About Blonderain
Joined March 2017
My background is psychiatric social work in child welfare. I believe in the intrinsic goodness of people. All children are inherently good. At times, it is the behavioral choice, NOT the child, that is bad (ie, aggressive, self-injurious). With copious patience, sincere care, authentic rapport and concerned guidance, children can be taught to choose more positive, productive behaviors. In the 12 year course of my career, it has been my experience that this is best accomplished through the liberal addition of humor and creativity in practice. In short, if they know you care, and they're having fun...they learn.

I am also a writer. I have one piece of poetry published and approximately 40 other original works that are in final edits. I've written extensively in every employment setting I've occupied. I have contributed for years to local Open Mic Poetry events and hosted one such outing for a time at a prominent Writers Center. It is extremely second-nature for me to write. I begin each day with lengthy journal entries and am enamored of the crafted word on the page. I find, I work out my issues on paper. Things have a way of coming to resolution through a cathartic, written release.

I have been writing for many decades and began as a child, when I would sleep with a pad and pencil under my pillow, lest I miss a good idea that raced through my mind before sleep. I am currently exploring ways to generate a successful stream of income as a content writer. I love the flexible and portable lifestyle such an enterprise would permit.

I am an avid, amateur photographer. I shot 30,000 stills in two years, mainly nature photographs. I'm fond of my images, many of which capture the resplendent beauty of the Hudson Valley region, wherein I reside. I'm not well-versed in technology and the ways of the internet, but I'm learning. I would like to discover a profitable way to offer some of my images for sale, online.

Music is a passion of mine. I've been playing African hand drums for nearly a decade, and belong to a few groups that gather periodically at various settings. Percussion excites me! All types: tribal music, native american drums, latin jazz, hardcore classic rock. It's a thing that gets in your blood, and moves you.

And then, there's motorcycles! That's a conversation of it's own.

I have been a mother, a daughter, a sibling, a friend...a colleague and a hippie, a confidante and a poet--a biker and an artist...and I remain, a dreamer. I read much about the spiritual realm, as we truly are spirits here, having a human experience. Eager to see what the next phase of life brings...

-Lorraine
New York
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Money I would be happy earning
I would like to earn $10,000 per month.
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Money I would be ecstatic earning
I would be ecstatic earning $250,000 per year.
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Time I'm willing to invest to achieve my goals
Provided my efforts derive a sustainable, monetary yield early on...I am prepared to invest ALL of my time (50 hours plus, per week) to this endeavor.
 
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How much money would you be happy earning?
I would like to earn $10,000 per month.

How much would you be ecstatic earning?
I would be ecstatic earning $250,000 per year.

And how much time are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
Provided my efforts derive a sustainable, monetary yield early on...I am prepared to invest ALL of my time (50 hours plus, per week) to this endeavor.
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divadejunk Premium
Lorraine, your goals are great. Continue following the lessons. I wish you much success.
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Thank you, Diva! Very kind, and rich success to you, as well.
Love to chat privately sometime about your writing. Best regards, Rain.
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accad Premium
Thank you friends here at WA community for including me in your list. I hope and pray for your success and with mine. We all have one hope, one legit home.
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Thank you! Yes, we all do seem to have one enduring, legitimate hope here. In the few days I've been a member, I think it's wonderful how openly people share what they know to further someone new. Have a GREAT weekend! -Rain
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FTurner8032 Premium
Thank you for following me Lorraine and welcome to WA. I wish you the very best as you begin your journey to success. God Bless.
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My pleasure! And gratitude for stopping by! ;}
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AmyPaul Premium
I love your profile! What a spectacular person you are! I welcome you to WA. I think you found the PERFECT place to build something for yourself, especially without any experience. If you are thinking of selling your photos, you DEFINITELY need to protect them somehow. (I have no idea how.)

Let me know how I can help you along the way!

Amy
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Hello Amy! That's very gracious, thank you! I am hoping this will be an excellent place to develop an online business...some combination of writing and images. I appreciate your offer to help. It will take me awhile to get up to speed, as regards scope of internet marketing knowledge (I know very little) before I can reciprocate...but as I learn, I'm happy to share what I accrue! Warm regards, Rain
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AmyPaul Premium
Truth be told, I'm new to it all as well. I've tried my hand at it a couple of times and gotten burned, but this site has been an unbelievable resource. Here's to hoping we found the perfect avenue!
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I'm with you in that hope, Amy! I've been reading encouraging stories of success ALL OVER this site! I think it's a matter of choosing a relevant niche, being consistently dedicated, and networking sincerely and aggressively. I love your energy! So looking forward to taking this journey with you. ;} -Rain
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AmyPaul Premium
I couldn't have said it better myself! <3
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Labman Premium
Hi and welcome to WA, Thanks for following me back.
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My pleasure ;}. And thank you for the nice welcome.
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Hari S Nair Premium
Welcome to WA Lorraine ,

Nice to see you here, I would love to see you building up a successful online business with Wealthy Affiliate.Start by completing your account setup check out this tutorial and then proceed with the initial lessons here ...

Make sure to leverage the seven starter day access.. all the best! ..hope you will have a great experience here.. :) .. Wealthy affiliate is great place to learn building a successful online business with so many people to support and help..Feel free to contact me with any query...

Hari S Nair
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Hello Hari! Thank you for your warm welcome! Very new to this type of online enterprise and eager to learn. I appreciate those links and will explore them. Best regards, Lorraine
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Hello Hari! I typed a reply to you, but I don't see it anymore. Still learning to use the site. I was thanking you for your warm welcome. I found the site through you, actually, earlier today. I was interested in your metaphysical articles. I appreciate the links you sent. I will explore them. Thanks for posting! Looking forward to reading more of your work. -Lorraine
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Hari S Nair Premium
Hi Lorraine,

Yes, I got your email and comment on my website as well.
I must say you take quick actions, I have never seen someone completing the profile, typing their bio and going through the first tasks so quickly, love your energy, keep that up and I am sure you will be able to make great use of the knowledge you will find here.

I know it can be a little difficult initially to process all this stuff, but you are already moving too fast compared to the other beginners I have seen, and we are all here to help, assist and answer your queries. All the best!

-Hari S Nair
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That's very kind, Hari. I thought I hadn't done enough, lol. Haven't finished the videos yet. Will get to those soon. I appreciate your supportive words and encouragement. I am hoping to build something special (and lucrative) here. Thank you again, and have a lovely evening. -Rain
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Hari S Nair Premium
Great, I am sure you will come up with something awesome!
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