Posts by Karin13 347
In my quest for further knowledge, I checked out a website to see how my site was doing.To my surprise, I had ranked for several keywords completely unbeknownst to me! In fact, I was ranking for five or six different keywords! Maybe that partially explains the 174 visitors to my site last month according to Google Analytics.I must admit, the progress was much slower than I had hoped for, but that was mostly on me. I was not doing the work. I was not writing the posts. Over the past few weeks, I
April 01, 2021
A lot has been happening lately... Almost like it was meant to be. Big changes.I received my first royalty payment for the e-books I have sold. That was exciting. It wasn't very much, but it was very exciting! Like I said, not much, but it's a start!I've had seven or eight posts get indexed by Google in the last few days. That too was big for me! It not only means I am found by Google, but that I am producing more content! And with hope, high-quality content.I have been working on a monthly new
March 17, 2021
It has been a long time since I have been truly happy about blogging. Too often I spend my days lamenting the fact that I haven't written anything instead of spending that time actually writing!For the past five days, I have literally forced myself to write a post. It is actually going a lot better than I thought it would. Last night I didn't get the post written until 11 p.m. because of a long workday.I am still working for the newspaper...It's a good thing I am because when my spouse fell and
March 12, 2021
Just a short update my WA friends...I recently published my third e-book and have already sold one! Yay!The self-publishing ability on Kindle is extremely simple to do... I seriously do not know why I waited so long to try it. If anyone wants to do an e-book and publish it through Kindle and you are not sure what to do, just ask and I will help in whatever way I can!I have missed communicating with you all, but life takes funny turns from time to time, and sometimes priorities must change. I am
January 31, 2021
Even though I may be getting older, getting a notice that my content was indexed in Google never seems to get old!I opened my e-mail this morning to discover that another post had been indexed! It's always a little thrill, isn't it!The post was a very short one that I had written a week or so ago. It probably didn't even "deserve" to get indexed. It was a post offering a free e-book. But it was VERY short. Like maybe 50-100 words. I was in a hurry and just wanted to get it posted. We've all bee
January 21, 2021
Since a few restaurants have reopened in my neck of the woods, I decided I wanted to go out for a nice Chinese dinner. At the end of the meal, as is typical, I was served a fortune cookie.I don't give much credence to the fortunes in those cookies, but this one was pretty cool. It's kind of hard to read, but what it says is, "You will be unusually successful in business."Who wouldn't want to get a fortune like that?!?But, fortune does not come from merely reading the message, but upon acting on
“Paper is to write things down that we need to remember. Our brains are used to think." ~ Albert EinsteinHow many times have you had a great idea? Well, maybe not even a "great" idea, but an idea that was pretty good.How many times have you thought to yourself, "I should write that down so I don't forget?" And then you got busy and forgot to write it down and the idea evaporated?For me, it has been a daily occurrence for years. Don't get me wrong, I write a lot of my thoughts down, but si
I decided I wanted to put my second book on Amazon this weekend. I am not sure what the typical time-frame between books should be, but as soon as I got this second one put together, I had to put it online!I think I could get very addicted to this. I've now sold 8 copies of my first e-book and this second one is still processing, but I am super excited. I had to do this. I have wanted to "be a writer" for my whole life. Publishing my thoughts on my blogs or here at WA is great. Writing articles
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. ~ VoltaireDon't you just detest headlines that scream at you? Yes, me, too. Mostly because the claims are often unrealistic and just plain false. Is the FREE thing really free? Sometimes the "free" things "cost" a lot of time as the ensuing e-mails cause a steady time grab as I go through and read some and delete others. Oddly, even though they claim to "not sell" your e-mail address, I find that my e-mail inbox explodes with tens of hundreds of new e-
Yep. I am excited. I posted the book on Kindle on January 2 and today I sold my sixth one! Excited yes, but...A long while back I wrote about buts and how our BIG BUTS often stall us on our journeys ( wouldn't I be excited, you might be asking?Simple.I am doubting that my e-book has any value. Sure five people other than me spent the whopping .99 cents (USD) plus tax (if applicable). But does that mean that those other five peo