Blogging & Social Media
7 weeks ago
One of the most time-consuming elements associated with my 365-essay-a-day writing project has been the social media promotional element that goes with it.
7 weeks ago
I don’t have daughters, but I still picked up a copy of American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers by Nancy Jo Sales. I didn’t expect it to keep me up at night. Here’s why it did:
7 weeks ago
In a recent Wired.com expose’, they expose how the FBI has been secretly hacking civilian computers for about 20 years, but thanks to Rule 41, their ability to hack has been expanded.
7 weeks ago
I am often asked how long I walk my dog for as she is a collie x spaniel which is a mix of two high energy breeds.  They are often surprised when I say anything from 1 hour upwards. Maisie requires quite a lot of mental stimulation, if i just took her for a walk and didn't interact with her she would come back more wound up!  So the key is to mentally tire her out as well as physically.
7 weeks ago
When I first placed my fingers on the keyboard and published my thoughts to the Internet, I had no idea what I was doing. Helping myself cope with my new celiac diagnosis, sure. But helping others was an even bigger goal. 
7 weeks ago
Content is an integral component of many inbound marketing strategies.Creating relevant and valuable original content is a great way to drive traffic, yet it could be a lot of work.What happens when you've to take a week or two off and you're the sole content-creator in your business?Do you have to put growth on hold, or is there other ways?I experienced a sizable list growth during my recent relocation (= no time for anything else for a week,) and there's no magic bullet... 
7 weeks ago
Brought to you today by the letter TFor TrustThe place I consider my most trusted source for factual information is nowhere.  I know, very anti-climatic, but really whenever I read or watch any kind of news I approach it with a sense of untrust. I think really that’s the most healthy way to handle the news.
7 weeks ago
Before buying a security camera, ask yourself:Where do you want to place it?How well-hidden can it be or does it need to be?Are you familiar with laws pertaining to filming people with or without their knowledge?
7 weeks ago
I've decided to start writing out my goals in a more direct manner. I love to-do lists and the jolt I get every time I cross something off the list. Yet, I also find that I'll pull myself in a million different directions with seemingly no actual direction or course, mostly because I don't completely finish one thing before starting another. Before I became a mom, I didn't have this many issues with creating and striving towards goals. Then again, of course, I only had myself and work to focus on.
7 weeks ago
Freelance Writing:  Why Does This Feel Just Like Internet Dating?Settling in, booting up the computer, ready to put myself out there for the world to judge. Am I writing or online dating? The comparisons are striking, and not particularly comforting. You gussy up your best. You choose the perfect head shot. The one we all have that makes us look young, and sexy, and just a little wild. Not too wild. Editors don’t like that and it only attracts the wrong men. 
7 weeks ago
Are you a small business? Do you know your business’s credit score? The range is zero to 100 for most credit reporting agencies, with at least 75 being desirable if you want to be approved for financing and trade credit (business loan or line of credit), says a report at nav.com and from Gerri Detweiler’s new book, Finance Your Own Business.
7 weeks ago
One of the beauties of being a writer is the convenience of a virtual office anywhere, everywhere.
7 weeks ago
Happy 15th birthday to my firstborn daughter, Grace Katherine. When I was in labor with Grace, I got an epidural. I live with the crippling pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis every day and have for 35+ years, but childbirth just about killed me. I was a mere 3 centimeters dilated when I got my epidural. Prior to it I was in mortal agony.  So the anesthesiologist came in and between contractions he gave me the epidural. Instant relief. 
7 weeks ago
If you’re a pedophile, you’d be wise not to keep any prescription containers in view of a webcam with your lewd pictures. The information on such a bottle is what helped pedophile Stephen Keating get 110 years in the slammer says a CNN article.
7 weeks ago
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2016SUGAR ME THIS? 
7 weeks ago
As previously discussed, Snapchat is all the rage right now. Big brands are jumping on this social media train and riding it all the way to the bank. Real-time photos and videos make for a steady stream of fresh content. It is the most popular social media network among teens.How can your small business utilize Snapchat to gain potential customers and expand their following on social media?
7 weeks ago
I have been told for many years to start a blog. That my passion for writing and my experiences through life will not only help others along their way but help myself become a stronger individual. So I have decided to start my own page, at the same time I have decided to start a new path on my journey. I have been through more than  your typical 25 year old. My life experiences started young and now that i'm in the group where my peers are either getting married and having children or partying like their is no tomorrow I find myself stuck in another dimension.
7 weeks ago
I never realized how much time of my adult life would be devoted to cheerleading. Thinking back to childhood, I never participated in any events which elicited pom-poms and rah-rah action. It thoroughly surprises me how this grown-up role of perpetual cheerleader comes to me naturally.
7 weeks ago
                                    Images are vital to your online presence. No matter what you present or represent good, clean images draw more interest to your efforts.  
7 weeks ago
Do you have a screensaver you can be proud of?A daily reminder of how my kids really can act towards each other.I remember a long time ago in a far away land when I was single and working that part of my personality at work was my desktop background and my screen saver that came on when I stepped away from my computer for a moment.  You can tell a lot about a person by their screensaver.
7 weeks ago
Absolutely No News Is The Best NewsShould you be avoiding the news?I’ve been preaching this month about how mothers should read more news, and talk about the news, and how being a parent has changed my reading habits, but when I googled the term news earlier I found an article from The Guardian that contradicts all that I’ve been saying.
7 weeks ago
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7 weeks ago
 The explosion of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has begun, with forward-thinking brands having already snapped up their domain names of choice.If this rush turns out to be more than just a fad, how can your brand use it to create a search engine marketing (SEM) advantage?The Rise of gTLDs
7 weeks ago
Hi everyone,It's been a slow time for my food blog, but I am starting to build the blog. There have been a lot of visitors to the blog and I have been getting a lot of comments. This has excited me and I know that I am doing the right things. I still have a long way to go with my new blog, but I at least know I am going in the right direction. Serenity H.Sassafras and Lemongrass
7 weeks ago
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016WHERE DID MY ROSE COLORED GLASSES GO?  
8 weeks ago
When I started my 365 project, I had no idea how it would really affect my life and the lives of my immediate family. My project would entail a total re-shift of my priorities this year and within a month, it was evident around my house.
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