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Have you tried tickling their feet? My secret super power is I can, entirely behind my back (eyes on the road people!), take off toddler shoes and socks and viciously tickle those feet while driving home. If the cold blast of arctic air doesn't do the trick, attack the toes. Show no mercy!
1 year, 6 months ago on Tips for Averting a Nap Time Disaster
Nicely done! I've been trying to figure out how to carve out some time to not look like I stumbled out of bed, fell into some yoga pants, and ran out the door. This schedule is the answer to why I am failing in this endeavor.
1 year, 10 months ago on A Stay-At-Home-Mom-Schedule: Real World Version
Seth Grodin wrote a great piece about site traffic and the power law curve. And also the lack of independent content producers at the top of the curve :(
2 years, 6 months ago on Blogosphere: Then and Now
@dinodogan With my Dougie Houser-like genius mind I should be able to remember, but I can't exacly (Gopher does sound familiar). But you can't hold it against me because, as mentioned, I was only 5 at the time.
2 years, 6 months ago on The History of Email – Infographics
I went to Carnegie Mellon which was big into email before email was big (we used a proprietary UNIX based email system called Andrew that was already in use when I got there in 1989). I also was surfing the web before the HTML interface was developed and everybody was FTPing files to numeric IP addresses.
Course I hate to discuss these things because they make me sound like I am ONE MILLION YEARS OLD. Which is why I want to make it very clear that I am a Dougie Houser-like genius and was in college when I was 5.
@dixonge I agree with your perspective. My commenters are generally non-bloggers also so signing in or (God forbid) linking to twitter is a pretty major comment deterrent. The tech crowd definitely has no problem with comment systems but I think they represent a relatively small % of the overall web crowd. Even many savvy bloggers I know are flummoxed by Disqus or Livefyre. Also I think most people suffer from social networking fatigue - they don't want to create yet another profile, remember another password, etc. Simple & native works best for me.
2 years, 7 months ago on Comment Systems Face Off! LiveFyre Vs DisqUs
We're in a triberr tribe which is why I'm here (nice blog BTW). I joined a BIG tribe just to see what would happen and have come to roughly the same conclusion you have (although now that triberr=manual things may change on that front). I haven't tried buffer though and since I'm super lame about using twitter it could be really good for me. Will definitely click the link though to get you an extra bump ;)
2 years, 9 months ago on Two Simple Ways to Double Your Audience and Boost Your Twitter Efficiency
Actually I think I AM your audience. Only I have no money and thus am just a reader :)
BTW - if we're in a stage production together I need to talk to somebody in costume design because mine simply isn't working for me. Seriously, who picked this out?!?
2 years, 9 months ago on You Are NOT My Audience - Video
Don't have NEAR the time but I think it is such a FANTASTIC exercise. It doesn't matter WHAT kind of writer you are (novice, blogger, professional, published, etc.) - it's like a month-long writing bootcamp. I hope that when my youngest goes to kindergarten I can try. Good luck with it!
2 years, 9 months ago on To NaNo or Not to Nano, That Seems to be the Question #nanowrimo
Love this quote (similar to your thought): Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Another PPD survivor here. I hope you feel fully like yourself soon. It's a long road but someday you get to the end and you look back and think, "Phew...so glad I won't have to travel that road again."
2 years, 10 months ago on Show me that smile again...
I keep toying around with the idea of starting a small marketing/web dev company. I think your comment about finding a mentor really resonates. As an extrovert I do my best thinking when I'm talking (sounds strange but it's totally true). Linking up with some like-minded women would definitely help me get my idea off the ground :)
2 years, 10 months ago on Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be a Chick in Business
Why can't I find this Fouker Study anywhere on the Internet? Is it possible for things to exist OUTSIDE of the Internet?!?!
2 years, 11 months ago on An Open Letter To Triberr Members
I'm Alexis a once impressive technology analyst now quazi-sporty faded-gap-t-wearing SAHM in VT who writes about kids and sleep. I play soccer, badly. I'm training for an adventure race to celebrate my big 4-0 (odds of starting = 100%, odds of finishing=43%). I read a ton but will only admit to a small portion of it (like you love Martin and will likely read the new book coming although expectations are very low). I love my blog/blogging but have painfully little time to put into it. So the whole build community & connections part is pathetically lacking although I completely agree with you on how crucial it is.
I come here because I like your writing style - smart and authoritative but still accessible. It's something I would like to develop for myself. Also you respond to comments (I'm totally done with people who don't). I'm right now going to like you on FB, anything to help a bro?
3 years ago on Build Connections & Community