5 Things You Don't Know About Me

 I started this blog January 1, 2015 and I believe that by now, we should start to get to know more about each other.  I already have mentioned some personal things about myself in my posts, but I think you need to know more.  So I have come up with ten things about me that I thought you might want to know.Without further ado, here is my list:...more
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My Experience as a Volunteer

  When i was 22 (2003) my mom had decided she was going to start volunteering for a local fire department which was literally two blocks away.  I could see it from my bedroom window.  At first i was like no way is she going to do this.  I was wrong.  She did it and loved it....more

The Edge

The EdgeToday’s challenge is the ‘Edge’ and here is what the Daily Post have to say about it:Today, show us an edge — a straight line, a narrow ridge, a precipice.Tip: To make sure your edge packs a punch, use a photo editing tool to check the alignment and adjust the image, if needed, so that your edge is perfectly straight.I looked up ‘Edge’ in my intial quest to see if it might spur my creative juices, it didn’t really but here is what it said:...more

#NaBloPoMo Day 7 & #Nano Poblano Blog Hop

NABLOPOMO, SPRIGHTLY CHALLENGES#NaBloPoMo Day 7 & #Nano Poblano Blog Hopby eclecticoddsnsods • November 7, 2014 • ...more

All the tips you need to know to speed up your WordPress blog

WordPress is the best platform for bloggers. You’ve probably heard this before, but when a person lands on your blog for the first time, you only have a few seconds to capture their attention to convince them to hang around. One weakness that WordPress suffers from, however, is that it is usually very slow.Without taking the right precautions, you could end up with a sluggish blog that will not only be a hassle for repeat visitors, but will most certainly lose you subscribers and customers due to the impatient nature of web browsers....more

Braving the Blogging World

I am not a new blogger nor am I new to the blogging world.I have set-up my first Tumblr site five or six years back, followed by WordPress and then, Blogger. I have long been into the world of blogging that I already have a handful of blogs I obsessively follow on a daily basis, for each topic I’m interested in and to which I recommend to friends who are looking for a good online read. I’ll promise to share this prized list to you soon....more

Why I Won't Stop Blogging

In late 2011, I was realizing that I needed a small space in the world just for myself.  I was in a wonderful relationship and had a secure job.  On the surface, everything seemed perfect.  But, inside me, I wanted to do something for me.  I ...more

After You Hit Publish: The Ultimate Blog Promotion Checklist

Hooray! You've published a blog post! You researched your information. You skillfully wrote your piece. You created an appropriate image to accompany your words. And you hit the "publish" button. But your work is only half done. Yes, it's a lot of work to get your blog posts out there, but this checklist should make the job easier. There are certain steps you must take after you publish a post in order for that blog post to truly take off! ...more
Well, I always love to promote my content on various platforms because it gives my writing ...more

365 Reflections - Reflection 17

I will have to say that as I get further and further into this writing challenge, it is becoming harder to find things to write about. Part of the issue is that I want to use this time in the morning as a bit of a brain dump but I also want to further develop my skills, ideas and voice....more

Happy Birthday to My Blog!

"Pretend You're Good At It" is a year old today!...more