I mentioned to my oldest daughter, while in Highschool, in the Seventies, that I didn't have a "clue" of what was going on around me at that time. From 1970 to 1979, there was so much going on, politically and because, I really wasn't interested I missed it.Watching some old videos, of seventies enlighten me to know what was going on in the Nation, as well as in my very own City. Now, even though, these were just reenactments, of the real stories in history I started to see a pattern.
Hello! I did a guest post over at Seriousreading.com on how to make money while writing. All of these are legitimate opportunities that aren't scams. Heck I've done most of these myself!So if you're a starving author waiting for your big break, or waiting for sales to pick up, look no further than this list!
Pregnancy Update: 28-Weeks Hey guys! How is your Wednesday going? Thanks for dropping in for my third post of the week *pats self on back*. I figured I should do a pregnancy update since my last was at 19-weeks back in July.
You love your spankin' new website. You're expecting it to get you clients and make some sales.You did the Facebook ads and PPC like you were told, and you even got a bunch of traffic (you can tell because Facebook is sending you the bill!)But nothing else is happening... CRICKET.You go about asking for feedback and opinions.“People” start telling you stuff. They’ve good intentions, and go down some checklist of “best practices” to help you troubleshoot.
It was after a whole year of blogging that I realized that one of the most notable flaws of my blogs (of course, according to me) was that they lacked a “voice”. I think it’s a struggle with most of the bloggers out there. For some of them, it takes years to even realize that their blogs are markedly devoid of an exclusive voice—which typically goes beyond the constant exercise of just calculating the profits (made from your blogs) and adhering to a “reader-friendly” structure (bullets and sub-heads).
I still remember my first blog on youth reality shows being closely scrutinized by a dear friend. In fact, this friend of mine, Cathy had actually egged me on to initiate a series of blogs based on my personal experiences—that could range from a random personal occurrence to any of the major global events to have moved me.
It's been raining and the weather ensures that soup is on every evening in our home! As I went about making cauliflower soup for this evening’s meal, I was was still wondering what I’d write about here today. And then I realized that I love blogging as much I love making soup. The creative process process of blogging and soup making are quite similar for me. I decided to share with you what writing and soup making have in common for me.
Who’d ever think those silly little yellow circular faces and other such cyber symbols would become such a worldwide smash? I’m talking about emoticons, also known as emojis. Five years ago Apple put an emoji keyboard on its mobile devices. Six billion of these doggone things are sent every day.But a story at kdvr.com says this isn’t as innocent as it seems.
Motherhood is the best thing in the world. At least I think so. I love everything about my children from their tiny faces, butts, to even their messy diapers (It means they’re eating well!). But having kids can make it hard to find time to even shower, let alone write. Yet, today I was able to put words to a page and play with my kids! Here are a few ways I manage to find time to write.
When you are thinking about starting a blog, there are many questions that people have about it. Many are curious about what they should talk about. Some are interested whether they should make it a lifestyle blog, family and food blog, fashion, etc. Well, the best advice that I can give a person that is just starting out, is to follow your heart and blog about what you're passionate about. Whether it's just one subject or whether it's a variety of things that you blog about. Make it yours.
If your company isn’t thinking digital first when it comes to marketing, the time to hesitate is over.Your audience wants you to be digitally savvy, because they most likely are, too. And capturing their attention requires keeping up with new trends and a consistent, knowledgeable approach overall.And no, you can’t “fake it till you make it” on this one. Here’s how to be the real deal:
There is a similarity between blogging and a stage performance. In a show or a live performance, the appreciative applause, claps, whistles, catcalls, shouts, and sometimes rotten eggs, tomatoes and shoes are the barometers of a performance. When these whistles, catcalls or rotten eggs translate into words, they are known as the comments on our blogs.Oh, there is no denying to the fact that we all love to receive comments on our blogs. Yes, even those, who say that “I write for my own self”.
This past weekend I decided to stay home, relax and catch up on all the shows I’ve missed. Of course, I didn’t plan to check my social media accounts, but who makes time for that? Social media will unconsciously grab your cell phone, put it on your hand and make you start scrolling.
It's no secret that motherhood is hard. Being a stay-at-home Mom is hard hard work. I mean, if I don't schedule and protect some time alone to indulge in whatever I want, then I really lose my mind.But, even when I schedule time in just for me, inevitably it's just not enough. You know the days, right?
Ransomware thieves sure know how to pick their victims—institutions that store loads of highly critical data that they need on a daily basis, that without—even just 24 hours without—can have crippling effects. This form of cybercrime is growing by leaps and bounds.
I'm the bar soap kinda gal.Years ago I’d developed an allergy toward a number of skin product ingredients. For mystery reason I flare up whenever I use ANY kind of shampoo and conditioner.The task of reading the mile-long ingredient lists for shower gels gets tedious.Finally I said screw it, and went back to the oldie but goodie – bar soap.
Lately, I have not posted much on my blog-not because of a lack of ideas or motivation. I am not blocked. I have written plenty of pieces. It's just that much of what I write is about the people I know- people I meet at the park where I take my children, family members, friends, my daughter’s teacher... My draft folder is full of pieces, some of which are not fully flatter
When someone starts a convo by saying, "In my opinion...” I usually say, in my head, "Did I ask for your opinion?"; but I'm a bitch so there is that.I love opinions. Mostly my own but I do like to hear what other people think. Well, the people I like, which is a low number because I don't really like people. I sound lovely don't I?
If you have a strong password for your Amazon account, you may still want to consider beefing up the security with two-factor verification (or authentication), which will prevent a thief from accessing your account (which is possible if he gets ahold of your password and username somehow).
What is "True"? It's a fantastic song by Spandau Ballet! Right?Anyways, my 35th birthday is next weekend and in honor of that, here are 35 things I know to be true: 1~ My birthday is September 11th. Yup. That day. When I tell people, I'm usually accused of being a liar until I show my license. 2~ My age doesn't bother me. People seem to treat turning 30 as "the end" and 40 as "the VERY end", but I don't care. Aging is a part of life. 3~ I have 12 siblings. Yes, you read that right. It's pretty complicated.
Me: “I am a writer.”Other Person: “What are you writing?”Me: “Well … Nothing in particular … Lots of things, but not one thing specifically … I mean, nothing I can publish or anything … I mean, nothing worthwhile ….”Why all the qualifiers? What makes my writing worthy or unworthy? Does it have to be published to be worthy? Am I a real writer if I don’t have a specific project in process? What gives my writing value? Do other writers ask themselves these same questions?
When I finished school, and wanted to study English Literature, my parents asked me if I wanted to be a teacher. Those were days when there were not too many career options for anyone studying Arts. I certainly did not want to be a teacher. It was ironic then, that some 20 years later, I did become a teacher. This after graduating in Commerce and working in a bank for 7 years. I've done a lot of things before and after, but I have some good memories of the time I taught - more because of all I learnt during that time.
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