My brain hurts!

Again today I have been doing tons of research! My brain is filling up with so much information and I can’t wait to spill it out onto the canvas that will be my first new blog!
I’ve figured that instead of trying to work out one blog with many subjects that interest me, I will focus on one blog and then add additional as I get more familiar with the logistics. I have found that these will be called niche blogs.
My first will be about cooking meals for the busy household. I have begun the wordpress.org and hosting website work and it is a major learning curve for me! Can I get it up and running by the end of Feb!? I think so because I love to learn…as long as my brain doesn’t explode first!!

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Cyclops in my Blue Bell?

Cyclops in my Blue Bell?

Just a quick story – The other night when opening the Blue Bell ice cream (a staple at our house), we observed a cyclops looking at us…has anyone ever seen this? Cray cray!
We have also seen the full smiley face! Is it subliminal? Blue Bell definitely makes us happy, but it always helps to have an added bonus!
Anyway, I looked up Cyclops and of course I checked out Wikipedia first…Cyclops comes from Greek and later Roman mythology and refers to a primordial giant with one eye. I would say that’s fairly common knowledge, kind of like 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. Can you believe I just quoted that from memory! Advertising is powerful! It’s even more powerful when pictures and characters are used.
In my quest to find my BRAND, I am wondering what my powerful advertising will be…I’m narrowing in on it and believe I should have my plan by the end of February. There, I said it…end of February! I have set a goal and even though I think I will have it before then, I can hold myself accountable to my followers! Thank you for holding me accountable!
Goodnight to all my fellow bloggers!

Social Traffic: Five Ways to Make Posts More Shareable

Before you hit “POST” make sure your post has value! Make it count!

The WordPress.com Blog

What blogger doesn’t feel a twinge of envy reading a runaway viral success story like Seth’s — 26 million views? Whoa!

We may not all be viral sensations, but we can make sure our posts are primed for sharing. Shareable content is about more than making sure there are Facebook and Twitter links at the ends of your posts. Here are five more ways to up the odds your readers (and their readers) will share your post far and wide.

1. One blogger published a post with a great title — and you’ll never guess what happened next!

There’s a reason you see so many Upworthy posts in your social network feeds: their titles are catchy, intriguing, and crafted to get you to click.

A strong title can mean the difference between hundreds of readers — or none. Between the 1.4 million posts published on WordPress.com every single day and the…

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I’m the BOSS!

Starting your own business from home takes tons of research! I have been at it for hours and months! I am passionate about staying home with my children and want to find something that I can do for myself and not have someone else placing demands and deadlines on me.  In my research, I have found that the first step is finding out what my BRAND is.  Who am I? What do I stand for? What am I good at? Where is my experience and interest? This is where the brain work comes in. Secondly, I need to generate a following of people who are willing to visit me (my website, blog).  This is where the busy work comes in! Thirdly, I have to build my website and/or blog to make money! This is where the constructing comes in! Lastly, but most importantly, I have to stay fresh, informed, transparent, interesting and focused with my BRAND! Ugh! It all goes back to the FIRST!

So while I am honing in on my who, what and where…I will be sharing my experiences and hopefully thru my blogging, answer the first step to being my own BOSS!