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  • BlogHer 14
    WordPress Geek Bar Saturday 11:00am-12:15pm
    I’m on my way to San Jose California this week to the annual BlogHer conference. This year, I’ll be teaching at a WordPress Geek Bar on Saturday morning. I hope you’ll come join me as I explore all the nooks and crannies of WordPress. The Geek Bar is designed for […]
    Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Search Engine Blog Posts
    Getting Google’s Attention | How to Get on That First Page of Search
    Despite the relatively boring title, I’m going to give beginners a step by step process that will help get your site seen by search engines. Using this post, I’m going to show you the process I went through to design this particular blog post. Don’t let SEO or SERP acronyms […]
    Thu, Jul 17, 2014

  • Voices-of-the-Year
    I’m Gonna Need at Least a Week to Recover from BlogHer ’14
    So here I am writing my final BlogHer14 recap, but I’m warning you — I’m still exhausted. I’m scared to open my email {and haven’t done so even though it’s already 10am}. I spent the morning playing Trouble {thank you Chuckie Cheese} with my kids, which I’m pretty sure is a […]
    Mon, Jul 28, 2014

    My Tired but Necessary Kumbayah BlogHer Post
    There’s no way to write about today without crying. It’s been one of the most memorable days of my life. I’ve spent hours and hours just connecting with people. Big bloggers, little bloggers, old friends and strangers. I woke up at 6am and am just now back at my room – […]
    Sat, Jul 26, 2014

  • Not tithing
    The Sin of Not Tithing
    An Original Post by Julie DeNeen. God Outside is a blog dedicated to discovering God outside the box of the Church. I pay for things all the time. Lessons, groceries, events, vacations, bills, and who can forget the mortgage? I’m no stranger to library dues or monthly installment plans. Yet when someone […]
    Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    7 Things I Never Noticed About the Creation Story
    7 Things I Never Noticed About the Story of Creation in Genesis
    An Original Post by Julie DeNeen. God Outside is a blog dedicated to discovering God outside the box of the Church. In my quest for a new kind of faith, I’ve come to discover that everything looks different when you take off the “charismatic born again” glasses. It’s not that I […]
    Tue, Jul 08, 2014

  • julieprofileHi. I'm Julie- the blond tornado that runs this website.

    I started out as a Mommy blogger in 2007, trying desperately to reach the outside world while buried underneath some nasty post partum depression, three children, and no money. I was 27 and very lonely. I wrote and wrote and wrote, baffled when I saw more than 30 people reading it.

    Like most people, my path to a career hasn't been straight. And I'm still not exactly sure where I'm headed. I do know this -- I love to write and educate. I love to make people think. I enjoy everything to do with WordPress, tech, theater, food, and social media. #Random. I also have a bad habit of using hashtags in normal conversation.

    I have a weird addiction to magnets and mason jars, I enjoy quotes (and have a 600 page book of them to read at night), and wish I could be the funniest person on Twitter ever, but I'm not.

    Julie DeNeen.com is technically an online magazine, though it feels absurdly arrogant to say that. Really, it's just a place to keep up with everything I'm doing, writing, and saying on the Interwebz. I'm in a lot of places, on every social media channel possible, and I have several blogs. You can stalk me wherever and however you want (preferably with chocolates on my doorstep every morning. Minimum 60% cacao).

    Some of you may not give a shit about anything except how I can help you on your blog. It's selfish, but whatever. Go ahead and visit my fully independent and kick ass tech blog Fabulousblogging.com. If you prefer to read all my OpEd pieces on psychology, women, real food, vacations, etc... then just stay here. And, if any of you have any desire to engage in all things religious and crazy charismatic, head over to GodOutside.com and read about my epic struggle with my faith.

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July 28th, 2014


I’m no longer on vacation, so I’m going to say that stressed is about the right word. But I will say this - the best thing I could have done this morning was play Trouble with my kids. Even though my emails were piling up, they needed my attention.


Dinner plans:

I did not eat very well this week, so I’d like to do something vegetarian. Like this…

A34N46 Celery sticks

State of the house:

I’m amazed at how nice the house looks after a week with Andrew and the kids on their own. The messiest part is my luggage!

Best tweet I’ve read this week:

This was my most retweeted tweet during BlogHer in reference to social media and teens.


Check out my blog for a bunch of BlogHer recaps!

Random fact you must know right now:

I’m seriously inspired and as soon as I have the time, I’m going to start reaching for dreams I never thought possible.:)