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Blog Rebranding Process

0 comments February 24, 2015
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My blog rebranding took some time to process. I’ve actually been thinking about it for at least 9 months. Rebranding of any kind is not something that I would undertake without serious consideration. Any time you change something in your online presence, it shouldn’t be taken lightly.  So I had a lot to consider before doing anything publicly. Previously, It’s OK to be WEIRD  has undergone 2 design changes. It’s OK to be WEIRD! Design #1 My FIRST blog design looked like this: Flowers and Sunshine, with the crazy little stick figure girl. A good mix of […]

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UNVEIL: It’s OK to be WEIRD rebranding!

2 comments February 23, 2015
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Phase 2 of the rebranding for my blog is complete!   For a while now I’ve been wanting (needing) to spiff up It’s OK to be WEIRD!  And I really wanted to come up with a character of some kind to fit my theme.   Rebranding Phase 1 Phase 1 included brainstorming with my kiddos about branding (homeschooling rocks!), and some initial sketches on some fun ideas we came up with. It was really a great exercise, and we learned a lot. (I’ll elaborate more on that in another post.)   I finally took my own […]

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Nominated to the Top 25 Canadian Mom Blogs list – Please Vote!

1 comment October 27, 2011
Vote for me, PLEASE!

I was so excited to receive an e-mail today saying that my blog It’s OK to be WEIRD! has been nominated to the Top 25 Canadian Mom Blogs list on Circle of Moms! It’s an amazing honour to have even been considered, much less nominated! WOW! I’m blown away! I would love it if you’d support me with your vote. You can vote once a day, every day, until November 17, 2011. It’s easy to vote – just click the link below, then click the THUMBS UP! Circle of Moms Top 25 Canadian Mom Blogs […]

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Recent Awards – and BIG Thanks!

3 comments April 11, 2011

I’m not doing them anywhere near proper justice today, but I’d like to mention the latest two blog awards I have recently received. Thanks to a new friend, Samantha, over at A Spoonful O Sugar, for the “Stylish Blogger Award”.  There are a few rules with this award that I just don’t have the ‘umph’ to take care of right now, but please do have a look at Samantha’s post – she did a great job!  Thanks again, Samantha! Christian Woman Thanks to the beautiful ladies over at I am a Woman of God for […]

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Top 25 Keywords Bringing Traffic to My Site in 2010

1 comment January 23, 2011

I recently posted about my Top 20 Sites Referring Traffic to My Site in 2010 and decided to follow Simply Stacie‘s lead again and see what my Top 20 Keywords were for 2010. These are the words people looked up in search engines and then came over to my site from those searches. I used to do this about once a month, and it was always fun and interesting. This listing is only for the time I’ve had Google Analytics running, so officially September 15 through the end of the year.  When I looked up […]

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I Pledge to Blog with Integrity

0 comments January 21, 2011

from the Blog with Integrity site: By displaying the Blog with Integrity badge or signing the pledge, I assert that the trust of my readers and the blogging community is important to me. I treat others respectfully, attacking ideas and not people. I also welcome respectful disagreement with my own ideas. I believe in intellectual property rights, providing links, citing sources, and crediting inspiration where appropriate. I disclose my material relationships, policies and business practices. My readers will know the difference between editorial, advertorial, and advertising, should I choose to have it. If I do […]

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Top 20 Sites Referring Traffic to My Site in 2010

3 comments January 17, 2011

Following the lead of a couple good blogging buddies of mine, I thought I’d post my Top Referring Sites.  It’s fun to see how people get here! This is more like my Top 20 Sites that Referred the Most Traffic since September (when I got my analytics working!). Google: (organic and referral) : 986 Direct: 738 Blogger: 478 Twitter: 316 Entrecard: 248 Facebook: 235 BlogCatalog: 117 SimplyStacie.net : 92 NetworkedBlogs: 76 Organizing Junkie: 61 Shasher’s Life: 39 Bring the Rain: 34 Mom Bloggers Club: 31 Google.ca (Canadian Google!): 29 Bloggy Moms: 25 SheToldMe: 25 OpenSky: […]

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itsoktobeweird.com – My very own domain!

4 comments January 14, 2011

So, with the help of a few friends (Moms Musings, Shashers Life, Simply Stacie, Worley House and Merry with Children) I finally got brave enough to switch my blog over to my own domain! Welcome to  itsoktobeweird.com!!! I’m probably lots more excited than is really necessary, but I’m easily excitable!  lol I’ve owned the domain name for a while and just had it redirecting to the blogspot address.  Now I have it switched around! Not to worry, you can pretty much find me the same way still.  Blogger redirects everything from itsoktobeweird.com directly to itsoktobeweird.com […]

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Is anyone paying attention?

5 comments January 8, 2011

Tonight I fiddled with the html code (the technical behind-the-scenes-stuff that creates the lovely page you see) here on the blog, and actually didn’t wreck the whole thing!  WOOT! I was glad to know that I really have learned a thing or two about how all this stuff works, and, with the help of Google, I can tweak things around here… mostly… ish….  lol (How’s that for confidence!?) What I did was pretty subtle.  7 things are different (at least).  “Different” means that I added something, or took something out, or moved something. SO, is […]

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2011 Blog To-Do List

3 comments January 2, 2011

Blog Dare – I decided to take the dare! As I understand it, the Blog Dare is a challenge to blog every day in 2011. For the last few months I have been posting almost daily anyway. So, though I was a bit hesitant at first, I decided to take the dare – thanks to Ruth over at MomsMusings! (You always need a good friend to help push you over the edge! LOL!) In order to do this well, it will take some planning.  I don’t want to post junk.  With that in mind, I […]

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