Fab Friday Blog Share 22

Happy Friday!

To my friends in the U.S., I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving Day yesterday. It’s a wonderful time to take a moment to share the enjoyment of spending time with friends and family.

I decided to submit a couple articles to Squidoo this week, to take advantage of the Christmas season. One seems to have vanished into the Squidoo airwaves which I’ve never experienced before. The support team is looking into the mystery though. The other is about Christmas Dinnerware – you can check it out here if you wish. http://www.squidoo.com/christmas-dinnerware-favorites [Read more…]

Fab Friday Blog Share 21

Hello there!

The subject of this week’s Fab Friday Blog Share came from my dog. Yep, you read that right. I was talking to him this evening, something I do quite often, and I asked him “Boomer, what should be the topic of this week’s Fab Friday Blog Share”.

Well he stood there looking up at me with his big brown eyes and then came over for a big drink of water, looked up at me again, and meandered away. So I said, “water, no that can’t be it – thirst?” Got it! A thirst for knowledge, thanks Boomer. [Read more…]

Fab Friday Blog Share 20

Hello again!

Well, here it is Friday once again and you may have noticed that I have not uploaded a post all week. The reason for that is that I have been having troubles with backup /cloning software program and did not want to lose anything I submitted while working through the issues.

I haven’t been silent though. Instead I have been feverishly working on my other blog Positively You Can and have two books in the making. So it has been a busy week.

But no matter what is going on, I simply must post the weekly Fab Friday Blog Share.

Here are this week’s selections, please enjoy!

Some great points on blogs people like to read – http://blogandretire.com/blog/2013/11/6-types-of-blogs-people-love-to-read.html

I probably don’t pay as much attention to SEO factors as I should, I tend instead to post content that I feel my reader is looking for – http://www.searchmetrics.com/en/services/ranking-factors-2013/

I love this line “Show up, join in, get involved.” – http://bit.ly/17XN5WD

Once again we are reminded that success only comes to those who persevere – http://bit.ly/1auHtAT

Great website design tips from Mashable – http://mashable.com/2011/09/12/website-usability-tips/

 And of course, the entertainment portion of this week’s Fab Friday Share –

A fun video from some time ago – Paula Abdul – Opposites Attract

Kindly,
Marilyn T

Fab Friday Blog Share 19

Hello there!

Well, here it is Friday once again and time for the Fab Friday Blog Share, where I share fabulous and helpful posts that I’ve found useful and I trust you will as well.

This has been a frustrating week for me as I hit a few hurdles along the way. I spent much of one day working on backup /cloning software for my blog only to discover that it wasn’t compatible with my web hosting company. Argh!

Then I spent much of another day with our wonderful Boomer boy at the vet and then the doggie hospital – x-rays, blood work, and an ultrasound, what a day for him. Fortunately I was able to bring him home the same day.

On to this week’s blog share – Please enjoy and leave me a comment if you found them useful.

Great words of wisdom regarding the principles of success – I particularly like #8 “maintain your determination” – http://bit.ly/ZlxZnz

A look at keywords and writing articles for your audience not Google – http://bit.ly/1c5Qqj7

Infographics are hot right now; here are tips for making your own – http://www.socialable.co.uk/16-tools-to-make-awesome-infographics/

Setting up success habits – http://bit.ly/HjLnD7

Tips for choosing the perfect name for your business or website – http://bit.ly/11NnlHP

And of course, the entertainment portion of this week’s Fab Friday Share –

Joan Osbourne performing the Motown classic – What Becomes of the Broken Hearted –

 

Kindly,
Marilyn T

Fab Friday Blog Share 18

Hello there!

Happy Friday, here it is already the first day of November, where does the time go. I hope you’re not suffering from the effects of too much Halloween candy last night.

The Bonnie Gean Article Writing Challenge is over and I am so glad that I took part. It has been a great experience and I found many terrific friends and bloggers to follow.

I’ve written a free e-book that may interest you titled, “Blogging for Money – what you need to know”. It covers topics like:

  • How to get more people commenting
  • How to build you list
  • How to get your blog to make money

You can get your free copy by filling out the info in box over there to the right.

This week’s blog share articles cover a range of topics on blogging and securing your WordPress site, please enjoy!

An interesting look at the words that get your emails opened – http://networkedblogs.com/QDEoI

Great tips for securing your WordPress site – http://huff.to/1aMuJGz

A better way to boost your site: OAO, online audience optimization – http://bit.ly/Hi7IjP

Four content curation tools that I need to look into & maybe you will want to as well – http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/05/23/4-time-saving-content-curation-tools/

In depth link building strategies article – http://pointblankseo.com/link-building-strategies

And now for the entertainment portion of this week’s Fab Friday Share –

We travel to Ohio for an absolutely awesome halftime show. As a high school band member many years ago, I am more than impressed.

comment now –

Kindly,
Marilyn T

WordPress Crash Course Review

WordPress WednesdayHello again, and welcome to another installment of WordPress Wednesday. I know many reading here probably understand the ins and outs of WordPress better than most but for those not so advanced, let me introduce to you what I feel is the best WordPress training course around. [Read more…]

Fab Friday Blog Share 17

Hello there!

Happy Friday to you – For bloggers I know that it’s not necessarily the end of the work week, but take a moment and do yourself a favor by reading this week’s issue of the Fab Friday Blog Share.

You know I have been a part of the Bonnie Gean Article Writing Challenge, and it has been a terrific experience. If you’re a member, I’m glad to see you here and equally pleased to get to know you and read your amazing articles.

With Halloween being just a few days away, I thought I would focus today’s blog share on the Halloween sites that our co-bloggers have been working so hard on. There’s some great stuff here and, well we can all use some support.

Halloween blog shares:

You knew I had to do a bit of self-promotion – http://www.simplyspooktacular.com

Tamsin has a super Halloween site here – http://scaryhalloweencostumesanddecorations.com/

Missy Cantlin Bell has a unique site all about spooky places – http://wheretheghostslive.wordpress.com/

Cynthia Dixon has a terrific site for Halloween duos – http://halloweencostumesfortwins.com/

Jessica has some savvy Halloween tips on her site –  http://www.familymoneysmarts.com/205/5-top-tips-for-a-cheaper-halloween-this-year/

And now for the entertainment portion of this week’s Fab Friday Share –

You knew it would have a Halloween theme now didn’t you – Welcome to the Monster Mash

comment now –

Kindly,
Marilyn T

Fab Friday Blog Share 16

Hello there!

Well, here it is Friday once again and time for the Fab Friday Blog Share, where I share fabulous and helpful posts that I’ve found useful and I trust you will too.

We’re well into Bonnie Gean’s Article Writing Challenge, and it has been a terrific experience. If you’re a member, I’m glad to see you here and equally pleased to get to know you and read your amazing articles.

BTW – Halloween is just 13 days away, so stop on by Simply Spooktacular

And now for the blog posts for sharing, they’re focused again blogging. – Making money, writing tips, and niche selection – Please enjoy and leave me a comment if you found them useful.

  1. Branding advice when you are your business – http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217481
  2. Writing tips from Ezine that need repeating – http://blog.ezinearticles.com/2013/10/best-practices-to-write-fresh-articles-on-new-and-old-topics.html
  3. Tiffany Lamberts’ tips on how to make money blogging – http://www.tiffanydow.com/blog/how-to-make-money-blogging/
  4. A priceless article full of blogging tips – http://writetodone.com/how-i-created-a-tiny-niche-blog-that-earns-six-figures/
  5. Tips for selecting a niche from one of my favs, Pat Flynn – http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/niche-selection-tips/

And now for the entertainment portion of this week’s Fab Friday Share –

The talents of Barbra Streisand (I adore her!) singing “Woman in the Moon” performed in 2011. She originally sang the song in 1976, in “A Star is Born” – And yes, the movie is in my collection 🙂

Kindly,
Marilyn T

 

 

Fab Friday Blog Share 15

Happy Friday!

It has been a productive week and I am so glad that I joined Bonnie Gean’s Article Writing Challenge, as it has kept me on my toes and I have found a number of great posts to read put out there by other members of the challenge. If you’re a member, I’m glad to see you here, equally pleased to get to know you and read your fabulous work.
Just a simply reminder that Halloween is just 20 days away – Simply Spooktacular

Here are the blog posts for sharing this week, they’re all focused on why or how to write product reviews in your blog. – Some great tips! –

1. Case studies tips from peggybaron.com – http://bit.ly/18nA2J0

2. Five fool-proof tips for writing reviews from tweakyourbiz.com – http://bit.ly/172pwuG

3. Uncommon tips on how to write a useful review – http://bit.ly/2qj2lj

4. Super review writing advice from Problogger – http://bit.ly/e78mha

5. Tips for starting a product review site – http://bit.ly/dA4agb

And now for the entertainment portion of this week’s Fab Friday Share –

A trip in the way-back machine to 1973 – the Pointer Sisters performing “Yes we Can, Can” –

Kindly,
Marilyn T

comment now –

 

Fab Friday Blog Share 14

Happy Friday!

Last week I mentioned that we were participating in the City of Hope 5-K Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday and that the weather forecast was more like winter than fall. Well, it sure did pan out that way – the rains were moderate but we walked in wind gust around 40 to 45 mph. I’m not sure which was worse the head wind or back wind, but either way we made it and so did many others.

It was a great time to support a great cause. I’m extra pleased as well that a last minute donor stepped in and helped us reach our monetary donation goal! Very grateful

BTW – My Halloween site is coming along if you would like to check it out – just 27 days to “all hallows eve” – Simply Spooktacular

Here are the blog posts for sharing this week, they’re mostly focused on blogging – please enjoy –

1. Some basic information on making money blogging – http://www.dailyblogtips.com/7-ways-blogs-make-money/

2. Do you spend time comparing your blog to others? – http://www.business2community.com/blogging/4-reasons-competitors-blog-popular-0636181

3. Great tips for driving traffic to your websites through Facebook – http://timothytorrents.com/5-tips-receive-hundreds-facebook-fans-free/

4. I had no idea there were so many blogging platforms. I think I’ll check out SETT, looks interesting – http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/08/16/best-blogging-services/

5. Ever curious about how your blog could go viral? – http://www.business2community.com/blogging/make-blog-post-go-viral-0636585

 

And now for the entertainment portion of this week’s Fab Friday Share –
Current Cher with her ever timeless talent performing “I Hope You Find It” –

Kindly,
Marilyn T