“Do Your Regular Friends Read Your Blog?”


“Do Your Regular Friends Read Your Blog?”

Ironically, the most consistent support for my blogging efforts comes from people who were once strangers, but are now part of my online family. These folks, most of whom I’ve never met in person and probably never will, are my biggest and best supporters.

While I don’t remember where I first heard it, I have loved it and followed it ever since.
“What you think of me is none of my business.”

The other advice I found in “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. When I read these two agreements, “Don’t take anything personally.”
We almost all tend to do that and it causes problems for us. If someone does something, we think it is about us, being done to us. In reality, it is all about them. The other is:
“Don’t make assumptions.”
People make “assumptions” and then proceed to take actions based on their assumptions. That’s why you need to avoid thinking about what you think they may be thinking about.
If you haven’t read the book, here is a mini-review. In my opinion, every needs to read this book–or at least the four chapters on the agreements.
http://www.janetcallaway.com/the-four-agreements-a-review-by-janet-callaway-the-natural-networker/

What have you to say about this topic?

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Day 8 & 9 & 10 NaBloMo


NaBloPoMo November 2011
Writing Prompts

 October 31, 2011 3:29 pm by Melissa Ford in NaBloPoMo
If you’re participating in NaBloPoMo in November — or even if you’re not! — here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts appear here nightly, Monday to Friday (weekends are for free-writing!)

 

Day 10- My secret passion is to become a famous Author.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Note: I am in the middle of moving into a new house so I missed a day so today I will post both entry’s.  It’s never too late to blog!  24/7 

Day 9:When was the first time that you realized that your home was not like other people’s homes? (Guest Post by Catherine Gildiner, author of After the Falls)  I am just moving into a house so this post is about living in my apartment life.  I am age 44- and lived in apartments since 1990.  Living in the apartments has many advantages and disadvantages.  I now realize how grateful I am to be moving into a house. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Has anything traumatic ever happened to you? Describe the scenes surrounding a particular event (Guest Post by Adrienne McDonnell, author of The Doctor and the Diva) Yes my traumatic experience #1 is my real mother died when I was 5 she was 33.

#2 I got a divorce from my ex husband when our daughter was 1.5 years old-he left me for another younger woman, did not marry her..but she had his child.  I raised her working three jobs for 11 years.  I am 44 and my daughter is 17.  I guess I need to get my books published soon.  

Monday, November 7, 2011
Making family time is important to me. How do you balance your children, relationship, and work life? (Guest Post by Ricki Lake, who can be found on Facebook or Twitter @RickiLakeShow)

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Friday, November 4, 2011
When you are writing, do you prefer to use a pen or a computer?

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Can you listen to music and write? What song did you hear today?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
If you knew that whatever you ate next would be your last meal, what would you want it to be?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
What is your favourite part about writing?

Melissa writes Stirrup Queens and Lost and Found. Her novel about blogging is Life from Scratch.

NaBloPoMo November 2011 Writing Prompts


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NaBloPoMo November 2011
Writing Prompts

October 31, 2011 3:29 pm by Melissa Ford in NaBloPoMo

  • If you’re participating in NaBloPoMo in November — or even if you’re not! — here are some prompts to get you going. Writing prompts appear here nightly, Monday to Friday (weekends are for free-writing!)

Monday, November 7, 2011
Making family time is important to me. How do you balance your children, relationship, and work life?  Finding Balance is the key to happiness.

In my work life if I work outside of the house, I just do that job and do it to the best of my ability until the day is over.  I try never to bring my home life to work with me.

In My Home Life I leave my job at my job.  I do not bring it home.  This is a great way to stay balanced.  I separate both into those two categories.  (Home is for Home and Work is for Work)!

I live a Christian Lifestyle so I always put my spouse first well, I actually put God 1st.  I pray and read my bible each day.  I also give the love, attention, and praise to my spouse as the bible says to honor our spouses.  I know we are all different so this is just how I do it.

I could write so much more but this is a great summary.

(Guest Post by Ricki Lake, who can be found on Facebook or Twitter @RickiLakeShow)

 

 

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Day 4 ~WHEN YOU ARE WRITING, DO YOU PREFER TO USE A PEN OR A COMPUTER?~


NaBloPoMo November 2011
Writing Prompts

 October 31, 2011 3:29 pm by Melissa Ford in NaBloPoMo
Friday, November 4, 2011
When you are writing, do you prefer to use a pen or a computer?

What a great topic to write about whether I use a pen or computer to do my writing?  I do both.  I love to make notes and doodle ideas into a notebook as a matter of fact I am a huge notebook, journal type gal.  I have a notepad next to my computer for writing ideas and such.  I easily transfer those thoughts into a post I wish to write about.

On the other hand if I am in a huge hurry, I either have posts already in my “Save Draft” mode of wordpress.  I easily add to it or just post photo’s as it’s easier when I have nothing really to say.

Although I wish to write and become an author and am currently working on my ebook and looking to self publish next.  Oh how I love to write!  Pen or computer takes me away into a world where I hope to touch all of my readers.

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Day 3 ~ Writing Prompt ~ “Music”


If you’re participating in NaBloPoMo in November 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Can you listen to music and write?  I am one person who can multi-task and listening to music is the most relaxing thing to do while I am writing.

What song did you hear today? The songs I play while I am on my computer while writing can be much of a mix but Yanni and Enya seem to be my favorite to play as I write.

Here are lyrics I love:

Day 4: Beautiful in my Eyes by Joshua Kadison

 

You’re my peace of mind in this crazy world.
You’re everything I’ve tried to find, your love is a pearl.
You’re my Mona Lisa, you’re my rainbow skies,
and my only prayer is that you realize
you’ll always be beautiful in my eyes.

The world will turn and the seasons will change,
and all the lessons we will learn will be beautiful and strange.
We’ll have our fill of tears, our share of sighs.
And my only prayer is that you realize
you’ll always be beautiful in my eyes.

You will always be beautiful in my eyes.
And the passing years will show
that you will always grow ever more beautiful in my eyes.

When there are lines upon my face from a lifetime of smiles,
and when the time comes to embrace for one long last while,
we can laugh about how time really flies.
We won’t say goodbye ’cause true love never dies.
You’ll always be beautiful in my eyes.

You will always be beautiful in my eyes.
And the passing years will show
that you will always grow ever more beautiful in my eyes.
The passing years will show that you will always grow
ever more beautiful in my eyes.

What about You?

 

 

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