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What Am I Reading on Facebook?

Facebook gets a lot of bad press these days. Many people have threatened to jump ship but the alternatives haven't proven to be sustainable. Facebook is a machine, for better or for worse, and many of us still use it to not only connect with our friends and family but also for our businesses.


I manage 16 different pages for clients or projects. It was 15 until a couple of months ago when I finally decided to bite the bullet and create a professional page for my writing work. Why did it take me so long? I really have no idea but now that I have created it my job is to keep it updated and grow my audience.

I have noticed that Facebook is becoming inundated with types of content pages. Sometimes it can be hard to keep track of them all. For instance, my business page has almost the same name as my personal Facebook timeline. Laura LaVoie and Laura M. LaVoie aren't that much different when you see it quickly scroll past, but for me that M is the distinguishing mark between persona…

Meeting Jen Yates of EPBOT and Cakewrecks

In 2012 I had just begun writing for The NotMom. I pitched an idea to Karen to interview childfree (by choice or by chance) bloggers to get their perspective. I aimed high for my first conversation: Jen Yates of the popular blog Cakewrecks. I was absolutely giddy when she responded to my request and the interview has remained one of the most popular posts on The NotMom.

Jen writes another blog called EPBOT about life as a geek. I knew she and her husband John were my people. Every year we both go to Dragon Con but never had a chance to run into one another, until this year.

I found Jen during her official Meet and Greet but my friends and I also ran into her and her wonderful husband, John, every other day of Con. Sometimes twice. They are such fantastic people I was so happy to get to know them, even during such brief encounters.

You can read the original interview here.