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Happy Day After The 4th, everyone! Hope you all have a little fire left in your works to get you through the Friday between days off! (Who okayed that one?!) Let’s take a well-deserved coffee break to check out the buzz in our forums…


Rach_lifeeversince was looking for advice on how to announce an upcoming blogging break to her readers (or even if she should). What do you think? Amp up the other social media outlets in her “absence” or just tell your [hopefully understanding] readers to peace out for a few?

Do you ever time blogging breaks with humongo life events?

Haters gonna hate…right? BeautyintheBuff is trying to stay above the “trolls”, when they leave downright insulting comments on her from-the-heart writing… but it’s hard. Any advice for her?

How do you deal with hurtful comments on your blog?

Juggling a full-time career, family, and carving out some time to blog– that’s what’s on Deanna’s mind. Namely, how y’all manage it! Anyone in this same boat? And is there a magical answer? (Please, do tell.)

How do you strike that balance between work, family, and blogging? 

Power through ’til the weekend, ladies! And be sure to come play in our awesome forums- after all, spending time with our community is right up there with a hammock nap.

Happy Friday!

About Keely

Keely, a playwright and blogger in Chicago, resides with her husband and three young kiddos in a home held together primarily with duct tape. Follow her constant reality slaps at Lollygag Blog, Facebook, @LollygagBlog on Twitter and Pinterest, or at the tamale stand on the corner.


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  • Carli says:

    I need to stop in and see what’s going on!

  • I think I would definitely announce a break. As for the trolls… ignore them and go dance around your house for a bit to get them out of your system.

  • Keely, You are a GREAT writer, really enjoyed reading your blog. So I entered the contest (it’s worth a trip to Chicago!) and did all the things, facebook, tweeted, etc. but I tried to leave a comment and couldn’t figure it out!? Let me know and I’ll go back to do just that. (Love your Big Hair Kids, adorable!)

  • What great forum topics! I need to check them out.