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Friday’s Roundup

July 10, 2015
Never too young to side hustle

Thank goodness for small blessings! This week was much better than last week. We’re still fighting with the warranty company, but hopefully the issues will soon be resolved and we can live a life uninterrupted by maintenance and repair technicians. One can only hope, right? Even if they don’t get resolved in the next week, it doesn’t really matter. For a whole week my mantra will be “not my circus, not my monkeys” because I am out of town, and I won’t have to deal with anything concerning the warranty company.

Yesterday, the kids and I traveled up to my parents’ house. We are going to visit family and friends for a week while my LEO husband works, works some more, and has Navy reserve duty. I’m really looking forward to meeting up with some long-time friends and reconnecting. I’m also planning on getting a haircut while I’m here and have access to free, built-in babysitters (a.k.a. my parents). Hopefully, I can then sucker my soon to be brother in law, who sidelines as a photographer,  to take some pictures of me that I can use for my “about me” page.

Since moving my site from WordPress to HostGator, I have been fiddling around with different plugins and widgets and basically trying to really make the site my own. Running your own webpage is both exciting and challenging! You don’t realize how much you don’t know about something until you need to understand and utilize it. I may end up taking a basic coding or programming course on Udemy just so that I can have a better grasp of my site’s functionality.

Besides getting my new site up and running, I have been really branching out and pitching to new clients. I was rejected by a big name blog, but the editor actually responded to my email. That particular site doesn’t always respond when you pitch to them, so I count that as a win.  I am going to write and pitch, write and pitch until I pester the poor woman enough that maybe she’ll publish my post just to get rid of me.

My life hasn’t been all rejection. My very first weekly contributor post went live this morning on Young Adult Money. I am so excited to be part of David’s team!

Besides my post on Young Adult Money, here are few of my recent articles.

Adopting the Minimalist Lifestyle: Drop the Digital Clutter

5 Reasons to Encourage Your Child to Donate to Charity

Does it Cost $250,000 to Raise a Child?

I have learned so much about freelance blogging in such a short time. I really wouldn’t be where I am with my website if it wasn’t for Cat Alford’s guidance and mentorship. If you want to learn how to sideline as a freelance blogger too, sign up to take her course, Get Paid to Write for Blogs. I really can’t rave enough about how much I learned from Cat’s course on blogging.

Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend everyone!


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  • Reply Kirsten July 10, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Congrats at the YAM gig! Way to go!!
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  • Reply moderatemuseblog July 10, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Thank you, Kirsten!
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  • Reply Jennifer @ WanderlustWallet July 14, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Adorable picture! Congratulations on your newest writing job, and enjoy your week away with family and free babysitters!
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    • Reply moderatemuseblog July 14, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Thank you! I usually don’t let the kids mess around with where I work, but it was too cute of a picture opportunity to pass up =]

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