Silence Is Complicity

I started writing Jo, My Gosh! in 2012 as a teacher in Baltimore. It started out as a care package blog and bloomed into something I never imagined. People who don’t look like me, don’t worship like me, and don’t have the same experiences that I do are part of the Jo, My Gosh! community– […]

9 Worthwhile Tools to Grow and Monetize Your Niche Blog

Professional writer. That’s a title that eight years ago, I wouldn’t have given myself. I don’t think I would have had the audacity to even think those words. Although it had been a lifelong dream of mine, I had never taken the leap. Until the military forced my hand. I was jobless and searching for […]

The Most Popular Jo, My Gosh! Military Lifestyle Posts of 2015

Three years ago, sitting in my apartment writing at 5 AM or 11 PM at night during John’s first deployment, I never would have imagined what Jo, My Gosh! would look like today. Now, as I sit down to write this third yearly round-up of post, I am so excited to see where we’ve come […]

How You Can Increase Your Blog’s Pageviews By 27% in 30 Days

I started blogging for myself. For about the first year, I blogged to process my then-fiance, now-husband’s year-long deployment. I was totally new to the military life and Jo, My Gosh! was my outlet. Fast-forward three years, and now I blog for the military spouses and significant others who felt just as lost as I […]

4 Steps Every Entrepreneur Can Take to Optimize Their Morning

Entrepreneur. It’s a label for myself that I’m still getting used to. But now that I’m working on year 4 of the blog and year 3 of being a full-time copy editor and writer, I guess I should embrace that title, huh? To me, entrepreneurs have always been people with big ideas who take huge […]

34 Must-Follow Military Spouse Bloggers on Instagram

More and more, Instagram is becoming the perfect place for military spouses connect. There are a ton of fantastic military spouse bloggers on Instagram who hail from all over the world Each blogger has a unique voice on Instagram, just like her unique voice through her blog. Through each Instagram account, you’ll be able to […]

These 10 Plugins Easily Grow Your Blog’s Audience

  Work smarter, not harder. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Blah. Blah. Blah. Those sentiments are nice, but you can’t work smarter, not harder or not reinvent the wheel if you don’t know what tools you should be using. But don’t worry– I’ve got you. I’m sharing my very favorite plugins that help me be an […]

The Best Jo, My Gosh! Military Lifestyle Posts of 2014

A round up of the best military lifestyle posts of 2014

2014 is almost a memory and 2015 is almost here! I love the beginning of a new year. It’s a breath of fresh air and a great way to start off on new adventures. It’s also a great way to look back and celebrate the last year. So, let’s look back, shall we? My First […]

18 Must Follow Military Spouse Bloggers on Pinterest

Who doesn’t love military spouse bloggers? (I know I do!) And who doesn’t love Pinterest? (Guilty as charged.) Pinterest has been one of the places I’ve staked out (stalked?) in the past 2 years to find more information about being a military significant other. I know I’m not the only one! That’s why I’ve curated […]