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My Predicament

I shared a post last week, from the blog  A.M. Bradley.  The post has fantastic tips to help grow your blog.  If you haven’t read it – check it out here.

The first tip really whipped me into a panic.  It says to post 1-2 times a day.

  A day?  What?

Whether or not you agree with that statement – here is my dilemma.

I have always steered clear from leaping into the 21st century.  I am always behind the times with the latest gadgets.  Pen and paper are my preferred method of writing.  I loved stationary when I was younger – still do.  I had quite the addiction as a child.  I love getting cards or handwritten letters – in fancy penmanship.  Most of them I have saved and I can’t accidentally delete them into the unknown.

Exhibit #1 – 4th grade birthday card from the class.

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A television show in the 70’s – Big Blue Marble – was a favorite of mine.  The show would assign random pen pals, if you sent in a request.  So many friends from around the globe.  So many stamps purchased.  (Shout out to  Joy –  from the Philippines and Naomi – from California)

I miss those simple days.  I avoided social media for so long.

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It made absolutely no sense to me, when my husband wanted a 60″ flat-screen, smart TV.  Don’t be silly.  Our 25″ box TV works just fine.

I have needed a newer vehicle for quite some time.  When my husband brings up the topic –  My question is always the same, “Where will I listen to my Joan Jett cassette tapes?”

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My sister, who lives over a 1,000 miles away, suggested I get an iPhone.  “It will be so much fun!” – she squealed.  The first thing out of my mouth was “Who are we now – The Jetsons??

I enjoy reading many blogs, but I know I can’t post 1-2 posts a day.  Not with my methods.  I admire the creative content, so many bloggers post daily.  I am thrilled to post 1-2 posts a month.  I shared two posts by fellow bloggers this month – this is the first post I actually sat down to write.  I like to do my first draft on paper.  Sometimes I choose chalk.

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Although, I usually get distracted by drawing a flower, a rainbow or hopscotch court.

My intention for today  was to get a jump start on my second post for the month.  Mother Nature has other plans.  The clouds are rolling in and the sky has turned dark.  Production has been hindered – yet again.

 Back to the computer I go.

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Maybe, I should send out my posts via smoke signals.  It seems to be the logical choice.

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Note: If you are wondering –  my husband and I no longer smoke cigarettes.

If anyone is looking for me,  I will be watching my collection of I Love Lucy – on my VCR.  Thanks for reading!

 183 Saturdays until Paris

 

Do you miss the simple days of yesteryear?  

OR

Should I send my next post – via carrier pigeon – to the line you are standing in, while waiting for the latest and greatest device?  Let me know in the comments!

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Why a Single View Matters

This blogger doesn’t need my help sharing his posts. He works hard at blogging. This post (and many other posts spoke to me) so I am sharing it. If you haven’t checked it out, take a look. There is a meet and greet on his blog, too.

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I value it all. I value views, interaction, engagement, likes, and shares on any platform. I work hard at my blog daily. Far harder than most bloggers do and I take it seriously because of that. I understand some bloggers are here for the “fun” of it. Fun left my blog a long time ago. What replaced “fun” was hard work, perseverance, theory, and future goals. I understand that we all have different ways of blogging… but it still amuses me that with all the differences people proclaim to have about their views on blogging we still share many similar goals and wants. The way we reach those goals is uniquely connected to our personal drive.

It is OK to value the single view. It is OK to value ALL the views actually. There are some bloggers that will claim this “takes away from the purity of blogging.” Those people make an…

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Tips: How to Grow Your Blog

Good tips! I will have to reblog a lot of posts in order to keep up with the first one. 😳😳😳  Thanks  A.M. Bradley!

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Yesterday, I reached another milestone – 500 followers. Honestly, my goal was never to get a lot of followers here. I just wanted a place to express myself and talk about writing. After leaving another writing website, I was depressed, feeling defeated and alone (still do, but meh). I felt blogging could help me express the challenges with writing and encourage others to keep on going.

However, now since I’ve reached 500 followers, I believe it’s time to give back. Today, I want to share with you tips on how I grew my blog. I’m sure some of these you’ve read before, but it doesn’t hurt to see the tips again.

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The tips are:

  • Post 1-2 times a day

Now, I know 1-2 times a day is a lot, but it’s a quick way of standing out amongst all the other blog posts. From what I’ve noticed…

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