Blogging for Smarties is a great tool to use when setting up a blog from scratch, but it also offered guidance, that as a seasoned blogger, I could usBlogging for Smarties is a great tool to use when setting up a blog from scratch, but it also offered guidance, that as a seasoned blogger, I could use. While it is geared toward public speaking and setting up a blog conducive to that role, it will also introduce pros and cons of working on Wordpress.
Just as the list above indicates, (see below) this book will take the beginner from the beginning to a fully operating blog complete with plug-ins and marketing strategy. I found the book to be very easy to understand and a great help even though my blog has been fully functional for many years. Blogging for Smarties has given me the courage to begin making some needed changes with my blog.
Whether you are a beginning blogger or a seasoned one, you will find little hints that will help you tweak your blog. Authors and speakers will definitely find this book helpful as they set up their blogs.
Blogging Basics for Beginners How to Attract Readers Popular Blogging Platforms How to Setup WordPress Discover How to Use WordPress Useful Plugins for Authors and Speakers Discover Effective Marketing Strategies for Your Website Easy Tips on How to Make Money with Your Blog Learn Effective Podcasting How to Market Your Podcast Important Links to Resources...more
"Happiness - or at least acting happy, or at the very least not inflicting one's unhappiness on others - is no less important in making the world bett"Happiness - or at least acting happy, or at the very least not inflicting one's unhappiness on others - is no less important in making the world better than any other human trait."
"Gratitude is the basis of the two most important things in life; happiness and goodness. You cannot be a good person if you are not grateful and you cannot be a happy person if you are not grateful. Gratitude is the most important single thing a human being can have; everything good flows from gratitude, and everything bad flows from ingratitude. If you are not grateful you walk around thinking you are a victim."
This is what you learn. This book is little, but it hold huge lessons for everyone; simple lessons that are easily followed.
When you read about gratitude, it is like hitting a brick wall. You stop and think, "Oh my gosh! I have so much to be grateful for, why am I thinking this way." In just the first few pages of this book, I found my attitude turning to grateful about things where I actually felt as though I were a victim. The transformation in your thinking, if you are open to it, is amazing. And, this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
I began my review with quotes so you could truly understand what the book is about.
In one section, the author speaks about praise as opposed to criticism. I always laugh and refuse to take anyone serious who begins a conversation to me with "constructive criticism." I am one of those people who look at the words "constructive" and "criticism" and believe they do not belong in the same sentence. I do not believe you can be constructive and criticize at the same time. I also believe that praise goes a lot further than criticism ever will, and I firmly believe if you praise at the right times, then the criticism may never be needed.
The book is full of short stories and can be read in spurts, although I must warn you, you will not want to put it down. It is well-written and enlightening. I am giving Magic Words & Life Lessons five stars.
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Series review. Every now and then I really enjoy reading a series. You have the chance to become part of a family and they become your friends for a whSeries review. Every now and then I really enjoy reading a series. You have the chance to become part of a family and they become your friends for a while. The Calloways is just that type of series.
When I read that Barbara Freethy, the author of The Calloways and Bella Andre’, the author of The Sullivans were friends, I expected the series to be along the same lines. My instincts were correct. The two authors even share writing styles. For me personally, it wasn’t a disappointment because I enjoyed both series.
Regarding the storylines, I found the books enjoyable, although somewhat predictable. It didn’t deter me from reading them, because once you meet one sibling, you want to meet them all and in turn, they all have a story to tell.
I thought the writing was good and I found no grammatical errors. Each book is a stand-alone read, but you’ll find the books more enjoyable if you read them all and in order.
With summer almost upon us, or at least those beautiful spring days, if you are looking for a good clean romance series, The Calloways will fit the bill quite nicely. I’m giving the books 5 stars.
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Running Fire was an amazing read. The writing was superb. The action keeps you on the edge of your seat. The romance leaves you swooning.
I truly don'Running Fire was an amazing read. The writing was superb. The action keeps you on the edge of your seat. The romance leaves you swooning.
I truly don't know what else to say about the book. It was a perfect story. Running Fire depicts real life in the military. It picks you up, flies you in a helicopter, and sets you down in a front row seat of war. The action swallows you whole. You never quite know what lies around the next corner, in the next cave, or the next mountain. It is a story of trust, betrayal, and taking care of one's own.
If you've never read a Lindsay McKenna book, start with this one. You will soon find yourself devouring every one of her books.