I’m Dawn Perkins, Wordpress Developer and all-around tech junkie.
When I started this business in early 2021, I did not intend for my website to have a blog.
I started blogging officially in 2005, with a Wordpress.com blog called Mom’s the Word. I don’t remember how long I had that blog. A stalker issue forced me to export all of my content and shut the blog down. I reopened a couple of weeks later as 5 Kids and a Dog, again on Wordpress.com. I wrote on that blog until 2011 when I realized my family had changed and we no longer had five kids at home. I rebranded and launched The Momma Knows on a self-hosted WordPress account. I again transferred all of my content to the new blog and basically picked up where I left off, with fewer kids and new experiences.
I learned a lot through 16 years of blogging.
I even made a couple of (very brief) forays into Blogger land but didn’t like the way it was set up so I didn’t stick around there very long. It was so unmemorable that I don’t even remember what the blog was called. The Momma Knows was my blog home for 10 years until I sold it in the spring of this year. Along the way, I taught myself a lot of HTML. I learned some CSS. I figured out how to customize my site, set up automations with Zapier and IFTTT, an email list with a newsletter, and many other things. Along with my parenting and homeschool blogging, I started writing articles about tech and blogging-related topics. I wrote blogging tutorials taught and co-taught some workshops, and even a did series on making money with Amazon Associates. I was also very active in the blogging community.
Life became busy, the kids grew up, and I gradually stopped blogging and started taking web development courses. This brings us to now.
This business, this website, was never intended to be a blog– but I fully understand the value in sharing information via blog content.
When the content is pertinent to the business, a blog becomes a valuable business tool. So here we are. I decided to dust off some of my old tech posts, with some updates, of course, and write some new ones. My first real post will be about Google My Business, which is why I didn’t want to just drop that one without posting at least some kind of an introduction first.