Eeek take a peek!!! Its just one page but its exciting!

Last Update: April 23, 2014

Hiya,

I know, It's pathetic.. all I've done is one blog on one page and it still needs the banners replaced but what I've done has taken me ages. so hope you will excuse the excitement, I'm just like a kid really :-) http://thereinventiongazette.com

Maria :-)

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zossima Premium
The Gazette is "way cool"! Zossima
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ReinventMe Premium
Hey Zossima! Thank you so much for that! I really appreciate it!
Good luck with your marketing here at WA :-)

Maria
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Mikaeri Premium
Good on you Maria, sometimes best to start small and once you've accomplished that move on to higher things
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Sui_generis Premium
Nice start!!
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you - encouragement really appreciated :-)
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Zerkeses Premium
You are in action, and I can relate because every time I record a new song I'm in this mode, so cheers, and keep up the work!
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you! :-)
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EddieMann Premium
Great start don't look at what you haven't done you have started and that's the first step to your success.
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you Eddie, much appreciated! Just read your profile , you are right, the companies who have the networks never seem to supply the proper training or backup so unless youre a seasoned marketer you dont have a chance to succeed. WA is brilliant isn't it? :-)
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DMcCall Premium
NICE! Keep moving forward progressively.
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Berny W Premium
Sorry Maria - it's getting confusing - no I still don't have the enrolment form.
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ReinventMe Premium
Hi Berny, I have sent you a message.
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dhicks35 Premium
Well done Maria. Your writing is clear (easy to understand). I can only learn from you. I am writing my post this morning. -All the best.
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BIS Premium
Well done Maria - that looks great. When you have time I would create another user profile for yourself rather than 'admin' which isn't that friendly and I would sign up to gravatar.com - so that a picture of your choice will show in the avatar box. It looks friendlier and will look better when you're replying to those comments you have. :) Beverley
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ReinventMe Premium
Thanks Beverley - I will do that - great advice!
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Androo63 Premium
Well done, Maria. Good post. I've left a comment on your site
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Karyskis Premium
Good start! Be excited, pat yourself on the back.
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ReinventMe Premium
Hi Kary! Thank you so much! :-)
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Mika0713 Premium
I like the theme you used. Also the font you used for your header.
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ReinventMe Premium
Hey Markus! thanks! the theme is proving to be slow to load so I'm going to change it and I cheated and got some help with the font lol!
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mrpeter Premium
It's great, and about a page more than I've done so far! Keep up the good work!
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ReinventMe Premium
Hiya Peter - you're from the Uk too! My home job is similar to yours.. support worker with brain injuries. Great to meet you and thanks for the encouragement! :-)
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masirois Premium
Looks Great Maria!! Keep it going :)
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you Marcel! :-)
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Jen090 Premium
Hi, HIya, just a joke. Im still a 'baby' among the baby boomers actually., I just feel like Id like to slow down a bit more now.
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ReinventMe Premium
ha ha bless you Jen! you can turn your life round and reinvent yourself at any age! you can still join as a young un! :-) If you want to change your life that is! x
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kevinmj Premium
I really like the look of your blog. Great insightful post too. There is huge potential for your blog and I wish you every success!
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you Kevin! :-)
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UncleBud Premium
Way to go. At least you took the time and did it. Now, reach around and pat yourself on the back.
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ReinventMe Premium
Aw thanks Bud! Much appreciated!
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Jen090 Premium
HI Hiya, congrats, very nice site. I will definitely check it out, as I belong to this group (gosh, I hope I don't look like one, lol). This is exactly what I felt when I first created my site. Keep going.
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ReinventMe Premium
lol what do you hope you dont look like lol ha ha
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RussStewart Premium
Comment posted ok now!
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mphilm Premium
Love the heading typeface - gives a real newspapery feel to the site :)
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ReinventMe Premium
Thanks.. because its so slow loading up I think ill change the theme but definitely keep the typeface - the newspapery feel is deliberate Phil
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Davekirby Premium
Good stuff...
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ReinventMe Premium
Cheers Dave! :-)
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Gary Sanders Premium
Great start.... looks very nice. It is exciting!
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ReinventMe Premium
Thanks Gary! :-)
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KleeClay Premium
I think it looks fantastic! There's a fun spirit around it, light and happy. Once you have that format out there, adding content is much faster.
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ReinventMe Premium
Hi Kelly. thank you so much for your comments and observations. Its a fun and exciting thing to do and I'm glad thats what is coming over!
Maria :-)
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Nicole1972 Premium
Nice progress, Maria! Congrats! :)
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ReinventMe Premium
Thanks Nicole - very much appreciated!
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nomda ploom Premium
how do you know it's pathetic? It's not. It is pristine and a just sprouting shoot.
Love the font for the title, and a good take on things- it made me want to read more.
PM me if you want more observations, but NEVER put yourself down.
"that's my job" as my ex used to say...LOL not
Good job, Maria,
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ReinventMe Premium
Ha ha.. what are you like!! Cheers for that Andy. You know your colourful observations are always welcome :-)
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thriver Premium
Excellent Maria - I was tempted to get off track and join. But not now. I'm pretty happy with my life as it is although I know a lot of people or still searching. Good luck.
Pam
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ReinventMe Premium
Ha ha love it Pam! :-) thank you!
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James43870 Premium
great work !
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you James! :-)
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velcarlson Premium
You have every reason to be excited! Great job by the way no matter how long it took you. Happy to meet someone who might be as slow as me. Vel
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ReinventMe Premium
Aw thank you Vel! You always have something nice to say! We're just like the tortoise in the story arent we :-) Slow and steady!
Maria :-)
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CraigsList Premium
Really great start to this website and can't wait to see more. I does load a bit slow, I found a plugin that might help it's called WP Fastest Cache. I have also heard, if you have script in your header it can slow the page down. I have been told script should be at the bottom of page. I'm going to get someone to do this for me, I don't really like touching code on websites. Hope this helps :).
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ReinventMe Premium
Are you THE Craig from Craigs List?! Aha ok I will investigate this - thank you very much for your help!
Maria :-)
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tropics67 Premium
Great start! My suggestion is to add headers to the content to break it up and make it easier to read. I left a comment.
Check out my recent post about sleigh rides in Vermont:
http://ruralattractions.com/a-sleigh-ride-in-vermont
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ReinventMe Premium
Hey Faith, your site looks great - makes me wish I could go there but unfortunately we are far too far away! The sleigh ride looks amazing, I showed my daughter and she was like,"WOW! can we go there?!"
Well done though its brilliant!
Maria :-)
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davidi92 Premium
What you have so far looks good just keep adding content, and pages you will do fine.
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ReinventMe Premium
thanks David much appreciated!
Maria :-)
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edensbox Premium
I love the way you have set up the site! Can't wait to see more :)
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ReinventMe Premium
Hey Eden! Thanks very much for that! I cant wait to do more! Hope it doesnt take as long as it has to get started in the first place!
Maria :-)
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edensbox Premium
It gets easier as you work at it. I had a terrible time with writers block when I started. Now almost three months later, I can knock out a couple articles in a day if I really concentrate on it. Just celebrate each step like there is no tomorrow and before you know it, you will be there!
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ReinventMe Premium
Theres hope for me then lol! I will have to be patient! I dont suppose you have any idea what might be making it load so slowly do you Eden?
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edensbox Premium
hmmm not sure. sometimes it can be because you have a lot of plugins running. Make sure they are all up to date as well.
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ReinventMe Premium
ok thanks.. i only have 2 altogether on both of them think theyre the standard ones.. that can be my project for tonight lol
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mbmoto Premium
Hey Maria, looks good so far, heck I'm still trying to fill the whole page lol. Keep up the good work!

Mike
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ReinventMe Premium
Hi Mike, lol and thanks so much for taking a look for me! :-)
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caylynn Premium
Eeek - great theme, wonderful start. Am excited with you! ^_~
(P.S. - you might want to check out why it is loading slow)
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ReinventMe Premium
Hi Caylnn, lovely profile by the way!
Thank you for this. I had just presumed it was my laptop being slow.. do you have any ideas why it might be loading so slowly? xx
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Thorhallur Premium
Hello Maria
This is a good beginning. Keep it up. Do not hurry.
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ReinventMe Premium
Hi Thorhallur.
thank you for your lovely comments. Much appreciated.
Maria :-)
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RussStewart Premium
Tried to comment on your excellent post on your blog but it wouldn't take. I'll try later. Fantastic post, love your writing style - very refreshing! Well done!
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ReinventMe Premium
Aww thank you so much for that Russ! No idea why it wouldn't work but sorry! I'm tickled pink I've made a start! :-)
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MagicMargie Premium
Loved your writing style. Also liked the content, a great subject.
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ReinventMe Premium
Aww thanks Margie! I have to admit to being totally in love with the subject. It has literally become my passion because its made so much of a difference to my life. Just picked it up and flipped it round, so when I'm writing about it, it's from my own experience and from the heart. Happy Days! :-) Hope you are doing ok too?
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tomtitty006 Premium
That looks well Maria.Well done.I love the fancy writing at the top rh side of the open page.
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ReinventMe Premium
Hi again Mark! Thanks for taking a look at it for me! I have to admit I cheated and got someone else to put the olde worlde writing on it for me lol - techie I am not!! ha ha..
Maria :-)
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Berny W Premium
Hi Maria - I have tried downloading the enrolment form for over an hour now and I still cannot? Are you able to send it to me please?
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ReinventMe Premium
Hi Berny, I will find out whats happening with it. Can I just clarify.. you clicked on the Reinvention University link on my site.. then clicked on the actual site to download the enrolment form? I'm onto it.
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Berny W Premium
Glad to see it is fine the second time Maria - not sure what went wrong.
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ReinventMe Premium
lol ah ok youve got it.. didnt see this message first! lol
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Berny W Premium
Sorry Maria when I check it again the second time the writing is clear.
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ReinventMe Premium
Thanks so much for taking the time Berny - I really do appreciate it because I have so much to learn and your feedback helps so much!

Maria :-)
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Berny W Premium
Awesome first page Maria. If I may offer a suggestion the blue on the excerpt before it says "read more" is the wrong colour for the words. You cannot read them completely - hope this helps. Great content though - makes you want to learn more by joining up.
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KatieMac Premium
I agree with westbay it is exciting you have made a start and it looks like it is coming on lovely, I have not yet changed my header we all go at a pace that works for us,, wish you every success
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ReinventMe Premium
Thanks Katie, I know it will get there but need to pace myself, work on the presentation as well as the content. One step at a time required I think!
Maria :-)
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WestBay Premium
Excited Yes, but not pathetic? great work just carry on and you will make good soon with your dream?
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ReinventMe Premium
Hey Patrick!
You have a Beamer! I'm impressed already! Love them!
When I said pathetic it was meant in the context of, well, it felt a bit childish, sort of looking for praise when I've achieved so little in terms of how much has been done so far - if you get what I mean lol.
Thanks for your support, really appreciate it!
Maria :-)
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Internetgranny Premium
You have every right to feel excited! It looks great, the content is interesting and the free course you link to looks helpful. May meet you there... :-)
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ReinventMe Premium
Hi Isabella, how are you doing? Thanks for that, really appreciate the thumbs up from you!
The course is amazing. Could go on about it forever because I love i that much honestly.And of course it would be great to meet you in there - dont forget to give me a shout mind! :-)
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leoemery Premium
Not even close to pathetic - so no need to ever say that again :)

Heck my first site I built way, way back when was not even close to the great start you have - in fact I can officially say my first site was a train wreck.

Not sure where you are in the training but here's a few ideas. If the theme allows it I would just have one sidebar - and have it on the right - this will make things cleaner and easier for people.

Having 2 sidebars makes peoples eyes jump back and forth - having things to one side makes it easier for your visitor to focus on all the great elements of your site.

And my second suggestion is you can remove all that Meta stuff you see in the side bar - that's just for you anyway. Go into Appearance - then Widgets and then you can either delete that widget holding the Meta stuff or just deactivate it. If you delete it don't worry your just deleting it from the sidebar not from the widgets area.

You're doing great!!

I believe in you
Leo
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Internetgranny Premium
Thanks Leo. I have learned things just by reading your reply.
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ReinventMe Premium
Thanks Leo. Taking this all on board.. Honestly havent even got as far as thinking about the sidebars yet because I was so determined to get it up and published! Ha ha.. I will be addressing it of course and agree with getting rid of a lot of distractions.. Loving your catch phrase "I believe in you" - its lovely to read that at the end of a message. And will be having a look into your thunderbirds too which looks like a fantastic time and energy saver!
Appreciate you taking the time to click on, read and comment on my site. It's a massive help.
Maria :-)
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emmesinger Premium
Pathetic, no way! You are gutsy. Ballsy, heheh. Was attracted to the post as I am one of those in your market. Sigh. Sometimes I feel really GREAT about that reality and sometimes...well, I am pushing myself off to the gym now. See? ok. Keep us posted!
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ReinventMe Premium
Ha ha! Gutsy and Ballsy - I'll take that Emme! thanks! You're a step ahead of me.... I'm still putting off joining the gym lol..I get what your saying about blowing hot and cold.. I was seriously like that as well, with massive dips in confidence but now I just have this totally unshakable belief boosted by setting goals and visualization. I'm facilitating it by working towards it. And its just working. Everything is just falling into place one after the other. Enjoy your workout! Speak soon!
Maria :-)
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CreateItNow Premium
Great job! Everything starts with a first step. Please never sell yourself short with anything less than true pride and all you have accomplished. Think of how many never even publish a blog!
Congrats!
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ReinventMe Premium
Aww thanks Nicole..I am bursting with pride honestly even though its such a small step.
Maria :-)
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Simoc Premium
It looks like you're hitting the right target Maria. Good stuff.
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ReinventMe Premium
Thanks Simon, much appreciated!
Maria :-)
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TravelHacker Premium
Whoah! Hold up! You are NOT pathetic - I know you know that (at least I hope you do), but I kind of gotta say that anyway...

It looks absolutely great so far! I like the newspaper look and I love your writing style (and I'm super picky about that :) !

I would suggest adding headlines asap and I'm not sure where you're at in your course, but the images can come later...

Keep it up!
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ReinventMe Premium
Aw thanks - i do know that - I meant the act of looking for praise at such an early stage is, well, a bit silly! Thanks for the tips, I have taken note! :-)
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TravelHacker Premium
Nah... it's not! This is an exciting, new adventure and every small step is huge! Definitely worth sharing that excitement :)
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Funmine Premium
One step at a time, Maria! You motivate me. Keep going.

Ade
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ReinventMe Premium
Yes Ade, bit by bit! And I'm glad I motivate you! :-)
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Pro2100 Premium
I love it Maria. Well done!!.
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ReinventMe Premium
Much appreciated! Thank you! :-)
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Faststarter Premium
Well done. An inspiration to those following you (yet to get my site up).
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ReinventMe Premium
Thanks Bruce, I'm grateful for your lovely comment and trust me if I can get this far - anyone can! :-)
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one4 IM Premium
Really nice Maria...The site looks great and you are well on your way. Keep doing what you're doing...All the best , Doug
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you Doug, it means a lot! :-)
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dch1959 Premium
Nice job! As James says.... keep workin it! Left you a comment!
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Alan Premium
What a wonderful topic Maria shows its never to late and that is the truth..Excellent !
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you Alan! Genuinely appreciate your feedback!
Maria :-)
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warrenendes Premium
very nice, left a comment on your sight and am following. Great start.
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jovandi Premium
Hello Maria,
I guess you have a connection with the University then? I do like the idea - although I will not become a student - while I am a boomer - I still do not have enough time in a day. Looking for some 48 hour days. Living a very fulfilling life.
Cheers
John.
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ReinventMe Premium
Hi John!
Yes I sort of do lol.. It's not mine though. Rather than write a lengthy explanation it might be best to just give you a link to my explanation lol.
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/reinventme/blog/how-reinvention-made-me-successful
I actually love this and totally believe in the work larry is doing - an amazing guy!
It's a good sign that all is ok in your life if you don't need it and your life must be bursting at the seams with positivity from the sound of it! Thanks so much for taking the time out to have a look for me!
Maria :-)
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patlau Premium
good article, I like your style - keep on going ...
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ReinventMe Premium
Thanks Bunmee, these comments are really helping!
Maria :-)
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ReinventMe Premium
well its half four in the morning here so think i best get some sleep before the school run in oooh 3 and a half hours... oops lol
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Tryingit1 Premium
We're not worthy,LOL!
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ReinventMe Premium
Lol! Oh yes you are! (panto style) :-)
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Jenna7 Premium
Congratulations, that's very exciting! :) I have personally learned that every little step we take on our websites really counts, so you should be excited! Way to go.

The Re-Invention Course looks really interesting.
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you Jenna! Its taken me some time to get round to it but thats because I've only just started to feel comfortable and know where I'm going now. It is a very small step but feels enormous right now lol! And yes the course actually is really interesting, I love it, has built my confidence right up and I'm excited about the future now, which I never thought I would be.All good :-)
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Trialynn Premium
Congratulations, you have started the ball rolling. Just stay behind it and push!
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you Terea, your encouragement means a lot to me! I'll keep pushing! :-)
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Browjack5 Premium
Go Girl, looks pretty amazing.
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you Jackie! Its so encouraging!! :-)
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Browjack5 Premium
PS never say you are pathetic...
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ReinventMe Premium
Duly noted lol I just felt a bit silly broadcasting just one page with very little done :-)
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Browjack5 Premium
Many of us are learning and know what it is like to start at the beginning, I know for me I have so much to learn, it is what it is and you are where you are, which is fantastic..... You are celebrating your beginning which is bloody marvellous ( sorry I am Australian...) but hope it helps. Keep going, hang in there and continue to enjoy the ride you have every right to be thrilled.
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ReinventMe Premium
Ha ha, bloody loving it Jackie!! Brilliant, you are all making me feel on top of the world and ready to carry on to the next bits!! :-)
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Maricel Premium
I just checked it out. VERY NICE. I like!!:)
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ReinventMe Premium
Aw thanks Maricel.. silly I know but feel like a kid at Christmas lol
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Maricel Premium
I would feel the same way too. Its an accomplishment and definitely something to be proud of.. Shoot im feeling the Christmas feeling for you. When I saw your website my eyes lit up. Im happy for you!:)
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ReinventMe Premium
:-) :-) :-)
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manie187 Premium
Hi Maria first if all congratulations on your first blog, my first blog took me ages too! It's baby steps that lead on to giant steps that take us where we want to be. Nice website but I would like to point out a couple of things on your blog. It's just one big write up, if you can add a couple of titles it will be more interesting and manageable to read, also if you can chuck in a picture or 2 just to keep your viewers engaged. Hope this helps. Great start keep moving forward.
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you and yes these are really good pointers - taken on board, I will take a look tomorrow and see how I can work them in! Much appreciated! :-)
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SowAndReap Premium
Nice first post. Very Entertaining, I'm looking forward to reading more. I know how scary the first post can be lol, but you're on your way. Good for you.
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ReinventMe Premium
Thanks Evelyn! Feel like I've run a marathon lol!
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Skip2tsr Premium
You're off. Way to not hold back. I like the article.
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ReinventMe Premium
Thank you Skip, much appreciated! :-)
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