at Turn It Up Tuesday and a great 100th post surprise! We’d love to thank each and every one of you for partying with us week after week! Keep stopping by, linking up, and sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!
Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this link party the best that it could be!
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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!
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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from April Noelle | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen’s Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn
And welcome our awesome guest hosts for August!
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Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?
Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.
Here are the Featured posts from last week!
Free chose How To Streamline Your Blog from Krystal’s Kitsch. “Creating a way for me to run my blog is essential. Knowing what to do, when to do it, and how to do it is key to having success in blogging.”
Natasha also chose this post. “The past few weeks have been pretty hectic for me, so finding a way for me to streamline my blog is essential to the success of my blog. Thanks for the great post!”
Free chose Christmas in July: How To Save Money For Christmas from My Stay at Home Adventures. “Having a debt free Christmas is very important to me. Enjoying the holidays means enjoying every party of it.”
Jennifer chose Create a To Do List Based On Your Goals from Organizing Moms. “This is a really awesome way of working toward your goals in small steps, so you feel like you’re accomplishing something while you work toward something big.”
Jennifer chose Chicken Potato Bake from Dizzy Busy and Hungry. “This dish looks absolutely amazing!”
Dina chose Cream Cheese Wonton Recipe and $20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway from Lisa Renee Jones. “I have always wanted to know how to make Cream Cheese Wontons, and this recipe looks delicious!”
Dina chose Blueberries and Bavarian Cream Cake Recipe from Cooking LSL. “I liked this cake recipe a lot! And I think it is the perfect end of summer dessert!”
Tayrina chose Being Connected Where It Matters from All of Life’s Little Adventures. “I love this post because reminded me the importance to disconnect myself from social media sometimes and pay attention to the things that really matter.”
Tayrina chose 7 Lessons I Learned in My First Year of Blogging from Bella Brita. “I love reading about experiences. As a blogger myself, I enjoyed a lot reading about the experience of another blogger and what learn about it! Great things you can learn from here.”
Jennice chose What Exactly Is Copywriting? An Explanation & The Importance of It from our very own Tenns from Bliss & Faith. “The first favorite of mine was from the Blog Bliss and Faith and it was a post entitled What Exactly Is Copywriting? I enjoyed because while it was informative, I felt like I was being spoken to by a friend who really wanted to help me.”
Jennice chose Small Victories in Motherhood from our very own Amy from Confessions of A Ninja Mom. “My second favorite post was from the blog, Confessions of a Ninja Mom and it was called Small Victories in Motherhood. I enjoyed because it was 100% relatable to every mom whether they are new to the game or if they are veterans.”
Stacey chose 30+ Make Ahead Back to School Breakfast Recipes from My Pinterventures. “Even as a homeschool mom, it is great to have some quick breakfasts at the ready for the kids to be able to grab. Thanks for sharing!”
Stacey chose PB&J Oat Bars from Mom’s Messy Miracles. “These look wonderful, and since PB & J is a favorite for both of my kids, they would absolutely love them. Thanks for sharing!”
Silvie chose I Wish I Knew! from our very own Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings. “I think there are always things we wish we knew beforehand and she covers a few of mine in this post.”
Silvie chose Salsa Verde from Living on Grace. “I have always been on the lookout for an easy salsa verde recipe. This is definitely one that I am going to have to try.”
Mari chose Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers from Everyday Made Fresh. “I loved Joann’s share this year was my intro to Philly Cheese Steaks and I love them so this is surely a must try!”
Mari chose S’Mores Campfire Cones from Frugal Coupon Living. “Wow s’mores in cone form? That looks like a great treat!!!”
Tina chose The ABCs of Healthy After School Snacks from Cutting Tiny Bites. “Offering healthy after school snacks is such a challenge, so this is a great list of healthy alternatives for kids. I loved how she was able to name healthy snacks from A to Z too.”
Amy also chose this post. “I’m always looking for fun, delicious and healthy snacks for my kids. This collection has some great recipes that I know my kids would love to come home to!”
Tina chose Brownie Bowl Sundaes from Fitness Food Diva. “This is such a clever idea, to create brownies shaped as a bowl to put the ice cream on.”
Amy chose 10 Lego Math Activities for Preschoolers from our guest host this month, Tina from Kidz Activities. “My son is super in to legos right now. I love that I can turn a toy that he loves in to somethings educational for him!”
Tiffany chose 10 Essentials for Your Carry-On Bag from Frugal Foodie Mama. “Carrie from Frugal Food Mama gave a really great list of essentials for your carry on when you are limited to 1 suitcase a a purse. I have always tried to travel as light as possible but Carrie gave me a few things to add that I never considered – I love the almonds as a quick and healthy snack!”
Tiffany chose Delicious Mexican Street Corn Recipe from Family Fun Journal. “I absolutely love corn but I think grilled may be the only way I haven’t tried it and this will definitely be added to our end of season grill list.”
Tina chose Snow Puffy Paint & Sensory Play from our guest host this month, Tina from Kidz Activities. “What a wonderful kids activity,I’m sure my daughter is going to love it. Great sensory play!Thanks so much for sharing.”
Tina chose Watermelon Cake Balls from The Gold Lining Girl. “What a wonderful and yummy treat recipe.I adore this,simple and beautiful.Thanks for sharing.”
Natasha chose 5 Things To Know About An All-Inclusive Resort: Our Cancun Recap from Seven Graces. “It’s great to read someone’s experience with an all-inclusive resort in Cancun. I have never been to Cancun, but I’d love to go one day. Thanks for the share – I look forward to going there one day!”
The post with the most views is Simple Time Saving Kitchen Hacks from Amanda Unfolded.
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!
If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!
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And the Best of the Best goes to…
Brownie Bowl Sundaes from Fitness Food Diva
30+ Make Ahead Back to School Breakfast Recipes from My Pinterventures
Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, and the Best of the Best,
let’s get started!
– Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back. – Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier! – Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends! – Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!
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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**
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