Advice, Tips and Tricks mainly for bloggers / freelance writers and
affiliate marketers; aimed at assisting WAH (work at home) professionals
and home business entrepreneurs to facilitate their success!
UPDATE January 30th, 2017 ~ I confess that I had not expected to share an update to my previous post (link below) so quickly. However, a lot has happened within less than 30 days that must be shared in order to present a true picture of this wonderful blogging platform and community.
Finally got brave enough to dive in and start posting via Niume. Want my advice? Jump in! The water is delightful and warm. You can use it to promote your blog. Many members do use it for that. But it's a great community for making friends and socializing and you can also use it as your blog. There are so many ways to take advantage of this wonderful platform. To date, my profile shows 7 short posts (See quick list below). Will write more as soon as I get more organized. But these are doing just fine. I'm loving the fact that people are actually leaving comments. There is nothing so discouraging as spending your time and effort publishing blog posts or articles and then nobody visits to read them!
Niume is a social blogging platform, created to help bloggers promote their blogs, writers, promote their content, artists and photographers share their work, and more! You can earn residual income for your activity.
Having been active on Pinterest since it began, it has been interesting to watch the social media site evolve and quickly gain a footing right next to the established giants like Facebook and Twitter, and carve out their lion's share.
Back in 2012 this was the latest news concerning the new kid on the block, i.e. Pinterest. ... the increasingly popular pinboarding social network, is able to present a visually arresting interface in large part by using copyrighted images pinned by users.
When this content was published, Pinterest had banned the use of affiliate links.
That was then. This is now.
Here's a great article for work at home mom, written by a work at home dad.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Peter Ackroyd is an eccentric but well established author in many genres: biographer, historian, poet, novelist, etc. Published a brief write-up about him at Daily Two Cents, an online writing community that offers a revenue-share plan for contributing short posts. Good freelance opportunity! Great if you work from home!
Using a free account at a site called OverBlog. It’s sort of like Tumblr or Pinterest, in that it’s really easy to share links, photos, etc. and write your own content. My posts date back to April 2015 and the last time there was any activity was June 2016. Creating a blog was easy and the site does have visual appeal. However, my site does not get much traffic, so I don't spend a lot of time there.
Sharing a quick list of the most recent posts below and also some embedded content. This blog has its usefulness in that it creates a space on the Internet for a collection of random things that are of interest to me, e.g. news about world affairs which become history reference markers, food and drink, entertainment, etc.
Do you use OverBlog? Would be interested in knowing your experience. Feel free to comment and share a link.
Power salad bowl Pourquoi on aime ? Parce que c'est sain et esthétique! C'est quoi ? Un bol ou une assiette creuse rempli de légumes, légumineuse, céréales et protéines ... si possible locaux, Bio et aux couleurs alléchantes disposer harmonieusement......
A brief introduction to artists, Claude Monet and others, who made such a lasting impression, reproductions of their original works adorn many homes and offices. Through his persistence Monet's paintings gained the recognition they deserve and he opened the door for fellow artists.
A look back. Revisiting sites where I found valuable information when I first started my blogging adventures. It is good to know this site still has online content available to the public. Left a comment at this post in 2013. It's 3 years later and the "Don'ts" in this post are still relevant. Interested in becoming a successful blogger? Check out this advice from Suresh Vurity, author and owner of way2earning.com.
that post, I also explained that after joining a blogging community,
BlogJob.com and being allowed to create a blog there, there was the
task of giving the blog a name and a tagline. The blog is not yet a
year old and it has become necessary to make an executive decision.
Decided that the
blog name and tagline needed to be changed. It wasn't difficult to
do since the blog URL remains the same no matter how many times the
needed to add an icon. Icon or favicons are an integral part of a
website or blog's online identity.
care of the easiest task first. Went into the theme customizer and
added an icon. Finally decided on the flag of Texas in the shape of
the state of Texas as my icon. Since my plans are for Austin, Texas
to be our final stop. Our family has relocated more than once. But
I'm tired of moving.
Changed the name and tagline for my site to something more
Earn passive income. Wizzley is an
online writing community where several of my articles have been
published on a wide range of topics. The community is friendly, the
support is fabulous and many freelance writers and people who work at
home will like the relaxed work at your own pace environment. Some
parties have taken the extra step to write a public review. Some are
happy. Some are not. My plus? Wizzley is a great place to park your evergreen content and let it generate residual income from Google AdSense.
is a D.I.Y. content curation tool that helps you organize, publish
and circulate content; including random content. Launched in
2011 and within a year and a half, 75 million users had signed up.
A few years back, someone
invited me to try Scoop.it - a content curation tool. In an effort
to try to keep up with every changing information technology and
because no fee was involved, decided it was a tool worth testing. My
initial efforts resulted in the creation of three
My first tests included
using the interface to my blogs. If you publish a “scoop” or write a
post at Scoop.it, you can share it to your blog simultaneously or at
a later date. If you are on the Google Plus social network you can
also share your content there also.
There is a free plan and
an upgraded plan. With the upgrades you can add more social accounts
Must confess that my
activity has been limited because other work-at-home projects which have
been consuming my time and energy. But for the new year, decided to
add Scoop.it as a priority task on my “To Do List” for 2016 and
pick back up where I left off. That turned out to be a good home
business management decision. To my surprise, one of my topics has
leveled up to GOLD!! It was quite a surprise when they gave me a
silver ribbon. But GOLD??!! That type of recognition and support is very encouraging.
WAH! WAH!! No. That's not my imitation of a crying baby. :) For the past couple of months my major
work-at-home (WAH) project has been republishing content and updating
links at my various blogs, especially incorrect affiliate links that
redirect clickers elsewhere! Then on January 30, 2016, PersonaPaper (my favorite social blogging community) announced they will no longer be accepting members and plan to shut down. Tried to back up my posts and this is now another "To Do" project: Find PP Content New Home.
"An online entrepreneur's work is never done." Wonder who said that. (???) Oh! Yeah! It was me!
Have created several potential residual income streams – Tsū, myLot , my blogs at - Tumblr, BlogJob and Blogger (or Blogspot ), and online writing communities like DailyTwoCents , HUBPages , Wizzley, etc.
Creating them is one thing.
Keeping up with them is another.
It's clear to me that my “To Do List”
should be more organized, in order for me to accomplish more. So that's
my project to help me with my home business projects. Create an
organized achievable prioritized list of "I Will DO ALL of This!" items. Great! Just what I needed! Another WAH project! :) WAH! WAH!! :)
Dr. James Dobson is a well-known psychologist who specializes in advice on parenting.
Focus on the Family, his non-profit ministry provide counseling and resources on marriage, parenting and other family matters; and he has also authored several books on these topics.
Dr. James Dobson is a well-known psychologist and the founder of Focus on the Family, a non-profit ministry that supplies advice and resources on marriage, parenting and other family matters. He describes two types of children: the compliant child - an obedient child that heeds good advice and follows a path to peace; versus the defiant child - who is the exact opposite. He says most children are "in between" those two extremes.
English: James Dobson. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Having given birth to eleven children - all living - all raised except for one - I can state unequivocally that Dr. Dobson is correct. Most children are between the two extremes. However, if you happen to get one that is wholly defiant - my advice is ... PRAY!! Pray you survive them until they reach the age of eighteen and then ... send them on their way!
You see children must realize that one day, if they live, they will be the same age as mommie and daddy. If they have children of their own, mommy and daddy will no longer have to explain why the "rules" were so flipping ludicrous!! There are many who claim to have programs that work if you happen to be raising a difficult and trying child. Some of them will even offer you their programs free of charge. Quite frankly, everybody has to wade through those muddy murky waters on their own. What may work for your family could cause chaos and mayhem in another person's home. So tread very cautiously.
I can tell you that as a young parent, reading the Dobson books was extremely helpful. Many who might not be of the Christian persuasion probably steer clear of his writings. But the advice he offers is very generic and can be applied regardless of one's religious beliefs or nationality or ethnicity.
As I stated earlier, my babies are all full grown now, with only one remaining. In five more years, she'll be stepping out on her own. Five years? That's half a blink of eye. Really it is. My oldest child has already passed the over the hill mark. Back in my day, "over the hill" used to be age 30. It seems like it was just yesterday when we were teaching him how to walk. Though the memories are sweet, of a truth, my husband and I look forward to the "empty nest years" with great anticipation.
But getting to my point: If you are a new parent, and mommy and daddy are no available for you to ask them about the "rules", pick up a book by Dr. Dobson. No doubt you can find one or more at your local library, or even a church library. If not, his books are available for purchase online.