Yeah, me too. But then I realized...as a blogger, I've made the exact same mistakes. I'm guessing so have you!
"We roll out the red carpet when a post brings in unexpected new traffic, taking the time to respond to comments and emails at length. We try to bring in new readers with SEO, giveaways, and opt-in freebies.
But do we pay the same attention – and show the same appreciation – to our “locals” (i.e., loyal readers)?"
Since its launch in 2009, The Happiest Home (formerly The Happiest Mom) has evolved from a personal blog focusing on Meagan’s life as a mom of five kids into a thriving community, inspired a 2010 book published in conjunction with Parenting magazine, and was named one of Babble.com’s top 100 blogs of 2011 and 2012.
Vlogger, Podcaster, Family Expert. Meagan’s newest project, The Kitchen Hour, brings families together in and around the kitchen by making the dinner-prep hour easier and more fun.
The site brings together weekly podcasts, instructional videos, and helpful blog content in a single multi-media platform, delivering a fun, seamless kitchen experience (that keeps moms and dads from reaching for the pizza-delivery number.)
Meagan also contributes to a variety of publications and websites, including Babble.com and HGTVGardens.com.
Spokesperson, Speaker, and Media Personality. Meagan works with major brands, creating high-quality sponsored content that readers trust, connect with – and act on. Current and recent clients have included GoodNites, Goldfish, and Hallmark.
Meagan is a frequent speaker at social media conferences, recently presenting at BlogHer, Bloggy Boot Camp, Mom 2.0, and Blissdom, and appears regularly in the media.
Recent media appearances include Fox & Friends Weekend, MSNBC and the New York Times.
Content strategist and blog editor. Meagan worked with Experience Grand Rapids, the Convention and Visitors’ Bureau of Michigan’s second-largest city to conceptualize, create, and launch blogs for both their leisure and B2B departments.
Ongoing, Meagan recruits talent, manages editorial and works with bloggers to ensure consistently high-quality content on both blogs. Her travel writing background make her a natural fit for social media and content positions in the tourism and lifestyle industries.
- The InternetBlogger, Freelance Writer, Digital Publisher, 2001 - present
- The Home HourCreator, 2012 - present
- The Happiest HomePublisher, 2009 - present