I like to take a look at analytics on a regular basis for our search engine optimization clients to see what users are doing when they get to the site. Having great rankings in Google is important, but if you aren't converting those site visitors it doesn't really matter what your rankings are if those people aren't converting to business. Too often I see SEO companies show great ranking numbers, but not focus on what is really important to business owners which is driving revenues.
The concrete5 team made a touch decision about 1 1/2 years ago when they decided to change directions with the release of Concrete5 5.7. Since you cannot upgrade a 5.6 site to 5.7 to some it kind of felt like they had been abandoned the community with the change in architecture for Concrete5. Although 5.7 brings many features that improve Concrete5 it made for a bit of difficult transition for many.
This morning Denver's 9News did a featured story on how to make money doing mommy blogging. Some mom's make a great income from blogging, but they are the exception. Really mommy blogging isn't about an income for most. Pixo's Amber Johnson will tell you that most of the big name mommy bloggers became such not as part of a strategic plan, but they fell into it. They started blogging because they had a passion that they wanted to share or they just needed an outlet. Some moms will tell you that they did it on a whim and to their amazement they got a following. Regardless of that, mommy blogs are highly loved sources of entertainment, emotion, information and friendship.