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How To Promote Your Blog! — October 20, 2015

How To Promote Your Blog!

Some great advice and tips here……

Michael Rios

As Bloggers, we must be aware of the vast competition that is out there from New to well-established Blogs. Self-publishing authors face this as well, everyone wants to get noticed in hopes of walking to the bank one day and or the hopes of that 15-minute slot on a talk show. Perhaps have a following of 10k plus. What can we do to better promote our Blogs?

When it comes to self-promoting your Blog, there are no secrets a fast Google search and there will be many articles on the subject. Here are some important guidelines to adhere to.

  1. Content should be top notched: I know you heard it before and probably more than you like, Yet, this is a crucial aspect pertaining to Blogs that climb the latter and those that fall off. Delivering solid content that your readers want to come back for.
  2. Post Regularly: I have read…

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The Soul On Paper! — September 29, 2015

The Soul On Paper!

Open Book with WisteriaPity Parties can sometimes get your creative juices flowing, somewhere between feeling sorry for yourself and reflections on the past creativity is born as your soul pours itself onto paper. Written between selfish madness and thinking about the way forward.

The Arrow…….
Faded in discord;
Dishearten;
Spirit broken;
Demoralized;
Downhearted;
Cast out;
Disappointed!
Like the spine of a book newly released from its press
I remained unbowed, unbent, unbroken…..

Unnerved;
Chastised;
Daunted;
Disjointed;
Scorned;
Crushed;
Dejected!
Through each painful moment of my life,
I remained unbowed, unbent, unbroken….

Misconceived;
Betrayed;
Abused;
Misguided
Mistreated
Misused!
With wounded spirit, on bended knees,
I remained, unbowed, unbent, unbroken….

© Etta D. Richards

Seedlings of Reality — September 9, 2015

Seedlings of Reality

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“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.”~ James Allan

When we start on our journey of self discovery, the first line of attack comes from within. Many dreams were killed long before they had the opportunity to see the light of day, many goals were sent to the cutting room floor without even making it to the final script. We are our own worst enemy, we have self doubt, we allow fear to stop us in our tracks, we tell ourselves we’re not good enough, not smart enough and we allow ourselves to die FULL. Full of ideas, knowledge, wisdom, inventions, skills and talents that was entrusted in us to make this world a better place to leave for our children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews. 

What are you filled with? If you were to die today, what talents or skills will be buried with you? What invention will they lay to rest with you?

© Etta D. Richards

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