On the Blog
The Geeky Shopaholic is a lifestyle blog and resource for hobby bloggers that encourages blogging for fun!
My goal is to help personal bloggers find the joy in blogging by following their own path to success. And success means something different for everyone. Not every woman wants to “lean in” like Cheryl Sandberg and have a huge career! And not every blogger wants to turn their blog into a full-time business.
But all the advice out there is for those that do want to make their blogs a business! Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
For some of us, blogging is a hobby, not a job. It’s our way to be creative, and share that creativity with others. We are passionate about our blogs, but we still enjoy our 9-5 gigs.
And if that sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place! Here you’ll find advice on how to make your blog the best it can be. You’ll never be told that you’re doing it wrong if you’re aren’t turning your blog into a business. Because here it’s all about Blogging for the Fun of it!
Here are a few posts to get you started:
- 8 Blogging Rules Everyone Should Follow
- 8 Things Bloggers Don’t Have to Do
- Eight Tips for Hobby Bloggers
- The Best Posts on How to Improve Your Blog
- 15 Post Ideas for Your Blog
- Big Magic – Why Every Blogger Should Read It
- How Important is Niche?
- How to Maintain Your Blog While Working Full Time
- What does it mean to blog for yourself?
Meet the Geek
Hello, my name is Paula and I’m the geek behind this blog.
I’m also a writer. It’s scary to claim that, but not as scary as it use to be. I love to write. I write about work because I enjoy mentoring people and helping them grow. I write about blogging because I’m excited to learn about it, and I want to share what I learn with others. I write about books, TV shows, and movies because I want to connect with other Fangirls, so we can share our feels! I also love to learn, so I’m always sharing what I’ve learned on the blog.
In my 9-5 gig, I’m an assistant manager for a major retail store. I’ve been in retail for over 16 years, and for 15 of those years, I’ve been a supervisor. It’s why I’m so bossy. Only in the past five years did I finally start to think of retail as a career and not just a way to fund my travels and clothing addiction.
I’m in a wonderful relationship with the best man I know. His name is Rex, but I call him Cap because he’s my Captain America. And I’m mom to a cute Chihuahua named Buffy. She is my baby!
I’m a book nerd and fantasy geek. Give me some Stephen King, Dean Koontz, JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, Kate Morton or Neil Gaiman and I’m a happy girl. Though I usually prefer sci-fi and fantasy, Gone with the Wind is my favorite book.
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