Posts by DMahen1 86
February 18, 2020
Progress is SlowI’m making progress on the home repairs and myself. The main bathroom is almost done, about 2 weeks to go. The project after that is the kitchen. It’s a larger room and surface to repair and paint, but it too will be done by May. I’ve done some soul searching, attempting to face an issue I have been avoiding. You all know I am stalled on my website and writing content. While I am finally getting a bit better at SEO, I have lost interest in what I write, my nich
February 13, 2020
My Home is Cluttered.The funny thing about clutter is that we don’t really see it until it becomes intolerable. I’ve lived in my home nearly 20 years. We purchased the home as our one on only new home. We had owned to older (much older) homes and had a desire for something new. We also wanted to get out of a seriously declining neighborhood.Imagine arriving home from a day of work and finding the street blocked by a dozen or more 16 to 20-year-old teens. Teens is polite because they
January 31, 2020
Rank FallingI'm overwhelmed by a combination of home repair projects and the damage that my wife and I have suffered. Hers from a fall on ice and thanks god she didn't break anything. And mine from both a fall two weeeks ago slowing my down on home repairs and all but stopping me here.I'm Taking BreakSince i am not finding a balance and I need to take care of wife and self, I am suspending my activity here for a time, perhaps a week or two or a month or two, there's no way to know.I'll be back
January 21, 2020
My project is to complete 8 blog posts in a month. This is for my benefit to stay working and writing and also to complete a project for my Toastmasters path.I'm please today that I have completed and published 7 of the 8 posts. I plan to finish number 8 this afternoon or tomorrow after I finish painting our shower, which must be complete today.I'm working here while the paint drys and I'll have images later.
January 17, 2020
I completed a review post, but holding it in draft-mode for a day or twoI have my first prodct affiliate agreement.I'll have 8 posts completed in this niche in a few weeks.And now, back to work!
January 15, 2020
ProgressI believe I am making progress. Ifinished 2 posts today.One I began yesterday and the other today. The SEO seems to check out goo, though i am still in learning mode on all the fine details I need to know to weave together a successful post.In my niche, hypnosis, I have my first affiliate agreement. Before I start selling, more is needed to be learned there.How do you all do it?Today, even with the posting to my website and joining in to over 50 emails, I watched my rank increase by a
January 11, 2020
Keyword Rich ContentI've spent the afternoon working on my first Keyword Rich Content article for level 2 in OEC.I'm at about 1000 words and 2/3 complete and this will be my longest and besest post yet. I am grateful for the training the help and advice. This could only happen here. My day today is over, and I will finish that post tomorrow. I have 8 more posts in outline form.Love it here, Love you all,Dave
January 09, 2020
Blogging Requires ResearchCreating content requires research. I'm curious as to how others here process their research. While working on a post for my hypnosis niche, I rely on my library of hypnosis books and scripts as well as the research I do on the internet. From my books I will cite direct quotes.I save information from the internet. to a text file for later processing.My Question To You Do you use a plagiarism checker and if you do which one do you use? Thanks, I'm looking forward to hea
January 08, 2020
Thoughts...A lesson that I and others often need to remind ourselves is the impact of our thoughts on our actions. There are too many great quotes on this subject, but I recall one from ancient times. Marcus Aurelius was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 said in his writings Meditations: “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”A modern version is this: "What you think about you bring about. Your whole life is a manifestation of the thoughts that go on in your head." This quote from Rhon
January 03, 2020
Some of my favorite Henry Ford quotesI go back to this one when I am frustrated and not making progress."When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."Dave M