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mom-bookI knew being a mom wasn’t going to be easy. I looked forward to having a child to bond with, to nurture and love, but I prepared myself for the paramount responsibility of having a child – a child whose needs would come before mine and who would be dependent on me for a long time. A child who would need me, all of me, all of the time. Although Julia came as a surprise at first, by the end of my pregnancy I was ready for the responsibility – the early mornings and late-night feedings, the inevitable worrying that comes with raising a child, the diaper changes and the demands – physical, emotional and mental – that I knew would be made of me. I was ready for it all.

And yet, as ready as I was to be a mother, I didn’t think it would be this hard to stay true to myself. After Julia was born I was hit by exhaustion, the kind of exhaustion that creeps into your bones and settles in for a good long while. I had absolutely no idea just how tiring it would be, nor did I realize that the feeling of complete and utter exhaustion doesn’t go away; instead, it’s something that you get used to after a while and learn to live with. I was too tired to stay in touch with myself, the person I was before I became a mother.

As Alyssa Ast mentioned in her recent post about SEO optimization, your own personal “author’s website” can immediately increase your exposure to potential clients–and if you want to diversify (and make more money), that’s good for business. If you’re just starting out, however, this may not be financially feasible. In my next post I’ll discuss cheap, affordable options for hosting your author’s website, but today we’ll discuss free hosting options.

Why Choose Free Hosting?

If you’re just starting your trek into freelance writing, you may not have enough money to buy quality hosting for your website–and that’s okay. For right now, or until you make a “comfortable nest egg”, going free can help get your services on the web, increasing your exposure to potential clients. As you make more money, then you can consider more high quality options for your website.

Sales-chart.shutterstock_266132192-930x697If you are planning to start an online business, then you should be good at sales. Darn good that is.

There are mixed feeling for people when it comes to selling in general. Some people feel that the profession of selling and marketing is a very rewarding career. It is to be noted that for different people, rewards mean different things. To you, a reward might be monetary and to some others the rewards might be emotional benefits. For me this is a very exciting profession to be in and rewards me both emotionally and financially.

There are people who find it very hectic also. They find the job of selling and marketing to be very depressing especially when they don’t meet their deadlines or targets. These people find the job to be very frustrating as they can’t enjoy what they are doing. I do not condemn these people. Maybe selling is not their cup of tea.


After all, not everyone can stick with their day job and not everyone can be entrepreneurs.

images (7)Writing Software helps you to save your time and your money. Do you believe it ?
Do you want to be incredible writer? Do you usually use manual technique on writing project? Have you ever considered using easy tool for making the writing task much easier? Talking about effective tools to boost up your creativity and productivity on doing the writing task, it brings us into writing software that would help every writer compose incredible stories and articles.

Nowadays, this tool has become the hottest topic in media online and become the best choice for people who want to be good writer. Why is the writing software necessary and highly recommended? Its presence could shorten time you’ve taken in manual way. By using this smart tool, you save a lot of time. it is one of reasons why this smart tool is highly searched. How does the writing software work?

I told you that I’m a quitter:-), I left my high school when I was 17 and then got a GED, so my career choice was obvious but I decided to volunteer and help others. It came to me after being isolated in a dreary job search, trying to figure out what is next in my life. A year ago, I sat in Starbuck cafes, in my apartment, in other friends apartments searching for the next great career move. What I ended up finding was just another job that will look good on my lackadaisical resume.

What I ended up finding was just another job that will look good on my lackadaisical resume.


Here I am again, after moving across the country, on the search for a high paying, paper pushing profession. Except this time with a completely new insight. Why do I have to constantly make decisions that look good on paper, or looks respectable in the eyes of my peers and community. Why am I so insistent in satisfying the standard quo, and making sure everyone’s opinion of me is affirmative. I have strived to do the “right thing” most of my life just to get everyone off my back.

Things I learned outside of school. You may not know that I left school when I was 17, later got my GED, and today I work for a new website that offers online GED lessons and prep tests. Along the way, I learned few things I want to share with you.

Letting myself be vulnerable. Of course, I am not advocating you to jump off planes and walk through shady alleys.  However, in terms of emotions, vulnerability allows us to just learn how to deal with ourselves and the everyday situations that we cannot control.  Even though it is so innate for us humans to avoid any sort of physical, emotional, psychological pain (i.e. tragedy, sadness, and death) is inevitable.  Regardless, just like everything else in life, practice makes perfect.  The more you take that emotional risk to trust, start a relationship, end a relationship, move across the world; the more you learn just a bit more how to deal with the everyday hardships.

genie_rgb_0On my misty, early morning walk through the Enchanted Forest of Avondale Estates today, as I inhaled deeply the fragrances of abelia & crepe myrtle, the sunlight slanted down through leaves and fronds in all shades of emerald, lime, evergreen & dusky magnolia.

Magical memories, as a beautiful campfire song from Girl Scouts played in my mind…

In the land of dreaming, not so far away,
Walked a total stranger at the break of day…
New lamps for old, tarnished ones for gold- –
Aladdin is selling new lamps for old…”

Oh, how this lovely melody and its wistful words recall an era when I honestly
believed I could be a wild horse and run unfettered, forever! That pre-adolescent
time when everything is possible, when the world is your oyster, when simply
rubbing a tarnished magic lamp can grant your wildest desires!

I have been back in the Midwest for Christmas, which is where I normally spend this time of year. By now, some of my old friends and relatives have read Faith, and some have liked it quite a lot. Others aren’t sure what to make of me, the Catholic atheist. Still others, including some people very close to me, worry that I’m doomed. It is in that context – at home, worried about this book, surrounded by friends and family – that I reflect on growing up as a reader, and significantly, a believing reader.

Looking back, I see now that my belief in God, like a great many of my beliefs, was shaped by the fact that important people in my life, most notably my father, died when I was young. Once they’d died, God provided them a place to live forever. And from the Catholic services that accompanied these deaths, to the consolation dished out by friends and relatives – often literally by way of endless casseroles – everyone had told me that I could join them some day if I was good. So growing up I was good. I was well behaved. I prayed hard in church. I did my chores. And, perhaps most importantly, I did well in school. I lived believing that God had my life, and eventually my death, safely under his control.

Today I’m playing devil’s advocate. I’m offering up 3 options for fully automating your backlink building, but before we get started I want you to know a few things:

  1. I’ve tried all of these methods in a “testing” capacity, but don’t currently use them because I don’t approve of their methods.
  2. None of the links in this article are affiliate links because these products don’t have my full support.

That said, today’s post is for “educational” purposes only , should you ever find yourself, you know, lost in the woods and need to build a shelter from backlinks. Survival tactics, people, survival tactics.


So we know why backlinks are important to your blog, right? We’ve covered that territory before, but we’ll refresh by saying that, in a nutshell, search engines see each backlink (each link pointing to your blog) as one “vote” so the more votes you have, the better your search engine rank. Normally you would build these backlinks naturally by contacting other bloggers and spreading your content to people who would be interested and might link to it from their own site.

That strategy is great for someone like me. I’m in a niche that, for better or worse, is crowded. There’s no shortage of community and no shortage of potential links. But what if you’re in a smaller niche? Or in an affiliate saturated niche where everyone is your competition? Where do your links come from then? On the one hand, building backlinks with just the help of automated software sounds great. On the other hand it sounds dangerously close to SPAM. And make no mistake: it is. But if you’re in one of the positions I mentioned and you have no where else to go for backlinks, one of these services might be a good fit for you.

My thoughts exactly. Well, it is coming true. After 4 years of going back and forth on writing and stop writing, I am FINALLY on the road to getting it done.

It hasn’t always been my dream to be a published author. In fact, it was the last thing I ever thought I would being doing. I was very much into fashion and designing. I enjoyed looking a beautiful clothing, and creating my own outfits in my head. I went to school for fashion design. I then pursued a BA in fashion marketing and management. So to be throwing...

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