Today’s Fab Friday Blog Share

happy Friday

Today’s Fab Friday Blog Share falls on August 8th a memorable date for some. For in 1963 the Great Train Robbery took place in Buckinghamshire, England whereby a group of masked bandits stole an estimated $7 million dollars (2.6 million pounds) in the raid. Although eventually captured, much of the money was never recovered which makes me wonder how many trees were dug up in hopes of finding the stashed loot.

Interestingly, on this date in 1960, the song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” hits the charts at #1, in 1963 the group the Kingsmen release “Louie, Louie”, where upon radio stations label it obscene. I imagine they would be quite shocked hearing the lyrics in some of today’s music.

Returning to present day – [Read more…]

Want to be a Guru?

Happy Friday BabyHello and happy Friday to you. In going through my email this morning I received an intriguing correspondence from Host Gator, maybe you did too. Their lead in stated simply “marilynthompsonsolutions.guru Can Be Your New Web Address”.

How about that -no hard work – no real effort at all – simply the cost of a new domain name – and I can become a guru

Somehow I don’t have much faith that you would believe I was a great and powerful guru simply by grabbing a new domain name. It’s something like a little girl dressing up like a princess so that she can imaginarily believe that she is. We as parents know that she’s our little princess but I’m pretty sure no country will honestly claim her as their royal princess. [Read more…]

Memorial Fab Friday Blog Share

memorial fab friday blog shareNow so that you don’t get the wrong idea, I doubt you will find this edition of the Fab Friday Blog Share memorial (although that would be pretty cool). Instead I wish to remind you to take time this Monday, Memorial Day in the United States to remember someone memorial to you and yours.

May they be friends, family, or simply acquaintances, take a moment to reflect on how they made your life better. Think about the joy [Read more…]

Fab Friday Blog Post Share Time

Hello again and happy Friday!

How’s the weather where you are? Here in the lovely Pacific Northwest we’ve had a rather wet start to the year. The Seattle area has set new all-time above-average rainfall records for February, March, and now April.

  • February average: 3.5” – 2014: 6.11”
  • March average: 3.72” – 2014: 9.44”
  • April average: 2.71″   – 2014: 2.94″ so far

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Just Another Friday

Today is March 26th – so I did a quick little search to find some tidbit of this day in history interesting events. Seems it’s not a big news day but did you know this:

  • 1866 – The first ambulance service began
  • 1922 – The first microfilm device was introduced (have you seen any microfilm lately?)
  • 1964 – A 9.2 earthquake rattled Prince William Sound, Alaska (my maternal grandmother was living in Anchorage at the time and shared many an unnerving story)
  • 1979 – Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island

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3 Ways to Get People to Read Your Blog Posts

engaging-contentToday I want to share with you three straight forward ways to get your blog read. Now I don’t mean merely skimmed, I mean truly read – yep all the way to that last word where of course you thank your reader for sticking with you all the way to the end. After all that’s really why you’re writing blog posts isn’t it?

Now I understand that I’m taking a pretty big chance here. I mean if you choose not to read to the end of this post, well then I guess I failed at implementing my own advice. But if that’s your inclination then I have just one request please. Click here first to tell me why you felt the need to click away.

You’re still here. Oh good, it gets rather lonely, not to mention a waste of time to simply be writing for my own enjoyment. Thanks for having faith in me, you won’t be disappointed. Let’s get into the meaty part of this post and why you’re still here. [Read more…]

It’s Fab Friday Blog Share Time

Well here in the Pacific Northwest this Friday is a very rainy one, typical for this time of year. But I certainly don’t mind because I would much rather have this than the dreadful winter weather so much of the country has seen and is still experiencing.

It simply means we (Boomer and us) put on our rain jackets when we go for our daily walks. He loves his walks and doesn’t mind the rain or the jacket too much, so it’s off we go. Rain or shine without further ado, here are the blog shares – [Read more…]

Is Guest Blogging Dead or Alive in 2014?

guest bloggingThe movie line “if you build it they will come” may work for turning corn fields into ball parks, but as bloggers we know that it’s not that easy. We work and work, we write and write, and we leave comments all over other blogs and social media. But still our own list struggles to grow. So what’s the solution?

Many believe, as I do that guest blogging is an excellent means of finding new readers/visitors to our blogs. The whole idea is that if your blog post is published on another blogger’s site, especially if their site receives more traffic than yours, then their visitors are encouraged to check out your blog.

Naturally though, there’s an important factor to make this plan beneficial [Read more…]

Blog Share Fanfare

Can you believe it’s already the end of February? My how the days march by – sorry, bad pun but I couldn’t help myself. Do you use the Aweber autoresponder service? What is up with their service this week? I understand they’re changing their servers, IP addresses, and such but I sure hope they work it out soon because service has been rather hit and miss lately.

Seems the opt-in box over there to the right and usually below each post is playing the “now you see it – now you don’t trick”. Frustrating. [Read more…]