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This and That

Just a quick post, update I suppose….

When I started posting poetry, most of the poems were from a collection of jottings and journaling. Memories of years gone by. I did begin writing some new material, yet I felt there was more I wanted to explore.

The last few months, mingled in with holidays, SNOW, a bunch of other funky stuff, MORE SNOW, you get my drift ( lol couldn’t help it ūüėČ ) I’ve been writing, noticing, listening, pondering.

Playing with perspectives is a big part of it. Choices based on¬† Or not depending on the choiceof Societies RULES. Following the pack, being like EVERYONE ELSE or not. It’s simple and extremely difficult at the same time.

My Cousin said something to me that was one of those perspective changing moments. I can’t even remember exactly how he said it. Basically, past hurts prevent future experiences.

We write our own story every day.  It can be what ever we choose.

How often do we remember that, throughout  our hectic day?

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Currently I’m working on posting ¬†some random writing, poems, affirmations ¬†and recipes. Mostly I’m working on my story ¬†and enjoying the arrival of spring.

Also,  cooking is a hobby of mine, an edible science project! I would love your feedback. (I just need to start taking more pictures) Always seems better as a collaborative effort.

 

 

 

Loving life one day at a time

Today is English day at school. Not the fun part at first, either. I was never a fan of rules myself, and frankly,¬†although important,¬†grammar isn’t fun….normally

I found a great site,  TurtleDiary.com and it had so many things to choose from. The different nouns can be confusing. Indeed engaging games were found and learning commenced. We ended with adjectives, a wonderful lunch and reading time on the porch.

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We’re reading Tales from the Odyssey, by Mary Pope Osborne. She really makes this classic come alive for the kids. It’s fun to read aloud as well. The best part? Here is the view my son had while listening to me read

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As a mother and teacher, I receive so much joy from watching the wistful look on his face, as he imagines, dreams, empathizes and grows inside, learning the morals of the tales. With the sounds of the creek flowing over the rocks, the birds chirping and tufts of cotton (fall pollen is FUN) looking so pretty as the wind sweeps it by….. Nature is always making a movie!

¬†I didn’t want to interrupt his zen moment¬†so I decided to drop the trip back to the earlier lessons of the day. We could pick out ‘non-countable nouns’ and ‘adjectives’ later. All his friends just got off the bus, it’s time to go play ūüėÄ

One of my last flowers on the porch
One of my last flowers on the porch

SEO coffee and a Saturday morning

I was going to post something funny today, but the Universe knows better apparently

I can’t get this out of my head

A lot of people I’ve seen this week are out there like me realizing, finally, there is a way to survive in this world on our creativity. Another group is great at marketing, social networking and sees this as a fun way to help others and make money.

Now, not everyone is this way. Those who are can surely stand out, and do.

The big AH HA is this

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¬†Here’s ¬†the thing
I’m reading advice on a comment for a plug in, I’m reading the advice from
people like Mr. Brondoni and the plethora of other wise, experienced marketers and experts.
AND I DIDNT DO ANY OF IT
I forgot tags, I signed up to have tweets and posts auto-generated (and forgot to use them)
I missed prime “tweet” times, even with notifications
and just winged it
Now don’t get me wrong, I still worked hard
Just Differently
I was REAL, I posted what FELT needed to be posted
I yanked Titles out of the air, because I’ve never been good at labels ( no tags lol)
I opened notebooks, boxes, digital files and took what was originally
MY PERSONAL WONDERLAND
And was convinced to bare my soul to the world {thanks Nicolas :-}
This blog wasn’t meant to be the focus. I wasn’t even going to promote it
I didn’t want to let anyone see this stuff, let alone the world!
And when I went on Twitter, I looked for people who interested me. I clicked on their websites,
I learned what they were about. I followed people who would positively influence me, inspire
me, teach me and encourage my path,
and then BOOM! A flood of super cool, interesting and creative people¬†showed up! It’s fantastic!
Over 150 new followers in 10 days because of
THE REAL WAY 
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m learning how to play the SEO / Marketing / Social Media game
I have to, as do we all. But what is great about it is it gives all of us INTROVERTS a means
and a way to accomplish this. We don’t sell, as much as our ENERGY is what draws others in.
And out in the public, that can be draining. On the Internet, there is a boundary
and it IS POSSIBLE
to convey authenticity, even with that boundary.
The KEY is helping each other out, because we know we all have room for inspiration, and
this is a HUGE ocean of possibility. Yes, it helps to know the scientific side and incorporate it
into our mission , and at the same time, still being the person who signed up with
NO FOLLOWERS,¬†NO LIKES, NO 1+’S, NO FAVORITES
Find your own followers, learn about them, help their cause and be gracious and thankful
¬†There ¬†is only so much time in a day, I know. It’s getting harder for me to keep up as the
recognition blossoms. In spite of it all, I still feel the way to go is the opposite way
Sure, Keywords, Tags, SEO optimization are all great things. We need to market
and advertise if we want to eat and pay the utilities, etc.
It’s the realism that will keep it all alive in the end. Don’t lose sight of why it all started
and what you are going to contribute back to the Universe.
If you do, your house of cards may rattle or fall.
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If I forget to thank you or I thank you twice
If I forget proper grammar and mess up a link,
accidentally use a picture I THOUGHT WAS OK FOR FREE USAGE,
If i link you and I shouldn’t have, I’m still learning and will fix it if you let me know.
Constructive Criticism welcome here
Because I am a human being. I’m giving the world my heart, right on my sleeve
And I made Friends ūüėÄ