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New Header and Footer

One thing for sure…I’ve given my blog the correct name.  It has been nothing but adventurous this morning trying to correct some problems with my blog header showing up correctly on aol and other issues with my host email etc…now, I have brain drain..;)  Ok, more lessons learned.

Hope everyone likes my new header and footer.  There is a special meaning behind that beautiful rose that is displayed in the left corner.

Soon, I’ll share the story with you.

Have a wonderful day,


Learning curve….

Wow, what a busy morning!  But, let’s back up to yesterday morning first.

I thought I would go into my “About” page and post a thumbnail pic of myself and a little about who I am…just for those that might be curious.

Well, I managed to upload the photo, but I didn’t like the way it looked so I deleted it.  But, I guess I didn’t pay enough attention to what I was deleting because when I pulled up my blog the “About” page was missing altogether on the sidebar!  Yikes.  I tried everything I knew to get it back up with no luck.  In fact, I ended up doing some other things that I didn’t want to do by mistake.  Amazingly enough I managed to get those things fixed, but still no luck getting that “About” page back on my sidebar.

Now, I knew there was a way to add new pages, catagories etc. because I have viewed many WordPress blogs and their sidebars were very customized.  So, I wasn’t panicking, but my perfectionist self sure wanted it back that morning….:)  It was a test for my patience for sure.

This morning Edson Buchanan and I connected via Yahoo chat and he told me what to do.  I needed to go to D9 hosting under my account and ask them to back my blog up to the day before yesterday.  I just love this guy…he’s so helpful in every way.  Anyway, off I went to D9 hosting and opened a live chat with the technical dept.  Spoke with Dan and he told me that it might not work if it had already been backed up after I did it…which it was.  So, he said we could go back to the weekly backup…that did the trick.  My “About” option was back on my sidebar but I lost my last two posts.  Fortunate for me, I had copied these posts and I was able to go back in this morning and repost them.  The only difference is that they now appear with today’s date instead of the date I had written them earlier this week.  No problem…I was relieved to have my blog look like it did before I messed up.

One thing for sure, I’ll be alot more careful before I delete something!  Lesson learned.  It’s all part of the process though and I am sure there will be many more “mess-ups” while in my learning curve….and beyond, as the internet is constantly changing.  We must grow as it grows or we’ll be left behind.

I am sure there are alot of very good hosting sites out there but I am grateful to John Thornhill that he led us to D9.  Their live chat was awesome and the problem was fixed within a few minutes.  Now, that’s good service.  Kudos to D9.

Gotta run…lots to accomplish today.



Spam….or not….

Good Glorious Morning!

I really love mornings.  It pretty much doesn’t matter what state I was in when I went to bed….when the new day announces itself on the horizon, my slate is clean and ready to be filled with new adventures, new discoveries and most importantly OPPORTUNITIES.  I really love life.

I wasn’t going to write this morning. not for lack of something to say, but because I was short on time.

Then I checked into my dashboard.  Surprise, surprise, I received my first comment.  But wait, it ended up in my spam folder!  Of course I had to check it out.  Someone wrote and told me they liked my writing style and that they were looking forward to reading more from me.  Why is this spam…I thought?  Maybe he is known for doing this.  Time to research.  Sure enough, this person likes to leave that same comment all over the internet on different blogs.  Nothing genuine about that comment!  Akismet is the spam filter that WordPress uses and I am going to have to have more faith in it.  No doubt there are a lot of legitimate spammers out there just waiting in the weeds to clog your blog.  I wonder how these spammers find us so early on??  I am sure they target the new bloggers as any seasoned blogger would probably not have given it a second glance.  But, he accomplished what he set out to do as I was curious and clicked on his site.  I am sure that was his intention in the first place.  To get that “click” that the search engines like.  But, thankfully they are getting wise too.

But it was a first!  There is always something special about “that first” in anything…and, for me, this wasn’t any different.

Anyway, for what it’s worth it gave me that little boost of confidence that we all need on occasion….even if it was short lived…;)

My heart is the driving force behind everything I write and post here…and nothing is more important to me than that my readers “feel” my heart when they read.  I have spent 30 plus years studying in the Metaphysical field and although this blog is primarily about Internet Marketing, my passion for Universal Law and Principals naturally finds its way into my posts.

Universal Law and Principals will be the guidepost for all my marketing ventures.  It couldn’t be any other way.  It is who I AM.

Go enJOY your day.  Accept the “present” moment as the gift that it is…..and feel your connection to everything the Universe brings to you for discovery today.


“You must BE the CHANGE you wish to SEE in the world”

Mahatma Gandi

Personal Relationships with your “lists”….

Sunday morning I submitted my “title” to Planet Divinity so they could proceed to create my custom header and footer.  What surprised me most, is that within a few hours I received an email and attached was my header and footer.  Now, that’s great service!  Never thought they would be working on Sunday, but they proved me wrong.  Thanks Planet Divinity, and most importantly, on a personal note… thanks Steve….I love it.

The next step was to incorporate the header and footer into my blog but it seems there are some people who have not had the chance to get it done…they need an extra week, so John Thornhill skipped to lesson five for this week.

Lesson five is all about that most important element in creating an income online, and that is YOUR LIST.  Without a list, you have no prospects.  That’s where AWeber comes in.  You can automate everything from their site once you have signed up.  The first thing will be to create and place on my blog an opt-in form.  We’ve all seen these if we spend anytime surfing the net.  Those are the little boxes found somewhere on the web page that asks for your name and email address.  John Thornhill once again stresses that this is the single most important thing we will be doing to create success.  There is a wealth of information on the AWeber site that I plan on reading and putting to use once I understand the whole process.  Things are really heating up now…;)

I was thinking while reading through some of the material on the AWeber site how much emarketing is similiar to marketing offline.  I presently work in offline sales and the same principles apply.  Most times the employees are required to keep a “book.”  What’s in the book?  Their list of course!  If someone comes in and expresses interest in a product, the first thing we try and do is capture their name and phone number.  It’s all about the follow up and creating a relationship with your “list.”  In my present environment it is done on the phone and in person and on the internet it is done through repeated emails.  Not sales emails, but emails to establish a relationship of trust and confidence in YOU…before you try and sell them something.  A good way to do this is to teach them something…give it to them free.  You could offer free ebooks that educate them or simply educate them in the emails you send out.  Another option is to do a series of emails that educate them on a certain subject.  I can’t tell you how much I’ve learned just from the emails I receive from different marketers.  So, I know first hand that it works.

Seems Universal Principals are coming into play again.  I know my best customers…my repeat customers are the ones I have taken the time to develop a personal relationship with.  Those are the ones that will actually seek me out when they come to purchase.  Take the time to understand your prospects/customers needs and most importantly don’t try and sell them something they don’t need or are not interested in.  You’ll be wasting their time…and yours.  Most likely if you manage to sell something to someone who really wasn’t in the market for that item….it will be returned.  I learned it the hard way.

Remember the Golden Rule…..”Treat others as you would like to be treated.”  Imagine yourself in their position and act accordingly.  Put their needs first.  Concentrate on making them happy and successful and I promise you the Universe will reward your efforts in a grand way.

After all, we’re all ONE.  What you do to another will, whether you choose to believe it or not…effect you.

May peace rule your day….


Title for Blog

Just finished a yahoo conversation with Edson Buchanan.  I am trying to come up with a title for this blog and I was just over thinking everything.  It really helps to have someone of his caliber to help me over these bumps.

My biggest problem is I am a perfectionist.  That can really get in the way and I know I need to loosen up and understand that I am still learning and I will make mistakes.  But, that’s all part of the process.  For the most part, and this goes for all things in life….the mistakes we make turn into our  greatest lessons learned.

Edson told me that he changed his title a few months after he had his first blog up.  That made me feel much better….that I could change it if I decided I didn’t like it.  Now that I know I am not stuck with it forever it should be a bit easier to just “let go.”  I know that sounds pretty elementary, but honestly, if I didn’t know that I could change it midstream (without putting up a new site), I am sure there are others out there that didn’t know either.  That’s exactly the kind of things I want to address in my blog on Internet Marketing…things that may seem very elementary to pros, but are very real to newbies.

Once I have chosen my title, I will be submitting it to Planet Divinity and they will be creating my custom header and footer…with input from me of course!  Can’t wait to see how it comes out.

So, with that in mind, I’ll go back to the drawing board and work on my title.  And, this time I won’t be so tough on myself….  😉

By the way, don’t forget to give yourself a hug today…..


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