Hi! I’m Christina, an award winning blogger, savvy social influencer and blog coach. I started my blog, It Is a Keeper, in 2010 as a hobby and eventually grew it to a full-time business.  Today, I make as much money with my blog as I did when I was working full time.

As a self-taught blogger, I learned how to do things by trial and error.  I love helping bloggers make smart decisions and take their blogs to the next level.

Christina Hitchcock

I’m a busy work-at-home mom, wife, self-proclaimed recipe hoarder, Cub Scout leader, Sunday School teacher, chauffeur and the chief cook and bottle washer for my blog, It Is a Keeper.  I live in gorgeous northeastern Pennsylvania with my husband and my smart, silly and spunky son.

Sous chef

I started blogging at It Is a Keeper in 2010.  At first it was only a hobby but today, blogging is my job.  I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work from home doing what I love.  Some days, it’s crazy busy, like the running-my-dishwasher-three-times-in-a-single-afternoon kind of busy.  But most days, I’m able to connect with all kinds of amazing people, swap recipes and hang out in the kitchen.


I’m a self-taught blogger and influencer.  90% of what I know I learned the hard way.    I read piles of eBooks on blogging.  I asked hundreds of questions.  I Googled a LOT.  I made TONS of mistakes but I looked at each one as a learning experience.  And, I’m happy to share what I know with other bloggers.

20 Things About Me

  1. I am named after two of my great-grandmothers
  2. My middle name as a letter that is not in our alphabet
  3. I graduated from Penn State with a BS in Management Science and Information Systems
  4. I’ve never really worked in the Information Systems field.
  5. We have a (really) big black cat named Jack
  6. We live in the Scranton, PA area — you know, the city from The Office
  7. We are renovating my grandparent’s home – my husband is quite the DIY guy
  8. My favorite song of all time is Convoy by CW McCall (most people have never heard of it)
  9. My favorite movie is Footloose (it’s also my second favorite song)
  10. I detest the Electric Slide
  11. My husband and I met at work
  12. In high school, I was on the Rifle Team…really!
  13. I was also a pretty good trap shooter (the clay bird type) back in the day
  14. I have a soft spot for veterans – they are true heros
  15. My favorite flowers are hydrangeas
  16. I am fascinated by all things Southern – I think I was born on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon line
  17. I’m very clumsy – I once fell off the end of Norway
  18. I am a (s)mother – I worry a lot, hug a lot and always want to be involved
  19. I have a hard time saying NO
  20. I am petrified of snakes

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