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Hi, I’m Renee

I am the founder of Get a Geek In Your Pocket, a  WordPress Maintenance and Security service for regular people. It also helps pay my bills.

You don't know what you don't know when it comes to website maintenance.

I have been working with (and managing) MANY WordPress sites for over 13 years and I've seen it all.

My Geek in Your Pocket service takes care of your website so you don't have to and I make the process as easy to manage as possible for you so you can have peace of mind that your website is well tended to.

When I'm not thinking about WordPress you can find me and the hubbie enjoying the local foodie scene or hanging out with my two fur babies - Tweety & Fozzie and a few good books.

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Hi, I’m Renee

I’m the founder of Geek in Your Pocket, a WordPress maintenance & security service for non-techie website owners.

This is my personal blog where I write what I feel and my journey building lifestyle business and my life.


Have You Thought About Your Why Lately?

I’m part of a year long mastermind program and this month’s topic was, You, First” and the question asked of us was…

“Why did you start your business and what does it give you that you otherwise wouldn’t have?”

When I really start to think about it, I realize that much of my initial why is no longer that relevant.

I’m a rebel at heart and I will easily go left when you tell me to go right just because I GET TO CHOOSE how I want things to turn out. 

I know now that I’m no longer employable. 

What Would Happen to Your Business if Facebook Disappeared?

Yesterday, I was enjoying the day with my step-son as he went to get his first car.  It’s been a big few months since he moved back in with us, he got his driver’s license and now he’s purchased his first car.

While I was enjoying the day and being so very thankful to have a business that allows me this flexibility, I had no clue that Facebook was down and unavailable for the majority of the planet.

This morning, as I did a quick scroll through Facebook to see all the messages and memes of “How did you survive?” or “Marked Safe”, it got me thinking….

What’s Your Intention?

Last week, I had so many intentions to get things done, but you want to know what happened?

Not much.

I’ve been feeling stuck and full of resistance to my business and well everything.  

This doesn’t mean that I’m not doing the work or helping my clients, but anything that could kind of be considered optional hasn’t been done (including emailing you).

But here’s what I’ve observed…

Happy New Year, Reflection on 2018

Happy New Year!

Welcome new subscribers to my community and I look forward to sharing and getting to know you in 2019. Those of you who have been here for a while, I’m so very thankful that you’re here and I look eager to help you maintain a website that fits your goals!

This is the prime time of year that many of us are planning and thinking about how we want to see 2019 become. For many years, I just dived into planning for the year and then found myself getting distracted or even bored with what I was doing and I never met my goals I had initially set for myself.

This year feels different for me.

A cautionary tale

Today I want to share a story, I’m calling it a cautionary tale of going viral.

Imagine if you will...

You have created some amazing content on your site, the title of the blog post is intriguing and really entices folks to click through and the graphics you created to share on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are some of the best you’ve created.

During your regular check in with Google Analytics you see a spike in your traffic, you dig a little deeper and discover that it’s gone viral – well at least for you!  You are excited and then the worst thing happens

You got to check the PIN that’s bring the traffic and you click through to your site to see something similar to…

I almost quit my business…

In September, it will be my 10th anniversary of working online and last month I seriously considered quitting my business. I’ll get into the why in a moment, but the reality is as a business owner these thoughts happen all the time.

ALL THE TIME

and if you don’t experience self-doubt, frustration and even some anger when you’re building your business then I believe you’re doing something wrong.

My reason for thinking of quitting…

My Secret Crush List 2016 (& Thank You!)

I’m writing this on the Monday before Christmas, it’s my last week in my office.  At the end of the week, I’ll be taking a moment or two to enjoy some much deserved relaxation and adventures with the family during the holidays.  How do you spend your time over the holidays? Some years I’ve done some work, others I’ve totally taken a break.  It’s can be a great time to focus on your own business as so many clients are also taking time off.

No matter what you decide to do for you and your business, enjoy the balance of 2016 and take a moment to say thank you to the year that has been and welcome 2017 with renewed awe and inspiration.

2016 has been a interesting year, I spent a good portion of my time in contemplation on how I wanted to see my business evolve and I changed my mind multiple times but I’ve settled into a place that feels great and I can wait to share the new things that will be coming to this site in 2017.

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