Look back on lessons learned as a single mother with our member Chamene as she celebrates her ninth Mommiversary!
Well here it is a sleepless night because I am in so much pain I can hardly stand it. Since it has been a hot minute from my last post what a better way to spend my time. So here I am going to try and make it through this, my hands are so balled up and throbbing. But with using an iPad instead of the keyboard on a computer it may be a little easier.
I may be back and forth on two different topics in this blog but both are still about this rocky path I am on. So here goes!
Some people start blogging because they have an opinion or mindset they feel they HAVE to share with the world. Others start because they see an opportunity to make a side income, or even a full-time job out of it.
No matter the reason, blogging itself has become a mainstream tool of expression, and the accessibility to resources like open-source platforms (Wordpress for example), and social media have made it easier than ever to go from idea to action as a blogger. So why is it so many people start big, but then disappear?
While I can't speak for all bloggers, I will share what almost knocked me out of the blogosphere in the beginning, and I hope it helps some of you avoid the same pitfalls. The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book "Banjos & Blogs", expected to be released in the Fall of 2018:
Attention Ladies! As the club grows we are in need of a few volunteers to round out our leadership team. This would involve at most a couple hours per week on your assigned area of club management, as well as a quarterly meeting held either in-person or over video chat. We are looking for people to take charge of the following roles...
For today's Web Wednesday I'd like to start by sharing a little of my background. While I've been a wearer of many hats, my first career chapter was in the hotel business. I worked my way up from a front desk clerk all the way to regional management level of a business-class franchise, and nearly every position in-between over the course of nine years and one bad vocational school decision. In that time I learned a lot about presentation, customer service, resource allocation, and more than anything, indirect sales.
As I sat down to write something for the blog - for all of you, I started, restarted, deleted and tried again. My list of ideas started out almost endless, most of which were fun or sarcastic ways to express some of the sillier moments in my life. Light-hearted and quirky. Much like the way I try to present myself and hope many of you will come to see.Legendary Women's Club member Chamene
The problem was in the last several weeks I did not feel like any of those things. Not long after brainstorming my initial list I was struck with a familiar feeling that comes and goes as it pleases. Something that I am used to at this point but have not admitted to most of the people in my life. The part of me I often hide and conceal because it is the part of me that tells me if anyone knew the real me they would not stick around.
It's late on a Tuesday night and I get a frantic message from an acquaintance I haven't talked to in a lonnnnnng time. What do they need? Well, to "pick my brain for a sec" of course! Normally I don't mind this since I get really bored out here in the woods and could use the refresher on website basics myself, so I dive in and take a look at their site. More often than not, the problems I find are almost always the same. Somewhere between idea and execution, whoever built the website either failed to or didn't know how to include the basic data that search engines need in order to match their site with potential customers. Since my answers are almost always the same, I took one of my more recent "skim-overs" changed a few identifying details, and figured I'd share it with you... our club members.
It has been a while since I have posted, I was without internet for a little while then I have been sick and the list goes on, but I'm back now!
I went to see a spine specialist this week he took X-rays and then explained to me what he saw. Apparently, I have some pressure on my brain steam. What is causing this is our spine in the neck area is supposed to have a slight curve to it like a banana. Mine... not so much. It is almost all the way straight.
In case you haven't already found us, The Legendary Women's Club is ALL OVER the internet, including Instagram! If you want to show off your latest work, a special milestone, or a wonderfully zen moment in your otherwise hectic hustle, just tag us @LegendaryWomen_!
In this day and age, it's so easy to lose touch of the humanity behind all these keyboard warriors and armchair detectives. Messages get mixed and intentions get misunderstood. Sometimes our typing fingers get worn out before our ideas can get expressed. Either way, there's not enough text in a qwerty keyboard to bring back the human touch when communicating big ideas over long distances the way that face to face communication can.
Yesterday I started my day with the intentional goal of testing out more "warm" means of keeping in touch with my online friends and colleagues and the results were so amazing that I'm going to share them with you, my fellow club members, as just a sampling of the ways that video technology can help you make social media.. well.. more social.