About the Blog
The Geeky Shopaholic is a lifestyle blog and resource for hobby bloggers that encourages blogging for fun!
Just like not every woman wants to “lean in,” not every blogger wants to make money from their blogs. But all the advice out there is for those that do want to make money from their blogs – not that there’s anything wrong with that!
But what about those of us who want to blog for fun?! For us blogging is a hobby, not a job. It’s our way to be creative, and share that creativity with others.
So, if you’re more focused on being creative than on making money, and you just want to write and connect with others, this is the place for you!
And because this is my personal blog, I also blog about my life and all the things that I love. You’ll find posts on books, blogging, work, TV and movies, travel, and style. You can check some of these out on my “Best Of” page. And you can learn more about me here.
Here are a few posts to get you started:
- 8 Blogging Rules Everyone Should Follow
- 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?
Connect with Me
Email addresses are collected when you subscribe to the blog. I use Mailchimp for this. I do not sell or share email addresses with any third parties. As long as the comment doesn’t look like it came from a spammer or a troll, I will approve it. All viewpoints are welcome!
I don’t receive any commissions from any links leaving my website. Any websites that I link to, I do so because I like them and for no other reason. Should this ever change (I have no plans for this), I will let my readers know. Once you follow one of these links leaving my blog, my privacy statement ends. Each of those sites will have their own policies and statements.
If you would like for me to guest post at your blog or you would like to guest post here, please e-mail me.
I am not currently looking to write any posts for pay. Maybe someday this will change but as of right now, please do not e-mail me about this.
Story of the Blog
I opened The Geeky Shopaholic on April 28, 2010, and I posted my very first blog on May 1. My first few blogs were written manually, but I quickly saw that this would be to hard to maintain. So, I decided to try out Bravenet’s free blogs. I moved all my posts and opened my new blog.
I wasn’t sure that I would like blogging. In fact, it was something that I had sworn I would never do! I wasn’t going to jump on the band-wagon! I wasn’t going to give in to the trend! HA!
When I decided to open a new website, I knew that I wanted it to be more personal and have more original content. Blogging seemed like a good way to do this. So, I gave in! lol Much to my surprise, I found out that I truly enjoyed blogging! It was fun and gave me a creative outlet that I didn’t even know I needed!
It didn’t take long for me to realize that blogging was about so much more than writing about your daily life. You can write about whatever you want! I enjoy blogging about the internet, the books I’m reading, Supernatural, and music and movies. Occasionally, I will write about my daily life, but I prefer other topics. Blogging is also a great way to connect with others online.
I knew that to be taken seriously as a blogger, it was better to have a domain name. And I had one, but Bravejournal had no way to use it. So, I installed WordPress and I’ve been using it ever since.
So, I hope you enjoy this blog of a geeky girl who is addicted to shopping, and loves to write about her favorite geeky things.
Images from Ashley Ella Designs.